Coventry University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Academic Writing Development and Research (Taught)

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Course summary

This course is an exciting new qualification for graduates and professionals interested in studying, researching, and teaching writing. The focus of the course is on writing, rhetoric, and literacies research, and on how this research can inform the teaching of writing and writing development. The course programme builds upon the strength of the Centre for Academic Writing in the teaching of and research into academic writing, as well as Coventry University’s pioneering establishment of a Centre for Academic Writing. The course begins by teaching key pedagogies for supporting academic writing for both study and professional writing purposes. It also provides grounding in the theories and practices of how to set up and manage a writing centre, programme, or initiative. The course then offers in-depth learning about how to support postgraduates, academics, and researchers in writing for publication in English, and about how to develop students’ writing in the disciplines. Importantly, you will also learn how to research academic writing. In the final semester of the MA, you will write a dissertation or portfolio based on an individually chosen research project, to inform your professional development.

Course details

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include written coursework and a dissertation/portfolio. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.


Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a second class honours degree or above in any academic discipline in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Sciences, and have an interest in teaching, supporting, and researching academic writing. Applicants who can demonstrate relevant experience at an appropriate professional level but do not have the formal academic entry qualifications may be admitted subject to an application and assessment.


Fees and funding

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Provider information

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Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB


Clearing contact details

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02476 888888

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Additional information

Thursday 18 August 08:00-20:00, Friday 19 August 08:00-18:00, Saturday 20 August 10:00-16:00, Sunday 21 August 10:00-16:00, Monday 22 August onwards (weekdays only) 08:00-18:30


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UK Postgraduate Admissions Office

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Academic Writing Development and Research at Coventry University - UCAS