Science Communication

Laurentian University

Master On Campus
12 months
25960 CAD/year
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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

Course include:

  • 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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Suitable candidates for the Master’s in Science Communication and Graduate Diploma must have a minimum of 70% GPA from a 4-year Honours 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25960 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.

National: $2,860 per trimester


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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Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Science Communication
Laurentian University


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