CASE – CENTRE FOR ASTRONOMY & SCIENCE EDUCATION
Type of training: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Science Communication;
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Public Engagement with Science
Contact: Mark Brake, Professor
Phone: + 44 (0)1443 483407
Address: 4 Forest Grove, Trefforest, Pontypridd, RCT, Wales, CF37 1DL, United Kingdom
Language of training: English
TARGET / PUBLIC
This Master programme lasts for one year full-time or two years part-time. It is targeted at two different groups:
- Broadcasting Science (for MSc Science Communication)
Participants study the theory and practice of broadcast journalism in a variety of forms, from newspapers and radio to magazines and television. Students take part in newsroom simulations and writing workshops on a regular basis. They also have the chance to take part in the University's prize-winning radio station and are expected to take advantage of the centre’s connections with the media.
- Science and the Citizen (for MSc Public Engagement with Science)
Participants are provided with a critical overview of science-society interaction, principally focusing on consultative and participatory approaches to science communication, education and engagement. Students explore a range of practical methods and techniques for facilitating contact between science and the citizen at the local, national and international level while gaining insight into the historical origins and development of the various discourses and dilemmas raised by attempts to involve citizens with science and technology policy and practices.
PRESENTATION AND CONTENT OF THE TRAINING
This training provides a mix of guest lectures, seminars, tutorials, e-learning, and use of the University's science communication facilities. Participants are encouraged to use different methods to present their work e.g. journals, websites, presentations etc. Students are required to submit an academic dissertation at the end of the programme.
Core modules include: Science and the Media, Cinema and Culture; Current Issues in Science Communication; Presenting Science; Science Journalism; History and Development of Science Communication.
Period: The course runs from September to August
Place: Pontypridd (Wales), UK
Tuition Fee: £ 3254 (approx. € 4700)
Possibility of scholarship: Yes. Contact the Student Finance Centre
Admission/Registration conditions: Graduates in any discipline are accepted to take part in this course.
Number of participants: n/a
Deadline for registration: n/a
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