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Chemistry and Science Communication and Society (MSc)

The Chemistry and Science Communication and Society master's specialisation focuses on the interaction between science and society.

What does this master's programme entail?

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 chemistry with extensive training in science communication. After completion you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to either become science communicator with a strong chemistry background, or a researcher with a communicating mindset.

Read more about our Chemistry and Science Communication and Society programme.


Why did Daniël Linzel choose Chemistry and Science Communication and Society?


As a student, I love chemistry, and as a person, I love to explain science to laymen. Implementing SCS with Chemistry combines these two things perfectly!

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Why study Chemistry and Science Communication and Society (SCS) at Leiden University?

  • The specialisation provides you with at least one full year of research training in Chemistry, followed by a year of courses, internships and research in the field om science communication.
  • You can tailor your Chemistry programme based on your ambitions and interests within the research areas Chemical Biology or Energy & Sustainability.
  • 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.

Find more reasons to study Chemistry and Science Communication and Society at Leiden University.

Chemistry and SCS: the right master’s programme for you?

Do you want to bridge the gap between scientific research and the public? Want to combine high quality chemistry 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.

Read more about entry requirements for Chemistry and Science Communication and Society.

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