Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Science Communication

This programme is delivered jointly by Northumbria University and the Centre for Life. This high profile partnership will provide a balanced technical and theoretical programme aimed at maximising outreach and public engagement work in science. It is increasingly important that developments in science, medicine and technology are effectively communicated to enable individuals to form an informed opinion. Employment opportunities are diverse and as a graduate of this course you will be in demand in both the private and public sector, in community outreach, clinical research and consultancy, as educational information officers, engagement managers and in a range of workplaces such as academic institutions, science centres, research councils and health related charities

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2.2 Honours degree or above from a UK or equivalent overseas university to train as a professional science communicator. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an acceptable English language qualification such as IELTS with a minimum of 6.5 in each element or equivalent qualification. Evidence of personal activity in public engagement with science communication should be demonstrated in the personal statement of the application form. All students will have to undergo DBS clearance (previously CRB) due to the public engagement activity throughout the Master's programme and this will be orchestrated by the Centre for Life


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

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