The Journalism and Politics programme at Leeds Trinity University explores the theory and practice of political processes alongside the provision of essential journalism skills. You will learn to analyse complex events in order to summarise and present them clearly, working effectively to clear deadlines. The essential journalism skills you will learn are provided through the Practical Journalism modules and all students will study a final year module explaining key legal requirements for reporters. The politics provision develops your understanding of key political and geopolitical processes with academic modules on issues such as politics and the media and the representation of politics in popular culture. You will have the chance to reflect on the broader social and cultural issues involved in bringing politics to life for news audiences. There are opportunities to develop specialist expertise and to develop your understanding of professional policy and practice through placements with employers and agencies in relevant institutions.