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Master of Science Communication
Master of Science Communication

Master of Science Communication

  • ID:UWA610145
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

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

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

Science Communication provides you with experience in new media, written, oral and visual presentations, science performance and working with industry experts. It teaches you to communicate effectively with audiences ranging from children to scientists.

Learn the 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.

You will gain an understanding of the theory underlying the discipline and be able to apply their knowledge to a research project.


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Course structure details


Students who have not completed prior tertiary studies in science communication including a minor in Science Communication, or equivalent, must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the School(s):

  • SCIE4403 The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science (6)

  • SCOM2205 Science Presentations (6)

  • SCOM2208 Science Writing (6)

  • SCOM3319 Exhibitions and Interpretation (6)


Take all units (42 points):

  • COMM5703 Strategic Communications Planning and Management (6)

  • POLS5501 The Politics of Public Policy (6)

  • SCIE5004 Professional Skills in Science (6)

  • SCIE5304 Science Practicum (6)

  • SCOM4402 Science Communication Literature Review (6)

  • SCOM5309 Citizen Science (6)

  • SCOM5311 Science Communication as an Academic Discipline (6)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our graduates work in communication and engagement roles for museums, zoos, government, universities, media, charities, research groups, resource management, and public health.

  • AcademicAnimal/Plant Biotechnologist

  • Conservation Biologist

  • Conservation Officer

  • Environmental Consultant

  • Fisheries Officer

  • Health Promotion OfficerLaboratory Manager

  • Natural Resource Manager

  • Secondary School Teacher

  • University LecturerZoologist

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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