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Postgraduate Diploma Applied Science Communication

Bristol, University of the West of England

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Frenchay Campus

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This unique course is entirely online, allowing you to fit your studies around your existing commitments, wherever you are in the world. Whether you're a recent graduate or already working in the field, you'll develop your skills in science communication and learn about cutting-edge research techniques under the guidance of science communication experts at UWE Bristol. PGDip in Applied Science Communication will provide you with an applied introduction to this rapidly evolving field by an internationally renowned team. Our passionate teaching staff are active in the field of science communication, so your teaching will be inspired by the latest industry thinking. We'll use a diverse range of content to help develop your communication skills, with a particular focus on digital and face to face communication settings. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of contemporary science communication formats, including science writing, festivals, museums, and community engagement.

There are increasing opportunities for careers in sectors including museums and science centres, charities, public relations and the media. Alternatively you may choose to develop a career as a freelance science communicator, or to pursue a career in research, for example by studying for a PhD. You might work as a science centre explainer, support researchers to communicate their work at a university, or lead science outreach activities with the local community. Graduates of our existing MSc and PGCert courses work in organisations such as the BBC Natural History Unit, the Met Office, Cancer Research UK, the Science Museum, the Wellcome Trust and CERN, as well as for a wide-range of other international organisations.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 4,832per year

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

University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

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  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With over 30,000 students at UWE Bristol from over 160 countries, students will feel part of a friendly, multicultural community.
Bristol is a vibrant, creative, diverse and welcoming city – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 103 3

    41st out of 97 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    111 49%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    111 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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