[Course] Dublin City University, MSc in Science Communication #scicomm via @DCU_SoC

There are a handful of courses advertised on ScicommJobs but I think your better bet for up-to-date information would be the British Science Association who keep the following information on file http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/web/ScienceinSociety/Courses_and_Training/Science_Communication_Courses.htm

Dublicn City Uni’s Comm’s department is on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/DCU_SoC

For people in Ireland who are interested in science communication (though you don’t have to be in Ireland, I’m not and I’m a member) I can recommend the LinkedIn group run by Kate Cannon called Science Communicators Ireland (you won’t see much unless you’re on LinkedIn).


Dublin City University
MSc in Science Communication


This programme is unique in Ireland and is an internationally recognised pioneer in a growing discipline.
In studying science communication with us, you examine how complex and uncertain information is communicated between various social groups such as research scientists and policy-makers, science writers and broadcasters and ???the general public???. You also consider critically the many cultural, ethical and social implications of science???s growing role and of the increasing concern with individual and public health.
You are welcome on the programme if you come from a background in natural sciences, humanities, business or innovation or social sciences. However, most students to date have come from the biological sciences.
Staff contributing to the programme include natural scientists conducting leading-edge research, healthcare educators, and media scholars, analysts and professionals.
We aim to take all students beyond the confines of their particular disciplines to reflect on how each contributes to the other, and on how interactions between natural, medical and social sciences, and the humanities, all contribute to the total cultural fabric. The programme is not primarily concerned with training in technical communications skills, though it does include some practical modules.
Our graduates have found employment, with this qualification, in science, PR and information services, science awareness and promotion programmes, science or medical journalism, research administration and support, informal science education, and other related activities. Some have gone on to further study in education or research.
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