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Leeds Trinity University, Full Time MA Degrees in Communication & Media Studies

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One of Britain's leading industry-accredited broadcast journalism courses it provides a very high-level of vocational training, preparing trainees for careers in radio, television and online news. Read more

About Broadcast Journalism Degrees

One of Britain's leading industry-accredited broadcast journalism courses it provides a very high-level of vocational training, preparing trainees for careers in radio, television and online news.

Leeds Trinity University was the first UK institution to introduce a postgraduate programme in Broadcast (Radio and Television) Journalism and the Diploma is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). The programme provides thorough training in the techniques of broadcast news and is impressively successful in providing enhanced employment prospects for graduates.

Trainees spend one month on-air where they produce radio bulletins and online material in real time for Bradford Community Broadcasting. During this period all of the Broadcast trainees gain experience in the roles of news editor, newsreader and reporter.

Working to tight deadlines trainees also produce Yorkshire Voice regional news programme, showcasing their television skills, and its associated web content. Each edition is reviewed by senior industry figures.

Our alumni are strongly represented in the BBC, commercial radio and television, and newspaper and magazine newsrooms across Yorkshire and the rest of the country.

Leeds Trinity’s continuing partnership with many of the major news organisations ensures access to placements and monitoring opportunities.

Graduate Destinations

The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism is a highly vocational, calendar year programme which prepares trainees for roles as journalists in a multi-platform environment.

Our alumni are strongly represented in the BBC, commercial radio and television, and newspaper and magazine newsrooms across Yorkshire and the rest of the country.

The course provides a thorough grounding in the techniques of broadcast news, writing for newspapers and magazines, and website production. Trainees work in dedicated newsrooms and studios with all trainees taking roles of responsibility as editors, producers or presenters.

Trainees who follow the broadcast pathway produce Leeds Today, a regional TV news programme that showcases television skills. They also spend a month on air with Bradford Community Broadcasting during which bulletins are produced in real time against deadlines. Trainees following the Print and Magazine pathways produce the North Leeds Newspaper and MORE magazine. Trainees on all pathways are also expected to produce online video, audio and written material for the course’s main news website.

The Broadcast pathways are accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) while the Print and Magazine pathways have National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCJT) accreditation.

Structure

The following five modules make up the diploma:

- News Skills – an intensive, practical module providing the multi-media skills needed in any newsroom, regardless of platform and including shorthand.
- Law, Ethics and Regulation – the knowledge required to be legally safe and ethical journalists, and to follow regulatory codes.
- Live Production – Producing real packages in real time for Yorkshire Voice and the BCB radio.
- Public Affairs – where public affairs embraces British Central and Local Government.
- Professional Work Placement – all trainees must complete at least four weeks of placement in a professional newsroom environment.

The MA in Journalism consists of one module which trainees may register for up to two years after completion of the Diploma.

Research Methodologies and Journalism Research Project – culminates in the production of a supervised research dissertation.

Assessment – Trainees must attend a four-day introduction session in January and submit their research proposal by Easter. Trainees have 12 months to complete their thesis.

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At Leeds Trinity, we believe journalism is one of the most exciting, demanding, interesting and rewarding careers on the planet. The online, print and broadcast industries are highly competitive, but our excellent links with employers mean they tell us - and help us deliver - exactly what our trainees need to get a job. Read more
At Leeds Trinity, we believe journalism is one of the most exciting, demanding, interesting and rewarding careers on the planet.

The online, print and broadcast industries are highly competitive, but our excellent links with employers mean they tell us - and help us deliver - exactly what our trainees need to get a job.

We consistently deliver accomplished, legally aware journalists with multi-platform news skills, as well as the academic ability relevant for higher level research.

Our Postgraduate Journalism course incorporates all the multiplatform news skills needed for any career in journalism.

Trainees work in dedicated newsrooms and studios and undertake a wide range of live production to hone their skills.

We continually partner with many major news organisations, including BBC North in Salford, ensuring you get access to the best quality placements, mentoring opportunities and expert industry speakers.

The MA in Journalism is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

Graduate Destinations

As of 2014, 100% of our Journalism graduates were employed in the industry before the end of the course for the third year running. Recent graduates secured jobs at Cosmopolitan, Sky Sport News online, Caters News Agency, The Dewsbury Reporter, Halifax Courier, Batley News, Wakefield Express, Press Association, Radio 4, ITV Calendar, BBC local radio and commercial radio.​

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