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Course details

School

Digital and Screen Media

UCAS tariff points

112

Start date(s)

Placements

Yes

Study abroad

Yes

Study mode(s)

Full time (3 years)

National Student Survey 2022

Our Journalism courses are ranked 5th in the UK for student satisfaction

Course overview

Are you excited by the fast-paced world of radio, TV, social media and digital news? Do you want to be part of this fiercely competitive and constantly evolving industry? 

Kick-start your career by studying Broadcast Journalism at our Centre for Journalism. Broadcast Journalism is a vocational degree that will develop your practical broadcast skills and expose you to the reality of delivering news to a range of audiences.

The Student Contract

Course information

About this course

About this course

Throughout this course you will gain detailed knowledge and understanding of the key historical, political, economic, social and cultural contexts of the news media, as well as developing the vital knowledge of media law required for broadcasting. 

You’ll learn how to write for the broadcast media, as well as developing transferable multi-media skills relevant for broadcast journalism, content creation and other news-related communication fields.

Experience is crucial, so you’ll put your broadcast journalism skills into practice by completing professional work placements during your degree. You'll live broadcast for Bradford Community Radio as well as report for our TV news magazine show Yorkshire Voice. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain additional work experience in your final year, working with an employer on a live, long-term project.

Our course is highly valued by employers thanks to its Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) accreditation, which recognises its relevance and responsiveness to the operational demands of the broadcast industry.

Why study with us?

  • Learn from the experts. Our lecturers are award-winning with extensive industry experience.
  • Develop your practical skills. You’ll learn in our industry-standard broadcast studios on campus.
  • Build your professional networks. Our excellent professional links across a wide range of newsrooms will give you the chance to make contacts and hear from experts.
  • Impress employers. This course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.

Accreditation

BJTC Accreditation Logo.

The Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) has accredited our course since it began in 2013. This is an on going, rigorous process to ensure we continue to meet standards. Students who complete all requirements will graduate with a BJTC certificate.

Modules

Modules

You will study a variety of modules across your programme of study. The module details given below are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Modules by Year

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Essential Journalism 1
  • Essential Journalism 2
Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Radio and Online Newsdays
  • Public Affairs
  • Journalism in Context

Students are required to choose one option module from:

  • Documentary: Concept to Practice
  • Features and Magazines
  • Pitchside
Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Final Project
  • Media Law and Regulation
  • TV and Social Media Newsdays

Students are required to choose one option module from: 

  • PR and Promotions
  • Advanced Documentary Production
  • Shorthand
  • Advanced Audio Production

Professional work placements

Professional work placements

Experience matters. That's why we include professional work placements with every undergraduate degree.

How does it work?

Our Careers, Placements and Employability team will work with you to find your perfect placement or help you arrange your own, whether that's in Leeds, another part of the UK or even abroad. You will be able to take part in a series of workshops, events and live ‘employer challenges’ to boost your confidence and prepare you for your placement.

During your placement, you will have an opportunity to gain degree-relevant work experience, build your knowledge of career sectors and secure valuable employer references and industry contacts. This experience will help you to shape your career decisions and find the right path for you.

Students have completed their professional work placements in local radio stations, including the BBC and commercial radio, regional and local television and production companies.

To find out how we can help you make your career ambitions a reality, visit:

Professional Work Placements

Learning and Teaching

Learning and Teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.

We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.

We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:

  • Student Involvement and Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
  • Digital Literacy and Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development

Programme delivery

Your time on campus, learning through in-person teaching, is at the heart of your academic experience and the way we deliver our programmes. This is supported and further enhanced by additional engagement activities and opportunities provided online and through digital teaching materials. This blended approach seeks to ensure a positive learning and teaching student experience.

Your programme of study has been carefully designed around a three-phase model of delivery:

  1. Preparation: You will be given clear tasks to support you in preparing for live teaching. This could include watching a short-pre-recorded lecture, reading a paper or text chapter or preparing other material for use in class.
  2.  Live: All your live teaching will be designed around active learning, providing you with valuable opportunities to build on preparation tasks, interact with staff and peers, and surface any misunderstandings.
  3. Post: Follow-up activities will include opportunities for you to check understanding, for staff to receive feedback from you and your peers to inform subsequent sessions, and for you to apply learning to new situations or context.

Preparation, Live and Post teaching and learning and the digital materials used will vary by course, but will be designed to help you structure your learning, take a full and active part in your course, and apply and test your developing knowledge and skills.

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, including the recently introduced T Levels, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

Entry requirements for this course:
QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff112
GCSE requirementsGCSE English Language or English Literature at grade C/4 or higher is required
Typical A Level offerBBC
BTECDMM

Interview Information

Applicants who meet the entry criteria will be invited to interview. You will need to attend an interview before we can offer you a place on this course.

Fees and Funding

Fees and Funding

UK Home Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2022/2023.

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2023/2024.

Part-time tuition fees will be prorated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying.

Depending on government policy, tuition fees may change in future years.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students, including EU Students:

Visit our webpage for international students.

Part-time study is not available for international students on a Student Route Visa. 

Additional costs

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.

How to apply

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

Clearing is now open for applications for September 2022 entry for available courses. Find out more about Clearing.

If you require a Student Route Visa in order to study in the UK, then you must meet all the conditions of your offer and present all supporting documentation required for the visa application no later than Friday 29 July 2022.

You can now register and start your application for 2023, although you cannot submit it until 6 September 2023. The UCAS application deadline for courses starting in September 2023 is 25 January 2023.

You'll need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

Graduate Opportunities

Graduate opportunities

Providing you with the opportunity to develop the professional skills and experience you need to launch your career is at the heart of everything we do at Leeds Trinity University.

Some of our graduates have gone on to work in local BBC Radio, BBC World Sports Service, local and regional television, and as multimedia journalists for regional newspapers.

After you graduate, our Careers, Placements and Employability team will help you as you pursue your chosen career through our mentoring scheme, support with CV and interview preparation and access to graduate employability events.

To find out how we can help you make your career ambitions a reality, visit:

Careers and Employability

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