News archive - [Call Announcement] MSc Science Communication - Imperial College London

This course will prepare you for a wide range of professional science communication careers, including:

  • Broadcast
  • Online journalism
  • Science policy
  • Public relations
  • Engagement and outreach
  • Digital campaigning
  • Exhibition development

Note: there is no official deadline for applications - the call closes when a certain number of applications has been reached. Please contact the university for more information.


Through a mix of academic and practical modules,students are encouraged to develop their creative and intellectual abilities, working on ideas that communicate science, technology and medicine in original and effective ways and to a professional standard.

The academic modules draw on work in the humanities and social sciences to help students think afresh about the relationship between science and society, the potentials and constraints of the media environment, and the challenges these pose for science communication.

A final dissertation project gives students the opportunity to research in-depth a topic of their choice.

The course also develops skills in technical practice through a programme of practical options in which students can develop specialisms in particular media. The practical modules benefit from the universitie's in-house TV and radio facilities. The university is also fortunate to be close to the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, which provide excellent material for museum studies work.

The course includes a work placement at a media company or other science communication organisation.

The majority of the teaching is by Science Communication Unit staff. This is supplemented with the expertise of professionals drawn from our wide network of industry contacts.

In addition to easy access to leading science and engineering research teams at Imperial itself, the central London location means that students will also be able to make the most of a wide range of volunteering opportunities, cultural events and workshops, which can help further build their network of contacts.

For more information and examples of student work, please see the Science Communication Unit website.

For more information on the degree course and applying visit

Geographical focus
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

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Modified on September 25, 2021