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Master of Science in Society (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 Science in Society endorsement prepares students for a spectrum of opportunities as professional science communicators. Science communicators present scientific content in a relevant context and promote public interactions with science. Science communicators also participate in advising and devising strategies to increase the use of scientific information and evidence in personal and policy decision making. Graduates have found work with a range of employers including museums, media centres, universities and government agencies. Other graduates run their own science communication businesses.

Science in Society is available as an endorsement for four postgraduate programmes in Science Communication:

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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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