MSc Science Communication / Overview
Year of entry: 2018
- Degree awarded
- 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)
- Entry requirements
We require an Upper Second honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent in an appropriate discipline. This course is both an advanced study course for experienced practitioners, and a conversion route from other backgrounds such as undergraduate science, social policy, and non-science public engagement roles.
We may also consider applicants based on evidence of alternative study, research or professional experience that meets the University's requirements.
- How to apply
You should complete our online application form to apply for this course. See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.
Applications for 2018 entry will close on 31 July 2018. We reserve the right to close courses earlier than this date if the course is full.
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- Develop the skills you need for a career in media, science policy, museums, outreach, PR and many other sectors, as well as research.
- Learn from professionals working in journalism, public relations, filmmaking, policy and science outreach at intensive one-day schools on science communication policy and practice.
- Choose specialisms to explore your own interests through a research project and a professionally mentored project.
If you are a medical student considering intercalation on this course you can find out more at our Intercalation Information Day on the 17th October 2018.
We are also happy to meet potential students individually. Please contact us for an appointment.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
International students (per annum): £18,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
International students (per annum): £9,000
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment. Please note we can only accept part time applications from international students if they do not require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
Several sources of funding are available. For current possibilities, please see the funding page on the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine website. Please note that funding application deadlines are usually significantly earlier than the course application deadline.
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an Alumni Bursary of £1000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught Master's programmes in 2018. The bursary is available to students or alumni who:
- graduated in 2017 or are graduating in 2018
- hold a first class honours degree
- have home or overseas fee status
- are applying for full or part time study
- are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support
The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the Alumni Bursary criteria so there is no application process.