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Computer Science 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 Computer Science and Science Communication and Society master's specialisation at Leiden University 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 computer science with extensive training in science communication. 

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

Do you want to bridge the gap between scientific research and the public? Want to combine high quality research in computer science with professional science communication? Then, this master's specialisation 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 a researcher with a communicating mindset.

Why study Computer Science and Science Communication and Society at Leiden University?

  • The specialisation provides you with at least one full year of research training in Computer Science,  followed by a year of courses, internships and research in the field om science communication.
  • You have ample of opportunities to assemble your own study path: an individually tailored programme will be designed for each student.
  • You will get hands-on experience during a science communication research or practical internship within a relevant organisation, such as popular science magazines, science museums, radio or television.

Programme Structure

Programme overview
  • If you choose Science Communication and Society specialisation,  you will follow the SCS programme (40-60 EC) and therefore have a reduced Computer Science programme. 
  • The programme includes at least 30 EC of coursework and a Master's research project (42 EC).  
  • The science communication component of the specialisation includes coursework, internship(s) and research proposal.

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
  • Placement Letter

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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