The field of science and communication and public engagement with science is currently enjoying unprecedented growth. This is driven by a greater need to demonstrate the impact of publicly funded research, the need for research to be valued, increased government scrutiny and a desire for stronger evidence base for policy. Many career opportunities are emerging at the interface between science and various stakeholder groups and ever more creative methodologies for science engagement are being explored.
On this course you will experience a variety of science communication and public engagement methodologies and issues. In the process, you will develop critical thinking and self-evaluation skills through reflective practice.
You can exit at the end of 1 year with PgCert Science Communication and Public Engagement.
You can exit at the end of 2 years with PgDip Science Communication and Public Engagement.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent.
Your application may also be considered if you have relevant work experience. Contact the university to check before you apply. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance.
Distance and Flexible learning
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh Medical School