This Science Communication degree from Cardiff University is offered jointly by Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and Science Made Simple, a science communication organisation based in Cardiff.
The course aims to offer knowledge and expertise relating to the organisation and funding of scientific research, the reporting of scientific innovation and controversy, and the role of citizens, experts and the media in decision making.
You will receive practical, hands-on training in presenting science via news media or directly to audiences ranging from school children to the general public.
This is an innovative, interdisciplinary degree based on collaboration between internationally respected academics and a leading science discovery centre.
The programme has strong links to a wide range of media and science organisations including National Museum Wales, Wales Gene Park, local and national media, science communication centres, and policy makers in regional, national and European institutions.
It offers excellent opportunities to develop expertise in an area of increasing importance for policy, industry and scientific communities.
The course offers students the opportunity to take a mixture of research-led and vocationally orientated modules in order to engage with current debates about topics such as: the organisation and funding of scientific research; the reporting of scientific innovation and controversy; and the role of citizens, experts and the media in decision-making about science and technology.
This course is particularly suitable for those interested in pursuing careers in science communication, and the interface of scientific knowledge and the public domain. These include: policy research; political communication, public relations, government agencies; statutory and voluntary organisations; ‘think tanks’, museums and schools; and the mass media.
Some previous graduates have gone on to study for higher degrees, whilst others are, or have been, employed in museums, schools, advertising agencies, medical research charities, government department, NGOs, television companies and science communication organisations.
- Media, Science and Health
- International News Production
- Research Design For Masters Students
- Introduction to Science, Technology and Society
- Public Engagement with Science and Technology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
It is recommended you apply 9–12 months in advance of the course starting.
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences View 244 other Masters in Communication Sciences in United Kingdom
- Candidates should have an Upper Second Class Honours degree from an approved UK or overseas university or a recognised relevant professional qualification. For applicants without these qualifications, strengths in other areas will be considered, such as for those aged 25 years and over, a minimum of two years’ experience in a position of responsibility relevant to the proposed course of study.
International17450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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