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Course summary

The programme covers communication of all science, engineering, maths and technology. About the programme The fields of science communication and public engagement are currently enjoying unprecedented growth. The growth is driven by many situations present in modern society including:

  • the need for effective public health and climate change communication and engagement
  • a greater need to demonstrate and share the impact of publicly funded research
  • the need for research to be valued and a desire for a stronger evidence base for policy decisions
Many career opportunities are emerging at the interface between research/researchers and various stakeholder groups, and ever more creative methods and practices for engagement are being explored and utilised. The MSc programme covers communication of and engagement with all sciences, engineering, maths and technology together with non-science disciplines. You will experience a variety of science communication and public engagement approaches and contexts. In the process, you will develop critical thinking skills and reflective practice. The learning gained from one course is transferable to other courses, thus ensuring interconnection across the programme. Please note this MSc is NOT a programme in communication science and does not specialise in marketing, advertising, or corporate communication


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How to apply

International applicants

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

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Science Communication and Public Engagement at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS