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Astronomy and Science Communication and Society

Leiden University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Duration
19100 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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About

The Astronomy and Science Communication and Society at Leiden University master's specialisation focuses on the interaction between science and society.

Overview

Increasingly, the general public wants to be and needs to be informed about scientific topics. At the same time, scientists need to show accountability to the general public about their research. In this specialisation you bridge the gap between experts and the public by combining high quality research in astronomy with extensive training in science communication. 

After completion you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to either become science communicator with a strong astronomy background, or an astromer with a communicating mindset.

Do you want to bridge the gap between scientific research and the public? Want to combine high quality astronomy research with professional science communication? Then, this master degree in Astronomy and Science Communication and Society at Leiden University is an excellent opportunity for you. You will be prepared for a career as a science or health communicator, policy maker, PR officer, science journalist, health officer, museum educator or an astronomy researcher with a communicating mindset.

Acquired skills and competence

  • With a Leiden degree in Astronomy you have become a strong communicator and collaborator and can operate in an international setting with ease. You have acquired extensive astronomical research experience and highly advanced analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Students are prepared for a career as a science or health communicator, a science policy maker, a public relations officer, a science journalist, a health officer, a museum educator, a science communication researcher or for a career as a scientist with a communicating mindset.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Astronomy Core Courses 
  • Other Astronomy Courses 
  • Non-Astronomy courses 
  • Master’s Research Project in Astronomy 
  • SCS Fundamentals 
  • Scientific Narration and Visualization 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A copy of a valid passport or ID card
  • A copy of a Dutch residence permit (if applicable)
  • CV (résumé)
  • Language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19100 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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Astronomy and Science Communication and Society
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