Courses

Laurentian University’s Graduate Program in Science Communication (Canada) – a 10 month joint graduate diploma program between Laurentian University and Science North. According to them, “North America’s first and only comprehensive science communication program”.

Taught Master’s courses at the University of Manchester’s Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (UK) – Manchester offers three interconnected taught master’s programmes: science communication; history of science, technology and medicine; and medical humanities.

MSc in Science Communication at Life/Northumbria University (UK) – the only course in the UK to concentrate on science communication through science centres and live science presentation. It gives students “a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a science communication environment and take part in programmes and events such as Maker Faire UK, Life’s programme of adult Lates and a whole spectrum of other activities as well as exploring how to create, deliver and manage science communication experiences to the general public”.

Stellenbosch University-accredited online course in science communication – this course will introduce you to leading researchers and current trends in the science behind science communication, while exploring best practice and strategic thinking in science communication practice. You will work through six interactive online chapters (about five hours per week, at your own pace), and then spend about 10 hours on a final project. You need a recognised university bachelor’s degree or tertiary diploma. The cost for the course is R5 500 for South African citizens and US$500 for participants from outside South Africa and it will run from 5 October to 15 December 2015. Email Rolene (rlm@sun.ac.za) for details on how to apply. Closing date: 31 August 2015.

University of the West of England – its Science Communication Unit offers a range of courses and, as of 21 January 2015, they are recruiting for their postgraduate courses. They are also offering two part-bursaries to contribute to the tuition fees for their MSc Science Communication and PGCert in Practical Science Communication courses in 2015. For further information on the part-bursary and how to apply, or for information on either of the courses, please contact the Programme Leader Clare.Wilkinson@uwe.ac.uk or +44 (0)117 328 2146.

 

This page will eventually have a list of all the sci comm courses I can find, but until then Prospects has a good search engine.

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