Which? uses cookies to improve our sites and by continuing you agree to our cookies policy.

Coventry University

English and Journalism

UCAS Code: QP35
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Subjects
  • Journalism
  • English studies
Student score
72% MED
80% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£15.5k LOW
£18.2k HIGH
Icon pencil

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

CCC.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
31

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Icon docs

Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

By combining your study in these areas, you will join a vibrant course which examines how the world of language and the media influence our lives at home and internationally. You will explore styles and contexts surrounding language and literature and also examine the editorial world of the journalist. As well as enhancing your critical-thinking skills, there will be plenty of opportunities for hands-on practical experience, producing your own news and current affairs for a variety of media audiences, including print and online. If you choose this course you will benefit from: A vibrant learning community to help you develop your critical thinking and the communication skills employers want; Experienced teaching staff, who bring professional and/or research expertise into their teaching; Guest lecturers from the media industries and field trips to media organisations; Being able to take part in the English and Languages Society, contribute to the Coventry Words magazine and participate in cultural trips; Networking with international students through online exchanges and blogs; The opportunity to complete a work placement, to spend a year studying or working overseas; Access to the student unionâ??s flagship Coventry Source newspaper and radio station; The option to volunteer in schools to gain experience as a teaching assistant or to present 1-day courses to students; A mix of theory and practical modules to give you the knowledge and skills to widen your career choices when you graduate.

Modules

Coventry University

The library

Here at Coventry we place students at the heart of everything we do. We know you want excellent teaching and plenty of it; a great student experience; and a career at the end which makes your investment of money and time worthwhile. You will be among the first to use the new 35 million students' building called TheHub, the centre of student and social life on campus.

How you'll spend your time

Sorry, we don’t have study time information to display here

How you'll be assessed

Sorry, we don’t have course assessment information to display here

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

Icon bubble

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 78%
Student score 72% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

85%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

80%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

?

Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
17% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
62% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
323 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
Icon ribbon

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £15.5k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

20%

Graduates who are media professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Journalism roles are very sought after, and competition fierce. It's not impossible to get into roles with a first degree – quite a few do - but they can often be insecure or on a freelance basis, and a lot of jobs in journalism go to postgraduates. Unpaid work is not the norm for new journalists, but it’s rather more common than for other roles. The skills you can gain from a journalism degree can be useful in a range of industries, and so grads from these courses can be found in a wide range of jobs. London tends to dominate the jobs market for journalism graduates, but 2012 graduates found opportunities elsewhere, particularly in the South East and North West.
Icon bubble

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 80% LOW
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

?

Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
297 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
Icon ribbon

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18.2k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

9%

Graduates who are customer service occupations

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2012, more than 12,000 students graduated with English degrees. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job as a doctor or nuclear physicist. There isn't a lot of difference in terms of outcomes between taking English language or English literature, so choose the one that suits you and don't worry about whether one is more likely to get you the job you want than the other. About one in five English graduates went into further study last year, and apart from further degrees in English, graduates were also likely to go onto teaching, law or publishing. All in all it's a flexible option – some even changed career direction entirely and took postgraduate courses in subjects like nursing or maths.
Carousel arrow left Carousel arrow right
Get all the advice
Expert tips for uni - straight to your inbox
Free to students, teachers and parents
Sign me up
Follow us