Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Science Communication

The course prepares students for a range of professional science communication careers in print, broadcast and new media journalism, public relations, and exhibition and design work.

Entry requirements

A UK Honours degree (2.1 or above) in a scientific or science-related subject or an overseas equivalent; applicants must also be able to demonstrate potential as a science communicator as judged by completion of an aptitude assignment; candidates with other qualifications and relevant experience may also be considered; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O-level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Course modules

Modules include: History of communication in science and society; introduction to science communication; group project; optional modules: documentary film; ethics in science; international science policy; narrative; science and display; scientific controversies; sounds, signs and meaning in radio; optional practical modules: website design; exhibitions; print; radio; television; plus: 10000 word dissertation; 4-6 week work placement.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a 10,000 word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

AHRB; Wellcome Trust; ESRC.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,200 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 20,400 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 10,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7594 8753