Science Communication and Public Engagement, M.Sc. in United Kingdom

The University of Edinburgh

Study in:United Kingdom
44 days
Deadline: 2 Aug 2019


The field of science communication and public engagement with science is currently enjoying unprecedented growth.This is driven by a greater need to demonstrate the impact of publicly funded research, the need for research to be valued, increased government scrutiny and a desire for a stronger evidence base for policy.Many career opportunities are emerging at the interface between scientific research and various public groups.The learning gained from one course is transferable to other courses, thus ensuring interconnection across the program.This Science Communication and Public Engagement program at The University of Edinburgh is affiliated with the University’s Global Academies.

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Science and Society
  • Principles and Practice in Science Communication and Public Engagement
  • The Role of Social Media in Science Communication
  • Science Education
  • Dialogue for Science Communication and Public Engagement
  • Science Policy and Practice

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a science-related subject.

We will also consider your application if you have a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in another discipline.

Detailed Program Facts

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