Does journalism have a place in a post-Trump world? Or is everything just ‘fake news’ nowadays? At Leeds Trinity, we believe high-quality journalism is more important than ever before. It helps us to understand and make sense of an increasingly complex world, while holding politicians and governments to account. Journalism and Politics gives you the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of political processes, together with the essential journalism skills needed for a career in journalism. We’ll teach you practical journalism skills such as how to find out and record information, ow to develop stories and how to work effectively to set deadlines, as well as giving you a grounding in the key legal requirements for reporters. You’ll then put these skills into the context of politics, learning how to analyse complex political events in order to summarise and present them clearly. You’ll explore the way politics is reported by – and interacts with – the media, including the influence of social media on political activity and operations. You’ll develop an understanding of key political and geopolitical processes, focusing on issues such as politics and the media, the representation of politics in popular culture and how modern terrorism is confronted and countered. And you’ll learn how to bring politics to life for news audiences, reflecting on broader social and cultural issues. By the time you graduate, you’ll have developed a wide range of journalism skills, political knowledge and a professional portfolio that will prepare you for a successful career. **Graduate opportunities** You’ll be prepared for a career in politics, journalism, local government, the civil service, social research, marketing and communications. **Placement opportunities** We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You’ll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months’ professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. You’ll have the chance to complete your placements in local government, local political party headquarters and constituency offices, local media and other institutions and organisations with political and/or charitable objectives.