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English (with Placement Year)

Coventry University
Coventry, Great Britain
On campus
 1112 Points
4 Years

Program Description

An English degree is more than choosing between language and literature. The BA English course allows you to study both areas (language and literature) equally for a more integrative approach to the subject. You can build up skills in linguistic analysis and gain an understanding of how language is used in everyday communication while at the same time you can engage in in-depth study literary texts, including novels, plays and poetry.

BA English allows you to gain knowledge in how the English language has changed over time and spread globally, and how it can vary in use across society, in face-to-face interactions, the written text and online. It allows you to explore literary genres and periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century including a chance to study literature from the American West and speculative fiction.

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Year 1

Periods in English Literature and Language

Language Architecture

Discourse and Digital Media

Approaches to Literature


Year 2

Shakespeare’s Renaissance

Language and Society

Writing with Style

The Victorians and Empire



Placement Year

After the end of the second year, you have the option to take either a Professional Placement year (in the UK, or abroad) and if you do so, you will take a non-credit bearing module which will help you learn from and reflect upon your experiences. N.B. You will be given guidance but may be responsible for finding your own placements. Similarly, study-abroad years with your first choice of international institution cannot be guaranteed. You pay no fees to Coventry University for your placement or study-abroad year, though are responsible for covering your own costs.

Year 4

Language, Identity and Power

Speculative Fiction

Advanced Writing

Optional Modules


Since our degree aims to develops your ability to use language effectively and appropriately in a range of circumstances, it may open up a wide range of career options over and above the professions associated with English, such as:

  • journalism
  • publishing
  • marketing
  • public relations
  • advertising
  • teaching
  • the civil service
  • the media

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