Science Journalism

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Course Category: Master and Master of Arts

Course Description
Course Description
  • Focus of Study

    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.

    Course Description

    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.

    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.

    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 academics.