Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Journalism

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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 be able to develop 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. Professional placements Our students have been on placement at all the major media organisations including the BBC and ITV, as well as local, national and regional newspapers and radio. Communications, digital, online and content creation agencies are also popular for our student placements. Career 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 course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Essential Journalism; Public Affairs; Radio and Podcasting; Journalism in Context; Online and Social Video; Reporting Skills; Advanced Digital Journalism; Media Law and Regulation; Public Interest Reporting; TV and Social Media; Advanced Audio Production.

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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.

If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
P501
Institution code:
L24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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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.
Journalism at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS