Taught course

Science and Environmental Journalism

Institution
University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Journalism
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

2:2 honours degree or equivalent experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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 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 the Research and Professional Placement module. For more details regarding potential costs associated with the placement, please see the Features tab.

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

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

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Gary Stevens
Email
gstevens@lincoln.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1522 886898