There is demand for science journalists who can report on issues such as health or the environment accurately and succinctly. You will have the opportunity to learn how to take scientific news and turn it into engaging stories, without resorting to sensationalism or technical jargon.
There are opportunities for you to work on community radio, student
newspapers and magazines and to participate in our professional placement scheme. Students have previously worked for BBC Focus magazine, New Scientist, and the Vegan Society.
You may also have the opportunity to hear from leading names in the journalism industry. Previous speakers include Channel 4 Science Editor Tom Clarke, naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham and Sense About Science founder Lord Taverne.
Students on this programme are expected to complete an assessed work placement as part of the Research and Professional Placement module. For more details regarding potential costs associated with the placement, please see the Features tab.
The School of English & Journalism is one of the first institutions in Europe to be awarded a 'Recognised for Excellence' accolade by the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA).
How You Study
Study will be a blend of practical workshops, lectures, and seminars. The University of Lincoln boasts an extensive academic library, which you can also use for independent study.
How You Are Assessed
Assessments are a mixture of essays, presentations, portfolios of journalism, broadcast media packages and timed examinations.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
First or second class honours degree or equivalent professional experience.
International Students will require the English Language at IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
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