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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
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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.

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.

Modules

An intensive, practical module providing the multi-media skills needed in any newsroom, regardless of platform.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£6,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£12,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is a good honours degree qualification – minimum 2.2, preferably 2.1.

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 you are looking for a complete...more