Journalism

Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Launch your journalism career at our award-winning Centre for Journalism. Journalism is needed in today's world more than ever. Journalists get to the heart of every part of society, finding the best way to tell stories to their audiences. You'll be trained in a wide range of core journalism skills, including interviewing and news writing for newspapers, online, TV and radio. We'll explore the key issues in journalism, looking at the past, present and future of the profession. You'll also gain a solid understanding of media law and the legal considerations for journalists, getting the opportunity to visit courts and apply what you have learned to real-life criminal trials. Our course is practical and hands-on in its delivery, simulating a newsroom-style environment. Supported by experienced journalists, you'll work in small groups to run your own news website, broadcast in our TV studio or provide content for local radio stations. You'll get the practical skills and experience to prepare you for a successful journalism career, but you'll also gain highly transferable skills such as research and verification, the ability to present complex information in an accessible way across a range of media and proficiency in a variety of social media platforms. Graduate success in journalism isn't just about what you know, it's about who you know. That's why we include professional work placements as part of your degree. This course is also accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), so you'll have the option of completing your NCTJ qualification alongside your degree at no extra cost. Placement opportunities ​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. Our students complete their placements in newspapers, news agencies, broadcasting organisations, press offices and social media roles. Recent students have secured placements at organisations including the BBC, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Sun and The Yorkshire Post – to name just a few. Graduate opportunities Our graduates are making their mark in newspaper newsrooms, on news websites, in broadcast organisations, as researchers for media organisations and in PR companies.

Course details

Modules

On this degree you will study a range of modules that include the following: Programme Level Assessment, Journalism in Society, Media Matters, Critical Thinking Skills, Radio Broadcasting, Journalism in Context, PR in Practice, Television News for Journalists, Digital Media Portfolio, PR Management, and Law for Journalism.

Professional bodies

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

  • The National Council for the Training of Journalists

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 codeP501
Institution code L24
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points GCSE English language at grade C or 4 or above is required

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* 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 £11250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students to budget for the following 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. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015 Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University. 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.
Journalism at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS