12 months
21868 CAD/year
11363 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Develop the knowledge and skills to understand and effectively engage audiences in science and scientific issues, with this Science Communication program at Laurentian University.


Build the theoretical foundations and practical experiences needed for a meaningful career in science communication, with this Science Communication program at Laurentian University.

Join the first and only program of its kind in Canada that trains people in this rapidly growing field in partnership with an industry-leading science centre, Science North. 

  • Learn the theory and best practices underlying strong communication in this immersive 9-12 month experience. 
  • Discover the challenges of effectively communicating scientific information and the issues involving science in society.
  • Apply your knowledge of design and rhetorical theory, social and traditional media, exhibit development, and research methods to solve the current issues with communicating science-related topics to non-experts.


The knowledge and skills gained in the program prepare students for a growing number of careers in science communication. Graduates can expect to find employment with government agencies, NGOs, science centres, museums, zoos and aquariums, academic institutions, leading research centres, media production companies, and wherever communicating complex scientific ideas and information is needed.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Audiences and Issues
  • Learning Theories and Practice in Science Communication
  • Theories and Principles in Science Communication
  • Design Theory in Science Communication
  • Research Methods in Science Communication
  • Major Research Paper in Science Communication
  • Communication Science Through New Media
  • Communicating Science Through Exhibits
  • Communicating Science Through Traditional Media

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Suitable candidates for the Master’s in Science Communication and Graduate Diploma should have a minimum of 70% GPA from a 4-year Honours (course based or thesis) B.Sc. BAS, or B.Eng.
  • Candidates will also be considered if they have obtained degrees in a relevant discipline such as psychology, science and society programs, anthropology or other university programs from which they have gained a demonstrated ability to understand scientific knowledge and to analyze scientific issues. 
  • Admission will be granted on the basis of a written application where students must demonstrate their interest in science communication issues and their ability to communicate science.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21868 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21868 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11363 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11363 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $1033 per 3 credits
  • International: $1988 per 3 credits

Living costs for Greater Sudbury

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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