Sixth-formers offered second chance for a University degree
Coventry University College offers an alternative route to degree study to students.
Coventry University College, which is opening in September, is offering part-time degrees that can be completed in just three and a half years, compared to six or seven at other universities and at a fraction of the price of a full-time University degree.
“With the competition for University places extremely high, plus the Government’s cap on full-time places, the alternative route offered by Coventry University College could be the way forward for many teenagers,” said Coventry University College Chief Executive, John Dishman.
Coventry University College will be open all year round and because of this, students who want to pay their way through their studies can study part-time and work part-time and, potentially, leave University virtually debt free.
Degree courses are divided into six-week modules with each module costing £1,200 for 2012 entry and there are only three blocks per year for part-time students. This puts the annual cost of studying part-time at Coventry University College at £3,600 a year compared to the maximum of £9,000 a year which a majority of universities are charging.
John Dishman added:
“This solution to the scramble for University places would be ideal for students who live within commuting distance from the College as they would not be eligible for living allowances but would be able to apply for a student loan to fund their part-time degree course. It would also appeal to students who may already be in part-time employment and this way, they could earn as they learn.”
Coventry University College is based on the Coventry University campus in the newly-refurbished Armstrong Siddeley Building and it is expected that the new intake of full-time students enrolling in September will be made up of those who have made the College their first or second choice or have come through the ‘clearing’
The part-time courses are also expected to appeal to people who are currently in employment and want to further their education as well as the A’level students who have missed out on a full-time University place.
John Dishman concluded:
“We are also running a number of vocational courses in areas such as accounting, journalism, legal studies and counselling but our most popular degree courses are courses in health and life sciences, engineering, law and accountancy as well as our year-long foundation courses.”
To find out more about the part-time and full-time degree courses and professional courses available visit www.coventry.ac.uk/
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Coventry University College is a trading name of Coventry University College Limited, a company wholly-owned by Coventry University, registered in England and Wales under company number 07781274. Registered office: Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, United Kingdom CV1 5FB.