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MSc Science Communication / Careers

Year of entry: 2020

Career opportunities

Amie Peltzer - MSc Science Communication

"At the beginning of the course, I was unaware of just how many different routes were open to science communicators - there are a lot of different options depending on your scientific background and communication strengths.

"The MSc course certainly helped me create a solid grounding in scicomm from which I can now build upon in the future."

Amie Peltzer / MSc Science Communication graduate and Trainee Medical Writer

This course can open up careers in a wide range of sectors, including journalism, science policy, documentary filmmaking, medical, environmental and other related campaigning and advocacy. You may also enter careers in public relations in the public and private sectors or work in museums and science centres, at science festivals, or in other public engagement fields.

Our MSc also provides an appropriate grounding for PhD-level research in science communication studies.

Previous graduates have gone on to a wide range of relevant posts, including:

  • Research Communications Officer, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain
  • Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Assistant Curator of Technology and Engineering, Science Museum, London
  • Technical Author, Calrec Audio
  • Assistant Producer, Pioneer Productions (TV)
  • Science and Policy Press Officer, Cancer Research UK (London)
  • Communications Assistant, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
  • Podcast Producer, Venturi Group
  • Science Writer and Policy Researcher, Society of Chemical Industry
  • Assistant Producer, Sandpaper Films
  • Medical Writer, Ashfield Healthcare Communications
  • EU Project Officer, University of Malta