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Coventry University

English Literature

UCAS Code: Q311

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

English literature

The BA (Hons) English Literature at Coventry University is a course for students who not only want to further explore the major literary periods that they will have studied in their pre-degree-level studies, but who also want to be introduced to new and diverse areas of the subject.

These typically include such areas as, in no particular order of importance, regional studies and spatiality (including the literature of the English Midlands), fantasy and speculative fictions, African-American literature, Anglophone world literatures and literatures of the American West.

There is a focus on student application of new and cutting-edge theories / approaches to text - including, though not limited to, posthumanism, critical disability studies and critical race theory - in order to generate new insights of their own rather than just learning about literary history and the interpretations of others.

Key course benefits:

* 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 their degree-level work.

* A chance to enhance critical thinking and judgment, developing the communication skills employers are looking for.

* The opportunity 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 social events.

* The opportunity to 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.

Modules

Your main study themes are:

* A focus on allowing students to continue exploring the major periods of English Literature with which they are familiar, at the same time as expanding their studies into genuinely new and different areas of the subject.

* A particular focus throughout the degree on place, space and regionalism that is unusual in Literature degrees outside of the Celtic nations and the South West, a concentration on the relationship between the local and the global in literature, and a unique focus on the writers and literature of the English Midlands and their influence(s) and reception throughout the world.

* Following on from the above, an optional international field-trip module is offered, which is dedicated to broadcasting students' understanding of the international influences upon English Literature, and of its own international reception and influence.

* A focus on literary festivals, the practical business of the literary world and cognate professions / careers, manifested in a dedicated module devoted to these activities at each level of the course in which students will also have the chance to work with a dedicated Employment Personal Tutor.

* A focus on student application of new and cutting-edge theories / approaches to text - including, though not limited to, posthumanism, critical disability studies and critical race theory - in order to generate new insights of their own rather than just learning about literary history and the interpretations of others.

* A focus and on doing original digital research so that students can become researchers in their own right, as well as the chance to learn through digital pedagogies such as A Domain of One's Own.

* Specialisms in attractive and expanding new areas of the subject where we can build a reputation for ourselves such as fantasy and speculative fictions, African American literatures, the literature of the American West, Chicana/o and US Latina/o literatures, literatures of disability, and experimental literatures.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Humanities

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
English literature

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
99%
Staff are good at explaining things
98%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English literature

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Public services and other associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

English literature

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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