Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Science Communication

The course focuses on practical skill development and offers students the opportunity to study both how to take science directly to the public and ways of communicating science through the media; introductory modules provide a broad theoretical underpinning in issues such as the rationale for the public understanding of science, understanding the audience, the role of the media in society, communication theory and models of informal learning; specialist modules cover practical skills related to taking science directly to the public and new approaches to science communication (including digital media, science writing and broadcasting); the weaving together of theory and practice ensures that the award is both intellectually stimulating and provides the skills that employers seek.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a UK university or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Science and society; science, the public and media; plus option modules: broadcasting science; new opportunities in science communication; hands-on science communication; writing science; project.

Assessment methods

A combination of portfolios, reports and oral presentations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,750 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Scotland) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Wales) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (England) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 896 per Credit (International) 30 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (England) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,750 per Whole course (International) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 896 per Credit (International) 30 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 30 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Scotland) 30 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Wales) 30 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (England) 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

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