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Course summary

The global climate and biodiversity crises, the recent pandemic, declared aspirations for reaching net zero, and growing attempts to restore and rewild, all mean that science is at the centre of politics, policy, economics and societal behaviour. However misinformation, scepticism and misunderstanding are commonplace. This programme provides training in many forms of science communication, from working with schools, engaging with the media and briefing politicians to public engagement, event organisation and natural history filmmaking.

Assessment method

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/media/postgraduate/admissions-statements/2024/msc-science-communication-for-a-better-planet.pdf


How to apply

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries

Entry requirements

A strong upper second-class honours degree (65% or higher) or international equivalent in Biological or Natural Sciences, Ecology, Zoology, Marine/Freshwater/Aquatic Biology, Science or Zoology, Biosciences, Animal Behaviour, Global Change Biology, Conservation Biology and Ecology, Ecology and Conservation or Ecological and Environmental Sciences. For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies. We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply. We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have a relevant postgraduate qualification. If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant qualifications. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £13400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £13400 Year 1
Scotland £13400 Year 1
Wales £13400 Year 1
Channel Islands £13400 Year 1
EU £29600 Year 1
International £29600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year. For more information, please view the programme page on our website.
Science Communication for a Better Planet at University of Bristol - UCAS