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Master of Science Communication(NUS, Singapore)


The Master of Science Communication (NUS, Singapore) is a degree program managed jointly by the ANU Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science and the National University of Singapore. It combines the expertise of both universities, ranked number one in Australia and in Asia respectively (QS World University Rankings 2018).

This one-year master’s program is for students who already have postgraduate qualifications in science teaching or other disciplinary areas and want to improve their communication skills, and delve into the nuances of how science interacts with society.

You can spend half the year studying at NUS in Singapore and half at ANU in Canberra, or you can complete the whole degree from NUS, studying online and intensive courses provided by ANU.

Program details

Topics in the Master of Science Communication (NUS, Singapore) include:

  • Communicating Science with the Public
  • Health Promotion and Protection
  • MSc Science Communication Project
  • Topics in Science Communication
  • Innovations in Science Teaching or 
  • Frontier Topics in Science.

Learning experience

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Centre for Public Awareness of Science

Learn at Australia's oldest and most diverse academic science communication centre. You will receive solid theoretical grounding in communicating with the public, training in research methods and practical training in effective science communication.

Meet your teachers

Dr Will Grant

Dr Will Grant

Will's research and writing has focused on the intersection of society, politics and science, looking at how the relationships between these are changing with new technologies. This has included conducting science to society dialogues on climate change futures, and the production of a documentary film on climate change communication.


The Master of Science Communication (NUS, Singapore) is designed to enhance the science communication and creative teaching skills of science teachers and professional science communicators.

Fees & scholarships

Tuition fees: Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

Scholarships: Scholarships

ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

How to apply

Understand the entry requirements

Gather supporting documents

If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.

You can still apply before you complete your Bachelor Degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.

Submit an application

You will need to submit your application through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Receive an offer

All offers are made through UAC and are released on a rolling basis. You can access your offers and correspondence by logging into your UAC account.

Accept your offer

Once you receive an offer it is very important that you accept it to ensure your place at ANU is reserved.

Understand the entry requirements

Prepare entry requirements & support documents

When you apply to ANU, you must be prepared to provide specific documents that we need to assess your application.

Submit your application

Visit the International applications - ANU Postgraduate to start your application.

Receive an offer

There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.

Accept your offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

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