Undergraduate BA (Hons)


Report on current events as they unfold on TV, radio, print or online with a career in journalism.


Course Overview

  • UCAS code

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

This professionally accredited course will develop the skills you’ll need for a rewarding career in this dynamic, growing sector.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Gain newsgathering skills and experience in modern journalism
  • Understand the practice and principles of contemporary journalism including fairness and accuracy
  • Create multimedia news content for print, digital and broadcast platforms
  • Have access to purpose-built facilities including computer suites, TV and radio studios, and a dedicated newsroom

You'll have the opportunity to use our facilities to create multimedia news content for print, digital and broadcast platforms. You’ll combine the best of the past with an eye on the future.

Industry links
Gaining experience will be an important part of your course. Placement opportunities will give you the chance to encounter real-life journalism. We have links that can help you find work in organisations such as the BBC, Sky Sports 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.

Professional accreditation
This course is also accredited by the Professional Publishers Association, equipping you with the theoretical and practical skills to hit the ground after graduating.

Guest lecture series
You’ll have access to the 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 view and register for any upcoming guest lectures, visit our university events webpage.

Why study Journalism at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 100% of students on BA (Hons) Journalism were positive about the way teaching staff explain things*
  2. Professionally accredited
  3. We are ranked in the top 30 universities in the UK for studying Journalism**
  4. Specialist facilities to create multimedia news content
  5. Open the doors to working in a practical environment at the BBC, Sky Sports and a variety of local and national media companies

*National Student Survey 2023

**2024 Guardian Subject League Tables

Accredited by

We Collaborate: Placement opportunities as a student at Leeds Beckett

We Collaborate thumbnail