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.

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.

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.

Academic Regulations 2019/20

Section 1: Academic regulations
Section 2: General regulations

Academic Regulations 2018/19

Section 1: Academic regulations
Section 2: General regulations

Academic Regulations 

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 6 and 6b: 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 6 (Mode C)

Section 6b (Mode E)

Section 7 - 7c: 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.

Please refer to this document to find out which courses fall under which mode of regulations. 

Section 7 (Mode P)

Section 7a (Mode Q)

Section 7b (Mode R)

Section 7c applies to Taught Postgraduate Awards in Teacher Training and Education

Section 8: Regulations for Postgraduate Research Degrees

This section outlines the regulations for postgraduate research degrees – it applies to all awards of Research Degrees where the research component includes a requirement on the candidate to produce original work (by thesis or by portfolio).

Section 9: Regulations for the Award of Higher Doctorates and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees by publication

This section outlines the regulations for the award of Higher Doctorates and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees – including the application procedure and supervisory arrangements.

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

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