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The media, in its many and various forms, is a continually evolving sector in the global economy and one that touches all of our lives. The media landscape is continually changing and this degree helps you map it out, understand its complexity and impact, and gain vital practical, professional and creative skills for employment and life.

Our Media degree is distinctive in its professional orientation, with all of our students undertaking two professional placements. These placements will either be out in industry or with our own production company - Trinity Vision - which runs a variety of projects, many of them for commercial clients.

Course structure

Course Benefits

Strong practical element to the course, linked to contemporary media practices and employment in the industry.

High quality teaching by current practitioners, research-informed academics and by guest lecturers from the media industries.

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

We will equip you with the tools to become a skilled researcher and analyst of media and culture. You will develop the skills to become a proficient media producer across a range of platforms, and a confident presenter of your own ideas and abilities. In your final year, you will apply these skills in two major projects - a research project and a production project - both of which give you the freedom to pursue ideas which are of interest to you and which showcase your creative, practical and academic abilities.

Read our full course terms and conditions.

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • Radio and Podcast Production
  • Television Production
  • Online Storytelling; Script to Screen
  • Digital Effects
  • Online Community Management
  • Myths, Meaning and Movies
  • PR Management
  • Film and Television Adaptation
  • Science Fiction
  • Contemporary Cult Television
  • Advanced Short Film Production
  • Media, Culture and Society
  • Contemporary Cultural Issues

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • MFC4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • MFC4012 - Professional Development and Placement - Media, Film and Culture 1
  • MFC4022 - Analysing Media and Culture
  • MFC4042 - Mapping the Media Landscape 1
  • MFC4141 - Radio and Podcast Production
  • MFC4151 - Television Production
  • MFC4342 - Image Creation
  • MFC4362 - Online Storytelling

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • JOU5962 - Practical Journalistic Styles
  • JOU5992 - PR in Practice
  • MFC5012 - Professional Development and Placement - Media, Film and Culture 2
  • MFC5022 - Media, Culture, Society
  • MFC5032 - Researching, Media, Film and Culture
  • MFC5042 - Script to Screen
  • MFC5052 - Radio and Podcast Production
  • MFC5062 - Digital Effects
  • MFC5102 - Screening Performance
  • MFC5112 - Understanding Disney
  • MFC5122 - Myths, Meaning and Movies
  • MFC5132 - Television Genres
  • MFC5202 - Documentary: Theory and Practice
  • MFC5572 - Digital Narratives
  • MFC5582 - Online Community Management
  • MFC5632 - Negotiated Study Module
  • SAC5002 - Literary Journalism
  • SOC5052 - Politics, Culture and Everyday Life

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM6302 - Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • JOU6942 - Specialist Magazine Writing
  • JOU6992 - PR Management
  • MFC6014 - Media Production Portfolio A
  • MFC6032 - Radio and Podcast Production
  • MFC6044 - Advanced Documentary Production
  • MFC6092 - Contemporary Cultural Issues
  • MFC6162 - Film and Television Adaptation
  • MFC6172 - Spiritualties, the Sacred and the Screen
  • MFC6182 - Science Fiction
  • MFC6202 - Contemporary Cult Television
  • MFC6234 - Media, Film & Culture Research A
  • MFC6322 - Professional Learning Through Work
  • MFC6404 - Advanced Short Film Production
  • MFC6602 - Negotiated Study


*according to the latest figures from HESA
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 and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

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 modules on this course are delivered in a variety of ways: some through a combination of lectures and small group seminars; some through workshops; some through practical hands-on production sessions; and some, particularly at Level 6, through initial lectures and then individual research or production supervision sessions.

On this course students undertake two 20-credit Personal Development and Placement modules, which feature six-week work placements in the summer term. These are supported by periods of preparation and upskilling before the placements and reflection and future personal development goal setting after them. We believe the placement experience to be vital for students wanting to work in and/or properly understand the media.

At Level 6 all students undertake both a 40-credit Media Research module and a 40-credit Media Production module. These provide extended opportunities to display the knowledge and skills developed on the course in terms of both thinking, researching and writing about the media and also producing a high-quality piece of media production work. The ability of our students to be successful in both areas is what we believe to be both distinctive about and fundamental to the educational impact of the course.

All students are encouraged to develop professional skills and links with employers throughout their degree and offered the opportunity to get involved with production projects which can be campus-based or involve liaising with external clients. This allows students to build up their skills, CV and portfolio in preparation for competing in the jobs marketplace. Students also have the opportunity throughout the course to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering.

We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions, and of e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials both on and off campus.


A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessments.

Assessments tailored to this course include group oral presentations, production portfolios, research proposals, research literature reviews, reports, essays, portfolios of analyses, etc.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme.

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class.

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.

Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in English Language.​
We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates before a final decision is made. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email​​

UK & EU Students:

​​Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017. Find out more

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017Find out more

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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​A broad-based useful course with industry connections, and based on providing the skills employers tell us they need, whilst allowing plenty of room for creativity and personalising the curriculum to suit your own interests and aspirations.

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Completing two six week placements at Leeds Trinity has been so valuable to me, enabling me to get my foot in the door into the media industry by working at William Hill's Headquarters and Ont' Sofa, I've been able to gain work experience in both my areas of interest, sport and music.

Simon Crowe

BA Hons Media

Professional Work Placements

More about placements

You will leave with a range of skills that enable our graduates to succeed in a variety of careers including working in television, film, radio, advertising, marketing and education. Graduates go on to set up their own businesses and to work for a wide range of companies, such as the BBC, Sky, and ITV.
Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA MarketingMA Creative Writing and MA Journalismwhich we provide here at Leeds Trinity.

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel. 
Sleep through your alarm? You can wake up in one of our seven halls of residence, grab your breakfast and head to a lecture all within 15 minutes.  
Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of your university life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds.

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95% of our Media students are satisfied with the teaching on their course (NSS 2016).


​100% of our Media students agree that they have received detailed comments on their work (NSS 2016).

​Work Placement​s

We arrange over 1,200 professional work placements for our students every year

​​2nd in the UK ​

We're ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction with feedback and assessment, according to the 2016 Guardian's University Guide 2015

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