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Imperial College London: Science Communication

Institution Imperial College London
Department Science Communication Unit
Study type Taught


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

For students who want to focus solely on broadcast media and filmmaking, we also offer an MSc in Science Media Production


Through a mix of academic and practical modules, we will encourage you to develop your creative and intellectual abilities, working on ideas that communicate science, technology and medicine in original and effective ways and to a professional standard.

Our academic modules draw on work in the humanities and social sciences to help you 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 you the opportunity to research in-depth a topic of your choice.

The course also develops skills in technical practice through a programme of practical options in which you can develop specialisms in particular media. The practical modules benefit from our in-house TV and radio facilities. We are 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, our central London location means that you will also be able to make the most of a wide range of volunteering opportunities, cultural events and workshops, which can help further build your network of contacts.

For more information and examples of student work, please see the 

Science Communication Unit website



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