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BAJournalism and Modern Languages

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

In this global, digital age, the ability to share information with multiple audiences around the world is extremely powerful. Through language we can transmit knowledge, and share stories with people from all corners of the globe. Our BA Journalism and Modern Languages allow you to expand your multimedia skills whilst developing fluency in new languages.

Through the modern languages component of this course, you have the opportunity to choose from French, German, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. This is intertwined with the practical journalism aspect 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 You have the flexibility to choose the areas of the subject that most interest you and to explore global cultures alongside the native language.

Programme structure

Year 1

Journalism in Practice
Journalism Past and Present
Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics
Advanced French (optional)
Initial German (optional)

Year 2

Intermediate Journalism
Production Techniques
Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics
Proficiency Level French (optional)
Lower Intermediate German (optional)

Final year

International Media Law
Global Institutions and International Journalism
Journalism Project
Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics
Mastery Level French (optional)
Higher Intermediate German (optional)

Career opportunities

Studying languages allows you to grow your ability of additional languages to near fluency so that you can communicate with people from all around the world. This combined with the practical journalism elements of the course, mean that our graduates are equipped to embark on any one of a number of career paths.

You compile an impressive portfolio of published work and complete a detailed multimedia project linked to modern languages in your final year, allowing you to offer real evidence of your range and capabilities to future employers. You also develop knowledge of a specialist subject – such as business, culture, politics, international affairs or sport – giving you a head start if you want to pursue a career in one of those areas.

You become a multi-skilled and multilingual story-teller, familiar with production techniques in television, radio, online and newspaper journalism, and with the option to gain advanced skills in specific areas in your final year.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States