At Leeds Trinity, we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.
The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility. To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities. This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development. Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here
The MA is a full time intensive programme designed to provide:
- The practical skills required for multimedia journalism.
- A comprehensive understanding of professional journalism practice, including researching and substantiating news stories, interviewing techniques, establishing contacts, shorthand.
- The knowledge and ability to apply the legal and regulatory frameworks conditioning British journalism.
- An awareness of the professional roles and regulatory responsibilities of journalists.
- A critical understanding of the political and commercial structures within which news media operate.
- The opportunity to undertake a piece of substantive independent research relevant to journalism.
The normal entry requirement is a good honours degree qualification – minimum 2.2, preferably 2.1.
If English is not your first language IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement.
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
- 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.
- The NCTJ accreditation exams are additional to the cost of the course.