Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Science Communication

This new Masters programme offers hands-on training in the fascinating field of science communication. You will learn how to communicate scientific, research and findings effectively, and how to articulate complex scientific and technological concepts to engage a variety of audiences. The course will show you how to balance the excitement of scientific discovery and development of innovative delivery methods with an accurate representation of the facts and data that underpin it. The taught aspects of the course combine practical skills of science journalism, medical writing and SciArt, (the interdisciplinary study of science and art), with theoretical learning about the history and philosophy of science and the study of science communication as an academic discipline. You will also have the opportunity to work on live science communication projects with external organisations. The programme will give you the necessary analytical and communication skills to be a successful science communicator - in person as well as in writing.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have at least an upper second-class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in any subject but with evidence of an interest in science. Relevant work or entrepreneurial experience will also be considered. All applications will be considered on their own merit.

Course modules

Core units: live project; practical science communication; science and society; science communication as an academic discipline. Option Units: medical writing; SciArt; science journalism.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

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