Physics and Science Communication and Society (MSc)
The master’s specialisation Physics and Science Communication and Society 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 physics with extensive training in science communication. After completion you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to either become science communicator with a strong physics background, or a physics researcher with a communicating mindset.
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Why study Physics and Science Communication and Society at Leiden University?
- The Physics and Science Communication and Society specialisation provides you with at least one full year of research training in Physics, followed by a year of courses, internships and research in the field om science communication.
- During your research project, you will participate within a research group at the Physics department which is known for its top-level international research and excellent research groups, both theoretical and experimental, both focus on fundamental research.
- 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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Physics 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 physics 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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