University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Science and Environmental Journalism

This programme offers the practical and theoretical training in journalism needed by those with an interest in science and environmental issues to communicate their subject to the public. There is demand for qualified science journalists who can report on issues such as health or the environment accurately and succinctly. Students will learn how to take scientific news and turn it into engaging stories, without resorting to sensationalism or technical jargon. There are opportunities for students to work on community radio, student newspapers and magazines and to participate in our professional placement scheme. Students have worked for BBC Focus magazine, New Scientist and the Vegan Society.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2.2 in an Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification. International students will require English language at IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each element, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: core broadcast; core writing; ethics in science and environmental journalism; law and institutions; final project or dissertation; research and professional placement; science communication; specialist science reporting and production.

Assessment methods

Assessments are a mixture of essays, presentations, portfolios of journalism, broadcast media packages and timed examinations.

Sponsorship information

All UK or EU students who hold a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from another institution will receive a 20% reduction in tuition fees when they enrol on a University of Lincoln taught Master's programme. The scholarship is offset against tuition fee payments due for each academic year of study.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 39 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 39 per Credit (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 87 per Credit (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 39 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 39 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 39 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lincoln (Main Site) Lincoln LN6 7TS East Midlands

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