Leeds Trinity University

English and Media Leeds Trinity University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Are you interested in the power of words? Do you like analysing the way language is used in the media and in all kinds of different texts? Do you want to learn more about creating your own texts and media?

English and Media is a vocational degree that gives you the opportunity to combine the study of English literature and creative writing with the theory and practice of multi-media production.

We'll show you how great writers, from Shakespeare to Toni Morrison, have used words to express themselves and to influence the world around them. At the same time, you'll study how words, images and technology are combined to such powerful effect in digital media.

You'll develop practical skills in media production, using the latest media formatting equipment and software. You can specialise in a particular area of production, whether that's radio and podcasts, digital effects or transmedia.

You'll also have the opportunity to create your own literature and learn how to give and receive criticism in creative writing workshops.

Putting your creative and practical skills into practice, you'll complete two professional work placements. You'll gain invaluable professional experience and make contacts that could help you build your future career. Whether you want to work in the media, train to be a teacher, or work in a field where good communication skills are needed, English and Media has a lot to offer you.

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 have completed their placements at a wide range of organisations – from film production companies and recording studios, to local newspapers and MPs' offices. If you're interested in teaching, you could also experience working in a primary or secondary school.

Graduate opportunities
Our graduates work in marketing and communications, teaching, advertising, publishing, copywriting, and television and radio production.

Course details

Modules

On this degree you will study a range of modules. In the first year you will be trained in the skills, knowledge, tools, and perspectives required to work productively with texts, images, and various media. This equips and prepares you for the second year in which you tackle modules organised around cultural issues and trends both in a contemporary and a historical context. At this stage we provide training and support for your engagement with existing scholarship, the production of your own analyses, and with the communication of your findings. The final year brings all this together with modules that offer more scope to choose your own topics so you can develop confidence and experience as an independent researcher and producer of knowledge.


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 code QP33
Institution code L24
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £11,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * 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.

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Leeds Trinity University
Brownberrie Lane
Horsforth
Leeds
LS18 5HD


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