In fewer than 50 years, Leeds Trinity University has transformed itself from two small Catholic teaching training colleges to an acclaimed university with an excellent track record for launching the careers of thousands of students. While maintaining a reputation for excellence in the training of teachers, Leeds Trinity University has diversified to offer foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a range of subjects including Business, Education, Humanities, Media, Psychology and Sport. The university also has a long-established reputation for being one of the leading providers of journalism training in the country. Leeds Trinity University pioneered the inclusion of professional work placements with every undergraduate degree, and they remain an integral, assessed part of every degree. This means that all of its students graduate with degree-related work experience, and as a result, 95% of its graduates are working or studying six months after graduating according to the latest statistics from the HESA Destination of Leavers Survey.
Leeds Trinity University offers courses across the following academic departments:
- Management and Marketing
- the Institute of Childhood and Education
- Media, Film and Culture
- Criminology and Sociology
- Sport, Health and Nutrition
The majority of their HEFCE-funded undergraduate courses have a study abroad option.
- Their students are taught by highly qualified and experienced staff, many of whom have extensive professional experience outside of the University.
- More information on courses at Leeds Trinity University is available from their website.
At least two full A levels or equivalent qualifications (e.g. BTECs; the International Baccalaureate; Cambridge Technicals, Access to HE Certificates and a wide range of other Level 3 qualifications). GCSE English Language (or equivalent) is required for entry to all of their courses. For the old GCSE system, they require C grade or above and for the new grading system they will accept grade 4 or higher. The same grade/score is required for GCSE Maths and Science, depending on the course applied for. 3-year undergraduate courses have a UCAS entry score of 104–112 but their grade-specific courses are the exceptions e.g. their undergraduate degrees in Primary Education require a BBC (or equivalent) and their undergraduate 2-year degree in Secondary Education, Physical Education and Sport requires an ABB (or equivalent).
Staying true to its teacher training foundations, the university has maintained its reputation for excellence in the training of teachers.
Over the years, the university has diversified to offer foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a range of subjects including Business, Education, Humanities, Media, Psychology and Sport.
In particular, the university has a long-established reputation for being one of the leading providers of journalism training in the country. It is renowned for the quality of its vocational training, which is enhanced by partnerships with organisations such as the BBC and Bauer Media.
Many alumni are household names, occupying senior positions across all regional and national print, broadcast and online media including editorial positions on Radio 4 Today and BBC 5 live Breakfast.
Professional work placements are included with every degree and students benefit from the university’s relationships with 1000s of employers. They are proud to have satisfied students, with the most recent NSS results revealing 85% of their 2015 graduates were satisfied with their course. Many of their courses are accredited by professional bodies, including NCTJ, BPS, AfN and BJTC.
They offer a range of advisory and information services to all students across the university and recent graduates. These include Careers guidance appointments and term-time drop-ins. A discussion with a careers advisor is likely to be able to help to:
- Tell students how to approach course, careers and employer research
- Signpost to sources of information
- Give help progressing an individual’s career-decision making
- Describe routes into careers
- Discuss and give advice about application forms, CVs, covering letters, LinkedIn profiles, job