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Are you interested in the power of words? Study English and Media at Leeds Trinity University and you will learn more about how great writers, from Shakespeare to Toni Morrison, have used words to express themselves and to influence the world around them. You will also study how words, images, and technology are combined to such powerful effect in media and the digital world.

Course Benefits

  • A vocational media course combined with study of some great literary texts in English.
  • Opportunities for creative writing and work with published writers.
  • Gain production experience, learning to make podcasts, digital artefacts and TV programmes.
  • Consistently high scores in student surveys for teaching, support and guidance.

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Course Information

There is a strong vocational side to this course. You will get an introduction to using media formatting equipment and the chance to specialise in a particular area of production.

You will also go on two professional work placements, giving you the chance to put your skills into practice, gain experience and make contacts that can help you build your future career.
There is a strong creative side, too. At every level of this course you will get the chance to respond creatively to what you are studying, and work on your own projects. Whether you want to go on to work in the media, train to be a teacher, or work in a field where good communication skills are needed, this course has a lot to offer you.

Read our full course terms and conditions.



Year 1

In Year 1 you’ll gain confidence in researching texts and their contexts, and discovering the fantastic range of online and library-based resources available to help you do this, through our Research and Essay- Writing module. Through Mapping Genres you will explore some great texts from the past and learn to compare them to popular modern texts in the same genres. On the media side, you will learn a range of concepts and techniques in Analysing Media, and then you can decide whether to learn more about the practical side of media production through Radio and Podcast Production and Television Production, or explore the potential of digital media as a vehicle for your creativity through Online Storytelling. At the end of the year you will complete a practical project and go on a professional placement to help you develop your future employability and relate your studies to the world of work.

Year 2

During the second year, analysis and creativity are combined in Roots of Stories, which looks at myths and archetypes which are constantly being reworked in texts and films, and which you can also experiment with in your own writing. You will learn more about how to analyse, discuss and write about media in Researching Media, Film and Culture and Media, Culture, Society. You will choose whether to take another module on the production side, such as Digital Narratives, or Digital Effects, or continue your interest in Radio and Podcast Production. Or you can choose a module on the English side such as 20th Century Literature or Creative Writing Workshop. You will also go on a professional placement to gain valuable skills and experience to take forward to your future career.

Year 3

In your final year all the research and analytical skills you have developed will go into producing a major piece of work: either a Dissertation on a literary topic or a piece of Media Film and Culture Research. Whichever you choose, you will have the freedom to work independently, with help and advice from our expert staff. During this year you also choose your other modules from a wide range available, on both the Film and Media sides, on topics such as Gothic or Postmodern Fiction, Science Fiction or Creative Media. You can also complete a major production project, through Transmedia Production, or Radio and Podcast Production, to go alongside your Dissertation and show how you have fully developed both your research and your practical skills.

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

  • ENG4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • ENG4332 - Professional Development and Placement
  • ENG4412 - Research and Essay Writing: Focus on Plays
  • ENG4882 - Mapping Genres
  • HUM4992 - Ethics and Society
  • MFC4022 - Analysing Media and Culture
  • MFC4141 - Radio and Podcast Production
  • MFC4151 - Television Production
  • MFC4362 - Online Storytelling

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

  • ENG5012 - Professional Development and Placement
  • ENG5112 - Professional Development and Placement Module (Volunteering)
  • ENG5132 - Roots of Stories
  • ENG5542 - Shakespearean Drama
  • ENG5732 - Constructions of Gender
  • ENG5742 - Writing Practices II: Innocence and Experience
  • MFC5022 - Media, Culture, Society
  • MFC5032 - Researching, Media, Film and Culture
  • MFC5052 - Radio and Podcast Production
  • MFC5062 - Digital Effects
  • MFC5572 - Digital Narratives

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

  • ENG6302 - Authors in Depth
  • ENG6522 - Literary Period: Victorian Literature
  • ENG6532 - Literary Period: Classicism and Romanticism
  • ENG6552 - The Continuing Middle Ages
  • ENG6742 - Writing Practices 3: Experimental Writing
  • ENG6772 - The Child and the Book
  • ENG6912 - Postmodern Fiction
  • HUM6252 - Professional Learning Through Work
  • JOU6002 - Advanced Radio Production
  • JOU6942 - Specialist Magazine Writing
  • JOU6992 - PR Management
  • MFC6044 - Advanced Documentary Production
  • MFC6092 - Contemporary Cultural Issues
  • MFC6162 - Film and Television Adaptation
  • MFC6182 - Science Fiction
  • MFC6202 - Contemporary Cult Television
  • MFC6232 - Media, Film & Culture Research B
  • MFC6242 - Negotiated Media Project
  • MFC6404 - Advanced Short Film Production

Learning and Teaching

Year 1 – 15.5% of scheduled learning and teaching; 208 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 985218 hours of independent teaching; 280 hours on placement

Year 2 - 15% of scheduled learning and teaching; 194 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 856 hours of independent teaching; 240 hours on placement

Year 3 – 12.1% of scheduled learning and teaching; 145 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 1,055 hours of independent teaching

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.  
Most of the modules on this programme are delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, seminars, individual tutorials; and television and radio studio workshops.

On this programme students undertake two 20-credit Personal Development and Placement modules with the option to take a third. As part of the Level 4 module students will participate in a group project exploring and developing project management and teamwork skills. In the spring term of Level 5 there is a six-week work placement sandwiched between periods of preparation and reflection on students' learning. Finally, students can choose to take a Level 6 option module in which they negotiate and complete an individual project for an external institution or company.

At Level 6 all students complete a 40-credit Media Research project and a production project; students also have the opportunity to complete a 20-credit English Research Report, developing skills of literary analysis and critical thinking.

Students are offered opportunities throughout the programme to develop professional skills and links with employers and mentors, to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering related to their graduate prospects, and to publish and read their creative work.

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 from off-campus.


Breakdown of course assessment:

Year 1 - 100% coursework

Year 2 - 100% coursework

Year 3 - 100% coursework

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 assessment.

Assessments tailored to this programme include online quizzes, short individual and group presentations, and production of media artefacts.

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 104 UCAS tariff points.

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2018-19. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future yearsFind out more here.

Living costs will also need to be taken in to consideration. Find out more about accommodation and costs here.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study. Get more information about bursaries and scholarships here.

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

Richard Storer

Richard Storer

​​​​​As a lecturer in English, I’ve worked with students on the English and Media course for over 20 years now, studying a range of literary and linguistic topics with them.  

I’m also the author of two books on literary criticism, and other publications on Victorian authors; and I’m a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy​

Academic staff profiles

The great thing about the English and Media course is the combination of different skills students can learn and topics they can study.   
There’s the opportunity for doing creative work, for learning TV and audio production skills, for studying the role of the media in contemporary society, and studying great literary texts. All with highly qualified staff with professional experience.​​

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Professional Work Placements

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Graduates go on to work within marketing and communications, advertising, publishing, copywriting, and television and radio production.

Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Creative WritingMA Marketing and MA Journalism, which 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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What is Unistats?
Unistats is the official site that allows you to search for and compare data and information on university and college programmes from across the UK. The site draws together comparable information on those areas that students have identified as important in making decisions about what and where to study.

English and Media Unistats
For some of the Unistats in the box to your right, the results you’ll see are actually a combination of results from our other related programmes, including English, English and Writing, English and Film Studies, Film and Television Studies, Media and Media and Marketing.  This is because we keep our programme sizes low at Leeds Trinity to create a better learning experience, which means there aren’t enough responses for English and Media alone to be represented in the Unistats data.

This lack of published data within Unistats for English and Media at Leeds Trinity doesn’t reflect the quality of the programme – it just reflects the smaller, more personalised learning experience which Leeds Trinity is famed for! If you need any further information on the Unistats data, please just contact us at or on 0113 283 7150.


of Leeds Trinity University students are satisfied with their course (NSS 2017).

Top 20 in the UK

English studies courses at Leeds Trinity University are ranked 19th out of all UK universities for student satisfaction (NSS 2017).


of our students are employed or in further study six months after graduating. This places Leeds Trinity University above all other universities in Yorkshire and 17th nationally (DLHE 2016).

Work Placements  

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

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