|Location||United Kingdom, Sheffield|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A 2:1 or equivalent in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, mathematics, engineering or other science-related subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
These should be supplied and signed by academic staff at institutions where you have studied previously. They must be presented on the official letter-headed paper of the relevant institution. If you have been out of education for the last two years, you can send one academic reference plus one from your current employer if you wish.
This course helps you develop the skills to communicate science effectively to a general audience.
We’ll teach you about the latest topics in science and how to communicate these to the media and beyond.
A major part of your studies will be writing for the media and in our newsroom, you’ll learn the principles of clear, compelling and concise storytelling.
We’ll show you how the media works. You’ll get practical experience, interacting with journalists, press officers and other media professionals.
You’ll also work on a group project to plan, organise and deliver your own science exhibition.
There are lectures, tutorials and seminars. You’ll also do project work, attend masterclasses and go on placements. Our students have worked on projects with partners in the creative industries, the NHS and the World Health Organisation.
You’re assessed on coursework, essays, a portfolio, practical exercises and a dissertation.
The core modules for this course are being reviewed for 2016 entry. For the latest information, see our course modules page.
Research in science and journalism informs our teaching and you’ll have access to our purpose built Science Communication Lab – much of the practical work is done there and in the Department of Journalism Studies.