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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 bring to light what’s going on in the world at all levels, from local community issues to global events.

Leeds Trinity University’s Centre for Journalism has an established reputation for outstanding vocational training, industry-relevant studies and leading academic research. You’ll be taught by experienced journalists who have worked across media platforms and you’ll network with the UK’s leading journalists during our annual Journalism Week.

The results speak for themselves. We consistently develop 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:

Broadcast Journalism

This Broadcast Journalism Training Council-accredited degree will develop your practical broadcast skills and expose you to the reality of delivering news to a range of audiences. You’ll gain detailed knowledge and understanding of the key historical, political, economic, social and cultural contexts of the news media, as well as developing the vital knowledge of media law required for broadcasting.

Journalism

You’ll be trained in a wide range of core journalism skills, including interviewing and news writing for newspapers, online, TV and radio. You’ll gain a solid understanding of media law and the legal considerations for journalists, getting the opportunity to visit courts and apply what you have learned to real-life criminal trials. The course is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, so you’ll have the option of completing your NCTJ qualification alongside your degree at no extra cost.

Journalism and Politics

We’ll give you the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of political processes, together with the essential journalism skills needed for a career in journalism. We’ll teach you practical journalism skills such as how to find out and record information, how to develop stories and how to work effectively to set deadlines, as well as giving you a grounding in the key legal requirements for reporters.

Sports Journalism

You’ll develop key journalistic skills, such as how to source, research and compile news stories, how to film stories and put together audio packages, and how to write shorthand. But these practical skills are only part of the picture. We’ll develop your knowledge of journalism theory to help you understand the context in which news is produced, along with law and the social, ethical and political impact of journalism on society.

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 offi ces 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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