12 months
26600 GBP/year
12900 GBP/year
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This Science Communication programme at University College London (UCL) aims to train the next generation of science communicators to be mediators facilitating citizens’ engagement with technologies and the sciences. It combines a thorough practical curriculum in state of the art communication practices, closely connected to the world of work and career opportunities, with a theoretical backbone.


Today, with the rise of populism and concerns that we might be living in the dawn of a ‘post-truth’ era, the relationship between expertise, knowledge and the public have been brought into question; science and technology are shaping our lives in profound ways, bringing a quality of life to some that previous generations could not have dreamed of, while leaving others untouched or feeling left behind. At the same time, science and technology is a significant and growing part of the world’s economy, offering well paid and interesting jobs as well as promising relief from some of the biggest challenges facing us as a planet.  

This MSc in Science Communication at University College London (UCL) sets out to train people to understand and help resolve some of these issues, recognising that good communication underpins many of the issues ahead, but that providing information alone will be insufficient to address tensions that arise between science and society. We recognise that even in the most ‘traditional’ science and tech PR or journalism roles, pumping out good news about science alone will not build the relationships, audiences or credibility that companies, broadcasters – or indeed society – want.


Our programme provides essential training for students wishing to pursue careers in science journalism, science documentary and filmmaking, science broadcasting, science museums, digital science communication. 

Through our practical modules, taught by professional communicators, students will be able to start networking in the professional milieu of science communication.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engaging the Public with Science
  • Science Communication and Social Justice
  • Science Communication in a Global Perspective
  • Science Communication Final Project
  • Science and the Publishing Industry
  • Curating Science and Technology
  • Science Journalism

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it's full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class (2.1) Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. There is no specific disciplinary entry requirement for this programme.
  • Applicants with degrees from natural sciences, human sciences, social sciences, or arts and humanities are welcome to apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26600 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /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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