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English and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Coventry University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Studying English is viewed as a traditional subject with a long history of providing impeccable academic credentials. This course combines stylistics, language and literary theory with creative practice, to help you understand the theories behind writing, to understand your writing style and voice, and to improve your understanding of how language is used in society. It also offers a vocational element.It has a number of distinctive features by combining humanities with creative freedom, allowing you to explore emerging genres such as games narratives and graphic storytelling. It has innovative, open and participatory content that includes digital streamed performances and online workshops pitched at schools. It has global student collaborations focusing on intercultural narration, and includes digital entrepreneurship, which is the monetising of creative work via YouTube and Social Media, meaning that students work towards publication-ready outputs.Research-inspired (and research-led) teaching is embedded in the course through academic expertise derived from research activity and publications, including active involvement with national and international scholarly organisations and conferences. Lecturers are all active researchers and practitioners whose research and practice informs their teaching.Key course benefits;- Broad range of modules, such as fantasy, children’s writing, film or journalism.- Enhance your critical thinking and judgment, developing the communication skills sought by employers.- Second year writers’ retreat in Whitby, staying next door to the Abbey and the graveyard, which was an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.- Inspiring programme of visiting lecturers – which has previously included Mez Packer, Commonwealth Prize nominee and author, and Lyle Weir, performance poet and singer-songwriter. - Significant links with a wide variety of employers and media practitioners, such as Writing West Midlands and Theatre Absolute, many of whom offer professional experience opportunities.- Opportunity to participate in an exciting range of educational and cultural field trips, for example, to view modern adaptations of Shakespeare’s work at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company (RSC) in Stratford-upon-Avon. - Opportunity to join societies such as The Literature Society and The Coventry Words Magazine Society, which organise visits by writers and writing events, as well as overseeing editorial and production for the creative writing magazine.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Typically more than 13,000 non-UK students study at the university's UK campuses each year, with over 18,000 more studying in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement via the international experience scheme (subject to availability).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 106 5

    33rd out of 53 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    118 58%

    49th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    13th

    21
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    109 64%

    32nd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    34th

    10

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