Whether you want to write for print or online audiences, this English and Journalism course can show you how to communicate effectively.
This highly practical course is designed to give you an understanding of how media, cultural and creative organisations operate and are managed, helping to prepare you to critically engage with the world around you and investigate how events are examined and reported.
Coventry is ranked the 8th best university in the country for ‘Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations’ in the Guardian University Guide 2020. Here, you’ll learn from faculty passionate about the concept of a free, informed society; some of whom are writers and former journalists who’ve worked for national publications and news corporations, including the former Political Editor of the Irish Sunday Mirror and Editor in Chief of Classics car magazine.
With extensive professional links, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for industry placements and hear from expert guest lecturers, which have previously included Michael Binyon OBE, former Moscow Correspondent of The Times, for example.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
As well as developing a range of skills and knowledge that constitute the world of journalism, this course analyses key concepts and theories of media systems, the structures of media ownership and interests of those who influence and shape the media. We explore the issues and debates relating to the concept of ethics and press freedom in local, national and global contexts.
Students begin to develop a portfolio of regular journalistic work across all years of study in a wide range of formats and subject areas – anything from sports writing to health reporting and features journalism.
This course is designed to help prepare you for a variety of careers that involve the use of language and particularly those professions where communication dominates such as: the media and cultural industries, primary and secondary education, public relations, marketing and advertising.
Our Creative Futures employment team is on hand to offer tailored career and enterprise advice in gaining employment or take advantage of professional practice opportunities within course specific industries. Our dedicated enterprise officers also offer valuable assistance on how to begin as a freelancer/entrepreneur.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
Some of our graduates have found employment at Huffington Post, Daily Mirror, European Space Agency, Coventry 2021 City of Culture, Migrant Cities UK.
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