BA Journalism and CriminologyUniversity of Essex
About this program
BA Journalism and Criminology
Is crime rate in the UK on the rise? How are gangs represented in the media? How much information should the general public have access to on a trial? Our BA Journalism and Criminology will enable you to study contemporary society and crime, alongside building your journalistic skills, to analyse and share information and understand it through a social perspective.
You explore a wide spectrum of topics ranging from the impact of computer games on crime to terrorism. This will be intertwined with the practical journalism component of this 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.
Our course gives you flexibility to choose the areas of the subject that interest you. Topics which you can choose to study include:
- Law and Society
- Production skills
- How does globalisation affect crime?
- International Journalism
During 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 criminology element of your studies.
Clearing entry requirements
Specific entry requirements for this course in Clearing are not published here but for most of our degree courses you will need to hold a Level 3 qualification. If you are interested in applying and have already received your results, use our Clearing application form to apply for 2022 entry and find out if you are eligible. You will be asked to provide details of your qualifications and grades.
English language requirements
English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Practical Reporting, Interviewing and Production (Joint Honours)
- Introduction to Crime, Law and Society
- Researching Social Life I
- Journalism Now
- History of Journalism
- Audio and Video for Broadcast and Online (Joint Honours)
- Feature Writing and Magazine Project for Print and Online (Joint Honours)
- Digital Society
- Sociology of Crime and Control
- Comparative Media Law and Regulation
- Globalisation and Crime
- Advanced Practical Journalism
- Crime, Policy and Social Justice
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.
BA Journalism and Criminology: 3 years
BA Journalism and Criminology (Including Year Abroad): 4 years
BA Journalism and Criminology (Including Placement Year): 4 years
- Home/UK fee: £9,250
- International fee: £17,700
Our BA Journalism and Criminology equips you with the skills needed to pursue a number of different careers. You will gain the ability to understand the wider social context and the nature of crime, and effectively share information.
You will compile an impressive portfolio of published work and complete a detailed multimedia project liked to criminology in your final year, allowing you to offer real evidence of your range and capabilities to future employers.
You will become a multi-skilled story-teller, familiar with production techniques in television, radio, online and newspaper journalism, and have the option to gain advanced skills in specific areas in your final year.
About this institute
University of Essex
We are Essex: home to the ambitious and the inquisitive. We are proud to be top 39 in the Complete University Guide (2022), a past University of the Year (THE) and internationally recognised for Social Sciences. We're committed to two...
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