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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

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Over the last thirty years, science communication has gained new significance for scientific careers and in policy. The engagement of the general public with the scientific culture is seen as vital for a healthy democracy. The need for scientists to effectively communicate with the wider public has been recognised by major funding bodies and learned societies.  
 
Science communicators are now dealing with often complex and sensitive problems, in public health, energy economics, climate politics and research funding, in the private and public sectors and at local and global scales. This present a great challenge to science communicators’ intellectual, social and practical skills. It requires a deep appreciation of the theories of effective communication and engagement, the thoughtful use of innovative and practical approaches, an understanding of the needs of the audience, and an awareness of the broader ethical and societal implications of the science. High quality training in science communication will provide these skills and expertise, and fits with the underlying principles of the Concordat for Engaging the Public with Research.

Course delivery: We plan to deliver our postgraduate and MSt qualifications in-person in the academic year 2021-22. Please note that this will be reviewed in line with the latest public health guidance available at the time. If required, to ensure the health and safety of students, we may look to utilise alternative teaching formats and will contact students if we expect changes to the course delivery.

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Requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to a hold a 2i degree or higher from a UK university or an equivalent from an overseas university in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) or medical subject.

Language requirement

All applicants are required to demonstrate competency in English at a high level before commencing the programme; students whose first language is not English must be able to satisfy the requirements below.

  • IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.0 (a minimum of 7.0 in Listening, Writing and Speaking; 6.5 in Reading)
  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 100 (a minimum of 25 in each individual component)
  • CAE: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a Language Centre assessment
  • CPE: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element)

Documents

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

01 Oct 2021 to 31 Jul 2023

Course duration

2 Years

Apply by

31 Jul 2021

Course fee

Home: £8,400
Overseas: £12,600

Course director

Venue

Virtual Classroom
(via Zoom or equivalent)

Qualifications / Credits

120 credits at Master of Studies

Course code

2123PCB232