Courses and modules

The Centre for Academic Writing offers a range of courses and modules in academic writing at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

If you are interested in applying for one of our courses, please contact Sheila Medlock, CAW Administrative Assistant, on +44 (0) 24 7765 7596 or email 

Postgraduate Programme in Academic Writing Theory and Practice
Academic Writing Development

The Master’s Degree/Postgraduate Diploma in Academic Writing Theory and Practice and the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Writing Development offer new types of qualification aimed at graduates and professionals interested in studying, researching, and teaching writing.

The postgraduate programme, the first of its kind in the UK and Europe, focuses on writing, rhetoric, and literacies research and on the ways this research informs the teaching of writing. The course is based upon the international reputation in the teaching and researching of academic writing at CAW.

For more information, please see the CAW course pages:

Academic Writing Development PGCert
1 year blended learning/distance learning

Academic Writing Development and Research MA
2 years blended/distance learning

Writing for Scholarly Publication

Writing for Scholarly Publication is a 20-credit Master's level module designed to help postgraduate research students, university staff members and other professionals publish their findings and gain experience in writing for professional publication.

The module can help move research that has been generated for a thesis or dissertation, reported to funding bodies or presented at conferences into the pages of scholarly journals, books or other publications.

Introduction to Research Design and Writing

This is a university-wide module designed for students undertaking research degrees across faculties and departments at Coventry University. It is a mandatory module meant to equip early career researchers with knowledge of research methodological designs, data and project management, ethical imperatives, writing and publishing strategies.

CAW manages the running of the module and CAW lecturers teach its writing and publishing components.   

Undergraduate Modules in Academic Writing

CAW offers a suite of undergraduate modules in academic writing. These modules are aimed to enhance students' writing in the disciplines at all levels of study through classroom-based writing activities, discussions of disciplinary features of writing, formative and summative assessments whereby students engage in a critical and reflective manner with writing in their disciplines. For more details, see CAW's Student Support pages.

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