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Science Communication

The University of Manchester

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
21500 GBP/year
9750 GBP/year
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About

The MSc Science Communication course from The University of Manchester is ideal if you are interested in science, technology, medicine, mathematics or engineering and want to work in the field of science communication.

Overview

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

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.
90
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

We require an Upper Second honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent in:

  • science
  • social policy
  • non-science public engagement roles.
This course is both an advanced study course for experienced practitioners, and a conversion route from other backgrounds.We may also consider applicants based on evidence of alternative study, research or professional experience that meets the University's requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

MSc (part-time)

  • UK/EU students (per annum): £4,875
  • International students (per annum): £10,750

Funding

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