Taught course

Science Journalism

Institution
City, University of London · Journalism and Publishing
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

•You should have an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in any subject. Considerations will also be given to mature applicants with substantial work experience in science or medicine. •You should be able to show that you have some relevant work experience in journalism, which might include work on a university/college publication, or work experience in either science, environmental or medical journalism

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Science Journalism at City University London gives you a thorough grounding in the best practices in health, science and environmental journalism, whilst teaching you to be a critical consumer of scientific information. Throughout the MA Science Journalism course you will benefit from: Academic staff experienced in science and journalism | The course is led by award-winning ex-BBC science journalist Connie St. Louis, currently Chair of the Association of British Science Writers. Other course tutors include Ed Yong, Henry Scowcroft, Dr Toby Murcott, Prof Roy Greenslade, and Paul Bradshaw, Enhanced job prospects | The first group of Science Journalism MA graduates completed their studies in 2010. They are now working at organisations including the BBC, CERN, ITV, National Geographic Green and the World Health Organisation, Multimedia education in reporting health, science, environment and technology | The MA gives you a range of opportunities to report on science, health, environment, technology and food. Throughout the course students produce a multimedia science website Elements, along with a Twitter feed and Facebook page, London location | The course makes full use of its central London location by drawing on the capital's scientific, medical and journalistic institutions, helping you to forge links, build contact networks and giving unrivalled access to leading experts.
The Department of Journalism is ranked 2nd in the UKfor universities to prepare for careers in journalism (QS World University Rankings 2014

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English, an IELTS score of at least 7.0 is required.

Fees and funding

Full-time EU: £9,000, Full-time Non EU: £18,000
Scholarships: UK/EU students who apply for this course will be eligible for a, £1,500 scholarship on a first-come first-served basis. All UK/EU applicants to this course will be automatically considered for this scholarship.
Bursaries: The following organisations have also supported students in the Department of Journalism in the past. This is not a guarantee of future sponsorship, and you are advised to check the websites of these organisations for details of future bursary and scholarship schemes.
NUJ (George Viner Memorial Fund), Postgrad Solutions, British Council: Chevening awards.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
10 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment57
Dissertation33

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
Rachel.West.1@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7040 3319