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What will I learn?

The M.Sc. in Science Communication is a joint M.Sc. degree offered by NUS and the College of Science, Australian National University (ANU). The programme aims to foster the skills necessary to:

  • be competent, confident communicators of science and technology to the general public and school-age audiences;
  • develop materials for effective communication to non-specialist audiences;
  • propose and supervise project work and other scientific activities; and
  • develop confidence in lifelong learning.

Coursework Requirements

Students must read and pass NUS and ANU modules amounting to 40 NUS modular credits (MCs), with a minimum CAP (NUS) of 3.0 or its equivalent over their approved candidature period. Each ANU module is 6 ANU credits which is equivalent to 5 NUS modular credits.

Continuation and Graduation Requirements

Student’s CAP should not fall below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters. A student who fails to maintain the minimum CAP as stipulated will have his/her candidature terminated.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
SG$20,350.00 (11,31,813) per year
Start date

Expected January 2023


Faculty of Science

Block S16, Level 9,

6 Science Drive 2,

117546, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent, in a relevant discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP of 3.00. English Language Requirements: TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or 580 for the paper-based test; or 237 for the computer-based test; an IELTS score of 6.0.

For international students

Applicants seeking admission must have:

  • a Bachelor degree in Science with Honours (or equivalent) from a reputable university
  • Applicants whose native tongue or medium of instruction is not completely in English should submit TOEFL/IELTS scores as evidence of their proficiency in the English Language.

The minimum requirement for TOEFL score is:

  • Paper-Based Test: 580
  • Computer-Based Test: 260
  • Internet-Based Test: 85 with at least 22 for the Writing component

The minimum requirement for IELTS score is 6.

Applicants without an honours degree in science will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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