Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

English

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Course summary

You will have the opportunity to develop transferrable critical analytic and interpersonal communication skills which are important in many careers, including those in the teaching, legal, media, marketing, financial and public sector professions. You will have the opportunity to gain a good grounding in both linguistic and literary analysis and develop your understanding of language use and literary genres and periods. Within the study of English Language, you should develop an understanding of how English as a system of communication helps to define the world and develop society. In English Literature, you’ll have the opportunity to examine works of fiction spanning several continents and explore the ways in which the world is interpreted through novels, drama, short stories and poetry. Key course benefits:

  • You have the opportunity to enhance your critical thinking and judgment, developing the communication skills employers are looking for.
  • Current significant links with a wide variety of potential employers such as secondary schools, magazines, newspapers and local charities, many of whom in the past have offered professional experience opportunities.
  • You’ll be able 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 literary and social events.
  • You can 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.

Course details

Modules

Your main study themes are: Language and Linguistics The analysis of the nature and structure of English language, its meaning, form and context, including how words and sentences are formed, how we make and hear sounds, how languages change and vary, and how language is organised in the brain. Literary Genres A detailed study of the different genres such as poetry, drama, prose fiction and film. You will develop an awareness of literary conventions, literary history and how both are related to social and cultural contexts. You’ll gain insights into different literary genres and be familiar with the analysis and interpretation of poetic, narrative and dramatic texts. Stylistics Analysing style involves looking closely and systematically at the formal features of a text and then considering how those features affect and contribute to the meaning and interpretation of the text in question. We will examine the linguistic models and analytic techniques that can be used to describe, analyse and interpret a range of literary, as well as non-literary texts. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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 are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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