So you want to be a science journalist?

We have produced two guides for people considering a career in science journalism, both downloadable from this page, below.

Courses

The World Federation of Science Journalists has developed a free online course in science journalism in ten different languages, including English. 

We have produced a guide to UK science courses and there is a useful Wikiversity resource on science communication in the UK including courses.  We also run training events throughout the year with sessions aimed at those new to the field or who wish to develop new skills. Check out our events pages for more details.

The Guardian series of masterclasses has included courses on science journalism and science blogging; you can also use Prospects, the UK official graduate careers website to search for postgraduate courses.

Other useful resources

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing rules of writing

The Guardian 2014 series of articles on Science Writing

British Science Association Media Fellowships which provide a unique opportunity for practising scientists, clinicians and engineers to spend two to six weeks working at the heart of a media outlet such as The Guardian, BBC Breakfast or Londonist.

The Association of British Science Writers is registered in England and Wales under company number 07376343 at 76 Glebe Lane, Barming, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 9BD.
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