Biology and Science Communication and Society (MSc)
The Biology and Science Communication and Society master's specialisation focuses on the interaction between science and society.
Why study Biology and Science Communication and Society?
Increasingly, the general public wants to be and needs to be informed about scientific topics. At the same time, scientists need to show accountability to the general public about their research. In this specialisation you bridge the gap between experts and the public by combining high quality research in biology with extensive training in science communication. After completion you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to either become science communicator with a strong biology background, or a biologist with a communicating mindset.
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Why study Biology and Science Communication and Society at Leiden University?
- The specialisation provides you with at least one full year of research training in Biology, followed by a year of courses, internships and research in the field om science communication.
- Within the programme, you have ample opportunities to assemble our own study path based on your own interests and ambitions.
- You will get hands-on experience during a science communication research or practical internship within a relevant organisation, such as popular science magazines, science museums, radio or television.
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Biology and Science Communication and Society: the right master’s programme for you?
Do you want to bridge the gap between scientific research and the public? Do you want to combine high quality biology research with professional science communication? Then, this master’s specialisation is an excellent opportunity for you. You will be prepared for a career as a science or health communicator, policy maker, PR officer, science journalist, health officer, museum educator or a researcher with a communicating mindset.
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