If you are passionate about science, creative and want to work with people, Science Communication is for you. The Graduate Certificate will allow you to build your skills in this area.


Science communicators combine skills in written and verbal communication with their scientific knowledge, so they can bridge the gap between the scientific community and the public.

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Course description, features and facilities

Please note that the Postgraduate courses in the Science Communication program at UWA are currently under review.

The Graduate Certificate in Science Communication is currently unavailable in 2015. If you would like to be notified when applications are being accepted and to register your interest, please email Miriam.sullivan@uwa.edu.au

Students learn principles of effective science communication, develop practical skills necessary for effective science communication, and design strategies that address communication needs of groups such as government organisations, informal museums, science centres and research centres. Students select from options including written or oral presentations, science communication strategies, science and the media, learning technologies, displays and exhibits and interpretation.

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Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to work in any field of science communication, depending on their area of interest.

Related careers

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Further study opportunities

Students with a Graduate Certificate in Science Communication can pursue further studies by completing a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication or a Master of Science Communication.

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These pages are under review and are being updated.

Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

a Bachelor of Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

English competency

See the full list of English language requirements.

Please note: requirements may be higher for some individual courses, where this is the case the additional requirements will be specified.

These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact us

Application Deadlines

Course unavailable until 2016.

How to apply


Refer to the Fee Calculator for up to date course and unit costs.

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Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
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Graduate Certificate in Science Communication: the details

Not Available 2015
Locations offered
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to relevant details in the UWA Handbook.
Standard full-time completion
1 semester
Maximum time to complete
2 years
Contact details: course information
Ms Miriam Sullivan
The University of Western Australia (M092) 35 Stirling Highway Crawley WA 6009 Perth, Australia
6488 4559
(+61 8)6488 4559
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