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Course summary

Languages for Global Communication is designed to help you become an intercultural communicator who is able to bring a highly desirable set of skills to a range of employment roles.

  • The course addresses the future workforce skills in language, communication and intercultural competencies.
  • You will have the chance to learn languages through a flexible, skills–based curriculum that is focused on international business contexts, intercultural studies, international relations, translation and language learning theory.
  • Bring out your practical talent and up-skill for a range of employment roles (e.g. translation, teaching, diplomatic services, business, police force) and environments (e.g. public sector, private businesses and educational establishments).
Key course benefits
  • You will have an opportunity to gain the Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) and/or the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT), accredited by Cambridge Assessment English, at no extra cost. These are currently globally recognised professional qualifications in over 60 countries.
  • You will have an opportunity to prepare for DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française), DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera), HSK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì), or CAE (Cambridge Advanced English). Registration for the tests may incur additional costs.
  • You can develop a broad range of skills and knowledge which are desirable for many post-graduation roles including teaching, translation, public sector work, foreign service or private business.
  • A chance to develop a dynamic online presence through creating an individual ‘A Domain of One’s Own’ website, which allows graduates to present prospective employers with an online portfolio of the variety of their degree-level work.
  • You will have the option of gaining free Student Affiliate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL). For the Affiliate Membership*, which is annually renewable, you can apply when you show you are taking a language specialist degree. After successfully graduating, you can then apply for full Membership* (which includes benefits such as access to CPD webinars and participation in events with COIL members from specialist divisions: ‘Business, Professions and Government Division’ (BPG), ‘Interpreting Division’ (ID) and ‘Translation Division’ (TD)). *May be subject to additional costs.


This course has a common first year The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses English Language and Literature BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing BA (Hons) English Language and TEFL BA (Hons) English Literature BA (Hons) Languages for Global Communication BA (Hons) Year One Modules Language, Literature and Writing Through Time Key Concepts in English and Languages Research Methods Digital Worlds Space, Place, Regionalisms, Globalisms Group Project: Make a ‘Zine! Year Two In year two, you will continue to develop the skills and knowledge you’ve learnt. We do this by embedding the following four principles into the curriculum and developing your: Technical skills – digital fluency, backed with the right academic knowledge Study skills – to be an adaptive, independent and proactive learner Professional skills – to have the behaviour and abilities to succeed in your career Global awareness – the beliefs and abilities to be a resilient, confident and motivated global citizen In Year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with: translation theory, regional perspectives and foreign policy, amongst others. Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from year one and two. You could also work on a large final project in an area of your interest, with the support of a mentor and your Academic Personal Tutor. You will be asked to choose optional modules on top of the compulsory modules, ‘Professional Qualifications Preparation’, ‘Creating an Intercultural Portfolio’ and ‘Final Year Project’ to total 120 credits in your final year. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods can include: Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Individual Assignments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Languages for Global Communication at Coventry University - UCAS