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Focus of Study
- Communicating science
- Science and society
- Science, the public and media
The degree focuses on practical skill development and offers the opportunity to study both how to take science directly to the public and ways of communicating science through the media.
Introductory modules provide a broad theoretical underpinning in issues such as the rationale for the public understanding of science, understanding the audience, the role of the media in society, communication theory and models of informal learning. You then have the opportunity to specialize by selecting optional modules which cover both practical skills related to taking science directly to the public, new approaches to science communication, including digital media, science writing and broadcasting. Specialisation at this stage allows you to hone your practical skills and develop an individual portfolio that demonstrates your expertise as a science communicator.