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English and Education Management MA

Coventry University
Program overview
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree

Start dates
September 2023

January 2024

September 2024

January 2025
Coventry University

About this program

English and Education Management MA

This MA Course offers you advanced academic study of English literature and language as well as giving you the knowledge-base necessary to become an effective instructor and manager in a variety of education settings (e.g. Higher, Further, Schools – state and private).

The course enhances your knowledge of English language and literature while at the same time giving you the opportunity to engage with education management themes for the purpose of obtaining better employment or becoming a more effective manager in education settings.

You will practise microteaching and discuss innovative teaching theory and practice.

You will explore the stylistics features of the English language, discuss major English literature themes and authors in relation to sustainability and environmental issues, engage with the theory and practice of teaching English as a foreign language and approach key issues in education management.

You will also have the opportunity to gain a recognised professional teaching qualification: the Teaching Knowledge Test accredited by Cambridge Assessment English, as part of module Professional Enhancement: Managing the Teaching and Learning Process.

Admission requirements

UK students

  • This course is suitable for graduates who have an interest in English and Education Management.
  • This course requirements a minimum grade/classification of 2.2 or above.

International students

  • Applicants who are not native speakers of English need to have a proficiency level equivalent to GCSE Grade C or IELTS 6.5 (N.B.: with a minimum score of 6 in writing); Cambridge Proficiency Grade C or above; Certificate of Advanced English Grade A or B.
  • This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6 in writing and at least 5.5 in each component.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

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Program content

  • Stylistics
  • Principles and Practice of Education Management
  • Introduction to Environment in English Literature
  • English Language Teaching in Practice
  • Teaching English through Literature
  • Research Methods
  • Case Studies Analysis in Educational Project Management
  • Professional Enhancement: Managing the Teaching and Learning Process
  • Dissertation

Program delivery

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time


  • UK students : £10,400 per year.
  • International students : £16,600 per year.


On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the principles underlying the teaching and learning process with a focus on professional enhancement for effective classroom management.
  • Engage in high-level research-informed reflections and decision-making on the teaching of English through language and/or literature across contexts.
  • Articulate and critique the role of literature in reflecting environmental concerns and in relation to human emotions.
  • Utilise stylistic analysis to inform critical interpretation of literary and non-literary texts.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role that programme management has within organisations.
  • Analyse different education management settings in different contexts and engage in decision-making when discussing and addressing educational management case studies, including culturally sensitive ones.
  • Critically evaluate research methods in English and Education Management and articulate project plans, in the context of ethical and professional frameworks.
  • Devise, manage and complete a sustained body of independent work informed by appropriate research/scholarship and critical analysis, to appropriate academic and ethical standards.
  • Employ high level information retrieval and analytical skills, including the ability to interpret, evaluate, synthesise and organise archival and digital material, to formulate independent and critical judgements, articulate reasoned arguments and find creative solutions.

The educational aims of this course are:

  • To facilitate the students’ engagement with the necessary knowledge, concepts and critical understanding for postgraduate study in English and Education Management.
  • To enable students to acquire analytical, critical communication and presentational skills appropriate to postgraduate level study in the context of the modules studied, and to become familiar with the central problems of research in these areas.
  • To enable students to develop appropriate skills in research and research design both in the context of the taught elements of the Course and through the completion of a dissertation.
  • To enhance students' transferable skills and thereby their future employment prospects.
  • To provide students with the knowledge and skills relating to teaching English language and/or literature in innovative ways.
  • To encourage students to take individual and cultural differences in critical thinking into account in education management.
  • To encourage students to promote equality of opportunity and attainment through teaching and/or education management.
  • To provide an inclusive, supportive and accessible environment that fosters respect for difference.
  • To foster a critical awareness of sustainability and environmental issues.

Career paths

In order to enhance your employability prospects, you will have the opportunity to apply for internal part-time job opportunities, both voluntary and paid. For students on a related course these have included over the years: Pre-sessional English Teacher and/or Conversational Assistant; Academic Tutor at the Centre for Academic Writing; Linguae Mundi teacher (teaching their native language for the Centre for Global Engagement); Volunteer for English classes for refugees; Volunteer for English classes for members of the public; Academic English tutor for modules on degree courses; Language module tutor on the Add+Vantage university-wide provision and Student Ambassador

About this institute

Coventry University

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Contact info

Coventry University

Priory St
CV1 5FB Coventry


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