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Science Communication and Public Engagement (Online Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip

University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The fields of science communication and public engagement are currently enjoying unprecedented growth.

This is being driven by: a greater need to demonstrate the impact of publicly funded research; the need for science and other expertise to be accessible to public audiences; a desire for a stronger evidence base for policy decisions.

Many career opportunities are emerging at the interface between science and various stakeholder groups and ever more creative methodologies for science engagement are being explored. The programme covers communication of all sciences, engineering, maths and technology.

Why Edinburgh

Our part-time, online learning programme provides an opportunity to gain a formal qualification in science communication without having to leave your job or move to a different location. There is no requirement to travel to Edinburgh, although you would be most welcome if you wish to visit.

You may elect to begin with the Postgraduate Certificate in the first instance and then decide to study for a Diploma and/or a Masters degree.

Career opportunities

There has been a significant rise in opportunities available for individuals with the specialist knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to pursue roles at the interface between research and publics.

These roles can be found in, for example, higher education institutions, museums, science centres, learned societies and consultancies for democratic decision-making.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 5,735per 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 Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    187 94%

    4th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    54th

    22

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