Life Science and Science Communication and Society (MSc)
The Life 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 life sciences with extensive training in science communication. After completion you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to either become science communicator with a strong LST background, or a researcher with a communicating mindset.
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Why study LST and Science Communication and Society at Leiden University?
- The master’s specialisation Life Science and Science Communication and Society provides you with at least one full year of research training in Life Science and Technology, followed by a year of courses, internships and research in the field om science communication.
- You can design your own tailor-made programme adjusted to your own interests and ambitions related to Life Sciences, biomedicine and Chemical Biology.
- 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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LST 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? Want to combine high quality life science 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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