Leeds Trinity University, Centre for Journalism
Journalism degree programmes
BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism
BA (Hons) Sports Journalism
Our BA undergraduate programmes can also be studied with an initial Foundation Year in Journalism Studies
If you are passionate about shaping a career in the news media, Leeds Trinity University is a great place to start. Our Centre for Journalism has an established reputation for outstanding vocational training and industry-relevant learning and teaching.
We offer a postgraduate MA Journalism with dual accreditation by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). We also offer a number of undergraduate (BA Hons) degrees covering a range of journalism disciplines, with Broadcast Journalism BA (Hons) accredited by the BJTC. There is also the option of studying a Foundation Year in Journalism Studies prior to progressing onto an undergraduate journalism degree.
The Centre for Journalism brings together expertise in all aspects of journalism, news reporting and newsroom production and offers opportunities to develop your own writing and reporting skills, work as part of a news team and build professional networks with top journalists.
You’ll train in authentic news production settings using industry-standard newsrooms, radio stations and TV studios. You’ll also have access to Mac and PC editing suites, photography studios and portable media production equipment for mobile reporting.
Our courses will give you the knowledge and experience needed to hit the ground running in the workplace. Our excellent links with employers mean they tell us – and help us deliver – exactly what our students need to get a job. We consistently produce accomplished, legally-aware journalists with multi-platform news skills.
We have long-standing partnerships with major news organisations, ensuring we have access to some of the best quality work placements (which are integral to our programmes), mentoring opportunities and expert industry speakers. Our annual Journalism and Media Week allows all our students to engage with talks, workshops and masterclasses delivered by some of the UKs leading journalists and media professionals. Guest speakers have included Steph McGovern (Channel 4), Jason Bell (former NFL player and sport presenter) and Sally Nugent (BBC Breakfast). Students also practise what they have learnt as they cover the week as a journalist – interviewing speakers, live-tweeting and creating videos and online reports.
Graduates from our journalism programmes have careers across the print and broadcast news sector or in PR, marketing or digital content.
Notable alumni include:
Mobeen Azhar (2005) – BBC Journalist and Filmmaker
Katy Rickitt (2008) – News Correspondent, Good Morning Britain
Kat Harbourne (2009) – Journalist and Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield and The Naked Podcast
Richie Anderson (2009) – TV and Radio Presenter, BBC
Gavin Wilson (2010) – Media Manager, York City Knights Rugby League
Harpreet Kaur (2012) – Award Winning Radio Presenter, BBC Asian Network and Television Host
Joe Urquhart (2015) – Sports Journalist, Yorkshire Evening Post
Abbey Maclure (2019) – Senior Reporter, Yorkshire Evening Post/Yorkshire Post
Alice Young (2020) – National Breakfast Newsreader and Newsdesk Editor, Greatest Hits Radio
For more information see our website or come and visit us – details of all our Open Days can be found here.