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 mathematics with extensive training in science communication.
After completion, you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to either become a science communicator with a strong mathematical background, 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 mathematics 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 mathematics researcher with a communicating mindset.
Why study Mathematics and Science Communication and Society (SCS) at Leiden University?
- The specialisation provides you with at least one full year of research training in Mathematics, followed by a year of courses, internships and research in the field of science communication.
- You can design your own tailor-made programme, adjusted to your ambitions and interests, within the research areas analysis and number theory.
- 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.
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- If you choose SCS you need to follow the SCS programme (40-60 EC) and therefore will have a reduced Mathematics programme, which consists of a research project (40 EC) and 20 EC of courses to be selected in correspondence with the research topic.
- The science communication component of the specialisation includes coursework, internship(s) and a science communication research project.
- 24 months
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DisciplinesMathematics Communication Sciences Actuarial Science View 47 other Masters in Communication Sciences in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
International19100 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19100 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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