Track: Science Communication
Degree: Master of Science Communication
Credits: 120 ECTS, 24 months
Type: Regular study programme
Language of instruction: English
Specialising in communication boosts your employability and helps take science and technology to the next level.
Looking beyond science and technology
“Twenty-first-century engineers will need to be trusted innovators, master integrators, enterprise enablers, technology stewards, and knowledge handlers,” according to Joseph Bordogna, former director of the US National Science Foundation. Future engineers will be expected to have much more than just a solid knowledge of, and skills in, science and technology.
Communication is an essential part of engineering. It raises the quality of your work and increases your employability. If you love science and engineering and want to make them work in practice, and you like working with people, then the Science Communication track is ideal for you.
The Science Communication track can be followed as a single track or as a double degree track. The double degree track allows you to obtain two MSc diplomas during a three-year programme, combining Science Communication with a technical MSc programme.
Seven reasons to go for the Science Communication track
- Learn to attune communication to social, political and organisational contexts in order to solve complex problems in science and technology.
- Boost your employability and enhance your future career.
- The opportunity to obtain a double MSc degree.
- Supplement your scientific and technological insights with practical skills and knowledge of communication theory, policy and strategies.
- Work with fellow students and professionals to solve realistic communication problems during course assignments and internships.
- Graduate within a programme that is attuned your own preferences.
- Become part of a multidisciplinary community of communication experts with different backgrounds.
The track provides you with the knowledge and skills to design and optimize strategic communication processes within and between organisations and society. As such, you contribute to the quality of new and emerging science and technology, by attuning innovations to societal demands. The courses within the Science Communication track teach you to look at professional communication practices from a scientific perspective. You learn how to study, design and participate in effective and accurate communication between different stakeholders, ranging from other scientific experts to representatives from industry, policymakers and the general public
Note: This track is only in English.