Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University

Broadcast Journalism

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.

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is a good Honours degree qualification - minimum 2.2, preferably 2.1 or above. Relevant work experience is also expected. You need an interest in current affairs and in people, places and events and should have a willingness to accept irregular hours and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. If English is not your 1st language IELTS 7.0 or equivalent is the minimum requirement.

Course modules

There are 5 modules that make up the diploma: news skills; law, ethics and regulations; live production; public affairs; and professional placement.

Assessment methods

The Diploma is a full-time intensive programme designed to provide: Practical skills required for broadcast journalism, including sound recording and editing, use of ENG cameras, sequencing for radio and television, script writing and more; comprehensive understanding of professional journalism practice, including researching and substantiating news stories, interviewing techniques, establishing contacts, shorthand; knowledge and ability to apply the legal and regulatory frameworks conditioning British journalism; awareness of the professional roles and regulatory responsibilities of journalists; critical understanding of the political and commercial structures within which news media operate. In addition, the MA provides: training in investigative techniques for research projects; opportunity to undertake a piece of substantive independent research relevant to journalism.

Sponsorship information

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).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 41 weeks
PgDip Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 41 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Leeds Trinity University Leeds LS18 5HD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0113 283 7123