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.
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.
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.
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.
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.