Academic 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.

COVID-19 Key changes to Regulations

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.

Statements about who the regulations apply to

2020/2021 version: These Regulations apply to all students enrolled on a programme stage between August 2020 and July 2021.

2019/20 version: These Regulations apply to all students enrolled on a programme stage between August 2019 and July 2020.

2018/19 version: These Regulations apply to all students enrolled on a programme stage between August 2018 and July 2019.

Please ensure you use the correct version for your year of entry.

Academic Regulations 2020-21 

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 6d: 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.

Section 7d: Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Awards

This section outlines the postgraduate credit framework – it applies to all courses on the postgraduate Curriculum Framework leading to a Coventry University postgraduate award. It includes the conditions of being awarded and how award classifications are calculated.

Sections 8-9: Postgraduate Research Degrees, Higher Doctorates and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees by publication.

These awards are not currently offered by the Coventry University London. 

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

2019/20 Regulations:

These Regulations apply to all students enrolled on a programme stage between September 2019 and August 2020, and for those students undergoing any University procedure relating to modules taken within this period.

2018/2019 Regulations

These Regulations apply to all students enrolled on a course stage from October 2018 onwards.

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