Academic and General Regulations
The Academic and General Regulations must be observed strictly. They are set with the approval of the Board of Governors and the Academic Board of Coventry University. The Board of Governors and the Academic Board reserve the right to introduce new Regulations or amend the existing Regulations at any time.
Your undertaking to comply with them is a condition of your enrolment as a student of the University.
Questions arising on the interpretation of any statement in these Regulations shall be resolved by the Group Registrar and Secretary. In the event of a conflict between the provisions of the General Regulations and other information given to students, the General Regulations shall prevail.
We have introduced a number of key changes to the Academic and General Regulations to ensure that the academic performance of students is not negatively affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2022/2023 version. These Regulations apply to all students enrolled on a programme stage between August 2022 and July 2023.
- The 2022/23 Student Contract
- Coventry University Group Tuition Fees, Withdrawal and Refunds Terms and Conditions 2022/23
- Coventry University Group Tuition Fees, Withdrawal and Refunds Terms and Conditions for Professional and Access Students 2022/23
Payment Instalment Plans for CU Group (Dagenham, Greenwich, Mile Lane and Scarborough)
Payment Instalment Plans for Coventry University Group (please read full Terms and Conditions to check eligibility)
Table 1. Four Instalment Scheme (module by module) for home undergraduate students. Payments must be set-up with an Automatic Card Payment. Payments are due on the first day of each new module. Please see Terms and Conditions for full details.
Enrolment Period Start Date of module & 1st
payment due date
September 12/09/2022 November 31/10/2022 January 16/01/2023 March 06/03/2023 May 15/05/2023 July 03/07/2023
Table 2. Payment plan for self-funded international postgraduate & undergraduate students
Enrolment period To enrol /re-enrol 50% of remaining fees due by Final payment due by September £8,000 31st October 2022 16th January 2023 November £8,000 16th January 2023 6th March 2023 January £8,000 6th March 2023 15th May 2023 March £8,000 15th May 2023 3rd July 2023 May £8,000 3rd July 2023 11th September 2023 July £8,000 11th September 2023 30th October 2023
Table 3. Payment plans for self-funded professional and access courses
Enrolment period 1st Payment Due Date 25% 2nd Payment 25% 3rd Payment 25% Final Payment September Before enrolment 31st October 2022 9th January 2023 6th March 2023 November Before enrolment 6th February 2023 24th April 2023 12th June 2023
2021/2022 version: These Regulations apply to all students enrolled on a programme stage between August 2021 and July 2022.
2020/2021 version: These Regulations apply to all students enrolled on a programme stage between August 2020 and July 2021.
- Tuition Fees Terms and Conditions (Professional Qualifications & Access Students)
- The Student Contract (Professional Qualifications & Access Students)
Section 1: Introduction
This section outlines the University’s regulatory framework.
Section 2: Principles Underlying the Regulatory Framework
This section outlines the principles underlying the regulatory framework – including the approval and review of courses, assessment and how it is used to demonstrate learning outcomes and the development and approval of partnerships with other institutions and accrediting bodies.
Section 3: List of Current Academic Awards and Other Distinctions
This section lists all current academic awards offered by the University – including Honorary Awards, Edexcel, European Awards, Posthumous and Aegrotat Awards.
Section 4: Regulations for the Admission of Students
This section outlines the considerations taken by the University when assessing applications for admission onto a course.
Section 5: Regulations for the Assessment of Students
This section outlines the regulations that support the assessment of students – including the purpose of learning outcomes, the role of examiners and external examiners, the responsibility of students and the application of extenuating circumstances.
Section 6a and 6c: Regulations for the Undergraduate Curriculum Framework
This section outlines the undergraduate credit framework – it applies to all courses on the Undergraduate Curriculum Framework leading to a Coventry University undergraduate award. It includes the conditions of being awarded and how award classifications are calculated.
Please refer to this document to find out which courses fall under which mode of the regulations.
Section 6a (Mode C)
Section 6c (Mode F)
Sections 7-9: Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Awards, Postgraduate Research Degrees, Higher Doctorates and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees by publication.
These awards are not currently offered by the CU Coventry.
Section 10: Regulations for the Conferment of Awards
The section outlines the regulations for the conferment of awards – including those required to be present at a conferment of an award, the purpose and presentation of a certificate of award and how and when an award may be revoked.
Appendix 1: Glossary and list of Abbreviations
Appendix 2: Procedures for Reviewing Award Decisions and Considering Appeals by Students
Appendix 3: Terms of Reference for University Deferral Panels
Appendix 4: Academic Dress
Appendix 5: Quality Enhancement Framework
Appendix 6: Standards for Academic Awards
Section 1: General Matters
This sections outlines the responsibilities of both students and the University during the period of study – namely the expectation that students will attend classes, take steps to notify the University of any absences, discharge their financial obligations to the University and maintain current contact information. It also covers the conditions for progression on a course and the ownership of intellectual property rights. This section also confirms those circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control whereby the University shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform, any of the University Group’s obligations in relation to the provision of courses and related services
Section 2: Code of Conduct
This section outlines the University’s expectations in how students will conduct themselves whilst undertaking a course at the University. This section also outlines the University’s responsibility and commitment in ensuring that the campus is a safe and positive space where everyone feels able to achieve their best.