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Postgraduate Diploma in Science Communication

University of Cambridge

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Over the last thirty years, science communication has gained new significance for scientific careers and in policy. The engagement of the general public with the scientific culture is seen as vital for a healthy democracy. The need for scientists to effectively communicate with the wider public has been recognised by major funding bodies and learned societies.

Aims of the programme

Provide professionally relevant teaching and learning in the theory, knowledge and skills that underpin, and are at the forefront of, science communication and engagement. Develop and create skilled science communicators with the necessary expertise and understanding to engage in and deliver well-informed high-quality science communication activities appropriate to the needs of their discipline and their audience. Promote a comprehensive understanding of the practical and ethical considerations relevant to science communication. Provide students with the theoretical knowledge and the practical opportunity to apply their learning in a work-relevant and practical manner through the design, deliveryand evaluation of a specific science communication or engagement activity. Develop in students the judgement, confidence and responsibility that will enable them to be proactive, responsible and discriminating in their interventions at a high level in their profession.

Tuition fees

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£ 6,300per year

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University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

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