Leeds Beckett University Journalism

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University Journalism

Leeds Beckett University Journalism

BA (Hons)
Journalism

Undergraduate course

Marketing, PR & Journalism

 

64 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 64 points required. (Minimum of 40 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent awards excluding General Studies.)
Additional Requirements:GCSEs: GCSE English Language grade B or above and GCSE Mathematics grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSE grade C Mathematics. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSE grade B English.

Access to HE Diploma: Pass Access to HE Diploma overall with 64 UCAS points.

International Baccalaureate: Pass IB Diploma with 24 points.

Applicants will be required to have a telephone interview.

English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

  • Hannah Robinson

Careers

Hannah Robinson
Trainee Journalist, Hull Daily Mail

 

 

MSc Journalism

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“In today’s news gathering operations, you need to be able to work both in print and digitally. Having undertaken the news and feature writing modules on my course, I know exactly how to write a feature when I need to and I am just as comfortable when I have to sub-edit some news copy.

MODULES & LEARNING

Introduction to Journalism
Reporting 1
Digital Publishing
Journalism Practice & Principles
Radio Journalism
Introducing Media Law

There will be opportunities to do placements and you are expected to do at least three weeks’ work experience across your degree, giving you the chance to encounter journalism in a variety of environments. We have links that can help you seek work in a practical environment at the BBC, Skysports and with a variety of local and national media companies. Our students have completed placements with The Independent, The One Show, local radio and newspapers.

We also have a dedicated employability and placements office to support you and provide you with access to a wide range of vacancies from local, national and international employers. Pre-placement guidance and seminars are available on topics such as CV and letter writing, how to succeed at interview, assessment centres and psychometric tests.

We’re committed to supporting your professional development – that’s why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. To see our full programme and to register for a lecture click here.

FEES & FUNDING

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Professional body subscription fees – For courses with professional body subscriptions, you will need to pay any necessary fees directly to the professional body.

MSc
Journalism

Postgraduate course

Marketing, PR & Journalism

Did you know?

Course leader Sean Dodson writes for the Guardian newspaper and was recently one of the judges for Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing – The Orwell Prize.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6.5 or an equivalent award. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

  • Hannah Robinson

Careers

Hannah Robinson
Trainee Journalist, Hull Daily Mail

MSc Journalism

Read more

“In today’s news gathering operations, you need to be able to work both in print and digitally. Having undertaken the news and feature writing modules on my course, I know exactly how to write a feature when I need to and I am just as comfortable when I have to sub-edit some news copy.

MODULES & LEARNING

Develop page layout and editorial design skills and gain an appreciation of why sub-editing and design are crucial elements in the production of any printed media publication, website or multimedia application.

Develop the craft of professional writing for a range of magazines, newspapers and websites, with a particular emphasis on technology and science journalism.

This module considers media law in a UK, European and international setting, and shows how media, human rights and ethics are intertwined.

Gain an understanding and critical awareness of journalism principles and practice in a rapidly evolving, diverse, global and technologically-driven media.

Learn the core values and practice of journalism, including sourcing, gathering and writing news stories. You will produce news and feature stories using research and interview techniques in a newsroom setting.

You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.

We encourage you to get hands-on journalism experience and our previous students have enjoyed work placements with BBC Newsnight, Reuters and The Independent. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including a dedicated newsroom and both television and radio studios.

We have a dedicated employability and placements office to support you and provide you with access to a wide range of vacancies from local, national and international employers. Pre-placement guidance and seminars are available on topics such as CV and letter writing, how to succeed at interview, assessment centres and psychometric tests.

You will have the opportunity to showcase your work – whether it be editorial, audio or video. Through our multi-media Student Journalism Website you will also have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including a dedicated newsroom with the latest Apple Mac Technology, television and radio studios, portable radio studios for outside broadcasts, microphones and high-definition cameras.

FEES & FUNDING

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £6100. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.

Contact Us:

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