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BAJournalism and Philosophy (Placement)

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Whose truth do we witness through the media? Have we entered the age of post-truth? What is the responsibility of a journalist? Our BA Journalism and Philosophy encourages you to dig deeper, think critically, enhance your understanding and debate controversial topics. You learn how to engage with a wider audience, gain new perspectives and develop your own journalistic style. Alongside this you will begin to understand the ethical and philosophical issues surrounding journalism, from how social media allows individuals to shape their media consumption to the moral questions surrounding the duty of the journalist.

You discover the controversial social, political, cultural, legal and medical problems that affect everyday life. You also learn to 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:

Challenges facing Journalism in the digital age
Philosophical questions about life, death and religion
Political philosophy
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 of your choice.

Our Philosophy department has been ranked in the Top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014, mainstream universities, THE 2014).

Career opportunities

Our BA Journalism and Philosophy equips you with the skills needed to pursue a range of different careers. You gain the ability to understand the society in which we live and understand how this relates 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 philosophy 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