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Master of Science Communication (MAppSc)


University of Otago Division of Sciences

Full time & Part time See Course Other Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 1+ years

About the course

The Centre for Science Communication (CSC) is one of the world’s largest postgraduate facilities for the teaching, research, and practice of communicating science to the general public. It is part of the University of Otago in Dunedin, a UNESCO City of Literature. Dunedin is the wildlife capital of New Zealand with colonies of seals, albatross and penguins all living within the city's boundaries. It is no accident that it has also become a centre for those involved in natural history filmmaking. The Centre for Science Communication has strong links with the publishing industry, the world’s second-largest producer of documentaries (NHNZ) and the Otago Museum which is undergoing significant redevelopment of its galleries with a focus on science engagement.

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Entry Requirements

Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:

be a graduate and have achieved an average grade of at least B in the relevant 300-level papers;
have obtained a Postgraduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science with an average grade of at least B;
have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).

In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.


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