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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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Our MA in Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity was established in 2013, building on the success and popularity of our BA in English and Writing which has been running for several years. Read more
Our MA in Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity was established in 2013, building on the success and popularity of our BA in English and Writing which has been running for several years. This MA puts the emphasis on "creative", giving you plenty of time to write and incorporating a creative element into every module.

The course aims to develop your writing skills in either prose or poetry, as well as fostering your creative and critical reading and exploring key issues relating to the publishing business. Taught by internationally renowned writers, it is designed to be as creative and practical as possible within the academic requirements of a postgraduate programme.​

The MA in Creative Writing may be taken at your own pace, either 1 year full time or 2 years part time.​

Benefits of Creative Writing

- Small group writing workshops (max. 12).
- Individual tuition with experienced writers.
- Expert insight into writing as a profession.
- Supportive, creative environment.

Graduate Destinations

On completion of this course, you could go on to become an independent Writer, Workshop Facilitator or go into teaching to name but a few. ​

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The MA in Education is a professionally oriented Masters-level programme of professional development taught at Leeds Trinity University. Read more
The MA in Education is a professionally oriented Masters-level programme of professional development taught at Leeds Trinity University.

As a part time course, it is designed specifically to meet your professional and personal development needs whether you are a serving teacher, lecturer, trainer or other education professional.

It enables you to engage with a wide range of educational issues and is designed to support improvements in teaching and learning through critical reflective practice and practical enquiry.

The course brings together education professionals from a wide variety of contexts: early years, primary education, secondary education, special education, further and higher education. Students on the course are a mix of those who are in the early years of the profession, as well as experienced teachers, education leaders, managers and those who support learning. Students say how much they value the sharing of practice across sectors and disciplines, and how they benefit from learning in such diverse groups.

Benefits of Education

- The course is specifically designed for busy professionals, working in all educational contexts, to support reflective and evidence-based practice
- The course is a professionally relevant programme of continuing professional development for all those working in teaching/training/lecturing/support positions in education.
- The MA is a manageable part time programme taught by enthusiastic, dedicated and expert staff with significant experience of work and research in the field of education.
- Learning is supported through access to online library and journal resources, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), and a specialist team of staff in our Learning Hub to support academic learning and development.
- The MA offers excellent value for money that leads to real benefits in terms of career progression and development.​

Graduate Destinations

All our students work in full time or part time professional positions during their study. Upon graduation, students report that their study impacts on their professional practice and opportunities for progression/promotion. Graduates from the programme say that the confidence, knowledge and skills they have gained from studying on the MA in Education have helped them secure posts with additional responsibility, and that the MA degree has been a key factor in promotion to leadership and management positions.

This is what our students say about their study with us:

- 'The delivery of the modules has been high quality, and I feel that I am more than prepared for the assignments' (Secondary Assistant Head)
- 'There is a prodigious level of support on the course; help has been exceptional' (Further Education Tutor)
- 'I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. It is expertly led, interesting and empowering' (Secondary Subject Leader)
- 'I think that the effect on pupils of my doing the MA has been very positive.’ (Primary NQT)
- ‘I have had time to really think about the theory behind what I’m doing, and revise practice accordingly, even whilst working in a very busy profession! The support from tutors has been fantastic and helped me to juggle effectively both my work and my study.’ (Secondary Science Teacher)
- ‘As an aspiring leader I am looking forward to using the skills I have acquired from the programme. My teaching practice will continue to be shaped by this extremely valuable and worthwhile learning experience.’ (Secondary Geography Teacher)

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The MA in Family Support is designed as a 2 year part time or 1 year full time course. Current students are drawn from a range of professional backgrounds including family support services, primary education and residential children's services.​. Read more
The MA in Family Support is designed as a 2 year part time or 1 year full time course. Current students are drawn from a range of professional backgrounds including family support services, primary education and residential children's services.​

Benefits of Family Support

- The MA in Family Support meets the need for professionals to develop the necessary academic and practice skills and competence to offer effective family support in a range of settings and to lead and manage family support services, which span social care, health and education.
- Students undertaking this programme of study further enhance their ability to critically reflect, to learn from evidence informed practice and to contribute to the development of practice knowledge.​

Graduate Destinations

Graduates of the MA in Family Support will have the opportunity to enhance career progression in a range of children's services areas at both practitioner and manager level, either directly in or associated with family support practice, including: Leadership of family support services; strategic and policy development and MRes and PhD research work in family support.​

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The purpose of the programme is to provide the essential knowledge, understanding and skills required for graduates to begin to operate competently and effectively within international business and management environment at entry/middle-level management positions. Read more
The purpose of the programme is to provide the essential knowledge, understanding and skills required for graduates to begin to operate competently and effectively within international business and management environment at entry/middle-level management positions. It is a 1 year full time programme (2 years part time), which is delivered on our single-site campus, but depending on students' interests it may contain work-based international business research project over summer.

Our students came from many countries: all parts of the UK, Japan, China, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, France, Spain. They all bring a wealth of cultural experience and global perspectives to the classroom; many of them already have Business projects in their home countries and internationally – we hope that Leeds Trinity graduates are making a difference across the globe.

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Benefits of International Business

Students will study theoretical foundations of International business and will explore a breadth of real-life case studies and industry experiences together with our lecturers, who all have significant Industry experience having worked for major international companies, like Nestle, Bacardi-Martini, Procter & Gamble and McKinsey & Co.

Additionally, students may tap into a network of industry guest speakers from Coca-Cola, Google and suppliers to major car manufacturing companies (Toyota, Honda, Land Rover). Students doing our "Starting & Growing your own Business" module will receive further support from business mentors at our Enterprise Centre, where they can actually start their own company.

- Core provision of International Business modules and field trips
- Industry guest speakers / Enterprise Centre Business Mentors
- Employers and International partnerships networks
- International work-based projects built in

Graduate Destinations

This programme is suitable for progressing undergraduate and experienced/mature students looking for an international professional career in the area of global business and management.

We are particularly proud of the fact that 95% of our graduates are employed or continue their further studies, even in such difficult economic times. Some of our students have decided to start their own Businesses and are acting as Company Directors - three years in a row our students have won "Young Entrepreneur of the Year/HRH Duke of York" Awards.

On graduation, you may join large international companies operating in the UK and globally. In the past, our graduates have been appointed to join organisations such as L'Oreal, Asda Walmart, Lloyds Bank, Santander, the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development as well as Marriott Hotels and Shell in marketing, sales and other functions.

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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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The MA in Sport Management aims to provide the opportunity for graduates and practitioners in sport and sport management related professions to engage in critical and intellectually rigorous investigation of the process of sport management from strategic planning through to practical implementation, in order to contribute to personal and career development. Read more
The MA in Sport Management aims to provide the opportunity for graduates and practitioners in sport and sport management related professions to engage in critical and intellectually rigorous investigation of the process of sport management from strategic planning through to practical implementation, in order to contribute to personal and career development.

The course is unique in that it emphasises the applied nature of learning in sport management and allows students to draw upon their own vocational experiences and encourages them to apply the findings of the academic discipline in the workplace. The course has been designed alongside the requirements of employers and professional bodies in the area of sport management.

Benefits of Sport Management

- The course is aimed at both graduates aspiring to work in the sports industry and at current sports professionals seeking to acquire the skills to achieve management positions.
- Students may study full time (1 year) or part time (2 years).
- Both routes enable you to work alongside your studies.
- The course focuses heavily on the applied nature of sport management with students supported and encouraged to take on professional work placements in industry.

Graduate Destinations

On completion of the MA students can apply to progress to an M.Phil, MbR or PhD.

Postgraduate study in sports management will equip a wide range of potential sports practitioners with the necessary skills to lead and manage within the sports industry. This include: Private sector sports companies Sports governing bodies Further Study Education Enterprise – setting up own business.

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The MA in Victorian Studies offers postgraduate students a uniquely flexible, wide ranging and affordable opportunity to study the Victorian period. Read more
The MA in Victorian Studies offers postgraduate students a uniquely flexible, wide ranging and affordable opportunity to study the Victorian period.

It is closely linked with the Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies which is based at Leeds Trinity University and involves other universities in the UK and beyond, in a programme of seminars, colloquia and conferences.

The Centre is also the base for The Journal of Victorian Culture, which is published in conjunction with Taylor & Francis.

Benefits of Victorian Studies

- Full or part time study: the MA is a modular degree designed to be taken at your own pace, between one and three years.
- Sessions are held in the evening, so that part time study can be combined with full time employment.
- Wide range of subjects: in addition to two broad-ranging compulsory core modules, you will have a wide range of option modules to choose from and a chance to undertake supervised research as part of your degree.
- You will undertake a 12,000 word dissertation on a Victorian topic of your choice.
- Choice of MA, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate: study for shorter periods of time, taking fewer modules, and take the Postgraduate Diploma or the Postgraduate Certificate instead of the MA Pay as you learn: the cost of the MA is phased so you can pay module by module.
- Course fees are very competitive, about half the standard cost for most taught Masters degrees.
- Bursaries are also available.

Graduate Destinations

Graduates have gone on to further study: PhD and PGCE. Some of our part time students take the MA for professional development purposes, e.g. as teachers or curators. ​

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