Entry requirements

You should have at least a 2:2 honours degree in a related subject or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. IELTS: 6.5 with no skill below 6.5 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Whether you are starting your career in journalism or are an experienced reporter looking to get to grips with a changing industry, this is an opportunity to develop skills that are highly sought after by employers.

We are committed to the underlying principles of journalism – objectivity, fairness, balance and storytelling, and recognise that the world is becoming ever more digital. That’s why we place emphasis on up-to-the-minute communication tools and technology. You will engage with the latest in social media, search engine optimisation (SEO), crowd sourcing and user-generated content, while also focusing on the more traditional areas of newspapers, television, radio and online news.

This is a unique qualification – we are the only journalism course in England to be taught from within a business school. You will benefit from our contacts within the city of Leeds, providing you with an opportunity to meet, research and report on companies, industry and new developments. Previous students have enjoyed work experience with BBC Newsnight, Reuters and The Independent. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including a dedicated newsroom and television and radio studios.

Fees and funding

For the most up-to-date funding information please visit: http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/journalism_msc

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
0113 812 3113