COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

English

BA (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

An English degree is more than choosing between language and literature. It can help you think about and analyse the world differently.

The second most commonly spoken language in the world after Mandarin Chinese, English is fundamental to almost everything we do in our professional and personal lives; on this course, you’ll examine, explore and experience the world through language.

Programme description

An English degree is more than choosing between language and literature. It can help you think about and analyse the world differently.

The second most commonly spoken language in the world after Mandarin Chinese, English is fundamental to almost everything we do in our professional and personal lives; on this course, you’ll examine, explore and experience the world through language.

Key Modules

Since our degree develops your ability to use language effectively and appropriately in a range of circumstances, it opens up a wide range of career options over and above the professions associated with English, such as journalism, publishing, marketing, public relations, advertising, teaching, the civil service or the media.

Our Creative Futures employment team is on hand to offer tailored career and enterprise support if you wish to gain employment or take advantage of professional practice opportunities within course specific industries. Our dedicated enterprise officers also offer valuable assistance on how to begin as a freelancer/entrepreneur. 

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Module & Subject

 

Year1

The common first year integrates language, and literature. We’ll cover the tools available for the description of language and introduce basic concepts in descriptive linguistics and discourse analysis. 

We’ll also examine different literary genres, from tragedy to comedy, and encourage you to pay close attention to the character and mechanics of literary form and to think about the relationship between form and content. You’ll consider the place of both literary and language theory in a wider social and cultural context, investigating the ways in which literature and language have shaped, and been shaped, by various understandings of history, power, class and subjectivity.

Modules

  • Periods in English Literature and Language

  • Language Architecture

  • Discourse and Digital Media

  • Approaches to Literature

Year 2

In your second year, you will continue to study language and literature.

Modules

  • Shakespeare’s Renaissance

  • Language and Society

  • Professional Development

  • Modernism

  • Stylistics

  • One from three 20-credit options:

     

    • English International Study
    • Literature of the American West
    • New Media

Year 3

In your final year, you will be well on your way to becoming someone who can articulate persuasively, think creatively, demonstrate real acquired knowledge and challenge opinions. 

Your studies can culminate in a dissertation through which you pursue and research an idea or phenomenon that fires up your own interests. Past students have chosen exciting topics like the spread of London-based accent features to different British dialects, a postmodern analysis of the representation of the central female characters in Twilight and Vampire Knight and an investigation into language used by mothers during interaction with their sons and daughters.

Modules

  • Language, Identity and Power

  • Speculative Fiction

  • Professional Enhancement

  • Language and Globalisation

  • Language in the Mind and the Machine

  • Stylistics and Experimental Fictions

  • Romanticism

  • Chicana and Latina Literatures

  • English Dissertation

Entry Requirements
  • This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

     
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  12600.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Coventry University ,Priory Street,Coventry, United Kingdom
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER