The Science in Society endorsement prepares students for a spectrum of opportunities as professional science communicators. Science communicators present scientific content in a relevant context and promote public interactions with science. Science communicators also participate in advising and devising strategies to increase the use of scientific information and evidence in personal and policy decision making. Graduates have found work with a range of employers including museums, media centres, universities and government agencies. Other graduates run their own science communication businesses.
Science in Society is available as an endorsement for four postgraduate programmes in Science Communication:
- Postgraduate Certificate in Science Communication (PGCertSciComm)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Science Communication (PGDipSciComm)
- Master of Applied Science (MAppSc)
- Master of Science Communication (MSciComm)
SCOM students in the MAppSc and the MSciComm are expected to produce a creative science communication resource. Our students have produced teaching resources, ecotourism material, games, museum exhibitions and art installations. You will be encouraged to identify something you are passionate about and produce a creative output that meets a need.
Postgraduate Diploma in Science Communication (PGDipSciComm) endorsed in Science in Society
One other paper at 400-level may be substituted for one of the prescribed papers, with approval from the Director of the Centre for Science Communication.
Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Science in Society
Master of Science Communication (MSciComm) endorsed in Science in Society
SCOM 402 The Craft of Storytelling
SCOM 404 Science Communication Internship
SCOM 406 Science Exhibitions and Interpretation
SCOM 409 Introduction to Science Communication
SCOM 413 Digital Production for Science Communication
One other 400-level paper
(One other paper at 400-level may be substituted for one of the prescribed papers, with approval from the Director of the Centre for Science Communication).
Thesis: SCOM 5A (60 points) and SCOM 5B (60 points)