Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Digital Journalism

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Course summary

TEF Silver

Leeds Beckett University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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Learn to spot stories and tell them effectively by creating high-quality digital journalism. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Develop the skills and confidence to identify a story
  • Think about the different ways it could be told, whether using photography, video, graphics, sound or the written word
  • Learn the art of taking a striking picture, the techniques for writing editorial content and how to use industry-standard editing software
  • Work in a collaborative environment through group projects, including an online magazine. For each edition you'll take on a new role, learning the varied skills involved in producing a publication
  • Keep up to date with advances in digital journalism to ensure your learning is current and that you’re fully prepared for the future
  • Learn about how media has shifted from print to online and assess the impact this is having on journalism, and how to adapt to these changes
  • Learn how to create and tailor stories for specific audiences

Course details


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Introduction to Digital Journalism
  • Editing Matters
  • The Critical Eye 1
  • The Critical Eye 2
  • Camera & Audio Production Technologies
  • Digital Content Publishing
  • Digital Journalism Practice 1
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Photography Matters
  • Ethics, Power & Persuasion
  • Digital Journalism Practice 2
  • Experimental Practice in Journalism
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Production Project
  • Business & Enterprise in Media
  • Showcase

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeP5N8
Institution code L27
Campus nameHeadingley Campus
Campus codeH

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points A minimum of 72 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Digital Journalism at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS