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    (I didn't get much replies last time so i'm creating another thread)

    https://encrypted.google.com/search?...&gs_rfai=Click on the first search result

    I e-mailed admissions and enquired about which MSc was most suitable for somebody who wants to be a TV presenter who specialises in science/medicine. They advised me to pick either but said the MSc science media production would be most appropriate.

    So, does it sound promising? Should I go for it?

    If I don't get into medicine. I hope to study Biochemistry at Leeds as an undergrad. As i'm studying i'd like to also pursue a career in acting and see where that takes me.
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    (Original post by T-Toe)
    (I didn't get much replies last time so i'm creating another thread)

    https://encrypted.google.com/search?...&gs_rfai=Click on the first search result

    I e-mailed admissions and enquired about which MSc was most suitable for somebody who wants to be a TV presenter who specialises in science/medicine. They advised me to pick either but said the MSc science media production would be most appropriate.

    So, does it sound promising? Should I go for it?

    I hope to study Biochemistry at Leeds as an undergrad. As i'm studying i'd like to also pursue a career in acting and see where that takes me.
    Wait, weren't you all set on becoming a doctor?
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    (Original post by winter_mute)
    Wait, weren't you all set on becoming a doctor?
    Yeah, I've been thinking a lot and i'm having major doubts, I'm not sure if I want to study medicine for the rest of my life. I've even mentioned it on this site before. I don't think I've ever has a 'passion to study medicine' I almost forced myself to have a passion.

    If I don't get into medical school (only applied to 2 med schools), i'd like to study biochemistry at Leeds. I've always wanted to act/present and a masters degree in science media production would a good head start. I don't know whether it's a faze, my mentality might change. But right now, my zeal for medicine isn't as strong as it used to be.

    Besides, medicine is ridiculously competitive, even if I wanted to, I might never become a doctor, I have to keep my options open.
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    Why not take a subject like biochemistry or (for example) physiology at BSc and work on the acting and presenting as your extra-curriculars?
    loads of unis have drama clubs that put on plays
    you could get a PT job at a radio station while you're studying or something.
    Then you'd be in a great position to apply for that MSc in science communications if you still want it.
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    Why do an MSc when you can just work at your public speaking skills and appearance?
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    (Original post by Don John)
    Why do an MSc when you can just work at your public speaking skills and appearance?
    I'm not sure..I thought getting an MSc in communications was more of a secure way in obtaining a job?

    I want to work on my public speaking skills and appearance (w/e radio, BBC, film auditions) on my gap year and while i'm studying...we'll see where that takes me.
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    Why not take a subject like biochemistry or (for example) physiology at BSc and work on the acting and presenting as your extra-curriculars?
    loads of unis have drama clubs that put on plays
    you could get a PT job at a radio station while you're studying or something.
    Then you'd be in a great position to apply for that MSc in science communications if you still want it.
    Thanks! Am I able to get a paid PT job in radio at 18? I don't have much experience with the media, so maybe volunteering at my local radio station is a better alternative
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    I remember hearing entry level work is all unpaid on radio and has been for years, I'm not an authority tho.
    local radio does seem to have been the way in for a lot of TV presenters afaict.
    or maybe they'll have a student radio station where you're going
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    Oh, not with the TV doctor or scientist again!
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    (Original post by T-Toe)
    Thanks! Am I able to get a paid PT job in radio at 18? I don't have much experience with the media, so maybe volunteering at my local radio station is a better alternative
    Why not make some podcasts or youtube videos ? - the best way to learn is by doing.
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    Oh, not with the TV doctor or scientist again!
    Imperial didn't think it was stupid :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by ttx)
    Why not make some podcasts or youtube videos ? - the best way to learn is by doing.
    I was thinking about Youtube vids, not entirely sure what the Youtube vids should be about??
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    Imperial didn't think it was stupid :rolleyes:
    Of course they didn't, they want you to pay them money.
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    I was thinking about Youtube vids, not entirely sure what the Youtube vids should be about??
    Umm ... Science ?

    Just pick some scientific topic and explain it in layman's terms, if you go for topical/controversial/current scientific issues then you'll probably be able to get a decent audience.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Of course they didn't, they want you to pay them money.
    I don't know what your problem is, I don't think being a medical/science correspondant/presenter is anything too far-fetched. Besides, it's good to dream big.

    I'm not sure whether you knew what I mean't went I said "TV doc or TV scientist'. It was a short phrase for a TV presenter who wants to specialise in science/medicine OR a scientist/doctor who wants to work with the media.

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    Tell you what - have you read the book badscience by Ben Goldacre yet? - if not that'll show you how the TV and papers make a mess of reporting science stories.

    also read this guys blog - I think he's brilliant at communicating science stories in everyday language http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/
 
 
 
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