Imperial College London

Course Introduction

The course prepares students for a range of professional science communication careers in print, broadcast and new media journalism, public relations, and exhibition and design work.

Course Modules

Modules include: science and its social contexts; media representation of science; core practical; creative group project. Academic options: documentary film; ethics; international science policy; narrative; science and display; sound, sign, meaning in radio. Practical options: exhibitions; website design; print; radio; television.

Course Additional Entry

A UK Honours degree (2.1 or above) in a scientific or science'related subject or an overseas equivalent; applicants must also be able to demonstrate potential as a science communicator as judged by completion of an aptitude assignment; candidates with other qualifications and relevant experience may also be considered; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O'level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £20,800  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,400  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £10,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,700  Academic year. First year home fees