This is a course for people who are passionate about science and/or environmental issues and who want to learn the journalistic skills necessary to communicate them to a wider public.
Whether the topic is climate change or genetically modified crops, a new cure for malaria or the latest “killer” console, the news media display an apparently insatiable thirst for information on all aspects of scientific development. There is also a demand for journalists who can accurately report and explain these developments without resorting to sensationalism or technical jargon. This is a course for people who are passionate about science and/or environment, and who want to learn the journalistic skills necessary to communicate it to a wider public.
The MA in Science and Environmental Journalism will equip you with the full range of skills – both practical and intellectual – necessary to work in this growing area of employment. There are two ways in which this course differs from most others: firstly, unlike many other courses that form part of science departments, this course is run by working journalists in a School of Journalism, where practitioners place a high priority on accurate and clear communication. Secondly, the course provides students with cross-platform hands-on experience in print media, online, radio and TV, with the opportunity to specialise.