Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Science, Media and Communication

This course offers knowledge and expertise relating to the organisation and funding of scientific research, the reporting of scientific innovation and controversy, and the role of citizens, experts and the media in decision making. Students also receive practical, hands-on training in presenting science via news media or directly to audiences ranging from school children to the general public.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good 1st degree or a recognised equivalent qualification. Non-graduates will be considered if they can demonstrate, through some recent and relevant professional experience, that they have the ability to undertake the course. students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 5.5 in each component).

Course modules

Modules include: Research design; science technology and society; science in the media; visitor studies and reporting science;

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a 20000 word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,850 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Masters Programmes Office, School of Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
029 2087 4294