Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Science Media Production

This 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 focuses on broadcast media.

Entry requirements

A UK Honours degree (minimum 2.2) in a scientific or science-related subject, or overseas equivalent; candidates must demonstrate potential in media production, as judged by completion of an assignment and perhaps submission of a portfolio of work; candidates with other qualifications are considered if able to demonstrate relevant experience or aptitude; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O-level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Course modules

Modules include: Science and its social contexts; introduction to film form; documentary film; sounds, signs and meanings in radio; narrative; plus practical modules: radio production; television production; work placement; independent production project.

Assessment methods

Assessment consists of practical work; industrial placement; independent production project.

Sponsorship information

Competitive bursaries can be applied for once an offer of a place on the programme has been made.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 20,400 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 9,200 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7594 8753