This MA Course offers you advanced academic study of English literature and language as well as giving you the knowledge-base necessary to become an effective instructor and manager in a variety of education settings (e.g. Higher, Further, Schools – state and private).
The course enhances your knowledge of English language and literature while at the same time giving you the opportunity to engage with education management themes for the purpose of obtaining better employment or becoming a more effective manager in education settings.
You will practise microteaching and discuss innovative teaching theory and practice.
You will explore the stylistics features of the English language, discuss major English literature themes and authors in relation to sustainability and environmental issues, engage with the theory and practice of teaching English as a foreign language and approach key issues in education management.
You will also have the opportunity to gain a recognised professional teaching qualification: the Teaching Knowledge Test accredited by Cambridge Assessment English, as part of module Professional Enhancement: Managing the Teaching and Learning Process.
The course includes the opportunity to take part in study trips*. In recent years (e.g. 2018-2019) we have for example ran study trips* for MA students to Stratford-upon-Avon to study the impact that Shakespeare’s language has had on modern English.
*Study trips may be subject to additional fees, application processes and/or be subject to availability.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This MA course has been designed to enhance your knowledge of English language and literature while at the same time providing you with the opportunity to engage with education management and develop your skills in teaching English as a foreign language. The course should stand you in good stead for the purpose of either obtaining better employment or becoming an effective manager in a range of education settings.
On this course you will explore the stylistics features of the English language, discuss major English literature themes and authors in relation to sustainability and environmental issues, engage with the theory and practice teaching English as a foreign language and approach key issues in education management.
You will also gain, on successful completion, a recognised professional teaching qualification: the Teaching Knowledge Test accredited by Cambridge Assessment English, as part of the module Professional Enhancement: Managing the Teaching and Learning Process.
A diagnostic task is administered at the start the course to support your academic development and this task is discussed with your allocated personal tutor, who can support your learning journey and provide sign-posting for your pastoral needs.
Students are also invited to take part in the community of English Language Teaching research practice in the School of Humanities, for example the Corpus Linguistics at Coventry CLAC (CLAC ) monthly seminars and the occasional visiting lectures by famous experts in English language and literature (e.g. Prof David Crystal in 2018).
The distinctive features of this course are:
- A task-based/problem-based approach to teaching and education management;
- Varied and innovative assessment tasks;
- The innovative themes covered in literature (e.g. environment and ecocriticism);
- The accreditation of the Teaching Knowledge Test TKT (TKT) professional qualification*.
*If you already have TKT you will be given Accreditation of Prior Learning for it.
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