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PhD in science communication studies

Imperial College London

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Imperial College London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

A research degree is a very individual experience, more so than an undergraduate degree. While the overarching structure will be identical or similar across the university, individual research projects, research interactions and assessment interactions will differ. This environment can provide a rich learning experience for student cohorts discussing their experiences.

A research degree has an exciting scope for collaborations and working as a team and as such, learning or enhancing your communication and people management skills. It is highly creative and can be more unpredictable than an undergraduate degree. A research degree is not simply about collecting results or data but also querying these and discussing them with others. Learning is continuous and poor experimental results can form part of research learning and success. Unlike a typical classroom experience of an undergraduate degree, a research degree will empower you to drive your own learning experience and expand your knowledge in a variety of ways.

The activities of the Science Communication Group span both academic research and professional media practice. Staff research interests include the media coverage of science, the exhibition as a medium of communication, and science-art collaborations.

The Silences of Science was an AHRC-funded reearch network, running from July 2013 to June 2014, which examined different aspects of the paradox that science depends both on prolixity and on reticence. We sought to interrogate the assumption that open and efficient channels of communication are always of greatest benefit to science and to society. The project aimed to remind the research community of the creative importance of silence, of interruptions in communication, of isolation and of ‘stuckness’.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,000per year

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University information

Imperial College London

  • University League Table

    5th

  • Campus address

    Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Kensington and Chelsea, SW7 2AZ, England

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