This Master’s is designed to offer the practical and theoretical training in journalism needed by those with an interest in science and environmental issues to communicate their subject to the public. There is growing demand for science journalists who can report on issues such as health or the environment accurately and succinctly. You will have the opportunity to learn how to take scientific news and turn it into engaging stories, without resorting to sensationalism or technical jargon. There are opportunities for you to work on community radio, student newspapers and magazines, and to participate in our professional placement scheme. Students have previously worked for BBC Focus magazine, New Scientist and the Vegan Society. You may also have the opportunity to hear from leading names in the journalism industry. Previous speakers include Channel 4 Science Editor Tom Clarke, naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham and Sense About Science founder Lord Taverne. Students on this programme are expected to complete an assessed work placement as part of this course. Students are responsible for their travel, accommodation and general living costs while undertaking work placements.
For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.
Assessments are a mixture of essays, presentations, portfolios of journalism, broadcast media packages and timed examinations. The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
First or second class honours degree or equivalent professional experience. International Students will require English Language at IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each element, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Whole course|
Additional fee information
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