Taught course

Public Engagement with Science

Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2.2 or above BSc degree from a UK or equivalent overseas university to train as a professional science communicator.

Months of entry


Course content

Delivered jointly by Northumbria University and the Centre for Life, this high profile partnership will provide a balanced technical and theoretical programme aimed at maximising outreach and public engagement work in science.

Expertise, resources and contacts are pooled in this unique collaboration to deliver a Masters course that offers unrivalled professional development opportunities.

Taught by university academics and utilising the expertise and experience of professional staff from the Centre for Life, the course will foster your skills in intellectual analysis through a range of modules, culminating in an investigative research project.

It is increasingly important that developments in science, medicine and technology are effectively communicated to enable individuals to form an informed opinion. Employment opportunities are diverse and as a graduate of this course you will be in demand in both the private and public sector, in community outreach, clinical research and consultancy, as educational information officiers, engagement managers and in a range of workplaces such as academic institutions, science centres, research councils and health related charities.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444