Areas of Science Communication

For all of our postgraduate degrees (with the exception of the PhD), students’ coursework, creative projects and academic theses can be tailored to one of three technical areas – Science and Natural History Filmmaking (SNHF), Creative Non-Fiction Writing in Science (CNFW), or Science in Society (SSOC). An unendorsed option is available for students who are undecided, prefer a more generalised degree in science communication, or whose professional interests overlap between areas. 

Science and Natural History Filmmaking

Learn how to take factual filmmaking to new heights. Taught in association with NHNZ – the world’s second-largest producer of documentaries – the course is taught by award-winning filmmakers who are some of the best in the business. Films produced by our students have won many awards, including the industry's most prestigious.

Creative Nonfiction Writing

Discover how to communicate science most effectively with the written word. Co-ordinated by award-winning authors, this programme will mentor you through the process of writing a book. You will also learn about the process of digital publishing and how to create multimedia publications and ebooks for the likes of Apple’s iPad.

Science in Society

From the internet to installations, you will learn how to communicate science in the digital realm or in the physical world of museums and the like. Maybe you'll develop an exhibition, an art installation, a digital platform, an act of in-depth research .... or, just maybe, it'll be something you haven't even dreamed of yet... an invention that moves the masses.
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