Whether you are starting your career in journalism or are an experienced reporter looking to get to grips with a changing industry, this is an opportunity to develop skills that are highly sought after by employers.
We are committed to the underlying principles of journalism ? objectivity, fairness, balance and storytelling, and recognise that the world is becoming ever more digital. That?s why we place emphasis on up-to-the-minute communication tools and technology. You will engage with the latest in social media, search engine optimisation (SEO), crowd sourcing and user-generated content, while also focusing on the more traditional areas of newspapers, television, radio and online news.
This is a unique qualification ? we are the only journalism course in England to be taught from within a business school. You will benefit from our contacts within the city of Leeds, providing you with an opportunity to meet, research and report on companies, industry and new developments. Previous students have enjoyed work experience with BBC Newsnight, Reuters and The Independent. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including a dedicated newsroom and television and radio studios.
- Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
This course has a strong international flavour, specialising in media law around the world, so you will be able to research, develop contacts and write editorial for global audiences on a variety of topics. You could progress in journalism, PR, social media, communications, digital marketing, SEO and brand management across many different industries, while specific roles could include editor, reporter, feature writer or correspondent.
Careers advice: The dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.
We encourage you to get hands-on journalism experience and our previous students have enjoyed work placements with BBC Newsnight, Reuters and The Independent. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including a dedicated newsroom and both television and radio studios.
We have a dedicated employability and placements office to support you and provide you with access to a wide range of vacancies from local, national and international employers. Pre-placement guidance and seminars are available on topics such as CV and letter writing, how to succeed at interview, assessment centres and psychometric tests.
You will have the opportunity to showcase your work - whether it be editorial, audio or video. Through our multi-media Student Journalism Website you will also have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including a dedicated newsroom with the latest Apple Mac Technology, television and radio studios, portable radio studios for outside broadcasts, microphones and high-definition cameras.
Editing & Production Develop page layout and editorial design skills and gain an appreciation of why sub-editing and design are crucial elements in the production of any printed media publication, website or multimedia application.
Feature Writing Develop the craft of professional writing for a range of magazines, newspapers and websites, with a particular emphasis on technology and science journalism.
International Perspectives on Media Law, Ethics & Regulation This module considers media law in a UK, European and international setting, and shows how media, human rights and ethics are intertwined.
Journalism Theory Gain an understanding and critical awareness of journalism principles and practice in a rapidly evolving, diverse, global and technologically-driven media.
Reporting Learn the core values and practice of journalism, including sourcing, gathering and writing news stories. You will produce news and feature stories using research and interview techniques in a newsroom setting.
Dissertation You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.
"I believe in journalism's power to improve democracy and society. The profession has taken a knock recently, but I see that as all the more reason to develop a newer, more ethical journalism - and a university without the constraints of the media industry, but with connections to it, is the perfect place to be."
Sean has previously written articles specialising in the social uses of technology and has contributed to The Guardian, Wired, Design Week, The South China Morning Post and The Sydney Morning Herald.
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