Postgraduate MSc


Sharpen your journalistic skills and engage with the latest communication tools and technology. You’ll have the expertise to impress employers and to pursue your freelance career.


Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    12 Months
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

Develop the skillset you’ll need to build a successful career in journalism. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced reporter, this course will enable you to explore a changing industry.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Enhance your ability to write well and to tell compelling stories
  • Develop your understanding of the very latest communication tools and technology 
  • Explore social media, search engine optimisation, crowd sourcing and user-generated content
  • Study the traditional media platforms of newspapers, television and radio

Work placements

You’ll be encouraged to get hands-on journalism experience. We have contacts with an array of media organisations who can offer invaluable work placements and employment opportunities. Previous students have enjoyed work experience with BBC Newsnight, Reuters and The Independent.


State-of-the-art facilities 

You’ll have access to:

  • A dedicated newsroom
  • Television and radio studios
  • Portable radio studios for outside broadcasts
  • Microphones 
  • High-definition cameras

Learn from within Leeds Business School

This was the first journalism course in England to be taught from within a business school and you’ll benefit from our experience and our industry contacts. You’ll take advantage of these links as you report on the latest stories and developments in a thriving city and beyond.  

Employability and placements office

We have a dedicated and supportive team to help you access 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
  • Interview success
  • Assessment centres 
  • Psychometric tests

You’ll undertake a weekly Professional Journalism Development module designed to prepare you for a career in the media industry. This will include weekly industry masterclasses, help with placements and sessions devoted to getting your work published.  

Showcase your work

Our student website showcases the best student journalism work. Whether your passion is editorial, audio or video, you’ll have the opportunity to share your best work.


Why study Journalism at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Specialist facilities – there’s a dedicated newsroom, TV and radio studios and high-definition cameras
  2. Study journalism from within Leeds Business School– you’ll benefit from our industry connections and contacts
  3. Showcase your best work – including on our website dedicated to student journalism 
  4. Professional Journalism Development module – prepare for a career in the media industry
  5. Gain industry insight - through Leeds Business School guest lecture series

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