Biomedical Sciences

Science Communication & Public Engagement (MSc, PgCert, PgDip)

The fields of science communication and public engagement are currently enjoying unprecedented growth. This is being driven by a greater need to demonstrate the impact of publicly funded research, the need for science to be valued, increased government scrutiny and a desire for a stronger evidence base for policy decisions.

A family try on 3d glasses at the Edinburgh Science Festival

Many career opportunities are emerging at the interface between science and various stakeholder groups and ever more creative methodologies for science engagement are being explored.

Our part-time online distance learning programme provides an opportunity to gain a formal qualification in science communication without having to leave your job or move to a different location. You may elect to begin with the Post-Graduate Certificate in the first instance and then decide to study for a Diploma and/or a Master’s degree. You will engage with other students from around the world, from a variety of different academic and professional backgrounds and you will enjoy a rich learning experience while studying on the programme.


MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement website

Tuition fees

You can find tuition fees for Science Communication & Public Engagement (MSc, PgCert, PgDip) on our degree finder.

Tuition fees for Science Communication & Public Engagement (MSc, PgCert, PgDip)

Fee status

All online learning students pay the same rate for online programmes, regardless of where you live. 


Apply via the Postgraduate Study Degree Finder