Science Media Production

Imperial College London
In London

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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Location London
Start Different dates available
  • Postgraduate
  • London
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

This course is for students who want to develop careers communicating science in broadcast media, such as documentary or other factual programming, and allows a greater focus on audio-visual production than the more general MSc in Science Communication.
This full-time one-year MSc course is for people with science, technology or medicine backgrounds, or graduates from other backgrounds with substantial experience in a scientific environment, who want to develop careers communicating science in broadcast media, probably in documentary or other factual programming.

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Where and when

Starts Location
Different dates available
London
South Kensington Campus, SW7 2AZ, London, England
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Starts Different dates available
Location
London
South Kensington Campus, SW7 2AZ, London, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

This full-time one-year MSc course is for people with science, technology or medicine backgrounds, or graduates from other backgrounds with substantial experience in a scientific environment, who want to develop careers communicating science in broadcast media, probably in documentary or other factual programming.

Through both academic and practical taught modules, the course allows a greater focus on broadcast media than the more general MSc in Science Communication.

Instead of an academic dissertation, you will undertake an independent production project.

· Requirements

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree...

What you'll learn on the course

IT
Production
Media
Broadcast
Radio
Programming
Broadcast Media
Communication Training

Course programme

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Modules
  • Core practical
  • Science and its social contexts
  • Introduction to film form
  • Documentary film
  • Sound, sign, meaning in radio
  • Narrative
Practical modules
  • Radio production
  • Television production
Work placement

The work placement allows you to develop the skills and knowledge gained on the course in the real world of broadcast science communication.

Placements are set up through the College, although you may also undertake your own initiatives in consultation with the College.

Independent production project

You will research, script, shoot and edit your own programme based on your ideas for a short television documentary or a radio show.

Student funding

Applicants for the MSc in Science Media Production can apply for one of two Wellcome Trust Science Media Studentships which cover living expenses and fees.


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