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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 8.09k / Module
  • Foreign: $ 10.5k / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Description

    By combining your study in these areas, you will join a vibrant course which examines how the world of language and the media influence our lives at home and internationally. You will explore styles and contexts surrounding language and literature and also examine the editorial world of the journalist. As well as enhancing your critical-thinking skills, there will be plenty of opportunities for hands-on practical experience, producing your own news and current affairs for a variety of media audiences, including print and online.
    If you choose this course you will benefit from:

    • A vibrant learning community to help you develop your critical thinking and the communication skills employers want;
    • Experienced teaching staff, who bring professional and/or research expertise into their teaching;
    • Guest lecturers from the media industries and field trips to media organisations;
    • Being able to take part in the English and Languages Society, contribute to the Coventry Words magazine and participate in cultural trips;
    • Networking with international students through online exchanges and blogs;
    • The opportunity to complete a work placement, to spend a year studying or working overseas;
    • Access to the student union’s flagship Coventry Source newspaper and radio station;
    • The option to volunteer in schools to gain experience as a teaching assistant or to present one-day courses to students;
    • A mix of theory and practical modules to give you the knowledge and skills to widen your career choices when you graduate.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • GBP 8088 Module (EEA)
    • GBP 10452 Module (International)
    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    During the first year, you will be introduced to the core areas of English and Journalism and will study areas such as the Language of the Media and Writing for the News Media.

    Second year subjects will increase your knowledge and skills in both areas and will give you a greater understanding of media markets and the cultural and political influences of the news media. You will have plenty of hands-on experience applying theory to practice and have choices which include: Short Story Workshop or Discourse in a Social Context.

    You have the choice to take an optional work placement or study abroad year with this course.

    In the final year you will study Journalism Ethics and Society, Multimedia and Screenwriting and complete a Professional work-based project or dissertation in a journalism subject of your choosing. You will also have options such as: Writing for the Theatre and Radio, Critical Discourse Analysis and Language and Society in Modern Britain.

    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.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    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.
    Typical Offers
    • 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

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • 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.

    Funding

    Merit 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.
    University Research Studentship Scheme

    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

    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.

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