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For more information about our online courses, browse the online degree FAQs below to determine if study through Coventry University College Online (CUC Online) is right for you.
If you have additional questions or are ready to speak to a Recruitment Advisor, complete the contact form on this page.
What online degrees do you offer?
We currently offer two fully online degree programmes – relevant to careers in Management delivered through Coventry University College.
When are the start dates for online courses?
We have six intakes each year onto our undergraduate online programmes, allowing you greater flexibility to start your degree at a time that is convenient to you.
The following dates are our intakes for 2016/17:
19th September – 28th October 2016
7th November - 16th December 2016
9th January - 17th February 2017
27th February - 27th April 2017
26th April - 22nd June 2017
12th June - 21st July 2017
18th September - 20th October 2017
Will I be required to travel?
There is no travel required for our programmes. The only exception may be if your programme requires you to take a phase test during a module, this will take place under examinations conditions at an approved centre near to where you are located. When you graduate, you can attend the graduation ceremony in Coventry, at the prestigious Coventry Cathedral, if you wish, but this is not a compulsory requirement.
How long does it take to complete the course?
To achieve a BA (Hons) qualification, you must study and complete 12 modules. Each module is a six-week teaching block and is worth 30 credits.
Who teaches on the programmes?
Our course teams contain both academics and practising professionals. Their aim is to work together to help you discover your subject from all angles, the theory and the practice. All our staff are employed directly by Coventry University College.
Studying online – how it works:
How does online study work?
Module content incorporates online lectures, simulations, videos, audio, interactive animations, discussion boards, and in some cases, scheduled live classroom sessions. Through the web interface, you will be able to submit regular assignments and assessments, including projects, tests and papers.
This convenient, flexible format allows you to study wherever there is access to the Internet. The online classroom consists of a community of students, organised into small groups to form virtual classrooms. Expert tutors are available to answer questions about subject material, coordinate class discussions, assist with assignments and provide personalised support.
What other support will I receive?
Once you have received an offer from Coventry University College, your Recruitment Advisor will introduce you to your dedicated Student Support Advisor. This individual will guide you through the payment, enrolment and induction processes, as well as providing dedicated support throughout your studies through to graduation.
What is the Induction Module?
Each online learner is expected to complete an induction module prior to starting their first degree module. This induction module can take up to 8 hours to complete and will provide you with an overview about studying online. Your dedicated Student Support Advisor will support you through this process. Please note that this is a non-credit bearing module and does not count towards your classification.
How are online students assessed?
At Coventry University College there are no traditional end of year examinations to worry about. Instead, we’ll assess your learning through course work and phase tests. Assessments take place during and at the end of each six-week block. Dependent on your programme, you may be required to sit a phase test which will take place under examination conditions at an approved centre near to your location. If so, you will be required to make yourself available on a specific date and time. Further details are provided at the programme level.
Tutors can provide support through regular updates and tutorials.
What time are classes held?
You do not have to be online at the same time as your instructor or other students. Though curriculum requirements must be completed within an established period, you determine the hours that are best for studying.
Hours of study per week are individualised for every student, based upon their pace of study. Typically this would be 12 hours of weekly guided study, which consists of online materials such as assigned text reading, interactive discussions boards, video study and optional live classroom sessions. The remaining required hours would be self-guided and would consist of assignments, assessments and other project work.
Online module materials are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from any location with Internet access.
What equipment will I need?
To study you will need:
• An Internet connection - You must have a regular access to a reliable internet connection, preferably from your home, using one of the recommended web browsers; Internet Explorer – version 7+ or Firefox.
• A personal email address - Although we provide you with a Coventry University College (CUC) email address, you will need to provide us with a secondary email address that we can use before you enrol. This should ideally be a webmail service (like Gmail or Yahoo!). Once you are enrolled we will only send correspondence to your College email.
• A suitable computer - Generally speaking, if you have a computer running either a Microsoft Windows or an Apple OS X operating system that is less than five years old, it will normally be fast enough and have sufficient memory to use the Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle). In addition you should have an up-to-date supported internet browser installed, you must be able to read and save Microsoft Office format documents and read Adobe Acrobat documents (PDFs), as well as having access to a webcam.
Awarding body and accreditation:
Who is the awarding body for the online degree programmes?
Coventry University is responsible for the academic quality of the programmes and awards the degrees. Degrees from Coventry University College (validated by Coventry University) are widely recognised internationally.
Will my degree be a genuine Coventry University degree?
Yes. Our online programmes offer the same high quality teaching and assessment standards as the campus-based equivalent – and they lead to the same qualifications, awarded by Coventry University.
Degree certificates issued to online graduates are identical to those issued to graduates who studied for equivalent degrees on-campus at the University. You are invited to take part in the official Graduation Ceremony in Coventry, at the historic Coventry Cathedral alongside other successful online and campus based students. Graduation ceremonies take place in April, July and November each year.
Is an online degree as good as a campus degree?
Yes, the degree you are awarded is the same degree that you would get for the equivalent study on-campus, and is subject to the same academic scrutiny and quality control.
Coventry University College is regularly reviewed for the quality of its teaching and learning by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), a UK government body.
If I study online, will my degree certificate indicate that my degree was completed via distance learning?
No, your degree certificate will look exactly the same as the degree certificates received by those who have completed their study on campus in Coventry. There will, however, be a small reference to the mode of study on the transcript (a record of the modules you have taken and your grades).
Is my online degree recognised and accredited?
Our online degrees are fully recognised degree programmes of Coventry University College with exactly the same status and standing as the College’s on-campus degree programmes.
In addition to the academic qualification, many courses at Coventry University College can lead to professional qualifications. These are awards given by professional bodies after you have taken and passed the examinations, tests and professional practice requirements set by the relevant professional body.
Modules within the Management and Leadership BA (Hons) and Management and Professional Accounting BA (Hons) degree include units based on the qualifications offered by professional bodies, including: Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT); the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW); Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
• Management and Leadership BA (Hons) – modules within the programme include units based on the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Certificate in Management and Leadership; CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Project Management Foundation Certificate.
• Management and Professional Accounting BA (Hons) – modules within the programme include units based on the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 4 qualification and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Certificate in Finance Accounting and Business.
Fees and Finance:
What are the fees for an online degree course?
The fees for Management and Leadership BA (Hons) and Management and Professional Accounting BA (Hons) are as follows:
For the academic year 2016/17 each six week module block will cost £1,461.50 for a UK/EU student. A full-time or part-time student residing in the UK or EU can apply for a loan to cover the cost of their tuition fees at Coventry University College from Student Finance England (SFE). Tuition fee calculations are not based on income, so if you are eligible for SFE funding, your tuition costs will be covered no matter how much you earn.
For the academic year 2016/17 each six week module block will cost £2,121.75 for an international student.
Where a student is self-funded or sponsor-funded, fees must be paid online prior to the commencement of each block of study.
*Fees are for 2016/17 academic years only; fees will increase in the September of each new academic year, so course totals will be higher.
How do I pay for my course?
You need to pay in full for each module at enrolment, so we advise that you start planning this as early as possible. We're sorry that we cannot accept payments by cash.
1. Debit or credit card (UK Bank account holders only)
Coventry University College accepts payment by most major debit and credit cards (except American Express and Diner's card). You pay on a modular basis, by completing the online secure payment form as part of the enrolment process.
2. Bank Transfer (UK/EU and International students)
Payments by bank transfer are conducted prior to the online enrolment process.
3. Payment by your sponsor or employer
If a recognised sponsor or your employer has agreed to pay your tuition fees for you, we will invoice them when you enrol onto the course. In order to do this you must provide a letter at the application stage, as proof of payment is required prior to enrolment.
4. Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England (SFE)
UK and EU full-time and part-time students are able to access a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. We recommend that you apply early for SFE support to ensure that your funding is in place in time for the start of your module. SFE will only cover the cost of four modules per calendar year. SFE will provide you with an Entitlement Letter should your application be approved. This letter is required in order to enrol on your programme and begin study.
The Application Process:
How do I apply?
To apply for a programme, you can submit your contact details by completing the ‘Request Information’ form on any one of the online pages on our site. A Recruitment Advisor will then contact you to discuss your personal objectives and motivation, provide advice and support to complete an application and guide you through the next steps in the recruitment process.
Alternatively, you can call 08081 789636, and our dedicated Recruitment Advisors will assist you in making your application.
For further information about applying for a programme, visit the How to Apply section.
Can I graduate on campus in Coventry?
When you complete and pass your course, then yes, absolutely! In fact, we encourage you to join us and graduate alongside other successful online and campus students. When you graduate you wear the same cap and gown as other graduating students from the College and take part in the same Graduation Ceremonies in the historic Coventry Cathedral.
For many graduates who have studied online, attending Graduation in Coventry is an unforgettable experience – a time of celebration and an opportunity to meet fellow students and Coventry University College support staff (including your dedicated Student Support Advisor) in person. Attending the Graduation ceremony is not mandatory - you can graduate in absentia. Graduation ceremonies take place in April, July and November each year.