Taught course

Science Communication and Public Engagement

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Biomedical Sciences
Qualifications
MScMScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a science-related subject is required. Other qualifications, at honours degree level combined with relevant experience, will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Supporting documentation must be uploaded together with your application. You should have all this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload these documents, this will delay the application process.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The field of science communication and public engagement with science is currently enjoying unprecedented growth.

This is driven by a greater need to demonstrate the impact of publicly funded research, the need for research to be valued, increased government scrutiny and a desire for a stronger evidence base for policy.

Many career opportunities are emerging at the interface between scientific research and various public groups.

You will experience a variety of science communication and public engagement issues and methodologies. In the process, you will develop critical thinking skills and self-evaluation skills through reflective practice.

The learning gained from one course is transferrable to other courses, thus ensuring interconnection across the programme.

Information for international students

http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

MSc

distance learning
36 months

PGCert

distance learning
12 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Elizbeth Stevenson
Email
e.stevenson@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 650 3258