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BA Honours



    Year of entry: Sept 2020 
  • Course Type:  Full time (3 years)
    Foundation (4 years)
  • Tariff Points: 112
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Course Overview

Media touches all our lives. It’s a continually evolving sector in the global economy, offering vast opportunities for skilled and creative graduates.

The media landscape is constantly changing, so you’ll map it out to understand its complexity and impact, gaining vital practical, professional and creative skills for employment – and life.

Why study with us?

• Learn from the experts. Our lecturers are professional practitioners with extensive media industry experience.

• Gain contacts and experience. You'll graduate with at least three months' experience, thanks to the professional work placements included in your degree.

• Use the latest industry-standard equipment in our fully equipped and purpose-built Media Centre.

• Be part of the crew. You can work with our in-house production company, Trinity Vision, on professional media productions for clients in the commercial and voluntary sectors.

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professional work placements with all standard undergraduate degrees.


of our graduates in work or further study within six months.

(Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017 - latest data available)

Course Information

About this course >

We'll equip you with the tools and experience to become a skilled practitioner, researcher and analyst of media and culture, as well as a confident presenter of your own ideas and qualities.

You'll have the opportunity to become a proficient media producer across a range of platforms, exploring radio and podcast production, image creation, online storytelling and television production.

In your final year, you'll apply these skills across major projects in research and production. You'll have the freedom to pursue areas and ideas which interest you, showcasing your creative, practical and academic abilities.

Real-world experience will be at the heart of your university experience, preparing you for graduate career success. You'll complete two professional work placements during your degree, working on live media projects with employers from the media industry.

You'll have the opportunity to work with our in-house production company Trinity Vision, gaining practical experience in camera skills, editing and new media.

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Further Study

​A number of Media students have gone onto postgraduate study at Leeds Trinity. Some have wanted to continue their passion for the subject by completing the Masters by Research degree, others have widened their skillset by studying for the MA in Journalism, MA in Creative Writing or the MA Marketing degree, whilst some have opted for careers in teaching by completing a PGCE.

Modules >

​Year 1

You will study a range of core modules that will cover a combination of practical and theoretical subjects. These will include Analysing Media and Culture, which will explore subjects such as advertising, news and identity via a range of theoretical concepts.

Mapping the Media Landscape, on which you will explore various media in order to understand your past, present and possible future.

Radio and Podcast production introduces the basic concepts and practical skills required to produce an audio product which could be packaged for radio broadcast or for podcast delivery. ​​Image Creation provides an introduction to the terminology and practice of digital imaging, DTP, website and mobile design.

Online Storytelling introduces the practical skills and knowledge required to put media online, and an overview of the online platforms and applications needed to facilitate that process. Television Production introduces you to the TV studio environment, the different roles and the practical skills involved. In Professional Development and Placement you will learn and practice team-working, self-reflection, professional appraisal and performance. You will finish your year off with a professional work placement​. You will also be part of the Programme Level Assessment, where all programmes under the Media & Film department work together on a full-time 2 week project.

Year 2

You will study a range of modules to create your own pathway by further exploring some of the subjects from year one. Core modules include: Researching Media, Film and Culture, which introduces a range of approaches to research, and to the processes involved in formulating a research proposal. Media, Culture and Society examines the theoretical and empirical aspects of media, culture and society. It focuses on each term separately and identifies their connection through the analysis of politics, gender, race, identity, celebrity and surveillance. Professional Development and Placement continues from year one with small teams acting as independent producers, working to put together a broadcast-quality radio/podcast, from conception to commission to production.

Option modules include Script to Screen, Digital Effects, Radio and Podcast Production, Television Genres, Documentary: Theory and Practice, Negotiated Study Module and Digital Narratives.

Year 3

You will study one core Media module - Media, Film and Culture - Research. You will apply specific research skills to an extended piece of independent work. The topic of which will reflect your personal interests. You will also have a greater choice of option modules in year three, which will include the following:  Advanced Documentary, Advanced Short Film Production, Contemporary Cult TV, Contemporary Cultural Issues, Film and Television Adaptation, Science Fiction, PR Management, Specialist Magazine Writing, Entrepreneurship and Creativity, Professional Learning Through Work and a Negotiated Media Project where you will negotiate with your tutor to choose the mode of assessment as well as the subject.


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

  • MFC4012 - Professional Development and Placement
  • 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:

  • JOU5052 - Radio and Podcast for Journalists
  • JOU5152 - Magazine and Feature Writing
  • JOU5992 - PR in Practice
  • MFC5012 - Professional Development and Placement 2
  • MFC5022 - Media, Power and Culture
  • MFC5032 - Researching, Media, Film and Culture
  • MFC5042 - Script to Screen
  • MFC5062 - Digital Effects
  • MFC5112 - Understanding Disney
  • MFC5132 - Television Genres
  • MFC5202 - Documentary: Theory and Practice
  • MFC5572 - Digital Narratives
  • MFC5582 - Online Community Management
  • MFC5632 - Negotiated Study Module

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

  • BMM6302 - Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • JOU6002 - Advanced Radio Production
  • JOU6942 - Specialist Magazine Writing
  • JOU6992 - PR Management
  • MFC6014 - Media Production Portfolio
  • MFC6044 - Advanced Documentary Production
  • MFC6092 - Contemporary Cultural Issues
  • MFC6162 - Film and Television Adaptation
  • MFC6182 - Science Fiction
  • MFC6202 - Contemporary Cult Television
  • MFC6234 - Media, Film & Culture Research
  • MFC6242 - Negotiated Media Project
  • MFC6322 - Professional Learning Through Work
  • MFC6404 - Advanced Short Film Production
  • MFC6564 - Transmedia Production

Learning and Teaching >

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. #expand#

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.  

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.


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

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.

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.

Entry Requirements >

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.

​If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5 or 6. For more information, read our student guide to the Recognition of Prior Certified Learning.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates. 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​​.

Student Finance >

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2019/20. 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 £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2019-20. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student VisaFind out more

Additional Costs

​​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.

Placement Opportunities

​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out.

Our students have completed a range of diverse professional placements at companies such as True North Productions, Working Title Films, Sunrise Radio, Marie Curie, ThinkPacific, ITV, Daisybeck Studios and our own in-house production company, Trinity Vision.

Graduate Opportunities

You'll graduate with a range of skills that will prepare you for a successful career in television, film, radio, advertising, marketing and education. Many of our graduates have set up their own businesses or work for a wide range of companies, such as the BBC, Sky and ITV.

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