Masters | Postgraduate Course - Academic Writing Development (Blended/Distance Learning) PG Cert Course Details within Coventry University

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Anticipated fees are: One-year programme (60 credits) - £1,750
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Academic Writing Development (Blended/Distance Learning) PG Cert

Study Details

PGCert 1 year blended learning/distance learning

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.


Why choose this course? 

  • Innovative degree course (unique in Europe) exploring the fast-expanding field of Academic Writing Development
  • Focuses on academic writing development for university students (undergraduate through doctoral level) and professional development in writing for publication
  • Provides essential training in how to set up and manage a writing centre or writing programme
  • Analyses the academic writing needs and practices of both native and non-native English speakers

Module details

Teaching is delivered through two semester-long modules plus one module that spans Semesters 1 and 2.

  • Teaching and Supporting Academic Writing
  • Writing Centre & Writing Programme Development and Management
  • Supporting Academics in Research Communication

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a second class honours degree or above in any academic discipline in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Sciences, and have an interest in teaching, supporting, and researching academic writing.

Applicants who can demonstrate relevant experience at an appropriate professional level but do not have the formal academic entry qualifications may be admitted subject to an application and assessment.

Student Destinations

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.