PGCertSciComm On Campus

Science Communication - Science in Society

6 months
12634 USD/year
5707 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Postgraduate Certificate in Science Communication - Science in Society at University of Otago can be taken full-time in one semester or part-time over a longer period, and is available through Distance Learning.


Key Features

The Postgraduate Certificate in Science Communication - Science in Society at University of Otago caters for a range of students – those with no prior experience in science communication who want an introduction to the discipline as well as those who are already professional science communicators and have a desire to fill a skills gap or increase their understanding of the science of science communication.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science Communication Internship
  • Science Exhibitions and Interpretation
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Science Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

July commencement may be possible, although the duration of the qualification may be longer.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12634 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12634 USD per year during 6 months.
  • National

    5707 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5707 USD per year during 6 months.
  • National: $9,501.00
  • International: $17,377

Living costs for Dunedin

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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