Course Type: Higher Education Undergraduate
Centre: Leeds Trinity University
Duration: 3 years
About the course:
Getting our students ready for the fast-paced, exciting world of journalism is our top priority at Leeds Trinity University. Our team of industry-experienced lecturers prepare you by teaching essential skills such as practical journalism, media law and the context of journalism. Alongside this, the course also prioritises optionality and delivery of new and emerging journalistic practice. It focuses on resilience and adaptability, meaning our graduates are ready to hit the ground running.
Employability skills are key; our accreditation with the NCTJ offers all students the chance to graduate with an industry-standard diploma alongside their degree. We also ensure students have the best exposure to industry and networking opportunities available; so, from the start you will be building your portfolio and making connections with scores of journalists working in television and radio, online channels, print and digital, PR, social media and more. In addition, every year we hold our Journalism and Media Week, which brings students together with working journalists from across industry.
All students take part in supported industry placements in their first and second year and in the final year you choose what kind of project you would like to undertake; work-based, research-focused or journalistic.
NCTJ elective modules offered:
- Videojournalism for online
- Journalism for a digital audience
- Radio journalism
- Photography for journalists
- Public affairs for journalists
- Media law court reporting
“I graduated two years ago and I’ve been incredibly busy since then, working as a reporter, newsreader and freelance journalist.
“The journalism course at Leeds Trinity University gave me a great foundation to tackle every aspect of work within the industry. Thanks to my time there, I have reported from everything between coroners’ court and live from the ‘scene’ - including the graveyard shift on election night! Aspects such as vocal training during first year radio has proved invaluable in my career with bulletins and VO, as has learning tight news writing, journalistic law and shorthand through the NCTJ diploma.
I also took options in magazine writing which has allowed me to pitch and freelance for a number of publications since graduating, for places such as The Quietus and Vinyl Me Please (which were always dream spots to have bylines!). Even as I move on to try my hand at PR over the next few months, LTU has given me the skill set and tools to thrive in a rapidly altering industry, with placements that allow you to make useful contacts and gain vital experience.”
- Lauren Entwistle, account executive, The Bird Consultancy
Job destinations of recent graduates include:
- The Daily Mail
- The Mirror
- The Telegraph and The Times
For admissions enquiries, please contact [email protected]