University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Science Communication

Potential research areas include: Informal science learning; the role of social media; cultural differences in science communication.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for research programmes is an undergraduate science related degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours in the UK). For some non-UK applicants the entry requirement is a Master's degree. If English is not the 1st language, applicant's must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of the applicant's spoken and written English. IELTS minimum score: IELTS Academic module: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each section). Other accepted tests and scores: TOEFL-iBT: 92 (with at least 20 in all sections); PTE: 61 (with no score lower than 56 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections; 'Enabling Skills' section scores are not considered); CPE: Grade B; CAE: Grade A.

Assessment methods

Thesis. PhD candidates pursue their research projects under continuous guidance, resulting in a thesis that makes an original contribution to knowledge.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,600 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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