Taught course

Science and Environmental Journalism

University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Journalism

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This Master’s offers 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 demand for qualified science journalists who can report on issues such as health or the environment accurately and succinctly. You will 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 worked for BBC Focus magazine, New Scientist and the Vegan Society.

You will 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.

Information for international students

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each element, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

As a University of Lincoln postgraduate student, you may be eligible to apply for one of our generous scholarship packages. For more information about postgraduate funding and scholarships, please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Gary Stevens
01522 886644