Professional and Research Opportunities
Contents Applied Research – Our Approach
Graduate & CPD Centre
The International Office
Careers & Student Employability
Supporting your Studies
Fees & Funding
Coventry School of Art & Design
Business, Environment & Society
Engineering & Computing
Health & Life Sciences
School of Lifelong Learning
Research Institutes, Centres & Groups
Coventry University Enterprises
Research & Doctoral Programmes & How to Apply
Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008)
Research Opportunities – Subject A to Z
Taught Degrees & How to Apply
Courses – Subject A to Z
How to find us/Contact us
Welcome Professor Madeleine Atkins Vice-Chancellor
At Coventry University we place great emphasis on understanding the specific needs of our postgraduate community. We have a long tradition of providing postgraduate, post-experience and research opportunities and are widely recognised for the high quality of this provision. Our dedicated Graduate & Continuing Professional Development Centre has been designed with postgraduate students in mind and demonstrates our commitment to providing you with the best possible experience. It has everything you need under one roof, social facilities, private study areas and trained staff who can offer relevant advice. We have also built considerable flexibility into our postgraduate provision so that you can study in a way which works best for you. Many students conduct their research projects in one of our specialist Applied Research Centres or Groups. These Centres and Groups are multidisciplinary with excellent links to external organisations and funding bodies. The staff working within these areas are renowned in their fields and, with their expertise, we are able to deliver a lively and dynamic environment for doctoral students to work in. Enterprise and entrepreneurship are central to the University; in fact we were ‘highly commended’ for this approach by the Times Higher Awards in 2008. We offer considerable encouragement and support to students who wish to set up their own business. An integrated pathway takes students from initial idea to full business plan, to start-up, to incubator space and from there to ‘grow-on’ facilities with the full range of technical, legal and business support provided. Several such companies are now successfully trading from our award-winning Technology Park. Many of our Masters programmes are explicitly designed to develop knowledge and skills that are at the leading edge of professional practice, or address highly relevant current issues. They prepare students for senior positions in organisations all over the world and draw on the practical experience that students themselves bring to the course.
Whatever your personal goals, I hope you find a programme at Coventry University that meets your needs and I look forward to welcoming you to our community of learning.
Applied Research – Our Approach Professor Ian Marshall Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Coventry University is proud of its reputation for real-life research activity, solving real-world problems. We place great emphasis on the ability to transfer our research expertise to create innovative ways of working or to deliver economic, commercial, environmental, cultural or social benefits. The concept of challenging and solving real-life issues lies at the heart of our applied research philosophy, which is embedded throughout the University. Applied research often draws on expertise from across more than one academic area, enabling us to tackle complex problems outside the scope of any one individual consultant or researcher.
APPLIED RESEARCH – OUR APPROACH
The range of activity undertaken by our postgraduate community spans every subject area. Ranging from art to design, health to sports, regeneration to human security, mathematics to engineering and computing to communications, we apply our expertise to tackle simple or complex problems for our partners in business, industry and commerce. We have long-standing relationships with major multinational companies such as Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Land Rover, Ferrari, Ford, Orange, Corus, Aston Martin, Noble Cars, Advantage West Midlands and Alcan. Many of these collaborations are borne out of our growing number of Applied Research Centres and Groups who undertake specialist or interdisciplinary research and consultancy. In addition, we have established a number of research institutes based at the University’s Technology Park: the Futures Institute, the Serious Games Institute, the Health Design and Technology Institute, the Institute for Creative Enterprise and our latest addition, the Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship. I hope this has provided a taste of the breadth and depth of cutting-edge research being carried out at Coventry University and look forward to welcoming you into our postgraduate community. If you are interested in studying in an environment that not only provides you with an excellent education but also exploits strong links with industry and research expertise then Coventry is the ideal choice. The University’s partnerships with commercial, academic and governmental organisations are continually evolving – for the latest information visit www.coventry.ac.uk/researchnet www.coventry.ac.uk
Graduate & CPD Centre
GRADUATE & CPD CENTRE
The Graduate & CPD Centre is a dedicated facility designed to cater specifically for the needs of our postgraduate students. Staff within the Centre are committed to delivering a quality service to our growing postgraduate community and work in partnership with all Schools, Faculties and central departments to enhance the student experience. From pre-application enquiry through to graduation, the Centre’s staff will ensure that all the support you need is available. Our Admissions team will help with selecting the best course for you, advising on course availability, entry requirements, costs and timescales. From a central information point, the team will answer your queries and requests quickly and effectively and will also act on your behalf to obtain course specific information. We will provide everything you need to help you submit a successful application. Once you have enrolled on one of our programmes, you will benefit from full membership to the Graduate & CPD Centre. Based in the Jaguar Building, on the main campus and close to the award-winning Lanchester Library, the Centre provides top class teaching, learning and social facilities. Many of your lectures and seminars may take place at the Graduate & CPD Centre; our teaching and conference rooms are fully-equipped with modern presentation facilities and our meeting and seminar rooms provide a comfortable learning environment. An exclusive ‘quiet study area’ offers private study rooms and members’ office space with 20 computer hotdesks, plus a fully-equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge. All teaching, seminar, meeting and study rooms are available to be booked by and for our members. Computing rooms are open for your use until 10pm on weekdays and until 7pm every weekend and much of the Centre is equipped with wi-fi technology. Our reception and support staff will assist you in the first instance with any general enquiry, related to postgraduate academic, administrative and welfare support and an experienced Student Support Officer is on hand to assist you with specific needs.
Careers Advisers provide a drop-in service for our postgraduate students three times per week, including a late evening session. Further workshops, recruitment and information sessions address specific issues of concern to our members. Members’ events take place throughout the year, providing a range of activities for you to participate in. Free trips to places of interest across the country are scheduled once or twice a month and social events hosted within the Graduate Centre provide an opportunity for all our members to meet and network in a relaxed informal atmosphere. Themed evenings cater for our diverse membership, with food and entertainment provided to suit the occasion and sports tournaments offer the opportunity to pitch your skills against colleagues in friendly challenge matches. Our café bar, games room, members’ lounge and enclosed summer garden provide an ideal environment to mix with friends. Equipped with wireless technology, Sky TV and computer work stations, the versatile social space complements our teaching facilities to ensure choice and flexibility for all students throughout their postgraduate study.
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The International Office Coventry is truly an international university with over 3000 students from almost 100 countries.
THE INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
The International Office is based in the Student Centre and provides support and advice to all international and EU students. The team is made up of multilingual staff, many of whom have experience of living and studying abroad. This team will help you from initial application enquiries, to visa advice through to graduation. Meeting the needs of the growing number of international students is central to the University’s values and we work hard to make you feel part of our global community with events, international speakers and seminars. The majority of our research is of “international standing” and we believe that a research culture is an important element of the student experience.
When you arrive Our UK-based support starts from the moment you arrive in the country with a free airport coach pickup service from Heathrow and nearby Birmingham Airport. Student Helpers will meet you in the airport arrivals area, and the coach will take you directly to the campus. The first few days and weeks in a new place can be an exciting period of adjustment so it’s important to give yourself a good start. Our Welcome Week orientation programme provides an opportunity to familiarise yourself with your new environment, meet new friends and register with essential services.
While you are here
We pride ourselves on our strong links with public and private sector organisations, underpinned by a commitment to enterprise, and a proven record of preparing students for work globally. In addition, we are committed to promoting student mobility and work placements.
Throughout your time at Coventry, advisors in the International Office will help you with a range of issues. Whether you just want to chat, have questions about employment regulations, accommodation, immigration, finance or travel, or if you are considering continuing your education further at Coventry University. The International Office also hosts a popular social programme throughout the year with visits to popular tourist spots within the UK and Europe as well as a range of events on campus.
Before you arrive
English language support
Our support starts from the moment you consider studying here. Representatives from the University are on hand at overseas exhibitions and open days to answer any questions you may have about studying at Coventry. You can also obtain information from our staff at British Council exhibitions, from educational advisors in British Embassies and from British Council offices in countries around the world. We’ll also keep in touch with you throughout the year, sending updates to ensure you have all the information you need to start your course, including information about accommodation and where to report on your first day.
Coventry FoundationCampus offers high quality preparation programmes for international students who aren’t currently eligible for direct entry to their preferred Coventry undergraduate degree course. Our classes and extensive student support ensure you get the most out of your time at the University. You can fast track your entry by improving your English language skills alongside your academic subjects. On successful completion of your programme you can choose from a range of world-class degrees that the University offers. Visit www.coventry.ac.uk/international for further information.
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Making the decision about where to live during your time at Coventry University is one of the most important youâ€™ll make. There is no shortage of accommodation in Coventry and the Student Accommodation team are here to help you. For postgraduate students, Coventry University provides high quality, single, ensuite rooms or single and double studios that are either located on campus or very close to the University and City-centre. Our accommodation allows easy access to public transport, shops and the great nightlife in Coventry. Included within your accommodation package is full membership of the University Sports Centre. Free 24-hour shared broadband Internet service is also available in all accommodation. Postgraduate and extended programme students can choose from the following accomodation options:
Lynden House Lynden House opened in September 2003 in the pleasant residential area of Earlsdon, approximately one mile from campus and within easy walking distance of the railway station. Accommodation consists of 62 single en-suite bedrooms on a self-catered basis. Kitchen and dining facilities, is shared between 4 and 7 bedrooms. Residents provide their own cooking utensils and bed linen. Laundry facilities are provided at an extra charge. Please note that the bedrooms vary in size and some are situated on the ground floor.
St Margaret Road A small three storey property located close to the Student Centre, St Margaret Road provides 16 single, self catered en-suite bedrooms arranged in flats and is specifically for postgraduate students who require 50-week agreements. Each flat has a kitchen/diner with plumbing for a washing machine. Included within the rent is free, shared broadband Internet access and free membership to the University Sports Centre.
The Pillar Box The Pillar Box is a new property which opened in September 2006. Located in the heart of the City-centre, just a few minutes walk from the campus, the Pillar Box is a unique, high spec development, managed in conjunction with a private developer. Pillar Box offers single en-suite rooms in groups of 4 or 5 with a shared kitchen and single, double and 2-bed self contained studios. Property charges include membership of Coventry University Sports Centre and broadband internet. There is a laundry on-site (additional charge), lift access, TV aerial and electric heating. Rooms vary in shape and size; a number of rooms have been designed to accommodate disabled students. This property is available on a 50-week contract, ideal for postgraduate and extended programme students.
Private Sector Alternatively, if you decide to live in private sector accommodation, please ensure that all contracts are scrutinised thoroughly as the University cannot be held responsible for properties that are let via private landlords. For details on how to apply for accommodation, up-to-date advice and guidance on rents, facilities and to see multimedia clips of our accommodation, halls and houses log onto www.coventry.ac.uk/accommodation or contact The Student Accommodation team on +44 (0) 24 7688 7304.
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Coventry City – like the University – embraces the themes of reinvention and innovation. The University lies in the heart of the city and its buildings are as much a part of the landscape as the distinctive Cathedral spires. To complement the University’s plans for a state-of-the-art new campus, the City has responded by unveiling a £6 billion blueprint for a new city centre; including green parks and open spaces in the middle of the city, a waterway following the path of the River Sherbourne through the middle of a new shopping centre with a new library at the heart of the groundbreaking design. The plans continue to embrace the City’s historical past by showcasing its medieval heritage, tastefully combining the old with the new. Even today, before these revolutionary plans are complete, you can walk through Coventry’s pedestrianised City-centre, and see over 1000 years of England’s history, ranging from the medieval charm of historic Spon Street to the architectural innovation of Millennium Place. Culture and arts has been given a major boost in the City over recent years. Coventry Transport Museum attracts thousands of visitors each year and the new development of the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum has welcomed a new History Centre, Creative Media and Arts facilities, new galleries and exhibitions, school space, cafes and much more. The £11m redevelopment of the Belgrade Theatre and Plaza includes a seven-storey extension, boutique hotel and exclusive bars and restaurants. By day, Coventry is a great place to shop, eat, drink and relax while, at night, it transforms into a buzzing, vibrant centre with bars and clubs to keep you entertained through to the small hours. Priory Place – a new urban space surrounded by shops, bars, cafés and apartments and home to the new BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire – is a striking testament to the City-centre’s reinvention as a desirable place to work and live. Three shopping centres; the £33m SkyDome complex – incorporating the UKs first and largest City-centre based IKEA, a superclub, ice rink and multiplex cinema as well as brand new art galleries and theatre complexes are just some of the City-centre’s entertainment highlights.
The £60m Ricoh Arena is home to the City’s football team and has become a major entertainments venue for the Midlands. Thousands of visitors have flocked to the Arena for major sporting events including rugby union’s Heineken Cup and some of the biggest names in music; Take That, Oasis and Bon Jovi. The Ricoh is based at Arena Park, just outside the City-centre. The Park brings together shops – including Next, Marks and Spencer, Borders, Starbucks and the largest Tesco in Europe, with a casino and leisure facilities to form a popular city attraction. But it’s not all superstores and superclubs. Coventry is a gateway to some of the most historic, cultural and scenic areas of the UK, including the peace and beauty of the Warwickshire countryside. For a relaxing escape, close by to Coventry you’ll find Royal Leamington Spa, the castles of Kenilworth and Warwick and Coombe Park – a 300-acre estate comprising an abbey, formal gardens, woodland nature trails and wildlife. For literary heritage, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon attracts people from all over the world and also boasts a superb cultural mix with live music as well as theatre on offer. Best of all, it’s only 20 minutes away from Coventry. And then there’s Birmingham, Coventry’s bigger, brasher neighbour. It is a thriving centre for arts, entertainment, sport and culture and the home of the world-famous City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and is just 30 minutes away by road or rail. The National Indoor Arena, the Birmingham Hippodrome, Symphony Hall, the International Convention Centre and the historic redeveloped Town Hall are just some of the wonderful venues to be found in Britain’s second city.
>> THE CITY www.coventry.ac.uk
The Campus >>
Coventry’s campus is changing. The University has embarked on a £160million ‘masterplan’ to create a campus that provides students with the very latest in teaching and learning facilities combined with open, communal spaces for relaxing, socialising, studying and showcasing the University’s talents in art and cultural enterprise.
The new campus was borne out of student feedback; you asked for it and we’re delivering it. Two iconic buildings will be the first steps in the development, which will see Coventry’s campus evolve. The first is a Student Enterprise Centre which will become the new heart of the University, providing first class facilities for students and a new home for the Students’ Union. The building, which will have two frontages, will feature shops, bars and cafés as well as an entertainment venue and creative space for students. A new home for the Faculty of Engineering and Computing will be located next to the University’s library. The building will feature two ‘arms’ representing science and nature and has been designed to be highly sustainable, harnessing the latest in solar energy. State-of-the-art lecture theatres, meeting rooms, labs and a café will maximise the use of natural daylight providing an ideal environment for study. The plans will also see much of the area inside the campus become pedestrianised, creating a safer, smarter site. Lighting, the use of public art, seating and horticulture will all play a part in creating Coventry’s futuristic new campus – providing you with the ideal base for your studies for the next few years. While you are here you will continue to enjoy all the facilities which make Coventry so unique. We’ve already spent millions on providing first class facilities to deliver a first class experience.
The Coventry School of Art & Design submitted staff to the UK Research Assessment Exercise 2008 in the following Units of Assessment.
Coventry School of Art & Design
COVENTRY SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN
Dean of School – Professor Jill Journeaux T +44 (0) 24 7688 8248 F +44 (0) 24 7688 8667 E firstname.lastname@example.org www.coventry.ac.uk/csad The Coventry School of Art and Design was founded in 1843 and has been at the forefront of developments in art and design ever since. We pioneered the use of new technology in art and design and our facilities in the field of digital creativity are amongst the best in the world, particularly those used for design concept development and automotive styling. The synergies arising out of the crossovers between design, communication and art forms are explored, and work at the interfaces between conventional and new media are actively developed. The School of Art and Design has an excellent reputation for its research and related postgraduate study activities. It has consistently scored highly in the national research assessment exercises and has an international reputation for areas of its design research and art practice. Staff responsible for developing and delivering our postgraduate programmes are leaders in their fields and many are noted for their media and digitally related work, some of which receives international acclaim. Our artists exhibit and perform worldwide in professional venues, our designers are commissioned by leading companies and deliver publicly funded consultancy services. Our media and communication staff engage in broadcasting and professional journalism. A selection of work by our staff can be seen on our website at www.coventry.ac.uk/csad. We have over 1,600 students and 90 academic staff, organised into four departments: Design and Visual Arts; Industrial Design; Media and Communication; and, Performing Arts.
Unit of Assessments
Research Quality Profile
Art & Design
5% World-leading 55% Internationally Excellent 20% International 20% National
20% Internationally Excellent 40% International 30% National
We are based within three adjacent buildings on the compact City-centre University campus. The Graham Sutherland Building includes workshops for ceramics, textiles, painting, sculpture, fine printmaking, jewellery, metalwork, plastic forming, casting, automotive clay modelling and digital media. In the areas of CAD and multimedia work, our research environment is enhanced by dedicated computer and media studios/laboratories. The Graham Sutherland Building is also home to the Lanchester Gallery, which hosts a regular programme of exhibitions of contemporary art, craft and design. Adjacent to the Graham Sutherland Building is the Bugatti Building, housing the Coventry University Advanced Digitising and Modelling Laboratory (cu-adam lab), a specialist research facility that can accommodate full-size vehicle styling, virtual modelling and high-level CAD. This state-of-the-art building contains a research seminar room and workshops, together with high quality accommodation for the School’s researchers and consultants. The Performing Arts and Media and Communication departments are located in the Ellen Terry Building which contains two theatres, rehearsal rooms and studio and seminar space. In addition, there are facilities for students to work in a variety of media, including photography, television and radio broadcasting. The School also has a specialist shop that supplies art and design materials at preferential rates and the extensive Art and Design Library – housed within the Frederick Lanchester Building – provides students with a modern environment in which to further pursue their studies. Our postgraduate provision comprises a range of taught Masters degree courses and students come from all over the world to carry out individual research projects, which lead to Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctorate (PhD) awards, under the supervision of our specialist staff.
COVENTRY SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN
The Faculty of Business Environment & Society submitted staff to the UK Research Assessment Exercise 2008 in the following Units of Assessment.
Business, Environment & Society
BUSINESS, ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY
Dean of Faculty â€“ Professor David Noon T +44 (0) 24 7688 8434 E email@example.com www.coventry.ac.uk/bes The Faculty of Business, Environment and Society offers a comprehensive range of taught and research postgraduate programmes (MBA, MA, MSc, LLM, MPhil and PhD), covering a wide variety of areas including Business, Finance, Marketing & Advertising, Human Resource Management, Sport & Tourism Management, Law, International Studies, History, Geography, Environmental Management and Disaster Management. Our innovative courses are designed to be challenging and thought provoking, providing a dynamic and rewarding experience and an important step in your future career. We are dedicated to providing high quality educational programmes taught by lecturers with extensive expertise, using state-of-the-art learning environments. The Faculty works closely with educational institutions in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and there are also close links with professional bodies such as the Law Society, the Institute of Economic Development, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. The Faculty is divided into a number of Schools and Departments, including the Business School; the Law School; the School of International Studies and Social Science, the English Department, and the Department of Geography, Environment and Disaster Management. The Business School is comprised of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting; the Department of Marketing; the Department of Human Resource Management and the Department of Strategy and Applied Management, which includes study in the Sport and Tourism industries. Among the largest Business Schools in Europe, we have links with major national and international organisations such as Ford, Nokia, major banks and Governmental agencies. We have close partnerships with major universities around the world, providing valuable opportunities for studying or working abroad.
Unit of Assessments
Research Quality Profile
Business & Management Studies
20% Internationally Excellent 40% International 35% National
20% Internationally Excellent 40% International 30% National
5% Internationally Excellent 15% International 70% National
Politics & International Studies
5% World-leading 5% Internationally Excellent 45% International 35% National
Town & Country Planning
20% Internationally Excellent 30% International 40% National
Staff within the Law School regularly publish articles in journals, and actively engage in research and consultancy work, with areas of research interest including Human Rights, Criminal Justice, Employment Law, Public, Equity and Trusts, Legal Aspects of Business and Tax Law. The Law School has forged a variety of links in Western and Eastern Europe, the United States of America, Malaysia and Australia. An in-house law journal is produced twice yearly and students are encouraged to contribute articles and case notes and to publish in other journals. In the School of International Studies and Social Science, our postgraduate programmes draw on a range of expertise in History, International Relations and Diplomacy, European Politics, African Politics, Human and Global Security, Peace Studies and the Politics of Asia. Research and courses are also offered in both Twentieth Century History; Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security; as well as Diplomacy, Law and Global Change. The English Department is dedicated to the study and support of the English language in use, through close analysis of usersâ€™ communicative practices and needs, the creation of effective learning materials, and the professional development of teachers. The work of the department is informed by the innovative research undertaken by its staff in corpus-based linguistics and technology enhanced learning environments. They offer postgraduate programmes in English Language Teaching and English Language Teaching in professional contexts. The Department of Geography, Environment and Disaster Management offers exciting, career-relevant courses together with a range of methodological and research techniques. A dynamic team of committed staff, who are experts in their field, teach these courses. Research in the Department is undertaken in the broad areas of Environmental Management, Geography, Disaster Management, Geographical Information Systems and International Relief Development. Teaching throughout the Faculty is informed by up-to-date applied research and delivered by experienced industry professionals. We also have a number of Applied Research Centres and Applied Research Groups.
BUSINESS, ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY
The Faculty prides itself on offering a dynamic educational experience. You will learn using the most up-to-date technology, including specialist software. Many resources are available online â€“ you can access them around the world or from one of our many computer labs, while wireless broadband internet access on campus will ensure you get the most out of our excellent facilities. Our Law programmes are taught in a modern environment, which includes a mooting room and an extensive law library. A state-of-the-art Languages Centre gives students the opportunity to improve their language skills, as well as providing a supportive learning environment for researching international issues, where satellite channels from across the globe are beamed into a brand new hub of technology and culture. Facilities for Geographical and Environmental Management include the latest GIS and image processing software; a comprehensive range of laboratory and field equipment and a tropical greenhouse used by project students for research and experiments. There is also specialist equipment used in disaster relief provided by Oxfam and Relief Pod International and a dedicated Information Resource room that houses a unique collection of maps and documents relating to Disaster Management. Our MBA and MA/MSc programmes attract students from all over the world and allow you to study in a variety of specialist areas. Students can also apply for a company internship and prepare a report or a dissertation as the final part of their study.
Coventry University Enterprises (CUE Ltd)
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISES (CUE Ltd)
Coventry University Enterprises, a subsidiary of Coventry University, is the organisation through which the University runs much of its commercial, income-generating and business-partnership work. Operating in a regional, national, European and international context, CUE supports the corporate aims and seeks to maximise the commercial potential of the University’s skills, expertise and resources. CUE focuses on innovation, design, high performance automotive engineering, health, environment and ICT as areas of expertise. Through this activity it has to date supported thousands of Small-to-Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) through specific projects and support programmes. Over 200 SMEs have been established with the support of CUE and many more have benefited from one-to-one involvement. In addition the company’s project activity has been able to demonstrate hundreds of new jobs established and thousands of existing jobs safeguarded.
Technology Park & Conference Facilities The University’s award-winning Technology Park, is a supportive and prestigious location for forward thinking knowledge-based and hi-tech companies. Built on innovation and enterprise, this is the place where you can breathe life into your own ideas. The park provides access to the University’s business incubator space housed within the University’s prestigious TechnoCentre. Buildings on the Park include the Enterprise Centre which can accommodate existing expanding companies and larger companies wishing to locate to the Park. The Centre provides the perfect location for medium-sized, technology and knowledge-based businesses.
With a clear focus on the University’s international strength in product design, the Design Village provides accommodation for small to medium-sized design companies and companies where design is an integral part of their business strategy. The first building on the Design Village is The Design Hub. It is an ideal environment and opportunity to share our own design expertise and innovative technologies with some of the most exciting young companies around, in a modern and distinctive environment. The Innovation Village offers a range of office space and business support for hi-tech, knowledge-based businesses, with options for both leasehold and freehold on the site. The site has been developed in partnership with Real Land South Ltd and is managed by Coventry University Enterprises Ltd. Although close to the City Centre, it has characteristics of a prestigious out-of-town business park and is proving to be one of the more sought-after locations for business enterprise. The Technology Park is also home to an exciting and unique award winning conference, meeting and training venue. A modern, technology-focused venue for forward-thinking businesses, Coventry TechnoCentre offers an impressive range of facilities. In a prime central location, the conference facilities are set within an innovative environment.
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISES (CUE Ltd)
Business & Management
BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
The MBA General Management programme is designed for graduate students interested in a career in general management and who do not want to be restricted to one specific functional area. Throughout the MBA General Management there is a broad general business and strategic focus.
MBA International Business is aimed at students who wish to work in the arena of international business, through focusing on the objectives, processes, practicalities and the impact of globalisation. The MBA in International Business helps students to evaluate the complexity of international business within a global and regional context, and provides appropriate analytical frameworks to support and enhance business competitiveness and global presence.
MBA students will have at least two yearsâ€™ work experience, although it is expected that the majority of students will have more than two years. All the MBAs have a strong professional emphasis.
Global e-Business Qualifications: MBA/PgDip/PgCert The MBA in Global e-Business explores the role of e-Business in global markets and companies. It aims to provide students with the necessary business and analytical skills to compete in an emerging global virtual business environment. The Programme is delivered by e-Learning, utilising the latest teaching and learning technologies. Students working in countries around the globe will interact with academic tutors and fellow students using a full range of internet technologies, including web conferencing, online conferencing and discussion boards, and virtual worlds. Students may also attend optional face-to-face induction days and study schools, when their timetables and location support this. Modules are assessed by coursework rather than exams because the focus is on supporting the student in identifying their own research and organisational needs, rather than testing their knowledge of set texts.
MBA students will have at least two yearsâ€™ work experience, although it is expected that the majority of students will have more than two years. All the MBAs have a strong professional emphasis.
Global Development & International Law Qualification: MSc The first of its kind worldwide, this MSc Degree programme in Global Development & International Law, focuses on globalisation, good governance of development issues, multicultural management and comparative legal traditions around local markets. Students will benefit from an exciting course of study that promotes trans-indigenous ways of thinking locally and acting globally with regards to: International development law and comparative therapeutic jurisprudence; n International human resource development, and the related discipline of organisational psychology; n International competition policy and development economics; n International electronic infrastructure provisions; n International project and logistics management; n International strategic marketing and sales procurement; nW orld trade promotion and market access, with special emphasis on North America, Europe, Australia, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean archipelago, Latin America and the Far East. n
Chen Zhang MSc International Business
BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
At Coventry you get to be really independent with your learning and it’s really flexible. It’s practical learning where you can apply the taught theory to your work rather than just learning the theory. Our course is truly international: we engage with the outside world by sharing ideas with other international students. The lecturers and supervisors here are really helpful and if you communicate properly with them about your understanding of the course work, they’ll always help you out. As long as you prepare properly for the lectures, they’ll help you with anything because they know that you’re here to learn. The course is really intense but as long as you study hard, you can achieve great results.
Industrial Product Design Qualification: MSc Innovative industrial products are now produced in many parts of the world, and the strategy for originating these products is an emerging area of study. With a background in business or engineering, graduates can benefit from education in the structure and business of industrial product design. This new course covers areas such as branding, the social impact of design, design management, design innovation, design technology, and global design issues. The course can lead to work in management of design functions within industry, consultancy roles, work for publicly funded organisations, or to research.
Design & Ergonomics Qualification: MSc Ergonomic design makes products and systems safer, usable and desirable. The simplest things can be difficult to use if poorly designed. Studying ergonomics provides designers with the knowledge and tools to ensure that peopleâ€™s needs are considered throughout the design process and are evident in the final product. This course will appeal to people from either human science or design backgrounds. The teaching is structured to provide knowledge of physical and psychological requirements of users, user centred research methods and ergonomics tools including 3D human modelling. Students are taught how to communicate ergonomics information in a design environment, knowledge of design process and to use ergonomics as an innovation tool.
Inclusive design fosters an enabling attitude addressing issues of disability and changes to people as they age; it examines user needs, provides solutions to minor ailments and the effects of ageing by producing designs that not only help those groups but the whole population. This course is closely associated with the Health Design and Technology Institute and promotes BS 7000-6 embedding inclusive design activity in products, transport devices and spaces. It shares some modules with Design and Transport, Design and Ergonomics and Industrial Product Design. Study can be in full and part time modes with opportunity for continuing professional development.
This course equips you with specialist skills required of a designer in the automotive industry. It contains two and three-dimensional design and provides the opportunity to apply CAD to automotive design project work. You will have the option of working on a project set by the automotive industry and to develop a personal project of your own. In addition, you will study contextual aspects of the automotive design process so that you are able to fully appreciate the role of the automotive designer. Career options can include being an automotive design practitioner in industry or as a freelance designer.
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Rapid advances in vehicle technology over recent years have been driven by a demanding worldwide marketplace. The main requirement has been to develop vehicles that are economic, have high levels of refinement and performance and provide advanced additional features. Developing vehicles to this standard requires extensive computerbased engineering design and analysis, supported later in the vehicle development cycle by rigorous testing and measurement of performance.
The aim of this course is to develop your theoretical and practical expertise in the analysis and design of control systems as well as systems modelling and simulation. The area of application of control system strategies is wide and the course provides a sound base for the study of both classical and modern techniques.
In order to develop an engineering product as complex as an automobile requires teams of engineers who not only understand the overall technology but are also highly specialised in certain areas. This course not only addresses the overall design of a vehicle but will also introduce you to various specialised areas of automotive engineering.
Engine Design & Development Qualifications: MSc/PgDip/PgCert This course provides a wide range of theoretical and practical opportunities for graduates from mechanical, automotive or equivalent backgrounds, who wish to develop professional and technical competence in the vehicle engine design and performance subject area including powertrain, manufacturing processes and materials, control and project management. The use of physical testing and computer simulation in the design and development of engines using state of the art technologies to deliver excellent performance is also covered. The course includes guest speakers from renowned automotive companies to deliver state of the art information. Projects will also offer students the opportunity to interact with companies and live research projects. A wide range of potential careers will be open to you on graduation including the opportunity to work in the engine design and development departments of automotive and motorsport companies.
You will study core modules in digital computer control systems; linear control engineering; mathematics and computing for control; non-linear control engineering; and system identification, parameter estimation and filtering together with three optional modules. You will normally have a first degree or equivalent in any engineering or physical science discipline with a good mathematical content. Graduates may apply for membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Measurement and Control. Career opportunities include control system designers, research and development specialists and systems integrators.
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Engineering Project Management
Intelligent Health Technology
Project management has developed from just a specialist activity into a major process for managing change and innovation. In todayâ€™s rapidly evolving competitive environment, managers and engineers at every level need an in-depth understanding of the concepts and techniques required to manage projects. If you are a technical manager, this course will help to improve your project management skills and gain a broader functional and strategic perspective on general management.
This is a unique course utilising engineering communication and product design skills to benefit people needing nursing care in the community. Students will have the opportunity to specialise in the development of products such as remote diagnostics, assisted living/communication devices, intelligent clothing and technological innovations linked to housing design, as well as other emerging areas linked to the design and development of communication products for assisted living. The course content includes:
Embeded Micro Electronics & Wireless Systems Qualifications: MSc/PgDip/PgCert The course is intended for graduates with an electronics or computer science background. It aims to develop the participantâ€™s knowledge of and expertise in technologies associated with embedded microprocessor applications. Particular prominence will be given to real-time applications including mobile communications and wireless sensing. There will be an emphasis on practical work so that participants obtain a balanced experience of software and hardware aspects. The topic areas will provide opportunities for interaction with the departmentâ€™s Applied Research Centres and include: Embedded System Programming, Digital Signal Processing Technology, Microprocessor applications, Digital Communications Systems, Embedded Operating Systems, Wireless Communications, Wireless Intelligent Systems, Project Management.
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Jayashri Paranjpe MBA Engineering Management
My background is in engineering and I wanted to get into management without having to leave the engineering industry so this was the perfect course option for me. This course covers all of the required management aspects, and I feel with an MBA carries more weight in the industry. The teachers here are really nice and professional and the atmosphere is nice and quiet so itâ€™s great for studying. The Graduate Centre is really helpful and I feel completely at home there. I spend most of my time there, either studying or relaxing in the cafĂŠ. The resources in the library are really good as well.
Systems & Control
Vehicle Structures & Safety
This course aims to develop a sound understanding and knowledge of systems and control and offers a wide choice of modules to suit your individual needs. You will learn the combined skills in your chosen area ranging from artificial intelligence for control, image and signal processing, simulation of systems and data acquisition and embedded control.
This course provides a wide range of theoretical and practical opportunities for graduates from mechanical, automotive or equivalent backgrounds, who wish to develop professional and technical competence in automotive vehicle structures and crashworthiness. The course looks closely at vehicle structural design and analysis, as well as project management.
You will study core modules in digital computer control systems, linear control engineering, mathematics and computing for control, together with five optional modules.
Software and methods taught are best in class and endorsed by current automotive industries. The course includes guest speakers from renowned automotive companies to deliver state of the art information. Projects will also offer students the opportunity to interact with companies and live research projects. A wide range of potential careers will be open to you on graduation including structural designer/analyst, CAE analyst, project leader, and later programme manager.
You will normally have a first degree or equivalent in any engineering, or physical science discipline with a good mathematical content. Graduates may apply for membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Measurement and Control. Career opportunities range from project engineers, systems and control engineers and computer systems integrators across a wide range of industrial sectors.
Vehicle Dynamics Qualifications: MSc/PgDip/PgCert This course provides a wide range of theoretical and practical opportunities for graduates from mechanical, automotive or equivalent backgrounds, who wish to develop professional and technical competence in the vehicle dynamics subject area.
Students attending this course will gain valuable experience working on projects with world-leading automotive and motorsport company Prodrive. As part of the studies students will attend the internationally known â€˜Introduction to Vehicle Dynamicsâ€™ course at Prodriveâ€™s Performance Centre, which offers an unparalled mix of classroom and practical driving exercises.
The course covers important related subject areas including suspension design and analysis, the modelling and analysis of tyre force generation and project management, and the use of physical testing and computer simulation in the design and development of vehicles using state of the art technologies to deliver excellent vehicle ride and handling characteristics. A wide range of potential careers will be open to you on graduation including the opportunity to work as a vehicle dynamicist in automotive and motorsport companies.
Ekpikie Anthony Ovuokerie MSc Systems & Control Engineering
The course here is well known in the industry for producing a high calibre of graduates so I decided that it would be a nice place to take a taught MSc. I’m impressed with the content of the course as there’s so much exposure to the industry and the packages that we use are up to professional standard. I also think it’s great that professionals come in to talk to us throughout the course. I like the fact that we have an option to work in the industry as it gives us a chance to actually use what we’re taught.
Health, Social Work & Welfare
HEALTH, SOCIAL WORK & WELFARE
Social & Health Care Management (Social Work Higher Specialist Award in Leadership & Management) Qualifications: PgDip/PgCert This course provides theoretical and practical management knowledge to managers in Social and Health Care management. Social Workers with General Social Care Council (GSCC) registration can obtain a Higher Specialist Post Qualifying (PQ) Award in addition to the academic award. There is flexibility to exit the program with either a PG Certificate or PG Diploma or module credits, if so desired. The course includes work-based learning and online tuition to facilitate flexible study, through a combination of live and recorded lectures, interactive exercises, individual and group work. Modules include leadership theory and practice, performance management, managing change, financial and resource management, applied research, and social policy. Entry requirements: social work qualification, GSCC registration, with relevant practice and ability to study at postgraduate level.
Social & Health Care Management (Social Work Advanced Award in Leadership & Management) Qualifications: MA/PgDip/PgCert This course provides theoretical and practical management knowledge to managers in Social and Health Care management. Social Workers with General Social Care Council (GSCC) registration can obtain an Advanced Post Qualifying (PQ) Award in addition to the academic award. There is flexibility to exit the program with either a PG Certificate or PG Diploma or module credits, if so desired. The course includes work-based learning and online tuition to facilitate flexible study, through a combination of live and recorded lectures, interactive exercises, individual and group work. Modules include leadership theory and practice, performance management, managing change, financial and resource management, applied research, and social policy. Entry requirements: social work qualification, GSCC registration, with relevant practice and ability to study at postgraduate level.
Social & Health Care Management Qualifications: MA/PgDip/PgCert This course provides theoretical and practical management knowledge to managers in Social and Health Care management. There is flexibility to exit the program with either a PG Certificate or PG Diploma or module credits, if so desired. The course includes work-based learning and online tuition to facilitate flexible study, through a combination of live and recorded lectures, interactive exercises, individual and group work.
Modules include leadership theory and practice, performance management, managing change, financial and resource management, applied research, and social policy. Entry requirements: normally a professional qualification, or equivalent, with relevant practice and ability to study at postgraduate level.
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Developed with industry input, this route within the Specialist Journalism postgraduate programme draws on our links in journalism and the automotive industry. This specialism enables you to produce work on your automotive interests while you develop essential knowledge and skills – in legal issues, interviewing, practical writing, broadcast and web work.
This route within our Specialist Journalism postgraduate programme enables you to combine work relating to your interests in health with developing essential journalism knowledge and skills – in legal issues, interviewing, practical writing, broadcast and web work.
Accredited by the Guild of Motoring Writers, the course benefits from visiting industry speakers and covers automotive products, operations and contexts. This specialism incorporates professional experience, normally with an automotive publication. Career prospects include positions in consumer and trade publications in the automotive field and specialist reporting on more general outlets – including broadcast and web platforms.
This specialism draws on our established links with print and broadcast journalism including: staff research, publication and journalism in public health policies, health campaigning and with our Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Career prospects include reporting on health issues for trade or general publications, health oriented broadcasting, or web-based journalism and roles within communications, marketing and public relations in health industries and institutions.
This route within our Specialist Journalism postgraduate programme enables you to produce work on global and world affairs while you develop essential journalistic knowledge and skills â€“ in legal issues, interviewing, practical writing, broadcast and web work. The course draws on our established journalism training, networking links, staff research, publications and practice. The specialism benefits from visiting speakers, including foreign correspondents, and incorporates relevant work experience. Career prospects include not only reporting on world affairs in newspaper, magazine, radio, TV and web journalism but also positions within media arms of various organisations in a range of national and global contexts.
Physiotherapy Manual Therapy
Qualifications: MSc/PgDip/PgCert This course is open to Health Professions Council registered physiotherapists who wish to develop and extend their knowledge base and professional expertise. There is a strong emphasis on manual skills and mentored clinical practice allowing the student to develop their knowledge and expertise. The clinical module offers students the opportunity to apply, test and expand their university-based learning in a clinical setting under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The course embraces and integrates the many and diverse approaches currently employed in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal patients. Students who successfully complete the postgraduate diploma are eligible to join the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapist (MACP).
Physiotherapy Qualifications: MSc/PgDip/PgCert This course is offered to physiotherapists who wish to extend their knowledge and professional expertise in physiotherapy. It provides an opportunity for personal and professional development and aims to prepare students for specialist roles in the clinical, managerial, educational or research environments. The course builds upon studentâ€™s current knowledge and experience to facilitate an exploration of physiotherapy in its many forms. The flexibility of the programme allows students to choose their own programme of study, which enables them to advance their knowledge and skills in their own particular area of interest.
Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy Qualifications: MSc/PgDip/PgCert This part-time course is open to HPC registered physiotherapists who wish to develop and extend their professional expertise in the discipline of sports and exercise physiotherapy. There is a strong emphasis on the advancement of manual skills in the first year allowing the student to develop these core skills. Completion of year one will give the students a PgCert in sports and exercise physiotherapy. Year 2 incorporates research skills and a further advanced skills option module, with a dissertation in year 3. The course integrates the many and diverse approaches currently employed in the assessment and management of sports injuries.
Rachel Edwards MSc Manual Therapy
I studied my undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy here in Coventry, so I knew all about the great facilities, the high standard of teaching and the reputation of the course. Coventry really is a leader in this field and the reputation of the course is highly regarded in the profession. I work for the NHS in London who allow me to study one day a week on the course. The journey to Coventry is really easy; itâ€™s less than an hour from London on the train. I feel a certain sense of pride when I tell people in my field that Iâ€™m studying for my Masters in Coventry because I know that it brings with it a certain level of kudos.
Regeneration, Community Cohesion & Human Security
REGENERATION, COMMUNITY COHESION & HUMAN SECURITY
Community Cohesion Management (Work-Based Learning)
Local & Regional Economic Development
The first accredited postgraduate courses for community cohesion practitioners were launched by Coventry University and iCoCo. Blending theory with practice, the courses will improve your organisational performance and personal effectiveness in bringing communities together and fostering cohesion.
Delivered in association with, and validated by, the Universities of Dundee and Sheffield Hallam and the Institution of Economic Development, this innovative programme aims to meet the needs of practitioners and those seeking to further their career in local economic development. The programme is delivered through distance learning and takes one year of full-time study or three of part-time, with exit points at Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters levels.
Designed for part-time participants for whom community cohesion is a significant role or responsibility, the suite of postgraduate courses provides a unique blend of peer group learning and practical support from senior academics, management professionals and cohesion specialists. Each course lasts one year; they can be viewed as separate stages of a full Masters qualification as the courses follow on from each other, or they can be studied individually. Participants with the appropriate level of experience can enter directly at the Diploma or MA stage.
Postgraduate Certificate Provides a core of knowledge and understanding and gives a basis for theoretical and analytical approaches to the subject. Postgraduate Diploma Provides the opportunity to specialise in key aspects of local and regional development and draws upon the research and practice experience of the Consortium. Masters Degree Provides an opportunity for researching a topic in-depth, culminating in a dissertation.
Qualification: MA Human Security has three primary components: T he sanctity of the individual. T he relationship of the individual to the community. nT he preservation of people and communities in the face of national, international and global interventions. n n
Traditional approaches to security issues tend to focus on military security and are over concerned with territorial issues. Economic globalisation and open global social networks mean that the professional worlds of Humanitarianism, Development, Human Rights, Conflict and Business must find space to meet and integrate.
For further information visit the Institution of Economic Development (http://economicdevelopmentlearning.com) or call SURGE staff on 024 7679 5793
REGENERATION, COMMUNITY COHESION & HUMAN SECURITY
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