Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 or equivalent in history or a relevant subject (eg, politics, international relations, archaeology). In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering application

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Science Communication MA at Kent is unique in that it includes both practical and critical aspects of the subject. You engage with a variety of media, including print, audio-visual and web-based presentation. You are taught by lecturers in medical and science humanities, and by scientists. These include nationally recognised teachers, a blogger for a national newspaper, museum experts and regulars on national media. Previous students have come from France, Germany, Sweden, Japan, Taiwan and more, bringing international perspectives and experiences to the group.

You take four modules including two compulsory modules (BI830, Science at Work and HI866, Science and Medicine in Context) and two additional specialist modules (to be chosen from a choice of variable yearly options). There may be other modules run by the School of Biosciences which may be relevant to you on this programme. During the summer term and over the summer vacation you take the History Dissertation module, which involves writing a 15,000-18,000 word thesis.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of History
Email
history-admissions@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827279