Summer vacation period
Over the summer, students complete their dissertations and undertake a work placement.
A four to six-week attachment or internship with a science communication organisation enables students to gain experience of the real world of science communication, and to put into practice and develop skills and knowledge gained on the course. Students benefit from the supervision and guidance of professional science communicators and can widen their range of contacts both in the media industry and in the world of science. The placements may be in print journalism, PR and public affairs, publishing, museums/galleries, multimedia, policy, television or radio. Placements are set up through the College , although students may also undertake their own initiatives, in consultation with the College, if they wish. Placement hosts will exercise choice in their acceptance of students. The College will endeavour to accommodate students’ wishes as to placement type and location, but we cannot guarantee that first choices will always be available.