Working as a journalist is 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 your local community to international politics.
Our Centre for Journalism has an established reputation for outstanding vocational training, industry-relevant studies and excellent professional work placements at organisations such as BBC, Sky, and The Sunday Times.
The arrival of Channel 4 in Leeds in 2020 presents even more opportunities for journalism students and graduates.
Learn from the professionals
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 you be next?
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.
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.
The Centre for Journalism
Our Centre for Journalism has an established reputation for outstanding vocational training, industry-relevant learning and teaching and professional work placements within established high profile media organisations.
Bringing together expertise in all aspects of journalism, news reporting and newsroom production, the Centre offers a range of opportunities for students to develop their own writing and reporting skills, work as part of a news team and build professional networks with top journalists.
The Centre also provides all the equipment and facilities you will need to hone your broadcast news skills and prepare you for your journalism career. You’ll train in authentic news production settings using industry-standard newsrooms, radio stations and TV studios.
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