Taught course

science Communication

Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life 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

Science Communication MSc is 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 Science Communication 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 MSc in Science Communication 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 officers, engagement managers and in a range of workplaces such as academic institutions, science centres, research councils and health related charities

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking 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

0191 227 4444