Architecture MArch

Over the past two years the students have embarked on a journey that has seen them confront complex urban challenges from Amman to Mumbai and Wad Rawah on the Nile. As well as embracing a global outlook, we have also taken on challenges closer to home, not least to honour Coventry as the City of Culture. Responding to large scale urban renewal plans, students took on the challenge of re-coding the city from within, with a focus on the potentials offered by the city’s rich urban heritage. Explorations in to building re-use, well-being, sustainability and food production have stimulated  valuable conversations for the city.

Please take some time to review the work and enjoy the richness of the projects.


    Automotive and Transport Design MA

    I am delighted to welcome you to our virtual postgraduate Automotive and Transport Design Showcase. Our postgraduate ethos is built around an approach that’s open, connected, collaborative, engaged and sustainable. The projects that students have produced this year evidence a wide variety of interests beyond just traditional vehicle design, and include amphibious vehicles, transport for living and exploring Antarctica, and approaches to shared autonomous, multipurpose vehicles. Please take some time to review the work and enjoy the richness of the projects.


      Graphic Design MA

      I am delighted to welcome you to our virtual postgraduate Graphic Design Showcase. Our postgraduate ethos is built around an approach that’s open, connected, collaborative, engaged and sustainable. The projects that the students have produced this year show a wide variety of interests, including how brand design can support well-being of Gen Z females, how we can brand sustainability in a creative way and exploring the Fourth industrial Revolution and the notion of a cyberpunk. Please take some time to review the work and enjoy the richness of the projects.


        Illustration and Animation MA

        I am delighted to welcome you to our virtual Postgraduate Illustration & Animation Showcase. Our postgraduate ethos is built around an approach that’s open, connected, collaborative, engaged and sustainable. The projects that the students have produced this year show a wide variety of interests with a strong focus on visual storytelling in a range of media, whether this is creating and addressing issues of fantasy or romance as well as paying tribute to the band Queen. Please take some time to review the work and enjoy the richness of the projects.


          Interior Design MA

          I am delighted to welcome you to our virtual postgraduate Interior Design Showcase. Our postgraduate ethos is built around an approach that’s open, connected, collaborative, engaged and sustainable. The projects that the students have produced this year show a wide variety of interests but with a strong focus on well-being, sustainability whether this is in daily life or in wellness hotels or developing art spaces in Baghdad. Please take some time to review the work and enjoy the richness of the projects.


            Painting MA

            I am delighted to welcome you to our virtual postgraduate Painting Showcase. This part time or full-time course is built on a wide-ranging examination of the diverse approaches to painting. The work that the students have produced this year shows a wide variety of interests, whether this is exploring how words and music can relate to abstract colour and form, the portrayal of domestic life, themes around courage and escape in the Middle East, or the exploration of memory. Please take some time to review the work and enjoy the richness of the projects.


              Product Design Innovation MA

              I am delighted to welcome you to our virtual postgraduate Product Design Innovation Showcase. Our postgraduate ethos is built around a transcultural and cross-disciplinary approach that’s open, connected, collaborative, engaged and sustainable. The projects that the students have produced this year show a wide variety of interests and include areas such as a self-diagnostic dermatology device, fire rescue drones, electrical tricycles for families or a caring system for children with autism. Please take some time to review the work and enjoy the richness of the projects.


                Journalism and Media

                MA Global Journalism and PR

                The MA in Global Journalism and PR course challenges students to produce quality contentthat speaks to the heart of community concerns and translates global issues into local contexts for journalism and PR audiences. With strong links to industry in the UK, USA and Africa, our students develop their practice in written, video and audio content as well as engaging in emerging media formats and innovation.

                The course addresses contemporary concerns, speaking to the global context unfolding throughout the year and students develop their critical and analytical skills in journalism and PR. International connections are cemented through activities such as the Global News Relay, which this year brought together students from Coventry University, Hong Kong Baptist University,California State University and 11 other universities in 10 countries in alive video broadcast covering contemporary news issues.

                It is with great pride that we showcase the work of our Global Journalism and PR Masters graduates, whose work reflects the diversity of the course across formats, sectors and geographies. Well done to our class of 2021for their wide-ranging, engaging and interestingcontent!

                MA Automotive Journalism

                As the only postgraduate Automotive Journalism course in the UK, the course produces graduates who go on to shape the industry through their work for media outlets such as Autocar, What Car?, Auto Express, Classic Cars, Motorsport News, Auto Trader, and others.

                Building on Coventry’s history as a centre for the automotive industry and the exciting links with motoring publishers like Haymarket and Dennis and Bauer, our students have opportunities to engage with professionals across the industry including successful local car producers such as Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin. The course is currently endorsed by the Guild of Motoring Writers. Students work across web, video and audio content, as well as design and layout and writing for magazines. We are proud to present the work of our Masters graduates, who have developed a portfolio of collaborative and individual work that demonstrates their skills across a range of media. Congratulations to the class of 2021, who have persevered through challenging times and developed industry-ready skills that they have showcased in their collaborative publication, Automotive, as well as their individual projects. Well done!

                Communication, Culture and Media 

                Congratulations to all the students on the Communication, Culture and Media course for the work produced for and exhibited in this show. 

                The course explores the feelings and emotional responses created by global contemporary media and culture in order to discover new ways of making sense of, and creatively interpreting, our 21st-Century world. 

                It covers all aspects of media, communications and cultural studies: digital media, transnational identities, screen and moving image, new workplace practices, academic research in a digital context, media distribution, international film markets and genres, and contemporary experiences of health, wealth and happiness. The course, though, is more than simply research-led, theory-based or practice-inspired: each module caters to new developments in media as a discipline, combining a distinct approach to creation, criticism and curation and places the students at the forefront of contemporary thinking.  

                The work in this show and the work that, for whatever reason, could not be exhibited provides really good evidence of the way in which our students have obtained the kind of critically-engaged, reflexive skills that enable them to produce significant wor and will serve them well in the future. 

                We are very proud of them and wish them all the best of luck in their future endeavours. 


                  Design Management

                  The design management MA degree enables students to develop creativity skills alongside commercial acumen. A focus on design strategy, user experience and creative problem solving fosters the new ways of thinking required to tackle contemporary challenges. 


                    International Relations

                    On this page you can find examples of the work produced by postgraduate students on our three International Relations (IR) degrees: MA Diplomacy, Law and Global Change; MA International Relations; MA Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security. Much of the writing here is concerned with the key challenges the world faces today. There are reflections on the future of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US troops, accounts of the impact of human trafficking and modern slavery, and analysis of recent developments in Africa. In addition to this, we have included some superb short stories from our students; these are both interesting pieces of writing in themselves and provocative attempts to understand the ways that global issues affect the lives of individuals. Taken in sum, the portfolio of work showcases the broad range of knowledge and skills that IR students have acquired over the course of their studies.     


                      English and Creative writing

                      This page contains work from students on our suite of postgraduate English and Creative Writing degrees: MA English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics; MA English and Education Management; MA Professional Creative Writing.

                      There's a really diverse range of material to explore. The Creative Writing students have produced an excellent anthology of experimental poetry, some illustrated poems and an innovative example of video work. Students on the two teaching programmes have delivered a series of thought-provoking video poster presentations. Key issues explored here include common classroom problems (and how to resolve them) and the ways in which feedback can help to improve language learning. There’s also some superb work looking at how literature, specifically Edward Lear’s ‘The Owl and the Pussy Cat’, can be employed to teach English as a foreign language.