science communication students

Key facts

Postgraduate students (full-time equivalent)
Masters: 55
Doctoral: 2

The Science Communication Unit offers MSc courses in Science Communication and Science Media Production, both of which were the first of their kind in Europe.

These courses provide a balanced technical and theoretical training, and prepare science, engineering and medical graduates for communication careers in the media, public relations, museums and government.

Graduates from these courses find employment in a range of media outlets, including New Scientist magazine, the Science Museum and the BBC, as well as in policy positions within government, and in communications departments within scientific organisations, in museums and science centres, and in campaign groups and research charities.

Our Master's courses are underpinned by the activities of our Science Communication Research Group, whose work spans both academic research and professional media practice. The Unit also organises the Science Communication Forum, which promotes debate about science and science communication across the College.

Study opportunities

The Science Communication Unit offers a number of study and research options in the area of science communication to help you take your knowledge to the next level.

If you are interested in Doctoral study, it’s important to gain support for your application from your potential supervisor before making a formal application to the College.

Master's courses