MSc Science Communication
Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health, and Faculty of Social Sciences
Learn how to communicate science to the public – from world-leading experts. You’ll explore the use of different platforms including social media.
About the course
Course description 2017
The course helps you develop the skills to communicate science effectively to a general audience. We’ll teach you about the latest topics in science and how to communicate these to the media and beyond.
A major part of your studies will be writing for the media. In our newsroom, you’ll learn the principles of clear, compelling and concise storytelling. You’ll also work on a group project to plan, organise and deliver your own science exhibition.
- Developing Communication Skills
- Topical Science
- Ethics and Regulation
- Writing for the Media
- Communicating with the Media
- Online Journalism Studies
- Research Methods
Teaching and assessment
Research in science and journalism informs our teaching. There are lectures, tutorials and seminars. You’ll also do project work, attend masterclasses and go on placements. You’re assessed on coursework, essays, a portfolio, practical exercises and a dissertation.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
You'll need a 2:1 or equivalent in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, mathematics, engineering or other science-related subject.
English Language Requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.