English and Education Management MA

Study level: Postgraduate
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This course offers an advanced academic study of English literature and language, and gives you the knowledge base necessary to become an effective instructor and manager in a variety of education settings.

Year of entry

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

Study mode

Full-time
Part-time

Duration

1 year full-time
2 years part-time
16-24 months (with professional experience)

Course code

AHT053

Start date

September 2024
January 2025
May 2025


Course overview

Hone critical and analytical skills through exploring stylistic features of the English language, discuss major English literature themes and authors, engage with theory and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages and approach key issues in Education Management.

  • You will practise microteaching and discuss innovative teaching theory and practice.
  • You will also have the opportunity2 to gain a recognised professional teaching qualification1: the Teaching Knowledge Test accredited by Cambridge Assessment English, as part of the module Professional Enhancement: Managing the Teaching and Learning Process (Please note that you must be studying on-campus in the UK to take this test.)
  • You will have the option to apply for a ‘professional experience’ opportunity,2 designed to further develop your skills and knowledge with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. See the ‘What you'll study’ section for more information.

Please be aware this course does not include or provide a teaching qualification (such as QTS) for teaching in the UK school sector. We recommend that you check the UK government website for information about routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Why not fit your learning around your professional life? Part of the Coventry University Group, the National Institute of Teaching and Education’s (NITE) courses support academic and professional development throughout careers in education.

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Why you should study this course

This course has a number of distinctive features designed to hone your skills and knowledge and boost your employability prospects. We offer:

  • a task-based/problem-based approach to language/literature learning and teaching, and to Education Management
  • in-depth study of literary themes e.g. environment and ecocriticism, engaging with cutting-edge critical theories that will enable you to explore the importance of literature for the regional and global concerns of the 21st century
  • varied and innovative assessment tasks that enable you to put your learning into practice
  • high-quality pastoral and academic support throughout your studies
  • the accreditation of the TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) professional qualification. (Please note that you must be studying on-campus in the UK to take this test).

Accreditation and professional recognition

This course is accredited1 and recognised by the following bodies for the 2024/25 intake:

Cambridge English TKT Teaching Knowledge Test

Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

This course is accredited by Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) in Managing the Learning Process, awarded by Cambridge Assessment English.


Collaborations with other organisations

Confucius Institute

The School of Humanities is home to the Confucius Institute. This is a collaboration with Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, which aims to promote an understanding of the Chinese language and culture.


What you'll study

This MA course has been designed to enhance your knowledge of English language and literature, while at the same time providing you with the opportunity to engage with Education Management and develop your skills in teaching English to speakers of other languages. The course should stand you in good stead for the purpose of becoming an effective instructor or manager in a range of education settings.

Through the range of modules offered on this course, you’ll develop skills in teaching English to speakers of other languages, and explore key themes in Education Management theory and practice.

You’ll also undertake stylistic and literary analysis of English texts, designed to further develop your analytical skills. You’ll encounter major themes in English literature, engage with cutting-edge critical theories and consider the importance of literature for the regional and global concerns of the 21st century.

Modules

  • This is a practical module that introduces you to the teaching, learning and assessment of English in a variety of settings. You will engage in peer reviews and observations of teaching and microteaching sessions. You will reflect on the principles underpinning pedagogic planning, practise session plan design, deliver your teaching plan and evaluate it after your taught session. You will learn how to support students both face-to-face and online and to give effective and consistent feedback.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to examine how literature can support the teaching of the English language. It provides suggestions for fostering language development and communicative competence by integrating literature into the English language classroom. You will discuss the existing body of theoretical research as well as analyse concepts and issues related to the teaching of literature and to the teaching of language through literature.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to introduce you to the principles and practice of Education Management, leadership and administration in a variety of educational settings, including the higher education setting. The module will develop your understanding and knowledge of Education Management processes and relationships and their implementation.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to prepare you for managing programmes in educational organisations. The module will develop your understanding of project and programme management processes and their implementation within an organisational setting. The module will also introduce you to several Project Management (PM) methodologies and case studies and enable you to evaluate PM methodologies and their implementation in an organisational setting.

    Compulsory

  • This module deals with stylistics, a field of study in which linguistic theories are used to identify and describe the distinguishing features (or style) of a text. Analysing a style involves looking closely and systematically at the formal features of a text and then considering how those features affect and contribute to the meaning and interpretation of the text in question. This module equips you with an understanding of the linguistic models and analytic techniques that can be used to describe, analyse and interpret a range of literary, as well as non-literary, texts.

    Compulsory

  • This module offers you an overview of the major periods and literary forms (prose, poetry and drama) and examines how literary works have been influenced by historical and socio-cultural trends. You will study a broad range of literary texts ranging from classical and medieval, through to the Renaissance and eighteenth century, to the Modern period.

    Compulsory

  • This module will help you develop your academic writing skills so you can carry out and complete written tasks on your MA programmes. Activities will focus on fostering and enhancing your ability to communicate effectively when writing in English in specific academic contexts.

    Compulsory

  • This module provides a sound basis to support you in the undertaking of a substantial research project appropriate to master’s level, in terms of the identification of a topic and the development of an appropriate research strategy for its completion. You will learn how to retrieve, annotate and discuss appropriate sources and how to collect, classify and analyse primary and secondary data. The module will also cover how to adhere to academic writing standards and ethics requirements and how to avoid plagiarism.

    Compulsory

  • This module supports you in the undertaking of a substantial research project appropriate to master’s level, in terms of the identification of a topic, the development of an appropriate research strategy for its development and completion, and its final writing up as a dissertation. In the second part of the module, you will be expected to produce an original piece of extended writing with the support of your allocated supervisor.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to discuss the key principles underlying managing the teaching and learning process, including language classroom management. You will study issues relating to learner language and teacher language and investigate how the language used by a teacher can affect learners’ behaviour. The module will also help you to understand how to manage an ELT classroom in various contexts and with learners of different abilities.

    Compulsory

With professional experience option

The professional experience opportunity2 enables you the opportunity to apply for optional professional experience in semester 1, which, upon successfully securing an opportunity, will extend the duration of your master’s to either 16, 20 or 24 months. The professional experience provides an opportunity for you to develop expertise and experience in your chosen field with the aim of enhancing your employability.

Please note that the optional professional experience modules incur an additional tuition fee, which for 1 semester of professional experience is £1,333.33, for 2 semesters of professional experience is £2,666.67, and for 3 semesters of professional experience is £4,000.

Professional experience may also be subject to additional costs, visa requirements being met, subject to availability and/or competitive application. Professional experience opportunities are not guaranteed but you will benefit from the support of our Talent Team in trying to find and secure an opportunity. Find out more about the professional experience option.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.


How you'll learn

Teaching methods include:

  • Interactive lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Presentations
  • Group projects
  • Workshops

This course can be offered on a part-time basis. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Request further information about part-time study.


Teaching contact hours

The number of full-time contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 12 contact hours per week in the first year.

Additionally, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study of approximately 35 hours each week, depending on the demands of individual modules.

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the university may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

Since COVID-19, we have delivered our courses in a variety of forms, in line with public authority guidance, decisions, or orders and we will continue to adapt our delivery as appropriate. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.


Assessment

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.

Assessment methods include:

  • Tests
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Practical coursework
  • Individual assignments

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.


International experience opportunities

If circumstances allow, the course will provide opportunities for students to engage in UK-based Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) projects and international study trips2.


Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2024/25 entry.

This course is suitable for graduates who have an interest in English and Education Management.

This course requires a minimum grade/classification of 2:2 or above.

We recognise a breadth of qualifications; speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

You can view our full list of country-specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

Typical entry requirements

This course is suitable for graduates who have an interest in English and Education Management.

This course requires a minimum grade/classification of 2:2 or above.

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.
  • For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

2024/25 tuition fees.

Student Full-time Part-time
UK, Ireland*, Channel Islands or Isle of Man £11,200 | £15,200 (with prof. experience)   Request fee information
EU £11,200 | £15,200 (with prof. experience) per year with EU support bursary**
£18,600 | £22,600 (with prof. experience) per year without EU support bursary**
Not available
International £18,600 | £22,600 (with prof. experience)   Not available

For advice and guidance on tuition fees3 and student loans visit our Postgraduate Finance page.

We offer a range of international scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees3 cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them.

The following are additional costs not included in the tuition fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.
  • Any costs associated with securing, attending or completing a placement (whether in the UK or abroad).

*Irish student fees

The rights of Irish residents to study in the UK are preserved under the Common Travel Area arrangement. If you are an Irish student and meet the residency criteria, you can study in England, pay the same level of tuition fees as English students and utilise the Tuition Fee Loan.

**EU support bursary

Following the UK's exit from the European Union, we are offering financial support to all eligible EU students who wish to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree with us full-time. This bursary will be used to offset the cost of your tuition fees to bring them in line with that of UK students. Students studying a degree with a foundation year with us are not eligible for the bursary.

  • We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Your fee status determines your tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available to you. The rules about who pays UK (home) or international (overseas) fees for higher education courses in England are set by the government's Department for Education. The regulations identify all the different categories of student who can insist on paying the home rate. The regulations can be difficult to understand, so the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) has provided fee status guidance to help you identify whether you are eligible to pay the home or overseas rate.

    If you meet all the criteria required by any one category, including any residence requirements, your institution must charge you the home rate. You only need to find one category that you fit into.


Facilities

You will benefit from studying on our well-equipped, modern campus4.

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Delia Derbyshire Building

The Delia Derbyshire complex offers more space to learn, design and make, including a hyper-studio for students across all disciplines to collaborate on projects together, a gallery space and an events atrium.

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The Library

You will benefit from our support designed to help you succeed and our industry-relevant teaching and resources. These include our modern library and computing facilities, dedicated careers advice and Your Students’ Union.

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Confucius Institute

The School of Humanities is home to the Confucius Institute. This is a collaboration created with the Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, which aims to promote an understanding of the Chinese language and culture.


Careers and opportunities

The English and Education Management MA prepares you for a variety of future career paths.

  • If you are interested in a career in English language education, you can gain the skills you need to be an effective and innovative instructor of English for speakers of other languages.
  • Through a thorough grounding in Education Management theory and practice, you can develop the knowledge necessary to become an effective manager in a variety of educational settings.
  • The focus on stylistic and literary analysis hones your analytical and critical skills, which are highly valued across a range of career paths.
  • The innovative assessment types on this course hone essential written, oral, and digital communication skills, readying you for the wider world of work in a culturally diverse global marketplace.
  • We aim to equip you with transferable skills, enabling you to capitalise on a job market increasingly defined by flexibility and ecological concerns.

There is a high demand for teachers and managers of English in language schools, private schools, state schools, universities and colleges around the world. This course equips you with the skills you need to enter this dynamic, growing sector, either as an educator skilled in classroom management and innovative teaching techniques or as an effective Education Manager.

Successful completion of this course can also lead to a variety of careers associated with teaching English to speakers of other languages, or the use of English language and literature, including academic consultancy, journalism, information management and human resources, among others.

Please be aware this course does not include or provide a teaching qualification (such as QTS) for teaching in the UK school sector. We recommend that you check the UK government website for information about routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Why not fit your learning around your professional life? Part of the Coventry University Group, the National Institute of Teaching and Education’s (NITE) courses support academic and professional development throughout careers in education.

Where our graduates work

Previous graduates from this and our related courses are now working as International Recruitment Officers, Language Centre Directors, English Examiners, Academic Consultants, Pre-sessional Tutors and Course Leaders.


How to apply

  • Coventry University together with Coventry University London, Coventry University Wrocław, CU Coventry, CU London, CU Scarborough, and Coventry University Online come together to form part of the Coventry University Group (the University) with all degrees awarded by Coventry University.

    1Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.

    2UK and international opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or international opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be unpaid and/or subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel, public authority guidance, decisions or orders and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand any visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

    3Tuition fees

    The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK (home) students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation.

    For international students, we may increase fees each year, but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.

    4Facilities

    Facilities are subject to availability. Access to some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and/or may have reduced availability or restrictions where the university is following public authority guidance, decisions or orders.

    Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the current 2023/2024 contract is available on the website for information purposes however the 2024/25 Contract is currently being updated so please revisit this page before submitting your application. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.