12 months
26028 USD/year
6908 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The outstanding natural environment and dynamic cultural environment provide an excellent setting for the University of Otago Centre for Science Communication, the home of story-telling and science. This Postgraduate Diploma in Science Communication - Science in Society is taught at University of Otago.


Dunedin is a UNESCO City of Literature, supports an International Science Festival, and is the wildlife capital of New Zealand, with colonies of seals, albatross and penguins all within the city's boundaries. 

Key Features

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science Communication - Science in Society at University of Otago offers three Science Communication endorsements:

  • Creative Non-Fiction Writing in Science
  • Science and Natural History Filmmaking
  • Science in Society

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Craft of Storytelling
  • Science Communication Internship
  • Science Exhibitions and Interpretation
  • Science Communication
  • Digital Production for Science Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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


120 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

    26028 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26028 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6908 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6908 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $9,501.00
  • International: $35,798

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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