The programme explores social issues in science and technology, and the communications and controversies surrounding them. It will ensure that you have a good grasp of the social significance of science and you are capable of reflecting critically on the place of science and technology in society.
This MSc caters for students with diverse backgrounds in the natural sciences, the social sciences and humanities. By bringing these students together, the programme stimulates interaction, encouraging the different groups to reflect more fully on the contribution that the others make to the development of the total cultural fabric.
Although not primarily concerned with training in technical communications, the programme does include some practically oriented modules.
Whether or not you have a scientific background, if you are interested in a career in science media, marketing, policy, or specialist areas in communicating health, environment, IT or risk, the MSc in Science Communication is for you.
To develop your understanding of the many different interactions between institutions of science and those of broader society.
To deepen your ability to analyse critically the strategies applied to communicating science in diverse social contexts.
To strengthen your capacity to participate in the public communication of complex information on science, environment, technology and medicine.
Why Do This Programme?
Unique in Ireland and a pioneer in Europe.
Well-established programme, having been in existence for 17 years.
Interdisciplinary and innovative in its content and delivery.
Internationally recognised as a significant contributor to a growing discipline.
Supported by strong research activity in collaborative and individual projects, drawing on Irish and international science communication networks.