MSc Science Communication

University of Sheffield    Science Communication

Full time September MSc 1 year full time Award winner
Biological Sciences (4) Communication & Media Studies (7)

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Unleash your potential with the MSc Science Communication programme at the University of Sheffield. Led by world-leading experts in collaboration with the Department of Journalism, this course equips you with the skills to effectively communicate science to diverse audiences. Through practical training, you'll master various communication platforms and methods, honing your ability to inform, educate, and entertain without specialist knowledge. Engage in small group workshops, debates, and hands-on projects to build a high-quality science communication portfolio, covering journalism, public engagement, and event organization. Tailor your final project to your passion, whether in print, broadcast, digital media, or event planning. Benefit from industry insights through seminars with professionals from national newspapers, film production companies, and the BBC. With 100% of postgraduates in graduate-level work or further study, this programme opens doors to exciting careers in science, technology, and media. Join us with a 2:1 or equivalent in a science-related subject, and let your journey to becoming a science communication expert begin.

About the course

Learn how to communicate science to the public from world-leading experts. You’ll explore the use of different platforms and methods, to find your voice within the science communication world.

100% of our Science Communication postgraduates are in graduate-level work or further study, 15 months after graduation

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Course description

Taught in collaboration with the Department of Journalism, this course will help you to develop the skills to communicate science effectively to a wide range of audiences.

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Entry Requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 or equivalent in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, mathematics, engineering or other science-related subject.

We also accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies.

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Home (2022 annual fee) : £11,500
Overseas (2022 annual fee) : £23,250

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Student Profiles

Marija Popova

What I like most about my course is the opportunity to be creative without limitations. It is the chance to tell people more about science through newspapers, magazines, radio and TV shows, workshops or exhibitions.

Marni Brennan

"After taking a little time out after the MSc in Science Communication to travel, I moved to London and started working at the Wellcome Trust on the general graduate programme. This has allowed me to experience different areas of Wellcome – a large charity that aims to improve health for everyone by funding great ideas in biomedical research, public engagement, education, humanities and social science and through its science/art museum (among other areas)!

"I spent my first 6 months in the marketing and communications team for the museum (Wellcome Collection), where I was able to directly use the skills I’d gained through the masters in social media, copy writing and creatively communicating complex information to engage broad audiences. I spent a further 6 months working on one of the charity’s priorities – vaccines. This role was more strategic and involved working with partners like the World Health Organization to help the global health community be better prepared for outbreaks of epidemic diseases like Ebola or Cholera through changing policy and strengthening health research in lower and middle income countries.

"I also feel the variety of the work we did on the MSc and the way we were encouraged to look at topics and communication mediums outside of our comfort zone has helped me become more resilient and adaptable. This helps me enjoy the varied challenges and work the graduate programme allows me to experience.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and the opportunity to complete a placement in a science communication setting where I wrote online articles for a company that worked in the infertility field. I use the skills I developed daily and feel I will do so for the rest of my career!"


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Successful applicants will receive a full scholarship for their tuition fees and access to a programme of training days and career mentors via Aziz Scholarships Plus and the Aziz Scholars Association.

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Full tuition fee scholarship


Scholarships are awarded to UK individuals with career aspirations in media and journalism, technology, sustainability and the environment, law, policy (excluding health policy) and creative content.

Applicants should meet all of the following requirements:

Eligible for Home fees status at the University
Be active within a Muslim community and demonstrate intimate knowledge of issues affecting British Muslim communities
Able to demonstrate long-term commitment to community/societal development within Britain
Demonstrate that they require financial assistance in order to undertake a masters degree

Application Procedure

Applications are submitted online, via a portal on the Aziz Foundation website. Applicants will need to demonstrate active engagement in British Muslim communities, a long-term commitment to community/societal development, and a need for financial assistance in order to undertake a masters degree.

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