MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement

Elective courses

Elective courses currently on offer can be chosen as part of the MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement.

Creative arts in science engagement (10 credits)

The course will explore the diverse array of collaborations using creative arts in science engagement; for example, storytelling, Creative Non-Fiction, comics and exhibitions. The course will begin by using story-telling and thereafter will feature guest speakers on a range of topics.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an appreciation of the creative arts and their role in science communication
  2. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively on an interdisciplinary project
  3. Consolidate previous learning with regards to diverse audiences, different learning and engagement styles and diverse motivations for engagement

'Digital Making' and 'Information Visualisation' for science communication and public engagement (10 credits)

This course will explore the use of 'Digital Making' and 'Information Visualisation' for science communication and public engagement for example ¿gaming¿, 3D modelling, simple programming, virtual and augmented reality, information visualization, digital manufacture. The course will explore the underpinning principles and ethos of a range of 'Digital Making' and 'Information Visualisation' practices and develop student understanding of their application in science communication and public engagement contexts. Students will develop an understanding of 'Digital Making' and 'Information Visualisation' topics from a theoretical and practice-based approach and will develop an understanding of how to utilise these approaches in a science communication/public engagement context.

Feedback: Students will be given formative feedback during sessions.