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Journalism and Sociology (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

How is the power of the media changing our society? How can we use it to share information? What can we tell about our audience? Why do people behave a certain way? Our BA Journalism and Sociology will enable you to learn about contemporary society, media and digital society, alongside developing your journalistic skills, helping you to analyse information and understand it within the wider social context. In the digital society, where demand for news is at an all-time high, this course will give you a strong understanding of the world we live in and how to engage with the audience, allowing you to develop your own unique journalistic style.You explore a wide spectrum of topics ranging from crime to digital society. This will be combined with the practical journalism component of the course; where you develop your skills in using multi-media channels such as radio, television and online media and deepen your knowledge of journalism on an international scale.This course gives you the flexibility to choose the areas of the subject that interest you. Topics which you can study include:- Mass Media- Production skills- Digital Society- International JournalismDuring your final year, you will have the opportunity to bring all aspects of the course together in a final multimedia project on a subject linked to the sociology element of your studies.As a student at one of the UK’s leading social science institutions, you are uniquely placed to acquire a deep understanding of the world you report on. You will join our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies and our Department of Sociology which is rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014) and ranked among the top 50 departments in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2020).

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 97 46

    23rd out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    126 63%

    30th

    51
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    28th

    68
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    117 61%

    45th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    9th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    84th

    34

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