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This course from the UWE Science Communication Unit will introduce you to science writing techniques that are suitable for non-academic audiences. It will explore key writing structures and key principles behind non-academic writing with an emphasis on online writing.

Do you want to hone your science writing skills?

This 10 week, 15 credit Masters level online module from the UWE Science Communication Unit will introduce you to science writing techniques that are suitable for non-academic audiences. It will explore key writing structures and key principles behind non-academic writing with an emphasis on online writing.

Whether you're a scientist who wants to write for lay audiences, a science communicator looking to hone your skills or someone who is completely new to the field, the Online and Media Writing course has been designed to enable you to develop your writing.

You will be shown how to spot a good story, how to develop a narrative and then how to structure your writing so that it is clear and engaging. They will show you how to adapt your writing to different audiences, as well as how to make what you write more visible online. They will also guide you through different writing styles, such as blogs, press releases and 'long form' articles.

You'll receive individual feedback on what you write.

The course is delivered entirely online in a way that allows you to fit your studies around other commitments. You will complete assessed work as part of this course, a portfolio of writing, and on successful completion receive transferrable credits (ECTS).

The course runs from 19 April 2021 - 25 June 2021.

Course fees are £750.