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English

Inspiring future writers 

Explore English at Coventry University

Do you have a passion for words and language? You may wish to write a thrilling novel or work for one of the UK’s top newspapers, conducting hard-hitting journalism. A Coventry University degree in English can open up a variety of different career paths.

From the media to the marketplace, courtrooms to conversations, everything starts with language. Creative freedom allows you to explore emerging genres such as games narratives, graphic storytelling, digital streamed performances and multimedia projects. On some courses, there is an opportunity to create an individual website, enabling you to present prospective employers with an online portfolio.

We aim to provide you with plenty of opportunities to attend field trips* to help expand your educational and cultural knowledge. We have taken students to the Royal Shakespeare Company, carried out projects in Spain, London, Cardiff and Bristol, and a trip to Amsterdam, all of which aim to provide you with a unique understanding of your course and help you stand out.

Reasons to choose English at Coventry University

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No. 7 for Journalism

Guardian University Guide 2024

Joint 1st for Academic Support in Journalism icon

Joint 1st for Academic Support in Journalism, across England HEIs

National Student Survey (NSS) 2023

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Joint Top Modern University for Career Prospects

Guardian University Guide 2021 and 2022

Top 5 Student City in England for Affordability (Coventry) icon

Top 5 UK Student City in England (Coventry)

QS Best Student Cities Index 2024

  • No. 7 for Journalism icon

    No. 7 for Journalism

    Guardian University Guide 2024

  • Joint 1st for Academic Support in Journalism, across England HEIs icon

    Joint 1st for Academic Support in Journalism, across England HEIs

    National Student Survey (NSS) 2023

  • Joint Top Modern University for Career Prospects icon

    Joint Top Modern University for Career Prospects

    Guardian University Guide 2021 and 2022

  • Top 5 UK Student City in England (Coventry)

    Top 5 UK Student City in England (Coventry)

    QS Best Student Cities Index 2024

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What can you do with an English degree?

English graduates are highly sought after by employers for their versatility, research ability, critical thinking, creativity, and excellent writing and presentation skills. An English degree can translate fantastically into a wide range of career opportunities. Here are some options:

  1. Literary author
  2. Copywriter
  3. Journalist
  4. Editor
  5. Paralegal
  6. Marketing executive

*Disclaimer

UK 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 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 COVID and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

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