English and Education Management BA (Hons) top-up

Study level: Undergraduate
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This course is designed for learners who aim to enhance their knowledge of English language and literature while engaging with education themes, including teaching young learners, English testing and management.

Year of entry

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

Study mode

Full-time
Online/Blended

Duration

1 year full-time

Course code

QX39

Start date

September 2025

The information on this page is for 2024-25 entry and should be used as guidance for 2025-26 entry. Please keep checking back on this course page to see our latest updates.


Course overview

The course aims to prepare students to become effective teachers, managers or leaders in a variety of educational settings e.g. state and private higher education institutions, colleges and schools, as well as language academies, testing centres, consultancies or governmental agencies.

  • You will have the chance to study a diverse range of modules on language/linguistics, literature, teaching English and education management.
  • The course prepares students to be informed managers in a time of global complexity as well as digitally literate global citizens.
  • Students have the opportunity to gain professional accreditation through the Cambridge Assessment’s TKT Teaching Young Learners*.
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Guardian University Guide 2021 and 2022

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5 QS Stars for Teaching and Facilities

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Top 10 UK Student City (Coventry)

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Why you should study this course

  • A task-based/problem-based approach to learning and teaching.
  • Varied and innovative assessment tasks.
  • The excellent quality of both the pastoral and academic support offered to students, including support for dissertation/project selection and writing up.
  • The innovative themes covered in literature (e.g. environment and ecocriticism).
  • The accreditation of the TKT professional qualification*.

Accreditation and professional recognition

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TKT Teaching Young Learners

The course prepares students for the TKT Teaching Young Learners, a professional qualification accredited by Cambridge Assessment1.



What you'll study

On this one year top-up course you will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in a range of different fields including: language/linguistics; literature; teaching English; and education management.

Modules

  • This module aims to introduce you to the fundamental concepts in education management, leadership and administration in a variety of educational settings, including the Higher Education setting. The module will develop your understanding of management and leadership processes and their implementation within an educational organisational setting.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to introduce you to key concepts in English literature through the study of a selection of short stories. The module will develop your understanding of narratology (the study of narrative form) and enhance your skills in the analysis of literary form and language. Through the assessment, you will also gain experience in presenting advanced-level commentary and argument in both verbal and written form.

    Compulsory

  • In this module you will focus on effective communication for leadership and management in the modern workplace. The emphasis will be on developing practical skills by carrying out tasks based on real-life workplace contexts including meetings, negotiations and email correspondence.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to introduce the key principles underlying TYL (Teaching Young Learners) including the needs and expectations of learners, teaching approaches and methodologies and materials. You will have the chance to select and develop materials for specific cohorts of learners and be able to reflect on their learning in the context of TYL.

    Compulsory

  • This module examines how languages are tested and assessed. You will develop a practical understanding of needs analysis, integrating examination of stakeholder demands, learner needs and wants, and target language situation analysis. Alternative models will be evaluated to highlight the relative merits of different test and assessment design for different contexts. Attention will be given to the nature and implementation issues in placement, diagnostic, progress and proficiency testing.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to enable you to explore a particular theme on your course in greater depth and relate it to your career ambitions. You will select from a range of projects to develop your research and critical analytical skills as well as apply the knowledge and understanding you have gained on the course to an area that interests you. You will work under the guidance of a supervisor, but will further acquire skills of independent learning and time management.

    Compulsory

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

The course teaching and learning strategy reflects the four key underpinning values:

  • Active
    Learning is student-centred, with students actively engaged in learning and learning activities.
  • Applied
    Learning activities represent authentic, real-world tasks. The TKT* is embedded in the course.
  • Social
    Students interact regularly with staff and peers, often working together in small groups.
  • Inclusive
    Teaching and learning are designed to be inclusive and accessible to all.

Teaching and learning methods across the course as a whole include lectures, seminars, workshops, and tutorials as well as study trips* devoted to experiential learning, online working and research, self-directed study and group/collaborative work.

Inquiry-based learning is central to the delivery of the modules, comprising this course. Perhaps this is most obviously demonstrated in the Careers Development Project module where you have the opportunity to choose your own subjects for investigation and, using a wide-range of primary and secondary materials, offer their own analysis of the evidence.


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 semester and around 9 hours per week in the second semester.

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:

  • Essays
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Projects
  • Coursework
  • Individual Assignments
  • English test design and evaluation
  • Lesson plan design

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

Student may have the opportunity to take part in a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) project with students from one of the university’s international partners.


Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2024/25 entry.

Successful completion of 2 years appropriate academic study in Higher Education. 5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English

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.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (with at least 5.5 in each component area)

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

Student Full-time Part-time
UK, Ireland*, Channel Islands or Isle of Man 2025/26 fees TBC
2024/25 fees - £9,250 per year
Not available
EU 2025/26 fees TBC
2024/25 fees - £9,250 per year with EU support bursary**
2025/26 fees TBC
2024/25 fees - £16,800 per year without EU support bursary**
Not available
International 2025/26 fees TBC
2024/25 fees - £16,800 per year
Not available

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see the university’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

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 permits 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.

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

Tuition fees 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. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.

*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.


Facilities

Students will benefit from studying on our well-equipped, modern campus*. Online students will benefit from our long-standing leadership in the delivery of online learning.

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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 course has been designed for learners who aim to enhance their knowledge of English while at the same time engage with education management and English teaching and assessment themes with the purpose of either obtaining better employment or becoming more effective managers in education settings

On successful completion you will be able to:

  • critically analyse modern literary works from a variety of global contexts
  • critically evaluate and apply the principles underlying the teaching, learning and testing process with a focus on effective classroom management
  • problem solve around different education management scenarios in different contexts
  • deploy a range of intercultural competencies and recognise how language underpins intercultural interactions and transactions
  • apply advanced communication skills, both written and oral, in various social, academic and professional contexts, and across various landscapes including in person, on paper and online
  • be an independent, critical researcher who is able to effectively navigate and interpret information, make use of evidence, and communicate findings
  • meet deadlines and challenges with resilience and confidence in order to perform successfully in a range of post-graduate roles.

Job destinations could include civil service roles, International Recruitment Officers, Language Centre Directors, English Examiners, University Lecturers, School Teachers, Academic Consultants and Course Leaders and a wide range of academic leadership roles.

Where our graduates work

This is a new course, however, graduate from the associated suite of English courses have gone on to a variety of destinations: e.g. Head teacher for English in a local school, Civil Servant, Materials Designer, Test Designer, Centre for Academic Writer tutor, Course Director Pre-sessional English Courses.

Further study

Students on this course can progress to the English and Education Management MA, which has similar content, or could elect to read for the English Literature MA or the English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics MA.


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 2024/2025 contract is available on the website for information purposes however the 2025/2026 contract will apply for the 2025/2026 intake. 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.