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MSc Science Communication at The University of Manchester
MSc Science Communication
Develop extensive professional skills for a career in science communication.

MSc Science Communication / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)
Entry requirements

We require an Upper Second honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent in:

  • science
  • social policy
  • non-science public engagement roles.

This course is both an advanced study course for experienced practitioners, and a conversion route from other backgrounds.We may also consider applicants based on evidence of alternative study, research or professional experience that meets the University's requirements.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N

Course overview

  • Develop the skills you need for a career in media, science policy, museums, outreach, PR and many other sectors, as well as research.
  • Learn from professionals working in journalism, public relations, filmmaking, policy and science outreach at intensive one-day schools on science communication policy and practice.
  • Choose specialisms to explore your own interests through a research project and a professionally mentored project.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days and see details of CHSTM's specific schedule for open days .

We are also happy to meet potential students individually. Please contact us for an appointment.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
    International students (per annum): £9,250

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment. Please note we can only accept part time applications from international students if they do not require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Several sources of funding are available. For current possibilities, please see the funding page on the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine website. Please note that funding application deadlines are usually significantly earlier than the course application deadline.

Alumni bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an alumni bursary of £1,000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2019.

The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2018 or are graduating in 2019;
  • hold a first class honours degree; 
  • have home or overseas fee status; 
  • are applying for full- or part-time study; 
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Email
Website
http://www.chstm.manchester.ac.uk
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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