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Focus of Study
This full-time one-year MSc course is for people with science, technology or medicine backgrounds, or graduates from other backgrounds with substantial experience in a scientific environment, who want to develop careers communicating science in broadcast media, probably in documentary or other factual programming.
Through both academic and practical taught modules, the course allows a greater focus on broadcast media than the more general MSc in Science Communication.
Instead of an academic dissertation, you will undertake an independent production project.
- Core practical
- Science and its social contexts
- Introduction to film form
- Documentary film
- Sound, sign, meaning in radio
- Radio production
- Television production
The work placement allows you to develop the skills and knowledge gained on the course in the real world of broadcast science communication.
Placements are set up through the College, although you may also undertake your own initiatives, in consultation with the College.
Independent production project
You will research, script, shoot and edit your own programme based on your ideas for a short television documentary or a radio show.