Science Journalism

City University London
En Islington (Inglaterra)

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Overview 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.Connie St Louis, Programme Director, talks about the importance of Science Journalism MA - the only one of its kind in the UKThroughout 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 OrganisationMultimedia 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 unrivaled access to leading experts.City University London is now ranked first in the UK as Best Graduate University for Media and Communications Professionals according to LinkedIn rankings.LinkedIn ranked universities based on how successful recent graduates have been at landing desirable media jobs.Find out more about City's graduate success. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Journalism Course...

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The MA in Science Journalism course offers you a thorough grounding in the best practices in professional science, environmental and health journalism. It develops skills in science reporting, interviewing, science writing, research and broadcast, online and print production.

As well as enabling critical reflection on the legal ethical and societal responsibilities and to put those skills and that knowledge into practice.

The Science Journalism course takes advantage of its central London location by drawing on the rich heritage of the capital's scientific and medical institutions, helping you to forge links, build contact networks and enjoy unrivalled access to leading experts.

It offers a range of opportunities to report on science, health, environment, technology and food.

Throughout the year there will be regular distinguished guests to the campus to give public lectures and to work with students in small workshops.

Read the Science Journalism MA students' blog 'Elements' at -science.co.uk

Course Structure

Core modules:

  • Ethics, Rules & Standards
  • Journalism Portfolio
  • Editorial Production
  • Final Project
  • Science Reporting
  • Science Journalism, Administration & Society.

Elective modules:

  • Introduction to Data Reporting
  • UK Media Law.

Read the full 2015 programme specification.

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Teaching and Assessment

All MA Journalism courses at City are practical, hands-on courses designed for people that want to become journalists. As a result, much of your coursework for the Science Journalism MA will be journalistic assignments that you produce to deadline, as you would in a real news organisation.

Some courses are taught in lecture theatres, such as Journalism and Society 1 and Media Law, but most are small-group workshops that allow you to develop your journalistic skills and knowledge with the support of our expert...