Journalism at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

Course summary

Report on world-changing events as they unfold on TV, radio, print or online with a career in journalism. This professionally accredited course will develop the skills you’ll need for a rewarding career in this dynamic, growing sector. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Gain newsgathering skills and experience in modern journalism
  • Understand the practice and principles of contemporary journalism including fairness and accuracy
  • Create multimedia news content for print, digital and broadcast platforms
  • Have access to purpose-built facilities including computer suites, TV and radio studios, and a dedicated newsroom
ACCREDITATION This course is accredited by the bjtc (Broadcast Journalism Training Council) and the PPA (Professional Publishers Association). Find out more You'll have the opportunity to use our facilities to create multimedia news content for print, digital and broadcast platforms by combining the best of the past with an eye on the future. Industry links Gaining experience will be an important part of your course. Placement opportunities will give you the chance to encounter real-life journalism. We have links that can help you find work in organisations such as the BBC, Sky Sports and with a variety of local and national media companies. Our students have completed placements with The Independent, The One Show, local radio and newspapers. Guest lecture series You will have access to the guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. To view and register for any upcoming guest lectures, visit our university events webpage. Why study Journalism at Leeds Beckett University...
  • 93% of BA (Hons) Journalism students said staff were good at explaining things*
  • Professionally accredited
  • Study and work in a city with a fast-rising reputation as a media hub
  • Specialist facilities to create multimedia news content
  • Open the doors to working in a practical environment at the BBC, Sky Sports and a variety of local and national media companies
  • Take in unique insights from leaders from across the business world in Leeds Business School's guest lecture series
*National Student Survey 2022


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Digital Publishing
  • Reporting
  • Journalism Skills 1
  • Journalism Practice & Principles
  • Introduction to Media Law
  • Broadcast Journalism
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Media Law in Context
  • Writing Features
  • Digital Newsdays
  • Journalism Skills 2
  • Futures: Reading the Media
  • Government & Political Context in the UK
  • Broadcast Newsdays
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Magazine Production
  • Multiplatform Newsdays
  • Magazine Newsdays
  • Journalism Skills 3
  • Journalism Project
  • Magazine Newsdays
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Journalism at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS