Taught course

Science Communication

Institution
Imperial College London · Department of Humanities
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is at least a 2:1 UK Honours degree in a science-related subject.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course, which contains both academic and practical components, will develop your skills of intellectual analysis and independent investigation, and prepare you for a wide range of professional science communication careers.

This course prepares students for a wide range of professional science communication careers in print, broadcast and new media journalism, science policy, public relations, and exhibition and design work.

Through both academic and practical courses we encourage you to develop your creative and imaginative abilities, and to produce ideas and undertake work that will communicate science, technology and medicine in fresh and more effective ways.

The course develops skills in technical practice in several communication areas through a programme of practical options.

Practical modules benefit from our TV and radio facilities, and we are fortunate to be close to the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, which provide excellent material for museum studies work.

Due to our central London location, we have unrivalled access to many media and science organisations as well as a multitude of cultural events and workshops. This makes it easy for you to build a network of contacts.

You can also attend talks and seminars on a wide range of scientific and technical topics in the various academic departments at Imperial, and benefit from direct access to a large number of leading science and engineering research teams and individuals on campus.

The majority of the teaching is by Science Communication group staff but we also benefit from the expertise of industry professionals for some sessions.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Mr Liam Watson
Email
liam.watson@imperial.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7594 8753