MSc Science and Health Communication / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
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 N N N

Course overview

Please note that this MSc is not a course 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 quest sessions on science communication policy and practice.
  • Explore specialised forms of science and health communication through a mentored project and a research 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.

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).

Contact details

School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
Website
http://www.chstm.manchester.ac.uk
School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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