B.A. English with Journalism

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Bachelor of Arts in English with Journalism is an undergraduate English course. Journalism is the investigation and reporting of events, issues and trends to a broad audience. It concerns with the field of arts and covers the subject English Journalism which is the study of literature, linguistics and philosophy of the English language and Journalism simultaneously. Subjects typically studied under this degree are Poetry, Drama, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Technical Writing, Communication and that of Journalism. B.A. in English with Journalism is generally three academic years and may be provided on part time basis by certain institutes.

How is B.A. English with Journalism Course Beneficial?

This degree course enables the students to go in various teaching and media related jobs. One can go for higher degree programs in respective subjects such as M.A. English with Journalism, etc. They can have jobs regarding news/feature Editor. He is the right-hand man of the chief editor; decides on the news to be published in the newspaper each day; collect news, controls the network of correspondents, reporting staff and other news sources, allocate assignments and attend editorial conferences. Applicants can become proof-reader; here they compare proofs and edited copy (written, typed or printed material) to ensure that the final text is complete and accurate, and that the spelling and punctuation are correct before final printing.


  • The candidates should complete their 10+2 or its equivalent exam from a recognised Board.
  • In various colleges, there is an entrance exams and the percentage of 12th class also be given credit for the admission of students.

B.A. English with Journalism Syllabus

Syllabus of English with Journalism as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Subject of Study


• Poetry
• Drama
• Prose
• Fiction
• Criticism
• Aspects of Language
• American English
• Indian Writing in English
• World Literature


• Fundamentals of Journalism
• Mass Communication
• Media Laws & Indian Constitution
• Basic Audio Visual Media
• Reporting Methods
• Editing Techniques
• Media Management
• Advertising & Public Relations


B.A. English with Journalism Colleges

  • Baselios Poulose II Catholicos College, Ernakulam
  • Devamatha Arts and Science College, Kannur

B.A. English with Journalism Course Suitability

Those who are willing to go for teaching fields at higher degree level i.e. college and university level both in private and government institutions are good suit for it. They should have sharp mind, will power, concise and effective manner, organize their thoughts and to express themselves clearly both orally and in writing. They should be tactful, confident and organized while interviewing people from all walks of life. The ability to accept criticism and willingness to do considerable rewriting are also necessary.

 Job Types

  • Copy Editor/Copywriter
  • Senior Technical Writer
  • Documentation Specialist
  • Instructional Designer
  • Copywriter
  • Media/Public Affairs Manager
  • Assistant Professor - English Composition
  • English Teacher - High School
  • Content Editor - Journalism
  • English Basic Composition & Developmental Reading Instructor
  • Adjunct Professor - Journalism


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