Master of Science Communication Outreach

Science Circus

Limited places still available for study in 2021 – contact us now!

This program fuses theory and practice to give graduates the knowledge and skills to communicate science through outreach programs, shows, workshops, in the media, online and more.

Key facts

 1 year full-time (January intake only)
 Limited to 12 students per year
 Questacon fieldwork with the Science Circus, including online engagement, local tours and six weeks touring across Australia
 Applications for study in 2022 close on 30 September 2021. Late applications may be considered, contact
 Postgraduate qualification (Honours, Grad. Dip., etc.) required for entry
 $380 weekly stipend plus travel allowances

Further details

Study options

For other Master degree programs featuring the Questacon experience, but greater flexibility, please read our FAQs

Full list of course and elective offerings

Our graduates

Opens careers in diverse fields, globally - science centres, research, journalism, development, government, business and more.

Nate Byrne, class of 2016

  • Weather Presenter, ABC News Breakfast

Lisa Stojanovski, class of 2017

Required supporting documentation

Completion of the supplementary form and 2 referee reports are required for all applications. Please complete these forms and upload as supporting documentation in the application process on Studylink.

Further information about admission requirements, fees and program structure

Create your own projects in areas you’re passionate about

Madison Hartill-Law, class of 2016

Joe Duggan, class of 2014

Watch the webinar

Watch the Master of Science Communication Outreach online information session. Meet the convener and learn more about the program, entry requirements and student experience.

Do your fieldwork with Questacon!

As well as studying coursework, you’ll spend 10-12 weeks with Questacon presenting with the Science Circus to school children and teachers – including six weeks touring through regional Australia.

Contact your convener

Dr Graham Walker

Graham’s research, teaching and public engagement focusses on science communication, especially science outreach such as science shows and workshops, psychological aspects and international capacity building.

He’s happy to answer any questions you may have about the Master of Science Communication Outreach.

Connect with Graham