MSc Science Communication / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
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- Degree awarded
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
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Please note that this MSc is not a programme in communication science and does not specialise in marketing, advertising, or corporate communication.
- Develop the skills you need for a career in science and health related 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.
Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .
You can also watch a webinar recording from our recent virtual open week about studying this subject at postgraduate taught level: Biosciences and science communication (video).
See more sessions from the postgraduate taught virtual open week .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,750
International students (per annum): £21,500
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,875
International students (per annum): £10,750
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.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
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 2020.
The bursary is available to students or alumni who:
- graduated in 2019 or are graduating in 2020;
- hold a First or Upper Second 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.
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