Our department offers exciting opportunities for study at Otago. Taught entirely by distance, our asynchronous course is tailored to suit busy, working professionals.
The PGCertSciComm (3 papers) / PGDipSciComm (6 papers) can be done part-time or full-time as an “at-your-own-pace” programme.
We teach creative thinkers how to use stories to communicate the science they are most passionate about.
To enable students to develop their skills and interests further through real-world experience in a workplace environment, we offer a popular internship paper with a range of professional partners.
Producing creative works
In addition to an academic thesis, our students produce creative works that go into the public domain – be it a film, podcast, book, website, exhibition or any other creative endeavour involving the communication of scientific information.
Our graduates are well-connected with industry professionals and leave equipped with an advanced job-ready skillset as well as a deep theoretical understanding of our field.
There are no subject prerequisites for course entry.