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​Media and Psychology explores the digital media revolution and its impact on how we learn about the world, create our own identity, relate to others, and engage in the daily activities of working and living. You will learn about online behaviour patterns and how successful digital media production works with those behaviour patterns to provide satisfying user experiences.

Course Benefits

  • The opportunity to learn about the psychological aspects of modern digital media behaviour
  • A course led by academics who are recognised authorities in their subject areas, with ongoing national and international research and publishing profiles.
  • Employer demand is high for graduates with knowledge and skills in this growing area of study.
  • The programme offers interactive, engaging activities, based on live developments in digital media and psychology.

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

The Psychology modules cover the fundamental nature and principles of psychology and provide more specific study of the application of psychology to social issues relevant to digital media design (i.e. analysing the relation of social issues to aspects of behaviour, emotion, and gender).

The Media modules explore the basics of how users interpret texts and images, the variety of narrative forms online, and the nature of the creative industries. Modules have been designed with a specific focus on media psychology issues, such as developing field of big data, predictive modelling, user experience (i.e. motivation, triggers, and behaviour change), and cyberpsychology (behaviour issues specific to digital and online media – online identity, bullying, addiction, cyber security, virtual intelligence, etc).

Read our full course terms and conditions.

Learning and Teaching

​Year 1 - 17.1% of scheduled learning and teaching; 231 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 899 hours of independent teaching; 224 hours on placement

Year 2 – 15.7% of scheduled learning and teaching; 215 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 915 hours of independent teaching; 240 hours on placement

Year 3 – 12.3% of scheduled learning and teaching; 148 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 1,052 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.
Undergraduates on the Media and Marketing degree programme are taught by academic staff from both departments and modules are delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops and small group seminars as well as practical "hands-on" sessions, with a particular focus on social media and online technologies.
On this programme students undertake two 20-credit Professional Development and Placement modules, which include six-week professional work placements in the summer term of Level 4 and Level 5. Media and Marketing students have the opportunity to gain work experience in both the Media and/or the Marketing sectors. Before their work placements, students are fully prepared and briefed and afterwards, they are encouraged to reflect on the experience. Our professional work placements are a pivotal part of the degree programme and invariably help students to find their first job after graduation.
At Level 6, all students undertake a 40-credit Media Research module and they also have the opportunity to do a range of marketing modules which have professionally-focused and industry-relevant assignments. A further option is the "Professional Learning through Work" module, which will involve the negotiation of a special project with an employing organisation, which is approved by academic staff at Leeds Trinity. All of these module options are designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills, to showcase their understanding and to generate a network of industry contacts, which will help to get them into their chosen career areas.
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.
Extensive use is made of Moodle on this degree programme, the Leeds Trinity Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support 24/7 learning and to provide access to e learning resources both on and off-campus.


Breakdown of course assessment:

Year 1 – 83.3% coursework; 15% practical exams

Year 2 – 66.7% coursework; 16.7% written exams; 16.7% practical exams

Year 3 – 83.3% coursework; 16.7% practical exams

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 course include the production of portfolios of work, individual and group presentations as well as coursework reports research projects and more traditional seen and unseen exam papers.

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.

​​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​​.

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

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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Danielle has good organisational skills which she has brought to the charity which helped greatly as she has been able to keep me and other people involved in the charity up-to-date with what is happening in the near future.

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Professional Work Placements

All students will complete a five week placement at the end of the first year (after a two-week intensive placement preparation block) and a six-week placement at the end of the second year. In the final year of the course there is a year-long Professional Learning Through Work module to allow you to undertake a more substantial project with a professional employer. These placements can be arranged in the UK or abroad and in the particular sector and industry which you would like to explore.

More about placements

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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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.

Media and Psychology 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. 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 Media and Marketing alone to be represented in the Unistats data.

This lack of published data within Unistats for Media and Psychology 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.

Ranked top in Yorkshire

We are the top University in Yorkshire for student satisfaction and employability. (NSS 2017)


of our graduates are in work or further study, six months after graduation (DLHE 2016)

Ranked 8th in the UK

We are ranked 8th out of all UK universities for overall student satisfaction with learning opportunities. (NSS 2017)

Ranked top in Yorkshire

We are the top University in Yorkshire for overall student satisfaction with teaching. (NSS 2017)

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