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Creative Nonfiction Writing in Science


Have you ever wanted to write a book or article about your favourite scientific topic? This endorsement is designed for those who love science and have a passion for writing. Not only are you taught by some of the best science writers in the business, you may also have an opportunity to intern with a popular science magazine, a major publishing company, or alongside an industry insider. If you specialise in this area, you will:

  • Learn how to craft compelling stories - the key skill for effective communication and writing.
  • Develop critiquing abilities so as to understand from the audience's perspective what works and what does not.
  • Learn effective writing techniques that capitalise on human psychology.
  • Develop an understanding of how to make science communication more engaging.
  • Learn how to critically analyse empirical data, as well as design and conduct scientific research.
  • Acquire practical skills of the publishing industry (how to pitch to editors, construct book proposals, find an agent, and so on).

The papers in this endorsement area include:*

*coursework pathways may differ depending on qualification/degree being sought