Biomedical Sciences (MSc)
Biomedical Sciences Communication
The Biomedical Sciences Communication specialisation focuses on the interaction between science and society and concerns science communication in a broad sense. You combine your research training with different aspects of science communication. The entire programme is taught in English.
What does the Communication specialisation entail?
The Communication specialisation enables you to develop knowledge and insight of, and opinions on a career outside scientific research. It broadens your perspective in the field of communication (e.g. writing for a newspaper, website or science magazine or working for a museum). Yet, once graduated, you will also be equipped to pursue a career within scientific biomedical research. During the Biomedical Sciences Communication specialisation you will:
- Deepen and extend your knowledge on the human body in health and disease
- Acquire academic skills like team work, problem solving and critical thinking
- Learn to independently perform biomedical research
- Learn to present and write up your research in a clear and structured way
- Learn to apply for grants to fund your research or communication project
- Learn to write articles for newspapers and popular science magazines/websites
- Learn the ins and outs of museology
- Learn to visualise information in a clear way
- Learn to perform research in the field of science communication
Do you want to know what your career options are with this specialisation? Read more on Career Prospects.
The components specific for the Communication specialisation are:
- Informal Science Education (4 ec)
- Policy and Development in Science and Society (4 ec)
- Research in Science Communication (4 ec)
- Science Journalism (or Wetenschapsjournalistiek for Dutch students) (4 ec)
- Scientific Narration and Visualization (3 ec)
- Science Communication Product Development (4 ec)
- An SCS project proposal written in preparation of JRP2 (3 ec)
- SCS Internship(s) JRP2 (at least 14 ec)
- Elective area, which can e.g. consist of courses in- and outside the LUMC or extension of your internship(s) (variable)
The study programme of the Biomedical Sciences Communication specialisation is flexible. You can choose a variety of different courses, electives and (research) internships. However, you can spend up to a maximum of 60 of the 120 EC of your master programme on the Communication specialisation components.