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The University of Edinburgh: Science Communication and Public Engagement

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Biomedical Sciences
Study type Taught


The programme covers communication of all science, engineering, maths and technology.

Please note this MSc is NOT a programme in communication science and does not specialise in marketing, advertising, or corporate communication.

About the programme

The fields of science communication and public engagement are currently enjoying unprecedented growth.

This is driven by many situations present in modern society including public health and climate change crises, greater need to demonstrate and share the impact of publicly funded research, the need for research to be valued and a desire for a stronger evidence base for policy.

Many career opportunities are emerging at the interface between research and various stakeholder groups, and ever more creative methodologies for engagement are being explored. The programme covers communication of and engagement with all sciences, engineering, maths and technology together with non-science disciplines.

You will experience a variety of science communication and public engagement approaches and contexts. In the process, you will develop critical thinking skills and reflective practice.

The learning gained from one course is transferable to other courses, thus ensuring interconnection across the programme.


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