Undergraduate BA (Hons)


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


Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

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

As part of your 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 by combining 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 will 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. 93% of BA (Hons) Journalism students said staff were good at explaining things*
  2. Professionally accredited
  3. Study and work in a city with a fast-rising reputation as a media hub
  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
  6. Take in unique insights from leaders from across the business world in Leeds Business School's guest lecture series

*National Student Survey 2022

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BA (Hons) Journalism | Student view Student Katie talks about her experience at Leeds Beckett University.