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Science Communication, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #154 (QS) ,
This course is offered jointly by Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and Techniquest, a science discovery centre based in Cardiff. 

About

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.

Distinctive features

  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Media, Science and Health
  • International News Production 1
  • Research Design For Masters Students
  • Introduction to Science, Technology and Society
  • Public Engagement with Science and Technology
  • International News Production 2
  • Citizen Media
  • Governing the Internet: Digital Freedoms and Restrictions
  • Presenting Science

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 12 months
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus

                    English Language Requirements

                    You need the following IELTS score:

                    • Minimum required score:

                      6.5

                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                    General Requirements

                    • 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.
                    • If English is not your first language, we do require an IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other subsections. The In-sessional team provides ongoing English language and study skills support especially for current international students during their academic studies.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      15950 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 15950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                    • National

                      6950 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 6950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                    Living costs for Cardiff

                    • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                      Living Costs

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