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Coventry University

English and Creative Writing

The emphasis of the course is very much on modern literature, or on the language of the 21st century. In the creative writing part of the course, you will develop the techniques of writing for a range of different purposes: for magazines, for the Internet, for the theatre and even writing for children. The English part of the course will give you insights into how language works, how we make choices when writing and how other people are writing. There is the opportunity to take a sandwich year and study abroad.
Duration 3 years full-time, 4 years sandwich or study abroad
Level BA Single Hons
Cost UK Home/EU: £7,500 pa. International Tuition Fees (from 2012/13): £10,080 pa.
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. The Department has links with several universities around the world, such as JUFE (Jiangxi, China), UTM (Malaysia), Moscow State, Universidad Complutense (Madrid) and the University of Limoges (France). We invite academic members of these universities into our subject area as researchers and as active members of our community. Visitors participate and give seminars and lectures and in doing so share their own cultural orientation and insights into language and literature, corpus linguistics and culture. At the end of their second year, students may study abroad at one of our associate universities in Europe. Alternatively, they can take up a work placement abroad before returning to complete their final year.
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. English as a Foreign Language: IELTS 6.0
During the first year, modules include the Nature of the English Language, Approaches to English Literature, Creative Writing (poetry and travel writing), Writing Articles for Magazines, the Language of Literature, Introduction to Stylistics, and Academic Methods and Approaches. In the second year the modules include Short Story Workshop, Creating Children’s Stories, and the Contemporary Novel. You have the choice to take an optional work placement or study abroad year with this course. The final year covers Multimedia Writing plus any three from: Writing for the Theatre and Cinema, Corpus Stylistics, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Postcolonial Literatures, Voices from the American West, Contemporary African-American Literature, Critical Discourse Analysis, English in the World, and Language and Society. You will also write a dissertation related to creative writing.
Contact Information
Institution Coventry University
Faculty of Business, Environment and Society
Priory Street,

Tel: 024 7615 2222
Department: Department of English and Languages
Contact Name: Recruitment and Admissions Office / Miss Alyson Morris (Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing)
Contact Email: / (Miss Alyson Morris)