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Master of Science Communication - Coursework and Dissertation

If you are passionate about science, creative and want to work with people, Science Communication is for you. The Masters is an advanced course that will allow you to enhance your skills in these areas.

Introduction

Being able to transform scientific information into accessible, understandable knowledge for the public is the key business of a science communicator. 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 Master of 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 the communication needs of groups such as government organisations, informal museums, science centres and research centres. Students select from options such as science communication for change in industry and community, science performance, a workplace project, science in the media, learning technologies, and displays and exhibits.

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Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2014;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Master of Science Communication (coursework and dissertation)

Take all unit(s) (66 points):

S1, S2SCOM4402Science Communication Specialist Research Topics
S2SCOM4403Science Presentations
S1SCOM4701Science Writing
S1, S2SCOM4705Science Communication Research Proposal
S1SCOM5303Communication Strategies for Change
S1 & S2SCOM5810Science Communication Dissertation Part 1
S1 & S2SCOM5811Science Communication Dissertation Part 2
S1 & S2SCOM5812Science Communication Dissertation Part 3
S1 & S2SCOM5813Science Communication Dissertation Part 4
S1 & S2SCOM5814Science Communication Dissertation Part 5
S1 & S2SCOM5815Science Communication Dissertation Part 6

Take unit(s) to the value of 30 points from Group A:

Group A

S1EDUC5465Science Curriculum I
S1EDUC5485Development, Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice
S1, OSEDUC5608E-learning
S2EDUC5618Teaching and Learning with ICTs
S1, NS, OSEDUC5631Approaches to Research
NS, OSEDUC5633Quantitative Inquiry
S2, OSEDUC5634Qualitative Inquiry
S1MKTG5465Applied Marketing Research
S1MKTG5501Integrated Marketing Communications
S1, S2, NSSCOM5304Science Communication Practicum
S1SCOM5305Science Performance
S1, S2SCOM5307Evaluating Science Engagement
S2SCOM5702Exhibitions and Interpretation
S2SCOM5703Science and the Media

Career opportunities

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

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Further study opportunities


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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.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor of Science degree from this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.

English competency

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 details - admission information

Application Deadlines

Semester 1: 24 January 2014
Semester 2: 20 June 2014

How to apply

Submit a completed application form

Fees

Annual fee: $13257.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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On this page

  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

While there are no strict application deadlines for the submission of international postgraduate coursework applications, prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply with sufficient time to allow for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa.

Postgraduate coursework applications generally take four weeks from receipt of an application to offer.

How to apply

Apply online

Fees

Annual fee: $30690.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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Master of Science Communication - Coursework and Dissertation: the details

Status
Not Available 2015
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
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
2 years
Maximum time to complete
5 years
Contact details: course information
Ms Miriam Sullivan
The University of Western Australia (M092) 35 Stirling Highway Crawley WA 6009 Perth, Australia
miriam.sullivan@uwa.edu.au
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6488 4559
(+61 8)6488 4559
Course code
51580
CRICOS Code
061841J
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