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Master of Science Communication(NUS, Singapore)

Study Science Communication at ANU

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.

What you'll learn

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.

What it's like to study Science Communication

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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.

Upskill with science communication

“There’s no other program that takes you to the same places,” Jessica says, speaking both metaphorically and literally.

 Virtual tour

Explore ANU science places, classrooms, laboratories and more through our interactive virtual tour.

Meet some of 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.

Dr Merryn McKinnon

As a science communicator, Merryn regularly appears in the national media discussing interesting science topics from around the world. Merryn's research contributes to a better understanding of the relationship between science, media and publics. She conducts research which explores why publics react and respond to scientific issues the way they do in a variety of different disciplines including public health and conservation science. 

Science Communication careers

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.

The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.

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.

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How to apply

Understand the entry requirements

  1. Check domestic admission dates on the ANU Study website.
  2. Check admission requirements and deadlines for this degree on the Handbook website. Read the requirements carefully to make sure you understand them.
  3. You must also meet the University's English language admission 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

Start your application on the Universities Admissions Centre website.

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

  1. Check international admission dates on the ANU Study website.
  2. Check admission requirements and deadlines for this degree on the Handbook website. Read the requirements carefully to make sure you understand them.
  3. You must also meet the University's English language admission 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

Start your application on the ANU Admissions website.

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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