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The science of stories. The stories of science.

We connect people with science to inspire wonder, nurture greater understanding of the natural world, and empower meaningful action to address society’s greatest challenges.

In addition to teaching creative thinkers how to use stories to communicate the science they are most passionate about, our staff and students conduct high-quality academic research that contributes to the emerging discipline of science communication.

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.

Applications for 2022 are now being accepted. Learn more

Students filming in nature park

Science and natural history filmmaking

Learn how to take factual filmmaking to new heights.

Student pointing to computer

Science in society

Learn how to communicate science in the digital realm or in the physical world of museums and other places.

Student writing on paper

Creative nonfiction writing

Discover how to communicate science most effectively with the written word.

Explore what makes Science at Otago so special

It’s not just our people – the experts in their fields and passionate students – but also the places we teach and learn: Otago Harbour, Fiordland, Stewart Island, Antarctica and the Pacific that mean our students leave here with highly sought-after skills and experiences.