English at Coventry University - UCAS


Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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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. This course provides an opportunity to explore a variety of different literary genres and approaches to language within historical and modern day international contexts. Most people choose to take an English degree because they enjoy reading or liked studying English at school; it offers the chance to spend three years learning about and taking pleasure in literature, language and culture. The benefits of English as a degree, however, extend much, much further. Year One 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. Year Two In your second year, you will continue to study language and literature. Optional Placement Year After your second year, you have an opportunity to take a sandwich year, studying abroad or on professional placement. For example, in the UK, past students have enjoyed working as a recruitment intern at Hays Recruitment, a marketing assistant at Knor Bremse, an editorial assistant at Songlines Magazine, an academic coach at St Michaels High School, as well as a marketing and communications assistant at Visit Britain. Abroad, past students have studied or worked in places as diverse as Sweden, China or Spain. Final Year 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.

Course details


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBC Applicants without A2 English require GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 6 / B.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma the Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English Language at grade 6 / B.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language. Coventry University recognise the new grade 4 as equivalent to grade C.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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English at Coventry University - UCAS