Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University

Journalism

This course offers the opportunity to take the NCTJ Diploma examinations. Trainees work in a dedicated newsroom producing the daily website Yorkshire Voice, which gives them the chance to work on real news in real time. The paper is distributed to a wide audience and acts as a showcase for the trainees' work, offering them the chance to create an impressive portfolio of cuttings. From week 1, students also become interns for the Yorkshire Evening Post, one of the biggest regional evening papers in the country, as part of a student newsroom.

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. Applicants 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 the 1st language IELTS 7.0 or equivalent is the minimum requirement.

Course modules

The following 5 modules make up the diploma: news skills; law, ethics and regulation; live production; professional placement. The MA in Journalism consists of 1 module which trainees may register for up to 2 years after completion of the Diploma. Research Methodologies and Journalism Research Project culminates in the production of a supervised research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Trainees must attend a 4 day introduction session in January and submit their research proposal by Easter. Trainees have 12 months to complete their thesis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 41 weeks
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 41 weeks
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (International) 41 weeks
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 41 weeks
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 41 weeks

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