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English Literature BA (Hons)

Coventry University
Program overview
3-4 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024
Coventry University

Program description

English Literature BA (Hons)

The BA (Hons) English Literature course offers you the opportunity to study English Literature of all periods from the Medieval to the present day, with particular specialisms in regional studies and spatiality (including the literature of the Midlands), fantasy and speculative fictions, African-American literature, Anglophone world literatures and literatures of the American West.

Admission requirements

UK students

  • A Level : Minimum 112 points (grades BBC).
  • BTEC : Minimum DMM
  • IB Diploma : Minimum 29 points
  • GCSE requirement : Minimum five graded 9-4 including English.

International students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall
  • If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

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Program content

Year one

  • Approaches to Literature
  • Writing the American Nation
  • Literary Genres
  • Space, Place, Regionalisms, Globalisms
  • Add+Vantage Module

Year two

  • Shakespeare's Renaissance
  • Cin-aesthetics
  • The Age of Revolutions
  • Modernism
  • The Victorians and Empire
  • Add+Vantage module
  • Optional modules

    (1 from 3)

    • The American West: Real and Imagined
    • English Literature International Study Trip
    • Stylistics

Placement year

  • Study Abroad
  • Professional Placement

Final year

  • Post-War Literature
  • Fiction of the 21st Century
  • Add+Vantage module
  • Optional Modules (Choose 60 credits)
    • English Dissertation - 40 credits
    • Speculative Fiction - 20 credits
    • Utopias and Dystopias - 20 credits
    • African American Writing: Place, Race and Identity - 20 credits
    • Writing for the Theatre and Radio - 20 credits.

Program delivery

  • 3 years full-time
  • 4 years full-time with study abroad / professional placement
  • Flexible part-time

Tuition fees

  • UK students : £9,250 per year.
  • International students : £15,000 per year.


On successful completion of the course you should be a globally and interculturally-aware graduate ready to make a dynamic difference in the world. English Literature graduates go on to a wide range of postgraduate and employment destinations including journalism, publishing, public relations, marketing, public administration and teaching.

The course aims to:

  • Provide students with a knowledge of English Literature across a range of historical periods, including before 1800
  • Provide students with a knowledge of the range of principal literary genres, including prose, poetry and drama
  • Provide students with a knowledge of a range of world literatures in English, including international influences upon English Literature and the reception and influence of English Literature within international contexts
  • Enable students to apply critical and theoretical approaches to a range of literary texts, developing imaginative and independent interpretations
  • Enable students to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively, including articulating their own and other people’s ideas and critical arguments concisely, accurately and persuasively, both orally and in writing
  • Enable students to become independent and versatile researchers, confident in the use of a range of methods and technologies
  • Enable students to develop constructive working relationships with others
  • Enable students to develop and demonstrate, through the study of literature, inter-cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity and responsibility
  • Enable students to adapt to a wide range of different tasks, including demonstrating the ability to initiate their own projects and investigations
  • Enable students to develop an awareness and understanding of aspects of the cultural industries and of the potential contribution that their skills could make to these industries and beyond.

Career opportunities

Since our degree aims to develop 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 or the media.

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Coventry University

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Coventry University

Priory St
CV1 5FB Coventry

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