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Coventry University

English and Journalism

By choosing to combine English with journalism you will study online and print media, and how modern journalism influences political, democratic life. You will write and publish news, and be given the chance to write reviews and cover local events.You will broaden your knowledge of the news media as a formal institution in the propagation of ideas locally and internationally.
Duration 3 years full-time, 4 years sandwich or study abroad
Level BA Single Hons
Cost UK Home/EU Tuition Fees from 2012/13: £7,800 pa. International Tuition Fees: £10,080 pa.
If you choose this course you will benefit from: An opportunity to develop your critical thinking and the communication skills employers want, Experienced teaching staff, who bring professional or research expertise into their teaching, The option to volunteer in schools to gain experience as a teaching assistant or to present one-day courses to students, The opportunity to complete a work placement, to spend a year studying or working overseas, The opportunity to take part in the English Society, contribute to the Coventry Words magazine and participate in cultural trips, Visiting lecturers from international universities, including China, Malaysia, Russia, Spain and France. 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). 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. Our degree in English looks outwards to the uses and varieties of the English language abroad. We examine international varieties of English in a global context as it is spoken in a range of countries in all major continents.
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. For details of acceptable equivalent qualifications for this course please visit our GCSEs requirements webpage. 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, areas of study include English Language, the Language of the Media, Approaches to English Literature, and News and Features. Second year subjects typically include: News and Features, Democracy and the Media, Language in the New Media, and Discourse in a Social Context, plus one from: The Contemporary Novel, Rewriting the American South, The Literature of Colonialism, and Contextualised Stylistics. You have the choice to take an optional work placement or study abroad year with this course. In the final year you can specialise in subjects such as Journalism and Society, Multimedia Writing, Language and Society, English in the World, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Critical Discourse Analysis, Corpus Stylistics, Postcolonial Literatures, Voices from the American West, or Contemporary African-American literature. In addition you will write a dissertation on a topic related to journalism. 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.
Contact Information
Institution Coventry University
Faculty of Business, Environment and Society
Priory Street,

Tel: 024 7615 2222
Fax: 024 7688 8609
Department: Department of English and Languages
Contact Name: Recruitment and Admissions Office / Dr Sheena Gardner (Head of the Department of English and Languages)
Contact Email: / (Dr Sheena Gardner)