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The University of the West of England's Bristol's Science Communication (SCU) Masterclass is an intensive, short course (four days) created to provide professional development in science communication.

The masterclass draws on the existing expertise of the team that delivers the University's popular and practical MSc in Science Communication.

The course will be delivered online, 14-17 June 2021.

The Masterclass has been designed for those with little or no experience in the field of science communication and would be suitable for practising scientists wishing to enhance the public engagement element of their research, science graduates interested in science communication or those seeking a career change, scientists/teachers of science seeking continuing professional development and people working in Research Councils with a communication element to their role.


Topics for the Masterclasses

  • The historical and social contexts of science communication
  • Scientific literacy and public understanding
  • Publics and engagement
  • Face-to-face, media and online methods of engaging with the public

Interactive parallel sessions

  • Adapting to audiences
  • Engaging participants in online and blended environments
  • Evaluating projects
  • Honing your science writing
  • Project mixer - During an interactive session, delegates will have an opportunity to present creative ideas, products and examples, either from their own organisation and workplace. This will be followed by five minutes for questions and feedback from your peers and tutors.
  • Social media for science communication
  • Thinking strategically about science communication and engagement

Course fee is £800 (concessionary fees are available if you meet certain criteria).

This course runs annually.


Full details and application