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Graduate Certificate of Science Communication

A single graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Science

GCSCM
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Academic plan GCSCM
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • Mode of delivery
    • Online
  • Field of Education
    • Other Natural and Physical Sci
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Academic plan GCSCM
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • Mode of delivery
    • Online
  • Field of Education
    • Other Natural and Physical Sci

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Science Communication requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

POPH8115 Health Promotion and Protection

SCOM6005 Special Topics in Science Communication

SCOM6012 Science Communication and the Web

SCOM6027 Science Politics

SCOM6031 Science, Risk and Ethics

SCOM6032 Making Modern Science

SCOM8014 Communicating Science with the Public

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

This program is available for domestic students only. Current ANU students are not eligible for this program.

 

Fee information
This program is only open to Domestic students who will be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
For 2020 the fees are at a subsidised rate of $2500 for 4 courses
In 2021 they will revert to standard CSP fee rates

For more information see:
https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/hecs-help

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Scientific issues are at the forefront of many of the current global challenges. This Graduate Certificate in Science Communication will provide you with both practical skills and sound theoretical understanding of how to communicate effectively and with influence in a range of disciplines and sectors, including policy and health.


This program is available for domestic students only. Current ANU students are not eligible for this program.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

This program is available for applications until second semester, 2020

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop appropriate qualitative and quantitative research tools and strategies to investigate, justify and interpret science communication theories, methods and conclusions.

  2. Communicate science with diverse groups of people using different media.

  3. Appraise and reflect upon the interaction of interests, contexts and people shaping science, including the social and ethical responsibilities of science and society in the modern world;

  4. Exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.

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