Logo of University of Essex

BAJournalism and Criminology (Year Abroad)

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee To be confirmed
More information

Expenses, accommodation, working etc.



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.

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 have the opportunity to join our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies which is ranked among the top 200 departments on the planet for English language and literature (QS 2017). You also become part of our Department of Sociology which is rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014) and ranked top 25 for Sociology (TGUG 2018).

Career opportunities

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.

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States