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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Journalism (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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.

All the skills you learn come together for our newsdays based on real-world industry practice, and your Journalism Project, when you can do more in-depth research on a topic of your choice to produce a multi-media project, a short video documentary or a podcast.

Our established Journalism and Media Week every year hosts nationally-recognised journalists and presenters who share their tips and advice directly with our students, allowing them to forge valuable contacts in the industry.

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, Law, Ethics and Regulation, Public Affairs and News Skills.

Modules

You will run your own multimedia newsroom, producing radio, TV and multimedia stories in real time for our own website and external organisations. This module also includes voice training.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,150

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

12,500

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement for this programme is a good honours degree (usually 2:1 or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants are required to sit an NCTJ entry test to assess writing skills, news sense and general knowledge. If successful, applicants will be invited for interview where we want to find out more about your interest in our course and in journalism in general.

University information

Leeds Trinity University is found six miles outside Leeds city centre and has been providing quality higher education to students for almost 50 years. The University is proud to provide a supportive community for each student and places a lot of emphasis on employability. Previous postgraduate students have gone on to become award-winning journalists, published authors and leaders of their industry. Whether students are looking for a...more