University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Science Communication

The course combines professional practice, policy studies and cross-disciplinary theory and skills, to offer an academically stimulating experience and a solid grounding for a career. The programme will feature masterclasses and project support from leading professionals in print, broadcast and online journalism, museums and science centres, public policy and advocacy, specialist public relations and editorial services, project and event management, together with experienced science communicators from across the University.

Entry requirements

This MSc is appropriate for students from a range of backgrounds. It functions both as an advanced study course for experienced practitioners, and as a conversion route from other backgrounds such as undergraduate science, social policy, and non-science public engagement roles.
Official entry requirements are expected to include an Upper Second (2:1) honours degree in the United Kingdom, or the overseas equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. An applicant may also be exceptionally accepted based on evidence of alternative study, research or professional experience, provided this meets the University's central requirements. For MRes/MSc applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 [or TOEFL (paper) 577, TOEFL (computer) 233, TOEFL (internet) 90].
If you are to attend a pre-sessional English course at our University Language Centre prior to the start of your Master's degree, a UKVI Approved Secure English Language Test is required for the purpose of your Tier 4 visa application. For details, please see requirements from our University Language Centre .

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to science communication; major themes in history of science, technology and medicine; writing and study skills.

Sponsorship information

Several sources of funding are available. For current possibilities, please see the MSc Funding page on the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine website. Please note that funding application deadlines are usually significantly earlier than the application deadline for the programme overall.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,750 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

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