Taught course

Science Communication

Institution
University of Sheffield · University of Sheffield
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 or equivalent in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, mathematics, engineering or other science-related subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course description

The course helps you develop the skills to communicate science effectively to a general audience. We’ll teach you about the latest topics in science and how to communicate these to the media and beyond.

A major part of your studies will be writing for the media. In our newsroom, you’ll learn the principles of clear, compelling and concise storytelling. You’ll also work on a group project to plan, organise and deliver your own science exhibition.

Core modules

  • Developing Communication Skills
  • Topical Science
  • Dissertation
  • Ethics and Regulation
  • Writing for the Media
  • Communicating with the Media
  • Online Journalism Studies
  • Research Methods

Teaching and assessment

Research in science and journalism informs our teaching. There are lectures, tutorials and seminars. You’ll also do project work, attend masterclasses and go on placements.

You're assessed on coursework, essays, a portfolio, practical exercises and a dissertation.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)114 222 3315