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  • 24 months
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Overview

Being able to transform scientific information into accessible, understandable knowledge for the public is the key business of a science communicator. Science communicators combine skills in written and verbal communication with their scientific knowledge. 

Learn the principles of effective science communication, develop practical skills necessary for effective science communication, and design strategies that address the communication needs of groups such as government organisations, informal museums, science centres and research centres with this Science Communication program at The University of Western Australia.

Career Pathways

The graduates work in communication and engagement roles for museums, zoos, government, universities, media, charities, research groups, resource management, and public health.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science Practicum
  • Science Communication Literature Review
  • Contemporary Issues in Science Communication
  • Peer Review
  • Research Design
  • Evaluation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    82

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • a Bachelor of Science; or a bachelor's degree with a major in Communication and Media Studies; or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent.

CRICOS: 061841J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37296 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 74600 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    23904 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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