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BAJournalism and Economics

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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How will Brexit affect the UK economy? Will uncertainty in the US economy impact global markets? Whether you’re reporting on the latest Wall Street scandal or local businesses you can be the bridge between economics and the general public, providing a strong insight into the economic factors that shape the world around us. Our BA Journalism and Economics teaches you to analyse economic decisions and data, discovering the best way to share this information with the rest of the world. This is a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge of economics whilst developing your journalistic skills, and to develop an array of transferable skills across both areas of study.

A wide spectrum of economics topics, ranging from analysing financial crisis to international trade and policy, will be 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 flexibility to choose the areas of the subject that most interest you. Topics you can study include:

Journalism in practice
Production techniques
Global institutions
International journalism
Our Department of Economics are 4th nationally for overall student satisfaction in economics (NSS 2018) and are top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of our research rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014).

Career opportunities

This course gives you a multitude of transferable skills which could lead to a number of career paths. The Economics component will develop your ability to think critically and work withtackle large data sets.

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

You’ll be 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. You’ll also understand the economy and be able to effectively share this information through a variety of channels.

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