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Economics with Journalism (2-year degree) - University of Buckingham

The University of Buckingham is: o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) o Joint 4th in England for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey) o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1 o Flexible – start your course in September or January The undergraduate programme in Economics with Journalism, one of very few to be offered by an English university in these two key areas, gives students of Economics the vocational training necessary to undertake fascinating and rewarding careers in Journalism. During the course of the programme, students are able to apply their developing theoretical and IT skills to the exploration of modern media practices; small group, Oxbridge-style tutorials offer opportunities for rigorous discussion and debate in a familiar, informal and stimulating environment. The extremely international nature of the student body, and the uniquely personalised teaching conditions which Buckingham favours, offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to explore new ideas and to develop individual writing skills, always within the framework of a wide-ranging syllabus, including modules in Money, Banking and Financial Markets, Press Journalism, Online Media and TV Journalism. A programme of Visiting Fellowships at the University of Buckingham, generously funded by the Wincott Foundation, attracts practising business and financial journalists who will give students on the Economics with Journalism courses the benefit of their experience in a series of lectures and seminars / workshops. In addition, the guaranteed external work placement, an innovative and integral part of the course, provides unique opportunities for students to experience the real world of business journalism as well as allowing them to interview potential employers.