Type of training: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Science Communication
Website: http://www.dcu.ie/prospective/deginfo.php?classname=MSC&mode=full&originatin g_school=60
Contact: Brian Trench
Phone: + 353 (0) 1 700 5668
Address: Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland
Language of training: English
The postgraduate programme is targeted at graduates of science and of humanities. It aims to stimulate interaction between the "two cultures” so that each can reflect more comprehensively on the contribution of the other. The course is also open to those with professional experience in science or communications. It strives to promote critical reflection on the place of science and technology in society
The objective of the programme is to equip students with an understanding of the process of scientific research, and develop their ability to communicate the content of science and technology to diverse publics.
Core courses include: issues in contemporary science, research methods, science in society, science in the media, philosophical & ethical perspectives on science. The range of optional courses includes journalistic skills, publication design, representation of science in cinema & television and public relations. The programme also involves a work placement and final project / dissertation over the summer period. Courses are divided over two years for part-time students.
Period: Courses run from September to September each year.
Place: Dublin, Ireland
Possibility of scholarship: n/a
Admission/Registration conditions: Second-class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will also be given to candidates who have lesser qualifications but significant and appropriate professional experience.
As part of their application, candidates are asked to submit an article on a scientific or science-related topic written for a general-interest publication.
Non-native English speakers must prove competency in the English language.
Selection is done on the basis of the formal application, the submitted project and interview.
Number of participants: On average 15 students annually
Deadline for registration: June each year
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