Broadcast and Digital Journalism at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS

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Course summary

Are you excited by the world of radio, TV, social media and digital news and keen to be part of this constantly evolving industry? Do you want to study in the region that’s home to Channel 4, ITN Productions and BBC Yorkshire? This Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC)-accredited Broadcast and Digital Journalism degree combines advanced vocational training with academic study to prepare you for your career in journalism. It is designed to develop your practical broadcast and digital skills and show you the reality of delivering news to a range of audiences using online and traditional broadcast formats. Our journalism graduates have secured jobs at the BBC, ITV, a range of newspapers and online sites as well as finding work in related areas such as public relations and digital marketing. Broadcast and Digital Journalism is challenging and exciting work and from day one of your course you will be expected to think and act like a journalist. You’ll gain the broadcast and digital skills needed to enter the dynamic and ever-evolving news industry. Our award-winning journalists will teach you how to source, research and compile stories and features. You’ll film and edit both on-the-go with MOJO (mobile journalism) skills and more considered digital pieces in our dedicated newsrooms equipped with industry-standard technologies and in specialist radio, podcast and television studio spaces. You’ll learn how to write for the broadcast media, as well as developing transferable multi-media skills relevant for broadcast journalism, content creation and other news-related communication fields. Throughout this degree, you’ll develop your ability to investigate, record, write, edit, present and produce news and factual programming. You’ll gain an understanding of the broader news media and society, the context in which news is produced in the 21st century along with the social, ethical and political impact of journalism today. We aim to develop you as a journalist with a strong ethical practice and sense of social justice. Ethics are embedded throughout all the practical and theoretical work you’ll do; this includes the regulatory frameworks for industry as well as broader questions around widening the range of voices in our media to reflect the society we live in and providing equality of opportunity across a diverse population. You’ll put your journalism skills into practice by completing professional work placements during your degree. You'll also take part in in-house news days, live broadcasting locally, regionally and internationally as well as reporting for our own TV news magazine show Yorkshire Voice. In your final year, you’ll have the opportunity to gain additional work experience working with an employer on a live project. You’ll be supported to develop a professional portfolio of work to prepare for your future career. We also offer opportunities to study, work or volunteer abroad as well as take part in international collaborations on TV and social media projects, where you can work with students across the globe. Professional work placements Students have completed their professional work placements in local radio stations, including the BBC and commercial radio, regional and local television and production companies. Recent placements, work experience and trips include Premier League Productions, News UK, Bradford City FC, Channel 4, BCB radio, Daisybeck Productions, True North Productions, C5 News, BBC Radio Leeds and Steph’s Packed Lunch. Graduate opportunities Our journalism graduates have gone on to work in local BBC Radio, BBC World Sports Service, local and regional television, and as multimedia journalists for regional newspapers. The course prepares you for various roles, which may include: Journalist, Researcher, PR, Vlogger, Reporter, Podcaster, Marketing Manager, Social Media Manager, Producer, Broadcast Assistant and Project Manager.

Modules

On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Essential Journalism; Radio and Online Newsdays; Public Affairs; Journalism in Context; Documentary: Concept to Practice; Features and Magazines; Pitchside; Media Law and Regulation; TV and Social Media Newsdays; PR and Promotions; Shorthand; Advanced Audio Production.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P600
Institution code:
L24
Campus name:
Horsforth Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Student Outcomes

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95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12000* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £12000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Broadcast and Digital Journalism at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS