MSciComm On Campus

Science Communication - Science and Natural History Filmmaking

24 months
26028 USD/year
5882 USD/year
Tuition fee
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ThisMaster of Science Communication - Science and Natural History Filmmaking is taught at University of Otago.


Key Features

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. Three Science Communication endorsements are available in the MSciComm, and Master of Science Communication - Science and Natural History Filmmaking is one of them.  

Students in each endorsement produce a thesis comprising a creative component (e.g. film, book, exhibition etc.) and original research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Craft of Storytelling
  • Business of Filmmaking
  • Science Communication
  • The Techniques of Natural History and Science Filmmaking
  • Digital Production for Science Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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


240 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 24 months.
  • National

    5882 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5882 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National: $8,090.00
  • 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.


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