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MScScience Communication

Tuition fee £21,250.00 per year
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This course helps you develop the skills to communicate science effectively to a general audience.

We’ll teach you about the latest topics in science and how to communicate these to the media and beyond.

A major part of your studies will be writing for the media and in our newsroom, you’ll learn the principles of clear, compelling and concise storytelling.

We’ll show you how the media works. You’ll get practical experience, interacting with journalists, press officers and other media professionals.

You’ll also work on a group project to plan, organise and deliver your own science exhibition.

There are lectures, tutorials and seminars. You’ll also do project work, attend masterclasses and go on placements. Our students have worked on projects with partners in the creative industries, the NHS and the World Health Organisation.

You’re assessed on coursework, essays, a portfolio, practical exercises and a dissertation.

Programme structure

Core modules

The core modules for this course are being reviewed for 2016 entry. For the latest information, see our course modules page.


Research in science and journalism informs our teaching and you’ll have access to our purpose built Science Communication Lab – much of the practical work is done there and in the Department of Journalism Studies.

Project work


Practical exercises

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States