English is fundamental to almost everything we do at work or play. An understanding of the language and an ability to use it enhances your life in so many ways, and is of great importance in a wide range of professions.
Should you decide to study English Language, you will be studying the most dynamic language on the planet. You will develop an understanding of English as a system of communication, as a means of defining the world and ourselves, as an instrument in the construction of global identities, and as a generator in the development of the mind and of society.
Or perhaps English Literature is your real interest. You may have an emerging talent for exploring novels, short stories, poetry or drama. The study of English Literature, like that of the language, has a strong emphasis on the contemporary English-speaking world. You will also have the opportunity to develop your own creative writing skills, through writing short stories or one-act plays.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- Course design that allows you to specialise in English Language and Linguistics, English Literature or a combination of Language and Literature;
- The opportunity to develop a practical and career focused orientation by enhancing your critical thinking and developing the communication skills employers want;
- The opportunity to complete a work placement, which is not only a valuable experience but will also give you an edge when applying for jobs;
- The opportunity to volunteer in schools as a teaching assistant or to present one-day courses to students in Years 11-13;
- The ability to design your study around your chosen areas of interest;
- Encouragement to study, analyse and report on the way people use the English language in real-life situations;
- The option to spend a year studying or working overseas, which provides you with an international experience;
- The opportunity to take part in the English and Languages Society, contribute to the Coventry Words magazine and participate in cultural trips.
Detailed Course FactsTuition fee
- GBP 8088 Module (EEA)
- GBP 10452 Module (International)
In your first year you will develop an understanding of language, literature, stylistics, drama and media.
In your second year you may continue to study both language and literature, or instead choose to focus on language (studying Discourse in a Social Context, for example) or literature (examining the Contemporary Novel and Shakespeare Today). Within these routes there are further choices, such as Contextual Stylistics or Sociolinguistics.
You will continue your chosen route in your final year, completing a dissertation. Specialist topics might include Critical Discourse Analysis, Corpus Stylistics, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Postcolonial Literature or Contemporary African-American Literature.
Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars and practical workshop classes. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
Essential Entry Requirements:
- 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language, or specified equivalents. Applicants without A2 English require GCSE English Language or Literature at grade B.
- A-Levels: BCC
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM
Access: The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Access applicants can meet the GCSE requirements through their current studies and do not need to have these qualifications separately.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28 points
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Coventry University.
FundingMerit Scholarship Scheme
Merit Scholarship scheme: £1,000, in year one only and based on academic performance.
- Available to all international students applying for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Coventry University.
- Scholarships are allocated on the basis of academic merit. (Postgraduate applicants must hold 2.1 or equivalent, undergraduate applicants must hold A-levels or equivalent at grades BBC)
- There is no separate scholarship application process: all undergraduate applications from self-funded international students from any non-EU country and postgraduate applications from international, will automatically be considered for a merit award. You will not have to do anything, if you are successful you will be notified in due course by the International Office.
Occasionally, funding becomes available to enable the University, either centrally, through one of the faculties or from other sources, to offer research studentships in specified topics or fields of study.Science Without Borders
Brazilian students are able to apply for full scholarship - including tuition fees and accommodation - to study undergraduate sandwich programmes at Coventry University.Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) offers opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK, as part of the UK's contribution to the international Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.
If you are a citizen of a developed Commonwealth country, you can apply for:
Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study
If you are a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, you can apply for
- Scholarships for Masters, PhD, or split-site (PhD) study at UK universities
- Shared Scholarships for Masters study at selected UK universities
If you are a citizen of the Maldives, St Helena or the Seychelles, you can apply for:
- Scholarships for undergraduate study at UK universities
Ferguson Trust Scholarships are made available through the generosity of The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust. The Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. The Trust supports people from low-income and conflict-affected regions who want to improve their knowledge of peace and reconciliation. Scholarship amounts vary and are dependent on individual circumstances and assessment.