Taught course

Science, Media and Communication

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Candidates should have an Upper Second Class Honours degree from an approved UK or overseas university or a recognised relevant professional qualification. For applicants without these qualifications, strengths in other areas will be considered, such as for those aged 25 years and over, a minimum of two years’ experience in a position of responsibility relevant to the proposed course of study.

Months of entry


Course content

Course Aims

To offer knowledge and expertise relating to the organisation and funding of scientific research, the reporting of scientific innovation and controversy, and the role of citizens, experts and the media in decision making. Students will also receive practical, hands-on training in presenting science via news media or directly to audiences ranging from school children to the general public.

Special Features

  • Innovative, interdisciplinary degree based on collaboration between internationally respected academics and a leading science discovery centre.
  • Strong links to a wide range of media and science organisations including the national museum of Wales, Wales Gene Park, local and national media, science communication centres, and policy makers in regional, national and European institutions.
  • Offers excellent opportunities to develop expertise in an area of increasing importance for policy, industry and scientific communities.

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Information for international students

Where English is not the applicant’s first language we do require an IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other subsections.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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