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BAJournalism with Human Rights

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

In a world of conflict and uncertainty, you can be the voice for those who need to be heard. Challenge the way human rights are understood across the globe. Our BA Journalism with Human Rights enables you to learn about the fundamental principles and practices which underpin the protection and promotion of human rights around the world. Alongside this you develop your journalistic skills, helping you to analyse information and understand it within the context of human rights law. You gain 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.

Explore a wide spectrum of human rights topics ranging from war to immigration. This is combined with the practical journalism component of this course; you use 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:

Protection of human rights
Is everyone entitled to human rights?
Production skills
International journalism
During your final year, you have the opportunity to bring all aspects of the course together in a final multimedia project on a subject linked to the human rights element of your studies.

As a student at one of the UK’s leading social science institutions and a pioneer of literature and writing, you are uniquely placed to acquire a deep understanding of the world you report on. You will also join our world leading Human Rights Centre, with over 80 leading scholars from across 11 departments.

Career opportunities

Our BA Journalism with Human Rights will equip you with the skills needed to pursue a number of different careers. You gain the ability to understand the society in which we live and will link this to the journalism methods you have studied and how they should be used.

You compile an impressive portfolio of published work and complete a detailed multimedia project linked to human rights in your final year, allowing you to offer real evidence of your range and capabilities to future employers.

You become a multi-skilled 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