What will I learn?

Course overview

Our MA Journalism is an intense programme that prepares graduates for the dynamic and competitive world of journalism and communications.

It has the rare advantage of dual accreditation by the National Council for the Training of Journalism (NCTJ) and the British Journalism Training Council (BJTC). This highly regarded combination, along with our impressive work placement and industry mentoring programmes, opens the doors to organisations including the BBC, ITV, The Express, Sky Sports and a whole network of local, regional and national newspapers and radio stations.

About this course

The MA Journalism provides a comprehensive understanding of professional journalism practice, including researching and substantiating news stories, interviewing techniques and establishing contacts. Hands-on camera, studio, editing and mobile journalism skills are taught so that our trainees are confident and competent on their industry work placements.

We also cover the increasingly important areas of social media skills, verification techniques, data journalism and analytics. And shorthand is embedded in the course.

Awareness of professional roles, law, public affairs and the regulatory responsibilities of journalists is taught, along with a critical understanding of the political and commercial structures within which the media operate. News skills are refined and there are opportunities to research and over specific areas of interest to showcase a professional versatility across a range of media platforms.

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high-quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.

Assessment

Assessments mainly consist of coursework portfolios where you will be producing journalism of your own for different platforms including online, TV and radio studio output. Some modules are assessed through exams – for example, Media Law, Public Affairs and Shorthand.

Which department am I in?

Journalism

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£12,500.00 (US$ 17,205) per year
The tuition fees are for the​ academic year 2021-22. There may be slight increase in 2022-23 entry.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2022

Venue

Leeds Trinity University

Brownberrie Lane,

Horsforth,

Leeds,

LS18 5HD, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelors degree with an overall GPA of at least 2.8. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, and no component below 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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