This course offers 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.
You will hone your critical and analytical skills through exploring the stylistic features of the English language, discussing major English literature themes and authors in relation to sustainability and environmental issues, engaging with the theory and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages and approaching key issues in education management.
You will practise microteaching and discuss innovative teaching theory and practice.
You will also have the opportunity 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 modules for more information.
Coventry, United Kingdom
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 innovative 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 qualification1. (Please note that you must be studying on-campus in the UK to take this test.)
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.
English Language Teaching in Practice - 15 credits
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.
Teaching English through Literature - 15 credits
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.
Principles and Practice of Education Management - 15 credits
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 of programme management processes and their implementation within an organisational setting.
Case Studies Analysis in Educational Project Management - 15 credits
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.
Stylistics - 15 credits
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 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.
Introduction to Environment in English Literature - 30 credits
This module introduces you to a variety of current spatial approaches to literary texts, including, for example, ecocriticism, geocriticism, and Thing Theory. You will engage with literature from multiple historical periods, genres, places, and cultures, developing a greater understanding of the central importance of environment to literature itself and to wider cultural and socio-political issues. In-class assessments such as presentations and student-led debates will sharpen your communication skills and complement the development of advanced postgraduate scholarly and reflective practice through assessed essays.
Research Methods - 15 credits
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.
Dissertation - 50 credits
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.
Professional Enhancement: Managing the Teaching and Learning Process - 10 credits
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.
How you'll learn
Teaching methods include:
Practical laboratory sessions
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.
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.
£10,600 per year
£16,950 per year
International Pathways 2022 Scholarship
You could enjoy a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees.
Our high-quality foundation, international year one and pre-masters courses are for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to their preferred Coventry University undergraduate or postgraduate course. We can support you to achieve the academic and/or English grades you need and help you gain the personal and professional skills required to study at university.
We want to encourage ambitious international students like you to study at Coventry University, so we’ve secured extra financial support for you worth £3,000, to help with the cost of tuition fees, living expenses and accommodation.
The scholarship application deadline is:
September 2022 intake: 31 July 2022
The MA in English & Education Management 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.
According to the British Council, there were around 1.5 billion people learning and using English worldwide in 2018, forecast to rise to 2 billion by 2020. So 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.
Where our graduates work
Previous graduates from this and our related courses are now working as International Recruitment Officers, Language Centre Directors, English Examiners, University Lecturers, School Teachers, Academic Consultants, Pre-sessional Tutors and Course Leaders.