Public Relations and Journalism

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Authority. Integrity. Responsibility.

These are characteristics that have defined the best journalists and public relations figures through history.

Our courses will explore the principles of good communication. And you'll have the opportunity to master your craft in state-of-the-art facilities and respected companies.

Nick Halafihi

As a student with us, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities including our high spec media-suite. We provide inspirational opportunities to develop your skills and career, as well as being located in a thriving city, with the addition of Channel 4 being a great boost for the future of media in Leeds. You will access creative and ‘real-world’ industry leading opportunities to enhance your skills while learning from expert practitioners in the field.

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your student experience

This is the place to learn to communicate with confidence.

Our Public Relations courses are professionally recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), and have prepared students for careers at Panasonic, Porsche, Arrive and the NHS.

Our Journalism course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), and are designed for a variety of press careers, whether that's in national newspapers, regional press, television or radio.

You'll learn to be an adaptable and confident professional that's comfortable in our multi-platform world. Our Media Suite is the place to learn all the skills you'll need, from TV presenting and production to radio and news writing.

My favourite thing about my course Students share what they love most about our BA (Hons) Journalism course.

It becomes a real community on the Journalism course, with students and the staff. It makes it such a lovely environment to work in.



At Leeds Beckett University, you don't just learn a subject. You prepare for a career.

No matter which course you choose, you'll get the chance to immerse yourself in the latest thinking, and apply what you've learned through placements and practical projects.

BA (Hons)


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MA Public Relations & Strategic Communication - Chukwuemeka Martin Agunwa Graduate Chukwuemeka Martin talks about reasons for choosing the course, highlights, support at university and future plans.

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YOUR teaching community

Our staff have a whole range of insights to share, and a passion for teaching. They're also working every day on research that will advance the industry, and collaborating with businesses and organisations to make them more sustainable, ethical, efficient and imaginative.