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Course details

Subject area

English

UCAS tariff points

104

Start date(s)

2020, 2021

Placements

Yes

Study abroad

Yes

Study mode(s)

Full time (3 years)

Course overview

  • Are you interested in the power of words?
  • Do you like analysing the way language is used in the media and in all kinds of different texts?
  • Do you want to learn more about creating your own texts and media?

English and Media is a vocational degree that gives you the opportunity to combine the study of English literature and creative writing with the theory and practice of multi-media production.

The Student Contract

Your health and wellbeing is important to us which means that we may need to adjust elements of our courses, such as the timings of our placement provision, to take into account COVID-19-related government restrictions. However, please be assured that we will do our utmost to limit any impact this has on your university experience. If you have any questions about your course, please contact us at hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses

In the Department of Communication, there is a strong focus on practical workshops, applied learning and putting theory-into-practice, alongside traditional academic modules. All courses will be delivered in a blended format for Academic Year 2020/21. This will include pre-recorded lectures, with structured preparatory tasks in advance of live sessions in the virtual classroom on Microsoft Teams. These virtual classroom sessions will be used to engage you in a range of tasks and discussions which will be followed by further activities to reinforce learning. Staff will also make use of Moodle for learning activities and assessment.

We intend to deliver small group teaching and practical workshops on campus. These will include practical journalism, live production, film, radio and television workshops, as well as other small group teaching as appropriate. Production work has been carefully planned to ensure alternative approaches to production work can be deployed should further social distancing/lockdown restrictions be imposed and to ensure you can access appropriate equipment and software.

About this course

Through this course, we will show you how great writers, from Shakespeare to contemporary slam poets, have used words to express themselves and to influence the world around them. At the same time, you’ll study how words, images, and technology are combined to such powerful effect in digital media.

You'll develop practical skills in media production, using the latest media formatting equipment and software. You can specialise in a particular area of production, whether that’s radio and podcasts, digital effects or transmedia.

You'll also have the opportunity to create your own literature and learn how to give and receive criticism in creative writing workshops.

Putting your creative and practical skills into practice, you'll complete professional work placements. You'll gain invaluable professional experience and make contacts that could help you build your future career.

Whether you want to work in the media, train to be a teacher, or work in a field where good communication skills are needed, English and Media has a lot to offer you.

Why study with us?

  • Explore your passions. You'll study a vocational media course while exploring some great literary texts in English.
  • Get creative. We'll give you opportunities to produce your own creative writing and work with published writers.
  • Gain production experience. You'll learn how to make a range of digital media – from podcasts to TV programmes.

Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Students will study a combination of core and option modules across their three or four years of study. 

Modules by Year

Foundation Year

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Image: Introduction to the Humanities
  • Communication: Introduction to Modern Media

 

You will only study these modules if you are studying for the degree with Arts and Communication foundation year (4 years)

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Staging Identity: Researching Plays about Self and Society
  • Vampires and Detectives: Reading Popular Genres (assessment of this module will be completed by an Integrated Assessment project in Semester 2)
  • Ethics, Society and Employability
  • Reading Literature: Prose and Poetry (assessment of this module will be completed by an Integrated Assessment project in Semester 2)
  • Analysing Media and Culture (assessment of this module will be completed by an Integrated Assessment project in Semester 2)

Students are also required to choose a number of option modules from:

  • Radio and Podcast Production
  • Television Production
  • Image Creation
  • Online Storytelling
  • Beasts, Buttresses and Battlement: Medieval Literature
Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • The Scandalous Victorians: Literature of the Industrial Revolution

Students are required to choose one option module from: 

  • Researching Media Film and Culture
  • Media, Power and Culture

Students are also required to choose one option module from:

  • Professional Development and Placement
  • Professional Development and Placement (Volunteering)

Students are also required to choose one or two option modules from:

  • Constructions of Gender
  • Childhood, Loss, Love and Myth: Creative Writing 2
  • Magical Realism in World Fiction
  • Spanish: Language and Culture
  • Twentieth-Century Writing: Experiments in Literature and Society
  • Blood Magic and Travel: Shakespearean Drama
  • Writing America

Students are also required to choose one or two option modules from:

  • Magazine and Feature Writing
  • Digital Effects
  • Digital Narratives
  • Radio and Podcast Production for Journalists
Year 3

Students are required to choose one option module from:

  • Dissertation
  • Media Film and Culture Research

Students are also required to choose a number of option modules from:

  • Down the Rabbit Hole: Reading Children’s Literature
  • Authors in Depth
  • Breaking the Rules: Creative Writing 3
  • Professional Learning through Work
  • Sexuality and Ethics
  • Literary Specialisms

Students are also required to choose a number of option modules from:

  • Contemporary Cult Television
  • Professional Learning Through Work
  • Science Fiction
  • Film and Television Adaptation
  • Negotiated Media Project
  • Transmedia Production
  • Advanced Radio Production (there is a prerequisite for enrolment on this module)

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping you achieve your academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.

The key themes of our strategy are:

  • student confidence
  • professionalism
  • social responsibility.

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

For over 50 years, we have developed a strong reputation for the quality of our teaching.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • The right tools and technology
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Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, to enable you to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff104
GCSE requirementsGrade C or above/ grade 4 or higher in English Language.
Typical A Level offerBCC
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Student Finance

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2020/2021.

Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2021/22 entry will be set in summer 2020.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2020/21. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. 

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.
  • Field trips may occur during this course and they will be either fully or partly subsidised by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • 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

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

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Professional placements

Our students have completed their placements at a wide range of organisations – from film production companies and recording studios, to local newspapers and MPs' offices. If you're interested in teaching, you could also experience working in a primary or secondary school.

 

Career opportunities

Our graduates are working as online content editors, journalists, magazine editors, primary school teachers, research assistants, archivists, feature writers, radio and TV producers and publishing editors.

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