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MSc in Public Engagement and Science Communication

University of Hull

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Hull Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the course

Science and technology has a key role to play in modern global and regional issues. To deal with them, decision makers and the general public need to be able to make evidence based choices. The MSc in Public Engagement and Science Communication will equip you with the skills (both communication and critical thinking) to effectively and efficiently explain complex issues in a way that is appropriate and relevant to the audience. In doing so, you'll have the skills to collaborate more effectively and lead in your future career.

This MSc is a cross faculty programme that taps into the most creative elements of science, drama and writing to create a course that challenges graduates to become engaging science communicators. Along with the fundamentals of science communication, you'll have the opportunity to work with creative writers, theatre performers, and filmmakers to help you explore the medium you're most comfortable with and interested in. You'll also have the opportunity to gain real world experience through a work placement.

Alongside the taught modules, you'll conduct a piece of an extensive project, with the support of an academic supervisor and our social scientists. You'll learn through doing, and assignments will be based on real science communication activities. If you choose to write, you'll be encouraged to publish; if you take the drama modules, you will also take to the stage. This programme gives you the freedom to explore your creative ideas, whilst being guided and supervised by experienced science communicators.

Future prospects

This programme has been designed to enhance your profile, and make you more desirable to the traditional employers of science graduates.

Potential careers for skilled science communicators include journalism, teaching and broadcasting. However, communicators are employed by professional bodies, research councils, outreach teams in higher education and industry, visitors centres, politicians and festivals. Science communication also offers significant freelance work through festivals, school shows, journalism and broadcast media, making self-employment a serious and successful option for graduates.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 17,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Hull

  • University League Table

    64th

  • Campus address

    University of Hull, Admissions Office, Cottingham Road, Hull, Kingston Upon Hull, HU6 7RX, England

International students starting an undergraduate or postgraduate degree could receive a tuition fee discount of up to £3,500 per year (terms apply).
Hull’s research takes on global issues – health inequalities, social injustice, climate change and more – to shape a fairer, brighter and carbon-neutral future.
At Hull, there are students from more than 100 countries from right across the world.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 97 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    118 59%

    47th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    2nd

    40

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