Why choose our on-campus MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement?
The University of Edinburgh supports a vibrant culture of science communication and public engagement and has considerable expertise across a range of science communication and public engagement practice; from dissemination of knowledge to dialogue and policy.
Please note that this MSc is not a programme in communication science and does not specialise in marketing, advertising, or corporate communication.
We can provide excellent opportunities for placement experiences in science communication and public engagement contexts both within and beyond the University setting.
In the programme you will have the opportunity to learn about the contexts for science communication, how the practice of public engagement has emerged over the last 15-20 years and you will develop awareness about the current landscape of these fields. Through assessed work placements, you will have the opportunity to develop the skills, awareness and understanding to be effective in the science communication and public engagement workplace.
What you will study
Core and elective courses, and opportunities for dissertation projects.
How You Will Be Taught
Formal teaching in Semesters 1 and 2 consists of seminar/workshop style teaching.
In Semester 3, when working on the project/dissertation, there is ongoing interaction with project supervisors.
Are There Work Placement Opportunities?
The programme includes eight-week (one day per week) placements within a science communication/public engagement context.
How You Will Be Assessed
In-course assessment is utilised throughout with both formative and summative assessment and a combination of academic and practice based assignments.
If you would like to ask us any questions before you apply, please get in touch.
Entry requirements, programme costs and application information can be found on the University's Postgraduate Study Degree Finder website.