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Combining science and narrative storytelling to touch lives and effect meaningful change.

The Centre for Science Communication is one of the world's largest postgraduate facilities for teaching the practice of communicating science. We are also a leading research centre in the academic discipline of Science Communication. The scholarly field of Science Communication focuses on the complex and ever-changing relationship between the general public and the scientific community (including political, pedagogical, entertainment and informative dimensions). In addition to a general undergraduate minor in Science Communication, our postgraduate course offers endorsements in filmmaking, writing, and science and society. 


Science and Natural History Filmmaking

Learn how to take factual filmmaking to new heights.


Science in Society

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


Creative Nonfiction Writing

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

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Featured Student Work

This month we feature the work of Ellen Rykers, who is completing her Masters in Science Communication with an endorsement in Creative Nonfiction Writing in Science. Her recent cover story in the Jan/Feb 2018 New Zealand Geographic, "Track and Trace," looks into the world of conservation dogs and their battle to help protect some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable native species.

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