MA Journalism (Science and Environment)
There is growing demand for science journalists who can report on health and environment issues accurately and succinctly. This Master’s programme is designed to offer the practical and theoretical training needed for those wishing to communicate science and environmental issues to the public.
Students at Lincoln can learn how to take scientific news and turn it into engaging stories, without resorting to sensationalism or technical jargon. To develop their practical skills, students can gain experience working on the University’s community radio, a multiplatform website, and student newspapers and magazines.
Students also have the opportunity to hear from leading names in the journalism industry. Previous speakers on the programme have included naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham, ITV News science editor Tom Clarke, broadcaster and rural affairs correspondent Tom Heap, and former government chief scientific adviser Sir Mark Walport.
Those undertaking the programme are expected to complete an assessed work placement. Past students have worked at BBC Focus magazine, New Scientist, and the Vegan Society. Students are responsible for their travel, accommodation and general living costs while undertaking work placements.