Coventry University


Coventry University’s roots can be traced back to 1843 to the Coventry School of Design, which subsequently became known as the Coventry College of Art in 1954. 1970 was a landmark year – the college became Lanchester Polytechnic (named after renowned English engineer Frederick Lanchester) and then (in 1980) Coventry Polytechnic. In June 1992 the Further and Higher Education Act enabled the institution to adopt the title of Coventry University, and bestowed on it the powers to award its own degrees.
Two major developments in as many years saw the University’s London Campus opened in the heart of the capital in 2010, followed in 2012 by Coventry University College. Today Coventry University is one of the country’s leading 'modern universities', with over 26,000 students and a robust academic presence regionally, nationally and across the world.


Key Numbers

  • Average tuition fees - £11,280
  • Estimated living costs - £12,200
  • Minimum IELTS score - 5.0
  • Student satisfaction - 91
  • Employment prospects - 73.8
  • International student ratio - 28.1%



  • The Times: 47
  • The Guardian: 12
  • QS World Rankings: 551-600
  • Complete University Guide: 43