This course is an exciting new qualification for graduates and professionals interested in studying, researching, and teaching writing.
The focus of the course is on writing, rhetoric, and literacies research and on how this research informs the teaching of writing and writing development work. The course programme is based upon Coventry University’s international reputation in the teaching and researching of academic writing at its Centre for Academic Writing.
The course begins by teaching key pedagogies for supporting academic writing for both study and professional writing purposes.
It also provides grounding in the theories and practices of how to set up and manage a writing centre, programme, or initiative. The course then offers in-depth learning about how to support postgraduates, academics, and researchers in writing for publication in English, and about how to develop students’ writing in the disciplines. Importantly, you will also learn how to research academic writing.
Students in the final term of the MA will write a dissertation or portfolio based on an individually chosen research project, to inform their professional development.
This course will enhance your career prospects for working with students, academics, and other colleagues through supporting, teaching and carrying out research on academic writing.
This course combines the theory and practice necessary for working effectively as a writing developer in writing centres, learning centres, staff development centres, and research centres, and for providing writing support in disciplinary or workplace contexts, in the UK and internationally.
It will also prepare you to undertake research and doctoral study in the fields of Academic Writing, Composition and Rhetoric, Education, or a related field.
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