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Leeds Trinity University > Subject Areas > Journalism


​​​Working as a journalist is always challenging and exciting. It requires a curiosity about everything going on around you, the ability to talk to people from all walks of life, and a desire to shed light on what's going on in the world at all levels – from local community  issues to global events and the effect of fake news.

Our Centre for Journalism has an established reputation for outstanding vocational training, industry-relevant studies and excellent professional work placements at organisations such as Sky, ITV, The Times and The Sunday Times.

The arrival of Channel 4 in Leeds in 2020 presents even more opportunities for journalism students and graduates.

You'll learn from experienced journalists who have worked across all media platforms, and you'll network with some of the UK's leading journalists during our annual Journalism and Media Week.

The results speak for themselves. We consistently help students develop into accomplished journalists with multi-platform news skills. Our graduates are strongly represented in the BBC, commercial radio and television, as well as in newspaper, magazine and online newsrooms throughout the UK and beyond. Could that be you?


Undergraduate Journalism courses:


Journalism Studies Foundation Year

If you have the capacity to undertake degree-level study, but may not have the required entry requirements to do so, Leeds Trinity offers you an alternative way in to university with our Foundation Year degrees. This initial one-year period of study allows you to develop your academic skills and confidence through undertaking four 30-credit 'Level 0' modules before progressing on to three years of undergraduate study. 

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Placements opportunities

We’re one of only a few UK universities to include professional work placements with every degree. We’ll work with you to find a placement that matches your career aspirations, giving you the chance to graduate with professional experience without taking a sandwich year out.

Our Journalism students complete their placements in newspapers, news agencies, broadcasting organisations, press offices and social media roles. Recent students have secured placements at organisations including the BBC, Sky Sports, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, The Sun and The Yorkshire Post – to name just a few.

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Journalism Interview Day

If you've applied to study Journalism or Broadcast Journalism, you'll be invited to attend an Interview Day before we make you an offer.​ These two courses are professionally accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) respectively.

This accreditation requires an interview before an offer can be made, but it’s also a key indicator of the high quality of our course, as NCTJ and BTJC accreditation is confirmation that our degrees meet the ‘gold standard’ of Journalism training.

You'll receive an invitation to attend an Interview Day from our Admissions Team within two weeks of us receiving your application.

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