The BA (Hons) English Literature at Coventry University is a course for students who not only want to further explore the major literary periods that they will have studied in their pre-degree-level studies, but who also want to be introduced to new and diverse areas of the subject. These typically include such areas as, in no particular order of importance, regional studies and spatiality (including the literature of the English Midlands), fantasy and speculative fictions, African-American literature, Anglophone world literatures and literatures of the American West. There is a focus on student application of new and cutting-edge theories / approaches to text - including, though not limited to, posthumanism, critical disability studies and critical race theory - in order to generate new insights of their own rather than just learning about literary history and the interpretations of others. Key course benefits:
- A chance to develop a dynamic online presence through creating an individual A Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) website, which allows graduates to present prospective employers with an online portfolio of their degree-level work.
- A chance to enhance critical thinking and judgment, developing the communication skills employers are looking for.
- The opportunity to join a range of societies such as the Literature Society or Book Club Society which aim to develop student interest in literature, film, and theatre, as well as promoting social events.
- The opportunity to apply for a work placement, which has led previous students to experiences as an English subject mentor at Cardinal Newman School, a marketing and events social media and newsletter editor at the Coventry Irish Society, an editorial intern at Grazia Magazine, a freelance journalist at Coventry News and Sport or a human resources intern at First Utility.
Your main study themes are:
- A focus on allowing students to continue exploring the major periods of English Literature with which they are familiar, at the same time as expanding their studies into genuinely new and different areas of the subject.
- A particular focus throughout the degree on place, space and regionalism that is unusual in Literature degrees outside of the Celtic nations and the South West, a concentration on the relationship between the local and the global in literature, and a unique focus on the writers and literature of the English Midlands and their influence(s) and reception throughout the world.
- Following on from the above, an optional international field-trip module is offered, which is dedicated to broadcasting students' understanding of the international influences upon English Literature, and of its own international reception and influence.
- A focus on literary festivals, the practical business of the literary world and cognate professions / careers, manifested in a dedicated module devoted to these activities at each level of the course in which students will also have the chance to work with a dedicated Employment Personal Tutor.
- A focus on student application of new and cutting-edge theories / approaches to text - including, though not limited to, posthumanism, critical disability studies and critical race theory - in order to generate new insights of their own rather than just learning about literary history and the interpretations of others.
- A focus and on doing original digital research so that students can become researchers in their own right, as well as the chance to learn through digital pedagogies such as A Domain of One's Own.
- Specialisms in attractive and expanding new areas of the subject where we can build a reputation for ourselves such as fantasy and speculative fictions, African American literatures, the literature of the American West, Chicana/o and US Latina/o literatures, literatures of disability, and experimental literatures.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that total the equivalent of three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|