MSc in Science Communication combines professional practice, policy studies and cross-disciplinary theory and skills, to offer an academically stimulating experience and a solid grounding for a career. This MSc is appropriate for students from a range of backgrounds. It functions both as an advanced study course for experienced practitioners, and as a conversion route from other backgrounds such as undergraduate science, social policy, and non-science public engagement roles.
Developed by academic staff from The University of Manchester's Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) and Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, the programme will feature masterclasses and project support from leading professionals in print, broadcast and online journalism, museums and science centres, public policy and advocacy, specialist public relations and editorial services, project and event management, together with experienced science communicators from across the University.
An Upper Second honours degree in the United Kingdom, or the overseas equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. Applicants may be exceptionally accepted based on evidence of alternative study, research or professional experience given the University's central requirements. Applicants may be interviewed. We may ask to see a sample of written work in a relevant area. Interviews might be held face to face or by Skype.For those first language isn't English we require an IELTS score of 6.5 in each component, TOEFL 577 (paper based), TOEFL 233 (computer based) or TOEFL 90 (internet based).
For 2016, (full-time, per annum): UK/EU students: £8,000; International: £15,500. (part-time, per annum): UK/EU: £4,000; International: £7,750.
Recipient: University of Manchester
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