Our Journalism courses
These courses are available to study from September 2023:
If you have a curiosity about everything from your local community, to global events and campaigning for change, then launch your journalism career in our Centre for Journalism.
Studying journalism is exciting, challenging and rewarding. It prepares you for a range of careers in content creation, not only in print and digital newsrooms, but also in multimedia content production, press offices and marketing agencies.We have an established reputation for outstanding vocational training, industry-relevant studies and leading academic research. You’ll be taught by experienced journalists who have worked for local papers, national press (in the UK and abroad), radio, ITV, the BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and international magazines.
You’ll train in our industry-leading television studios, radio studios and bespoke newsrooms – developing the practical skills that will prepare you for any industry environment.
In addition to the professional work placements which form an integral part of your degree, we offer plenty of opportunities to add value to your university experience and enhance your CV. Depending on the degree you choose - you can study, work or volunteer overseas.
Whatever your ambitions, we’ll work with you to develop your confidence and get the experience you need to support your career goals.
Our well-established links with businesses and media outlets across the UK mean our students have undertaken placements as journalists, writers, video creators and filmmakers at organisations including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky Sports and The Sunday Times. You could find yourself working as a reporter with The Yorkshire Post, or at a commercial radio station, with a local television company or with an independent media production agency. Students have worked as sports writers, social media assistants and content editors with digital, online and content creation agencies and in media roles at professional sports clubs including Leeds United, Bradford City and Leeds Rhinos.
Graduates from our Journalism courses go on to get great jobs in a variety of news, media and related professions. You will have also developed transferable skills such as writing, communication and interviewing, which has prepared many of our students for roles in PR and marketing. Our graduates are strongly represented in the BBC, commercial radio and television, as well as in newspaper, magazine and online newsrooms, marketing agencies and press offices throughout the UK and beyond.
Industry-relevant learning and teaching
Our expertise in all aspects of journalism, news reporting and newsroom production is brought together in our Centre for Journalism.
The Centre has an established reputation for vocational training and industry-relevant learning and teaching. It offers opportunities for you to develop your writing and reporting skills, work as part of a news team and build professional networks with top journalists.
You’ll train in authentic news production settings using industry-standard newsrooms, radio stations and TV studios. You’ll also have access to Mac and PC editing suites, photography studios and portable media production equipment for mobile reporting.
Our excellent links with employers mean they tell us – and help us deliver – exactly what our students need to get a job. We consistently produce accomplished, legally-aware journalists with multi-platform news skills.
Our annual Journalism and Media Week gives you the opportunity to hear from industry experts representing the UK’s leading broadcasters, newspapers, magazines and digital media organisations.
Over a week of talks, workshops, Q&A sessions and networking, these world-renowned broadcasters, journalists and industry leaders, including some of our own alumni, provide a unique insight into what it’s like to work in today’s Journalism and Media industries.
Recent speakers have included former NFL player and sport presenter Jason Bell, Channel 4’s Steph McGovern, BBC Breakfast’s Sally Nugent, Managing Director of CanCan Productions Rebecca Papworth as well as Leeds Trinity alumni, including priest and broadcaster Reverend Kate Bottley and BBC journalist and filmmaker Mobeen Azhar.
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