Taught course

Medical Journalism

University of Westminster, London · PG Professional Communication

Entry requirements

You must have successfully completed a minimum of two pre-clinical years of your medical or dentistry degree and ideally have passed both years at the first attempt. Alternatively, you must have successfully completed two years of a first degree which qualifies you for work in the health professions, such as nursing, psychology, physiotherapy, speech therapy or pharmacy. You must possess above average standards of written and spoken English and have a minimum of Grade B at GCSE English.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to prepare you for a career in medical journalism, or to augment your medical career and to provide an intellectually stimulating and demanding course of study.

The course is available to health professionals and others interested in a career in medical and health journalism as a Diploma in Medical Journalism.

Course content

You will undertake specially modified modules from our postgraduate journalism courses.

Subjects of study include:

Magazine Production
Media Law, Public Affairs and Ethics for Health Specialists
Multimedia Journalism Skills
News and Feature Writing for Medical Journalists

As well as developing effective writing skills and techniques, you will learn to use audio and video tools as part of writing for the web. Much of the time you will be taught alongside postgraduate students taking the MA in Journalism in Print and Online, but you will also learn broadcasting skills in classes with the MA in Broadcast Journalism. Your learning will be guided by the Medical Journalism tutor, an experienced journalist in the field.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months

Course contact details

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