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Computer Science and Science Communication & Society (MSc)

Type
Master
Language
English
City
Leiden
Part of
Computer Science (MSc)

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

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

Why study Computer Science and Science Communication & Society at Leiden University?

  • The specialisation provides you with at least one full year of research training in Computer Science,  followed by a year of courses, internships and research in the field om science communication.
  • You have ample of opportunities to assemble your own study path: an individually tailored programme will be designed for each student.
  • 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 choose Computer Science and Science Communication and Society at Leiden University.

Computer Science and Science Communication & Society: 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 research in computer science 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 the entry requirements for Computer Science and Science Communication and Society.