University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Science Communication

The course helps you develop the skills to communicate science effectively to a general audience. We'll teach you about the latest topics in science and how to communicate these to the media and beyond. A major part of your studies will be writing for the media. In our newsroom, you'll learn the principles of clear, compelling and concise storytelling. You'll also work on a group project to plan, organise and deliver your own science exhibition.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2.1 or equivalent in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, mathematics, engineering or other science-related subject; English language requirements for overseas students: IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element.

Course modules

Core modules Developing Communication Skills; Topical Science; Dissertation; Ethics and Regulation; Writing for the Media; Communicating with the Media; Online Journalism Studies; Research Methods.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, essays, a portfolio, practical exercises and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 18,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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