Aims/Description: This module will equip students with the skills required for an online-focused, fast-paced social-media world. Primarily workshop and tutorial based, candidates will be introduced to film, audio and online publishing production, including editing skills. Students will learn to develop a narrative from published research and other sources, that is suitable for a range of audiences, they will also study the ethics of science communication, career structures and progression and how to present themselves to an audience. Learning will be assessed by a portfolio of work.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to Science Communication MSc students.

Staff Contact: ADAMS NATHAN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment

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