Coventry University’s English Literature course offers you the opportunity to study English literature of all periods from the Medieval to the present day.
- Analyse fantasy and speculative fictions, African-American literature, Anglophone world literatures and literatures of the American West.
- Discover a wide range of novels, plays and poetry from various historical periods and a variety of places, from the local (the Midlands) to the global.
- This course offers you the chance to spend three years analysing texts and exploring great writing.
Why you should study this course
The English Literature BA (Hons) course at Coventry University is for students who want to explore the major literary periods that you will have studied in your pre-degree-level studies, and want to be introduced to new and diverse areas of the subject.
- There is a focus on your application of new and cutting-edge theories and ways to analyse texts. Such examples include posthumanism, ecocriticism and critical race theory. This is to help you generate new insights of your own rather than just learning about literary history and the interpretations of others. Because at Coventry, we want to inspire you to keep learning even after graduation.
- You may have the opportunity to apply for a work placement. This 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
- There is a chance to develop a dynamic online presence through creating an individual A Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) website, which allows graduates to present prospective employers with an online portfolio of your degree-level work.
- You have the opportunity to join a range of societies such as the Literature Society or Book Club Society which aim to develop your interest in literature, film, and theatre, as well as promoting social events.
How you’ll learn
The course is taught using a mixture of traditional, digital and innovative teaching methods and platforms.
Teaching and learning methods include lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials devoted to regular formative assessments. There are also study trips* in order to immerse you in experiential learning, as well as taught sessions in a range of locations outside of the classroom. Other forms of working will include online working and research, self-directed study and group / collaborative work.
*Subject to availability, application, meeting visa requirements and additional costs.
Assessment methods include:
- essays, reports and critical commentaries
- oral/poster presentations
- blog/vlog/online forum posts
- digital tests and portfolios of exercises.
Assessments may include individual assignments or group work elements.
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.
On successful completion of the course you should be a globally and interculturally-aware graduate ready to make a dynamic difference in the world. English literature graduates go on to a wide range of postgraduate and employment destinations including journalism, publishing, public relations, marketing, public administration and teaching.
International experience opportunities
You have the opportunity to undertake a Study Abroad Year or International Placement Year after successful completion of two years of study*. As stated above, you will be able to obtain advice but may be responsible for finding your own placements (with guidance). Similarly, study-abroad years with your first choice of international institution cannot be guaranteed. You pay no fees to Coventry University for your placement or study abroad year, though you are responsible for covering your own costs. You will also have the opportunity to take the optional 20-credit International Study Trip module in semester two of your second year.
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