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

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0114 226 8290