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An understanding of the English language and the ability to use it with great effect is one of life’s essential skills – reading, writing and interpersonal communication is important in every career, critically so for a wide range of creative, teaching, legal, financial and public sector professions. Our degree is focused on preparing you for life beyond University, giving you the confidence, knowledge and skills to make your mark in the world of communication, education, marketing or media.
Within the study of English Language, you will develop an understanding of how English as a system of communication helps to define the world and develop society. In English Literature, you’ll 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.
Significant links with a wide variety of employers such as secondary schools, magazines, newspapers and local charities, many of whom offer 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.
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
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||BBC||Applicants without A2 level English require GCSE English 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 at grade 6 / B or above.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English. Applicants without A2 level English require GCSE English at grade 6 / B or above.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points|
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.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
UK Admissions Office
024 7765 2222
European and International Admissions Office
+44 024 7765 2152