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Science Communication, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The University of Edinburgh has over 20 years' experience in Science Communication practice and has forged lasting partnerships with Edinburgh International Science Festival, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh Zoo National Galleries Scotland, Our Dynamic Earth and Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe.  
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Overview

Potential research areas at The University of Edinburgh include informal science learning, the role of social media, cultural differences in Science Communication.

Facilities

The University has an extensive library collection of books and journal, many available electronically. Our partnerships with external organisations enable us to expand the range of facilities on offer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Training and support

  • Students are strongly encouraged to present their research at conferences and in journal papers during the course of their PhD.
  • Students are also encouraged to attend the transferable skills courses provided by the University and to participate in external courses when relevant.
  • PhD candidates pursue their research projects under continuous guidance, resulting in a thesis that makes an original contribution to knowledge.
  • You will be linked to two academic supervisors.
  • Students who have secured their own funding are welcome to apply.

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in any discipline, plus either an MSc in Science Communication or at least one years experience of work in science communication (paid or voluntary).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20100 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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PhD part-time fees

  • Overseas: £10,050

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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