Postgraduate taught courses

We are internationally recognised for the standard of our postgraduate courses. We offer both a Masters in Science Communication and Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science Communication.

Masters in Science Communication

Our world-class Masters in Science Communication programme offers unrivalled professional development opportunities for current science communicators and those new to the field. We teach in intensive teaching blocks, typically three Thursday to Saturday blocks for each module. This means the Masters can fit around your work and other commitments.

  • Teaching staff include both practitioners and academic researchers
  • Guest seminars from leaders in the science communication field
  • Intensive internship option with local and national science communication organisations
  • Visits and workshops, eg behind the scenes at Bristol Museum, BBC Bristol radio studios, We The Curious Science Centre
  • Combined focus on theoretical approaches and practical skills
  • Opportunity to carry out your final project with an employer in the sector

For more information, see the full Masters course description.

One year after graduation 88% of our students are in a professional/managerial post. 100% of our students said their experience on the programme prepared them well or very well for employment. 83% of former students felt that the Masters in Science Communication was required for their job (DHLE 2013/14).

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science Communication - NEW!


Bursary opportunity for January 2020 start

This year, the Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol is able to offer a bursary which will part-fund a place on its online only, PgDip in Applied Science Communication (online). The value of the bursary is £500 per year, for the 2 year, part-time programme.

To apply for the bursary, you must have applied for the PgDip Applied Science Communication (online) by Friday 29th November 2019 and be wishing to start the course in January 2020. Only those who have been or who are in the process of being offered a conditional or unconditional place will be considered eligible. The bursary may only be used on PgDip Applied Science Communication (online) offered at UWE Bristol. For further details and how to apply please visit our bursary page.

This innovative, entirely online course will enable you to develop your Science Communication expertise while maintaining existing commitments, wherever you are in the world. Whether you’re a recent graduate or already working in the field, you’ll develop your science communication practice and hone your research skills.
  • Practical introduction to this rapidly evolving field.
  • Teaching staff are active in the field of science communication research and practice.
  • Diverse range of content to help develop your communication skills, with a particular focus on digital and face to face communication settings.
  • Comprehensive understanding of contemporary science communication formats, including: science writing, festivals, museums, and community engagement.
  • Support to design and carry out a research project that is relevant to your own personal interest or professional experiences.

You’ll learn through a range of content including narrated presentations, self-directed learning activities, problem-based learning, discussion forums, wikis, asynchronous feedback opportunities and live interactive seminars. You’ll also be expected to build specialist knowledge through independent learning.

For more information, see the full postgraduate diploma course description

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