You will spend time building up practical communication skills, and thinking about the broad range of challenges that science communicators face. Does science communication matter for society? Whose interests are furthered by science news? What are the ethical issues in the communication of health research? When we talk about public engagement, what kind of public do we mean?
You will consider these and other questions through insights drawn from history, innovation and policy research, media studies, and the first-hand experience of long-serving communicators, and link these to practical skills.
This Science Communication course from The University of Manchester can open up careers in a wide range of sectors, including journalism, science policy, documentary filmmaking, medical, environmental and other related campaigning and advocacy. You may also enter careers in public relations in the public and private sectors or work in museums and science centres, at science festivals, or in other public engagement fields.
Our MSc also provides an appropriate grounding for PhD-level research in science communication studies.
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- Introduction to Contemporary Science and Medicine
- Science Communication Research Project
- Introduction to Science Communication
- Communicating ideas in STM
- Science Communication Mentored Project
- Health Communication
- Museums, Science Centres and Public Events
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences View 235 other Masters in Communication Sciences in United Kingdom
We require an Upper Second honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent in:
- social policy
- non-science public engagement roles.
International21500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU students (per annum): £4,875
- International students (per annum): £10,750
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