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MSc Science Communication

Course Description


This new Masters programme offers innovative and hands-on training in the fascinating field of science communication. You will learn how to communicate scientific, research and findings effectively, and how to articulate complex scientific and technological concepts to engage a variety of audiences. The course will show you how to balance the excitement of scientific discovery and development of innovative delivery methods with an accurate representation of the facts and data that underpin it.

The taught aspects of the course combine practical skills of science journalism, medical writing and SciArt, (the interdisciplinary study of science and art), with theoretical learning about the history and philosophy of science and the study of science communication as an academic discipline.

You will also have the opportunity to work on live science communication projects with external organisations. The programme will give you the necessary analytical and communication skills to be a successful science communicator - in person as well as in writing.

Core units

- Live Project
- Practical Science Communication
- Science and Society
- Science Communication as an Academic Discipline

Option units

- Journalism Professional Practice
- Medical Writing and Communications
- SciArt

Career prospects

Following the successful completion of this programme, graduates will be well equipped to succeed as effective and successful science communicators. The expertise and portfolio that the students will develop on the programme, combined with the links to industry and participation in a live project with an external client, mean that students will be well placed to gain employment and stand out in this growing and competitive field.

Visit the MSc Science Communication page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally have at least an upper second-class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in any subject but with evidence of an interest in science. Relevant work or entrepreneurial experience will also be considered. All applications will be considered on their own merit.If you have non-UK qualifications, visit mmu.ac.uk/international

Course Fees

UK and EU full-time student fees: £4000. Non-EU full-time international student fees: £6,000. UK and EU part-time student fees: £667 per 30 credits.

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