Journalism and Content Creation at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS

Journalism and Content Creation

Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our Journalism and Creative Media programme opens up a range of employment possibilities in the expanding and exciting world of social influencing, PR, blogging, websites and much more. You'll be given the foundation stones required by everyone working in journalism and content creation - crisp writing, how to spot, sell and tell stories, and pictures, sound and editing. Alongside this you'll take control of your own programme and choose modules from across our successful courses in journalism and media, such as PR, magazine writing, photography, radio, online and TV. Our hands-on approach means you'll learn through doing and interacting with tutors with significant industry experience. And you'll gain invaluable experience through a total of eleven weeks of professional work placements. You'll graduate with a strong portfolio of work and professional experience that will showcase your talent to prospective employers. Graduate Opportunities The exciting world of journalism is ever evolving faster than ever before and this new course is designed to prepare you for a career that reaches far beyond traditional news journalism. Graduate destinations are expected to include producing and editing video content for websites, social influencing on different social media platforms, working in press offices, blogging blogs and producing, and presenting, podcasts. Such is the pace of change, some of the jobs you will be prepared for may not yet have even been invented! 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. You'll be given opportunities to work with a range of employers, from media organisations (BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Yorkshire Post) to sports clubs (Leeds United, Bradford City, Leeds Rhinos) and PR and Digital Marketing outlets, plus a broad range of employers who need content creation.

Course details


Students are introduced to the fundamental skills and practices associated with journalism and content creation: spotting stories and angles, producing tight copy for different audiences on different platforms, sound, video and editing, social media, social influencing. There will be introductions to media law and specialist modules in PR, magazine, sport, photography, TV and radio. The final year centre-piece will be a Digital Media Portfolio, in which students develop their own website showcasing their content with a range of production techniques. Students will also choose either a dissertation or professional learning through work project in their final year.

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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

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Course codeP502
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 104 points GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or higher is required.

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 and Content Creation at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS