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To help our members grow and build their careers, we've compiled a handy set of practical guides on different aspects of science writing and science journalism. This content is exclusively available for members of the ABSW.

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Previously all this content was held as a Wiki, which meant that any member could get stuck in to share their wisdom. However, we found that the interface was tricky to use. So, we've pulled all the content out and it is now here for you to enjoy. If you have ideas for new guides or suggestions on currently available guides, just get in contact with us and we'll see what we can do.

Here's a list of currently available guides. Enjoy!

There are many courses available in the UK (and beyond) on Science Journalism, Communications, Journalism and Broadcasting. Here is our list.

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These web addresses are a moveable feast. Universities often change them. If you come up against a brick wall, hunt around. And why not tell us if you come across a changed address? Preferably with updated details. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The European Commission also publishes the European Guide to Science Journalism Training. The 2010 version (PDF) is available on this page, which has other useful publications.


Science Communication

 

Cardiff University

MSc Science, Media & Communication

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/science-media-and-communication-msc


Edinburgh    

MSc Science Communication & Public Engagement    

http://www.sciencecommunication.mvm.ed.ac.uk/campus/index.html


Glasgow (Dumfries)    

MSc Environmental Change & Society    

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/environmentalchangesociety/


 

Hull

MSc Public Engagement & Science Communication    

http://beta.www.hull.ac.uk/Study/PGT/public-engagement-sci-comm.aspx


Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

MSc in Science Communication

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/humanities/sciencecommunicationgroup/masters/mscinsciencecommunication

MSc in Science Media Production

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/humanities/sciencecommunicationgroup/masters/mscinscinecemediaproduction


Kent 

MSc Science, Communication & Society    

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/93/science-communication-society

 


University of Lincoln, Lincoln School of Journalism

MA Science & Environmental Journalism

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/journalism/_courses/postgraduate/science_and_environmental_journalism/default.asp


Manchester    

MSc Science Communication    

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/10022/msc-science-communication/


Manchester Met 

MSc Science Communication    

http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/2016/13620/

 


Queens University at Armmagh with Dublin City University

MSc in Science Communication

http://www.dcu.ie/prospective/deginfo.php?classname=MSC&mode=full&originating_school=60


Sheffield

MSc Science Communication

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/purescience/science-communication-msc


UCL    

MSc Science, Technology & Society

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/prospective/msc/sciencetechnologyandsociety

BSc Science & Society    

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/degrees/science-society-bsc/

 


University of the West of England

MSc Postgraduate Diploma in Science Communication

http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/research/sciencecommunicationunit/coursesandtraining/postgraduatecourses.aspx

 

Broadcasting

Bournemouth University

Multi-Media Journalism

http://onlineservices.bournemouth.ac.uk/Courses/Course.aspx?course=28&code=BAMMJ


City University, London

Broadcast Journalism MA

http://www.city.ac.uk/study/courses/arts/broadcast-journalism-diploma-ma.html


University of Lincoln

Lincoln School of Journalism

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/journalism/


Highbury College, Portsmouth

PG Diploma in Broadcast Journalism

http://www.highbury.ac.uk/client/content_wide.asp?Contentid=563&sp=Broadcast%20Journalism


University of the West of Scotland

PG Diploma in Broadcast Journalism

http://www.uws.ac.uk/courses/pg-courseinfo.asp?courseid=688


General Journalism

Most of the entries in this section offer various courses in aspect of journalism and communications.

Birmingham City University

Birmingham School of Media

http://www.mediacourses.com/applications_postgraduate.asp


Cardiff University

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

http://www.cf.ac.uk/uwc/jomec/index.html


De Montfort University

Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/Subjects/Db/course.php?courseid=54


Goldsmiths, University of London

Media & Communications

http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/media-comms/


University of Lincoln

Lincoln School of Journalism

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/journalism/


Nottingham Trent University

Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism

http://www.ntu.ac.uk/hum/centres/broadcast_journalism/courses.html


Leeds Trinity University College

MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Print Journalism

http://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/study/Postgraduate/courses/Pages/MAPostgraduateDiplomainPrintJournalism.aspx


University of Central Lancashire

Department of Journalism

http://www.uclan.ac.uk/ahss/journalism_media_communication/journalism/index.php


Sheffield Hallam University

Communication, media and journalism

http://www.shu.ac.uk/media/


University of Strathclyde

Strathclyde School of Journalism & Communication

http://www.strath.ac.uk/ssjc/


University of Westminster

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

http://www.wmin.ac.uk/mad/page-97


Part Time

The Open University

MSc in Science (Communicating Science/Science and the Public)

http://www.open.ac.uk/science/msc/

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