Coventry University courses score highly in Guardian University Guide 2020

Friday 07 June 2019

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Coventry University has retained its place in the top 15 ranked universities in the UK and seen more of its courses highly rated in The Guardian University Guide 2020 published today.

The university has been placed in the top 15 for the fifth year in a row and has seven subjects featuring in the top five rankings.

The Guardian Good University Guide 2020 - Top 10 Subject positions

Subject League table position
Engineering: mechanical 3rd
Hospitality, event management and tourism 3rd
Social policy and administration 3rd
Building and town and country management 4th
Film production & photography 4th
Nursing & midwifery 4th
Architecture 5th
Journalism, publishing and public relations 8th
Geography and environmental studies 10th

Subject table improvements

The biggest rise was for social policy and administration that moved up eleven places from 14th last year to 3rd this year. Journalism, publishing and PR also saw a big jump increasing six places with mechanical engineering moving up four places.

Building, town and county planning, geography and environmental studies, as well as nursing and midwifery courses all moved up three places each.

English and creative writing, geography and environmental studies as well as design and crafts also feature in the top 20 subjects. In total Coventry University has 35 subjects in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Overall the university received scores of 89% student satisfaction on the quality of teaching, 87% students’ satisfaction on their courses and 81% of students in employment six months after graduating, based on ratings given in last year’s National Student Survey (NSS)

Arch Expo

Seeing more of our courses placed in the top five rankings is something we are all very proud of. Together with high student satisfaction scores, we are pleased to see our investment in teaching and facilities being reflected in such a positive way.

Students, prospective students and parents can be assured that our relentless focus on teaching excellence by our highly dedicated staff is at the heart of what we do, how we operate and what makes Coventry University stand out.

John Latham, Vice-Chancellor

The results build on previous league table successes for Coventry University, with highlights including a gold rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which measures teaching quality across UK higher education institutions.