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BA (Hons) English Studies

Department

Language

Campus

Colombo

Level

Degree

Method

Full Time

Duration

03 Years

Commencement

Pending

BA (Hons) English Studies, awarded by Coventry University is a course for students who are interested in both English Language and English Literature. This course concentrates more (though certainly not exclusively) on contemporary literatures and language use, and will give an insight into relationships ‘from the local to the global’. This involves a broad focus, including everything from regional literatures and varieties of English to Anglophone world literatures and World Englishes, in subjects such as Shakespeare today, colonial and postcolonial literatures, creative writing and English and globalisation. Employability is embedded throughout the course, which also includes English for business 

Upon completion of this degree, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University. 

Entry requirements

For entry into year 1: Diploma in English
Selection from a placement test followed by an interview
OR
Diploma in English for Professionals
3 passes for A/L + 3 years of working experience
Undergraduates
OR
Admission through interviews:

  • Applicants with professional experience, are welcome to apply.
  • All non-standard or marginal applications for admission are considered
    upon the approval of the relevant academic body.

For entry into year 2: BA (Hons) English Studies

  • Completion of the Diploma in English Programme (Full time) or
    Diploma in English for Professionals (Part-time) at NIBM
  • OR

  • The English language requirement is IELTS grade 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5. in each component and competence to study using the English Language / Credit pass in English at the G.C.E (O/L) exam and a Pass in General English at the G.C.E. (A/L) exam or equivalent.
  • OR
    Admission through interviews:

  • Applicants with professional experience, are welcome to apply.
  • All non-standard or marginal applications for admission are considered upon the approval of the relevant academic body

Course structure

Diploma in English – Year 1

• Effective speaking skills
• Presentation skills
• Speaking skills required for a business environment & professions
• Basic Grammar
• Advanced Grammar
• Grammar for professionals writing & speaking
• Business writing; Letters / Memos / Fax etc.
• Reading skills for vocabulary & language development
• IELTS & TOEFL Preparatory modules

OR

Diploma in English for Professionals – Year 1

• Speaking skills for day-to-day communication
• Speaking skills required for a business environment and professions
• Presentation skills
• Introduction to English Grammar
• Advanced Grammar for effective speaking & writing
• Grammar for professional writing and speaking
• Business writing
• Professional writing
• Academic writing skills
• Reading skill for language & vocabulary development
• Academic reading skills
• Listening to language and vocabulary development
• TOEFL & IELTS listening skills

BA (Hons) English Studies – Year 2
(awarded by Coventry University)

• Shakespeare Today
• Nature of the English Language
• Practical English
• Contemporary Fiction
• Creative Writing
• Colonial Literatures

BA (Hons) English Studies – Year 3
(awarded by Coventry University)

• Business English
• Language and the Mind
• Postcolonial Literatures
• English and Globalisation
• Final Year Project/Dissertation

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information

Benefits for Students

English graduates can pursue a variety of post-graduate studies and work in a range of fields within the Arts and Cultural, Digital, Creative and Business industries as well as in the teaching profession. This course prepares graduates for a changing work landscape heavily influenced by the need for advanced communication, organisation, team working, self-reflection, digital and creative skills. To that end, the course offers students the opportunity to learn through diverse ways. For example, students will create digital artefacts (e.g. online magazines, blogs, podcasts), carry out both self-directed study and collaborative group work, and, if they opt to do so, engage in experiential learning on field trips linked to their studies and reflect on this learning.

The expected outcomes of this course are:

      Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of literary works and genres from selected periods between the English Renaissance and the present day.
  • Develop a broad understanding of the evolution, spread, and nature of the English Language as well as how the English Language can vary and change according to context, identity and social interaction.
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse works of fiction and non-fiction, interrogate and evaluate the arguments and theories of others and to formulate and construct critical arguments of one’s own.
  • Demonstrate a range of intercultural competences, including knowledge of a variety of world literatures and World Englishes, and recognise how language underpins intercultural interactions and transactions.
  • Use advanced communication skills, both written and oral, in various social and professional contexts, and across various landscapes including in person, on paper and online.
  • Utilise digital tools and technologies to practise original subject-based research and demonstrate the ability to be active, engaged participants in the new era of online communication.
  • Be independent, critical researchers who are able to effectively navigate and interpret information, make use of evidence, and communicate findings.
  • Meet deadlines and challenges with resilience and confidence in order to perform successfully in a range of post-graduation roles.
  • Demonstrate their ability to devise, manage and complete a sustained body of independent work informed by appropriate research/scholarship, to appropriate academic standards.

Programme Fees

Degree first year – 120,000 + 2000 registration fee
Degree second year – 530,000 + 3000 registration fee
Degree third year – 550,000

Student loan facilities are available from BOC, NSB & NDB banks. Send us an inquiry to ask about payment plans and loan facilities.

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