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What will I learn?

Being able to transform scientific information into accessible, understandable knowledge for the public is the key business of a science communicator. Science communicators combine skills in written and verbal communication with their scientific knowledge.

Science Communication provides you with experience in new media, written, oral and visual presentations, science performance and working with industry experts. It teaches you to communicate effectively with audiences ranging from children to scientists. Learn the principles of effective science communication, develop practical skills necessary for effective science communication, and design strategies that address communication needs of groups such as government organisations, informal museums, science centres and research centres. You will gain an understanding of the theory underlying the discipline and be able to apply their knowledge to a research project.

Career Pathways

Our graduates work in communication and engagement roles for museums, zoos, government, universities, media, charities, research groups, resource management, and public health.

Career Opportunities

Academic

Animal/Plant Biotechnologist

Conservation Biologist

Conservation Officer

Environmental Consultant

Fisheries Officer

Health Promotion Officer

Laboratory Manager

Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.

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Which department am I in?

School of Biological Sciences

CRICOS

061841J

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,900.00 (22,12,006) per year
AUD $81,800 for the entire course.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

By progression from any Honours course at UWA, where the applicant has maintained a weighted average mark of more than 70%

For international students

To be considered for admission to this course, an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020