Effective science communicators seek engaging, high quality and accessible methods for sparking interest, maximising impact, and reaching their intended audiences.
They will draw on theories of communication and engagement, use innovative practical approaches, understand the needs of their audience, and be aware of the broader ethical and societal implications of the science. High quality training in science communication will provide these skills and expertise, and fits with the underlying principles of the Concordat for Engaging the Public with Research.
Aims of the Practical Science Communication programme from University of Cambridge
The programme aims to:
- provide students with theoretical, academic and practical tools to support the knowledge and understanding they will need to become an effective and engaging communicator. The programme will help students to enhance the ethical and critical awareness they will need to identify the importance, relevance, and risks of science communication from a professional perspective.
- enable students to make value-based judgements combining discipline-specific factors, academic theory, and practical considerations, to ensure they are well equipped to develop and deliver science communication that is culturally sensitive and appropriate to particular audiences
- develop individual science communicators’ ability to reflect critically on their own and others’ work, in the context of not only audience needs but also those of hosts, funders and local policy.
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The postgraduate certificate takes one year and comprises three modules.
These modules are:
- The fundamentals of practical science communication
- The art of practical science communication
- Designing and delivering practical science communication
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Philosophy & Ethics Digital Communication View 154 other Masters in Digital Communication in United Kingdom
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- Applicants are normally expected to a hold a 2i degree or higher from a UK university or an equivalent from an overseas university in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) or medical subject.
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International6300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6300 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National4200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4200 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Cambridge
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.