ATAS Certificates

The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) has been put in place by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to ensure that people who are applying to study certain sensitive subjects in the UK do not have links to programmes creating weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

For more information please visit the ATAS website.

Do I need to apply for an ATAS certificate?

You will need an ATAS certificate if you have an offer to study, or are extending your visa, for a PhD or programme that leads to a Masters level qualification and your course has one of the HECoS codes listed on the links below. You can find your HECoS code on your offer letter, which you will have received from our Enrolment Management team. For any queries regarding a postgraduate research programme, please visit the Doctoral College webpage or contact the Research Recruitment and Admissions team at research.admissions@coventry.ac.uk.

If you require a visa for the UK, then you will need to obtain an ATAS certificate if you meet the criteria above.

  • Please check the CAH3 codes and HECOS codes required to apply for the ATAS certificate.

    CourseCode CourseTitle QualAim HECOSCode1 CAH3HECOSCode1 HECOSCode2 DescriptionHECOSCode2 CAH3HECOSCode2 HECOSCode3 DescriptionHECOSCode3 CAH3HECOSCode3
    AWRR001 The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience MAR 100864 CAH03-01-03 100986 water resource management CAH26-01-04      
    AWRR001 The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience MPHR 100864 CAH03-01-03 100986 water resource management CAH26-01-04      
    AWRR001 The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience MSCR 100864 CAH03-01-03 100986 water resource management CAH26-01-04      
    AWRR001 The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience PHD 100864 CAH03-01-03 100986 water resource management CAH26-01-04      
    AWRR002 Physical and Ecological Processes of Agroecology, Water and Resilience MAR 100347 CAH03-01-03 100381 environmental sciences CAH26-01-04 100410 physical geography CAH26-01-02
    AWRR002 Physical and Ecological Processes of Agroecology, Water and Resilience MPHR 100347 CAH03-01-03 100381 environmental sciences CAH26-01-04 100410 physical geography CAH26-01-02
    AWRR002 Physical and Ecological Processes of Agroecology, Water and Resilience MSCR 100347 CAH03-01-03 100381 environmental sciences CAH26-01-04 100410 physical geography CAH26-01-02
    AWRR002 Physical and Ecological Processes of Agroecology, Water and Resilience PHD 100347 CAH03-01-03 100381 environmental sciences CAH26-01-04 100410 physical geography CAH26-01-02
    AWRR009 The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience - Resilient Food and Water Systems in Practice MPHR 100864 CAH03-01-03 100998 sustainable agriculture and landscape development CAH06-01-03      
    AWRR009 The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience - Resilient Food and Water Systems in Practice MSCR 100864 CAH03-01-03 100998 sustainable agriculture and landscape development CAH06-01-03      
    AWRR009 The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience - Resilient Food and Water Systems in Practice PHD 100864 CAH03-01-03 100998 sustainable agriculture and landscape development CAH06-01-03      
    BER002 Civil Engineering MPHI 100148 CAH10-01-07 100998          
    BER002 Civil Engineering MPHR 100148 CAH10-01-07            
    BER002 Civil Engineering PHD 100148 CAH10-01-07            
    BESRP009 Water and Wastewater Treatment by Portfolio PHD 100864 CAH03-01-03 100986 water resource management CAH26-01-04      
    BESRP010 Sustainably Draining Hard Paved Surfaces by Portfolio PHD 100864 CAH03-01-03 100986 water resource management CAH26-01-04      
    CEMR001 Centre for E-Mobility and Clean Growth - Energy Storage MPHR 100143 CAH10-01-09 100175 energy engineering CAH10-01-09 100225 materials science CAH10-03-07
    CEMR001 Centre for E-Mobility and Clean Growth - Energy Storage MSCR 100143 CAH10-01-09 100175 energy engineering CAH10-01-09 100225 materials science CAH10-03-07
    CEMR001 Centre for E-Mobility and Clean Growth - Energy Storage PHD 100143 CAH10-01-09 100175 energy engineering CAH10-01-09 100225 materials science CAH10-03-07
    CEMR002 Centre for E-Mobility and Clean Growth - Power Electronics MPHR 100164 CAH10-01-08 100165 electronic engineering CAH10-01-08 100166 control systems CAH10-01-08
    CEMR002 Centre for E-Mobility and Clean Growth - Power Electronics MSCR 100164 CAH10-01-08 100165 electronic engineering CAH10-01-08 100166 control systems CAH10-01-08
    CEMR002 Centre for E-Mobility and Clean Growth - Power Electronics PHD 100164 CAH10-01-08 100165 electronic engineering CAH10-01-08 100166 control systems CAH10-01-08
    ECR003 Computing MAR 100367 CAH11-01-02            
    ECR003 Computing MPHI 100367 CAH11-01-02            
    ECR003 Computing MPHR 100367 CAH11-01-02            
    ECR003 Computing MSCR 100367 CAH11-01-02            
    ECR003 Computing PHD 100367 CAH11-01-02            
    ECR004 Engineering and Knowledge Management MAR 100089 CAH17-01-04 100184 general or integrated engineering CAH10-01-01      
    ECR004 Engineering and Knowledge Management MPHI 100089 CAH17-01-04 100184 general or integrated engineering CAH10-01-01      
    ECR004 Engineering and Knowledge Management MPHR 100089 CAH17-01-04 100184 general or integrated engineering CAH10-01-01      
    ECR004 Engineering and Knowledge Management MSCR 100089 CAH17-01-04 100184 general or integrated engineering CAH10-01-01      
    ECR004 Engineering and Knowledge Management PHD 100089 CAH17-01-04 100184 general or integrated engineering CAH10-01-01      
    ECR005 Mathematics and Control Engineering MAR 100166 CAH10-01-08 100403 mathematics CAH09-01-01      
    ECR005 Mathematics and Control Engineering MPHI 100166 CAH10-01-08 100403 mathematics CAH09-01-01      
    ECR005 Mathematics and Control Engineering MPHR 100166 CAH10-01-08 100403 mathematics CAH09-01-01      
    ECR005 Mathematics and Control Engineering MSCR 100166 CAH10-01-08 100403 mathematics CAH09-01-01      
    ECR005 Mathematics and Control Engineering PHD 100166 CAH10-01-08 100403 mathematics CAH09-01-01      
    ECR006 Mechanical and Automotive Engineering MAR 100190 CAH10-01-02 100201 automotive engineering CAH10-01-03      
    ECR006 Mechanical and Automotive Engineering MPHI 100190 CAH10-01-02 100201 automotive engineering CAH10-01-03      
    ECR006 Mechanical and Automotive Engineering MPHR 100190 CAH10-01-02 100201 automotive engineering CAH10-01-03      
    ECR006 Mechanical and Automotive Engineering MSCR 100190 CAH10-01-02 100201 automotive engineering CAH10-01-03      
    ECR006 Mechanical and Automotive Engineering PHD 100190 CAH10-01-02 100201 automotive engineering CAH10-01-03      
    ECR007 Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building MAR 100148 CAH10-01-07            
    ECR007 Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building MPHI 100148 CAH10-01-07            
    ECR007 Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building MPHR 100148 CAH10-01-07            
    ECR007 Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building MSCR 100148 CAH10-01-07            
    ECR007 Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building PHD 100148 CAH10-01-07            
    ECR009 Software Engineering MSCR 100374 CAH11-01-04            
    ECR010 Aerospace, Electrical and Electronic Engineering MAR 100115 CAH10-01-04 100163 electrical and electronic engineering CAH10-01-08      
    ECR010 Aerospace, Electrical and Electronic Engineering MPHI 100115 CAH10-01-04 100163 electrical and electronic engineering CAH10-01-08      
    ECR010 Aerospace, Electrical and Electronic Engineering MPHR 100115 CAH10-01-04 100163 electrical and electronic engineering CAH10-01-08      
    ECR010 Aerospace, Electrical and Electronic Engineering MSCR 100115 CAH10-01-04 100163 electrical and electronic engineering CAH10-01-08      
    ECR010 Aerospace, Electrical and Electronic Engineering PHD 100115 CAH10-01-04 100163 electrical and electronic engineering CAH10-01-08      
    ECR011 Computing (AAE) MAR 100367 CAH11-01-02            
    ECR011 Computing (AAE) MPHI 100367 CAH11-01-02            
    ECR011 Computing (AAE) MPHR 100367 CAH11-01-02            
    ECR011 Computing (AAE) MSCR 100367 CAH11-01-02            
    ECR011 Computing (AAE) PHD 100367 CAH11-01-02            
    ECR012 Aviation, Aerospace and Electrical / Electronic Engineering MAR 100115 CAH10-01-04 100163 electrical and electronic engineering CAH10-01-08      
    ECR012 Aviation, Aerospace and Electrical / Electronic Engineering MPHI 100115 CAH10-01-04 100163 electrical and electronic engineering CAH10-01-08      
    ECR012 Aviation, Aerospace and Electrical / Electronic Engineering MPHR 100115 CAH10-01-04 100163 electrical and electronic engineering CAH10-01-08      
    ECR012 Aviation, Aerospace and Electrical / Electronic Engineering MSCR 100115 CAH10-01-04 100163 electrical and electronic engineering CAH10-01-08      
    ECR012 Aviation, Aerospace and Electrical / Electronic Engineering PHD 100115 CAH10-01-04 100163 electrical and electronic engineering CAH10-01-08      
    ECR013 Mathematics and Physics MAR 100403 CAH09-01-01 100425 physics CAH07-01-01      
    ECR013 Mathematics and Physics MPHI 100403 CAH09-01-01 100425 physics CAH07-01-01      
    ECR013 Mathematics and Physics MPHR 100403 CAH09-01-01 100425 physics CAH07-01-01      
    ECR013 Mathematics and Physics MSCR 100403 CAH09-01-01 100425 physics CAH07-01-01      
    ECR013 Mathematics and Physics PHD 100403 CAH09-01-01 100425 physics CAH07-01-01      
    ECR014 Mechanical, Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering MAR 100190 CAH10-01-02 100201 automotive engineering CAH10-01-03      
    ECR014 Mechanical, Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering MPHI 100190 CAH10-01-02 100201 automotive engineering CAH10-01-03      
    ECR014 Mechanical, Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering MPHR 100190 CAH10-01-02 100201 automotive engineering CAH10-01-03      
    ECR014 Mechanical, Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering MSCR 100190 CAH10-01-02 100201 automotive engineering CAH10-01-03      
    ECR014 Mechanical, Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering PHD 100190 CAH10-01-02 100201 automotive engineering CAH10-01-03      
    ECR015 Computing (non ATAS) MAR 100367 CAH11-01-02            
    ECR015 Computing (non ATAS) MPHI 100367 CAH11-01-02            
    ECR015 Computing (non ATAS) MPHR 100367 CAH11-01-02            
    ECR015 Computing (non ATAS) MSCR 100367 CAH11-01-02            
    ECR015 Computing (non ATAS) PHD 100367 CAH11-01-02            
    ECR016 Centre for Materials and Manufacturing Engineering MAR 100190 CAH10-01-02 100203 materials engineering CAH10-03-02      
    ECR016 Centre for Materials and Manufacturing Engineering MPHR 100190 CAH10-01-02 100203 materials engineering CAH10-03-02      
    ECR016 Centre for Materials and Manufacturing Engineering MSCR 100190 CAH10-01-02 100203 materials engineering CAH10-03-02      
    ECR016 Centre for Materials and Manufacturing Engineering PHD 100190 CAH10-01-02 100203 materials engineering CAH10-03-02      
    ECR019 Centre for Mobility and Transport MAR 100154 CAH10-01-07            
    ECR019 Centre for Mobility and Transport MPHR 100154 CAH10-01-07            
    ECR019 Centre for Mobility and Transport MSCR 100154 CAH10-01-07            
    ECR019 Centre for Mobility and Transport PHD 100154 CAH10-01-07            
    ECR020 Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics ENGD 100430 CAH07-01-01 100577 fluid mechanics CAH07-01-01      
    ECR020 Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics MPHR 100430 CAH07-01-01 100577 fluid mechanics CAH07-01-01      
    ECR020 Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics MSCR 100430 CAH07-01-01 100577 fluid mechanics CAH07-01-01      
    ECR020 Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics PHD 100430 CAH07-01-01 100577 fluid mechanics CAH07-01-01      
    ECRP002 Engineering Knowledge Management (PhD by Portfolio) PHD 100089 CAH17-01-04 100184 general or integrated engineering CAH10-01-01      
    ECRP003 Mechanical, Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering By Portfolio PHD 100190 CAH10-01-02 100201 automotive engineering CAH10-01-03      
    ECT073 Control Systems and Vehicle Engineering MSC 100166 CAH10-01-08 100190 mechanical engineering CAH10-01-02      
    ECT094 Mechanical Engineering MSC 100190 CAH10-01-02            
    ECT113 Human Factors in Aviation MSC 100052 CAH25-01-03 100229 aviation studies CAH10-01-04      
    ECT114 Oil and Gas Engineering MSC 100176 CAH10-01-09 100178 petroleum engineering CAH10-01-09      
    EECR001 Engineering Doctorate ENGD 100184 CAH10-01-01            
    EECR002 Centre for Future Transport and Cities MPHR 100154 CAH10-01-07            
    EECR002 Centre for Future Transport and Cities MSCR 100154 CAH10-01-07            
    EECR002 Centre for Future Transport and Cities PHD 100154 CAH10-01-07            
    EECR005 IFTC Systems MPHR 100166 CAH10-01-08            
    EECR005 IFTC Systems MSCR 100166 CAH10-01-08            
    EECR005 IFTC Systems PHD 100166 CAH10-01-08            
    EECR009 IID - Institute for Future Transport and Cities MPHR 100154 CAH10-01-07            
    EECR009 IID - Institute for Future Transport and Cities PHD 100154 CAH10-01-07            
    EECR011 Applied Maths Transnational Research Degree MSCR 100400 CAH09-01-01            
    EECR011 Applied Maths Transnational Research Degree PHD 100400 CAH09-01-01            
    EECR012 Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems MPHR 100430 CAH07-01-01 100577 fluid mechanics CAH07-01-01      
    EECR012 Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems MSCR 100430 CAH07-01-01 100577 fluid mechanics CAH07-01-01      
    EECR012 Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems PHD 100430 CAH07-01-01 100577 fluid mechanics CAH07-01-01      
    EECR013 Centre for Data Science MPHR 100757 CAH11-01-03 101027 numerical analysis CAH09-01-01      
    EECR013 Centre for Data Science MSCR 100757 CAH11-01-03 101027 numerical analysis CAH09-01-01      
    EECR013 Centre for Data Science PHD 100757 CAH11-01-03 101027 numerical analysis CAH09-01-01      
    EECR014 Professional Engineering Doctorate MSCR 100184 CAH10-01-01            
    EECRP001 PhD By Publication - Oil and Gas PHD 100176 CAH10-01-09 100178 petroleum engineering CAH10-01-09      
    EECT005 Renewable Energy Engineering MSC 100175 CAH10-01-09            
    EECT027 Aerospace Engineering MSC 100115 CAH10-01-04            
    EECT048 Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSC 100190 CAH10-01-02            
    EECT057 Petroleum and Environmental Technology MA 100178 CAH10-01-09 100381 environmental sciences CAH26-01-04      
    EECT057 Petroleum and Environmental Technology MSC 100178 CAH10-01-09 100381 environmental sciences CAH26-01-04      
    EECT058 Oil and Gas Engineering MSC 100176 CAH10-01-09 100178 petroleum engineering CAH10-01-09      
    EECT066 Human Factors in Aviation MSC 100052 CAH25-01-03 100229 aviation studies CAH10-01-04      
    EECT068 Renewable Energy Engineering MSC 100175 CAH10-01-09            
    EECT074 Control Systems and Vehicle Engineering MSC 100166 CAH10-01-08 100190 mechanical engineering CAH10-01-02      
    EECT087 Renewable Energy Engineering (Work Placement) MSC 100175 CAH10-01-09            
    EECT095 Advanced Mechanical Engineering (Work Placement) MSC 100190 CAH10-01-02            
    EECT096 Mechanical Engineering MSC 100190 CAH10-01-02            
    EECT097 Connected Autonomous Vehicle Systems MSC 100190 CAH10-01-02 100359 artificial intelligence CAH11-01-05 100743 systems thinking CAH17-01-09
    EECT102 Aerospace Engineering (Work Placement) MSC 100115 CAH10-01-04            
    EECT112 Petroleum and Environmental Technology (Work Placement) MA 100178 CAH10-01-09 100381 environmental sciences CAH26-01-04      
    EECT112 Petroleum and Environmental Technology (Work Placement) MSC 100178 CAH10-01-09 100381 environmental sciences CAH26-01-04      
    EECT113 Oil and Gas Engineering (Work Placement) MSC 100176 CAH10-01-09 100178 petroleum engineering CAH10-01-09      
    ENGR008 Engineering Design MPHI 100182 CAH10-01-01            
    ENGR008 Engineering Design MPHR 100182 CAH10-01-01            
    ENGR008 Engineering Design PHD 100182 CAH10-01-01            
    MISR001 Computer Science MPHI 100366 CAH11-01-01            
    MISR001 Computer Science MPHR 100366 CAH11-01-01            
    MISR001 Computer Science PHD 100366 CAH11-01-01            
    SER003 Civil Engineering MSCR 100148 CAH10-01-07            
    SER007 Disaster Relief and Development Engineering MSCR 100148 CAH10-01-07 100823 emergency and disaster management CAH17-01-04      
    ARIRP001 Biomolecular and Sport Sciences DSC 100433 CAH03-02-01 100948 biomolecular science CAH03-01-08      
    HLSR006 Biomolecular and Sport Sciences MAR 100433 CAH03-02-01 100948 biomolecular science CAH03-01-08      
    HLSR006 Biomolecular and Sport Sciences MPHI 100433 CAH03-02-01 100948 biomolecular science CAH03-01-08      
    HLSR006 Biomolecular and Sport Sciences MPHR 100433 CAH03-02-01 100948 biomolecular science CAH03-01-08      
    HLSR006 Biomolecular and Sport Sciences MSCR 100433 CAH03-02-01 100948 biomolecular science CAH03-01-08      
    HLSR006 Biomolecular and Sport Sciences PHD 100433 CAH03-02-01 100948 biomolecular science CAH03-01-08      
    HLSR014 Sonochemistry Centre MAR 100417 CAH07-02-01            
    HLSR014 Sonochemistry Centre MPHI 100417 CAH07-02-01            
    HLSR014 Sonochemistry Centre MPHR 100417 CAH07-02-01            
    HLSR014 Sonochemistry Centre MSCR 100417 CAH07-02-01            
    HLSR014 Sonochemistry Centre PHD 100417 CAH07-02-01            
    HLSR015 Centre for Applied Biological and Excercise Sciences MAR 100354 CAH03-01-08 100433 sport and exercise sciences CAH03-02-01      
    HLSR015 Centre for Applied Biological and Excercise Sciences MSCR 100354 CAH03-01-08 100433 sport and exercise sciences CAH03-02-01      
    HLSR015 Centre for Applied Biological and Excercise Sciences PHD 100354 CAH03-01-08 100433 sport and exercise sciences CAH03-02-01      
    HLSR018 Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences MAR 100354 CAH03-01-08 100433 sport and exercise sciences CAH03-02-01      
    HLSR018 Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences MSCR 100354 CAH03-01-08 100433 sport and exercise sciences CAH03-02-01      
    HLSR018 Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences PHD 100354 CAH03-01-08 100433 sport and exercise sciences CAH03-02-01      
    HLSRP009 Biomolecular and Sports Sciences - PhD by Portfolio MAR 100433 CAH03-02-01 100948 biomolecular science CAH03-01-08      
    HLSRP009 Biomolecular and Sports Sciences - PhD by Portfolio MPHI 100433 CAH03-02-01 100948 biomolecular science CAH03-01-08      
    HLSRP009 Biomolecular and Sports Sciences - PhD by Portfolio MPHR 100433 CAH03-02-01 100948 biomolecular science CAH03-01-08      
    HLSRP009 Biomolecular and Sports Sciences - PhD by Portfolio MSCR 100433 CAH03-02-01 100948 biomolecular science CAH03-01-08      
    HLSRP009 Biomolecular and Sports Sciences - PhD by Portfolio PHD 100433 CAH03-02-01 100948 biomolecular science CAH03-01-08      
  • How to apply

    Before you submit an application for an ATAS certificate you will need an offer from Coventry University as it contains information needed to be granted a certificate.

    When you have your offer letter please go to the ATAS website where you will be able to apply online

    Please ensure that the text you enter on your application form is exactly the same as the text provided in your offer letter. If these 2 documents do not match, you may have difficulties when applying for your visa or extension of stay.

    We will need the following information, most of which is similar to that on a typical CV, or your application form for your HEI study.  You can also find some information on your offer letter:

    • Your contact details
    • Passport details
    • Name and nationality of your spouse/partner (if applicable)
    • Full details of all previous studies
    • Full details of all previous/current employment (if applicable)
    • Full details of published papers (if applicable)
    • Previous ATAS applications (if applicable)
    • The programme of study you are applying to follow in the UK (including HECoS code and research proposal)
    • If doing a taught Masters course you will need details of the optional modules you anticipate taking
    • Supervisor’s name of the course you are applying – you can check this with your Regional Admission team
    • Full names and contact details of 2 referees (first name(s) and family name). You must have known both of your referees for at least 3 years. At least one must also be an academic from your country of origin
    • How you will be funding your studies
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