Undergraduate

Science Communication

If you are creative, love science and want to work with people, Science Communication is an ideal major for you. Science communicators work to facilitate public engagement with scientific issues.
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The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

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1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

As a Science Communication graduate you will be highly sought after by employers for your written and verbal communication skills. Your career could take any number of paths such as finding employment in science centres, museums, zoological and botanical gardens, environmental education, schools, research organisations including government agencies, non-government organisations, hospitals, industry and the media.
As a Science Communication graduate you will be highly sought after by employers for your written and verbal communication skills. Your career could take any number of paths such as finding employment in science centres, museums, zoological and botanical gardens, environmental education, schools, research organisations including government agencies, non-government organisations, hospitals, industry and the media.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Science communicators work to facilitate public engagement with research, inspire the next generation of scientists and advocate for science. The course is hands-on and practical, enabling you to build the portfolio and networks you need to pursue a rewarding career in science communication.

About The Course

Science Communication provides you with experience in new media, written, oral and visual presentations, science performance and working with industry experts.
Science Communication

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours teaching time, plus your own study time.
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJS-SCCOM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BBiomedSc), 4 years (BBiomedSc[Hons])
Science Communication
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours teaching time, plus your own study time.
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJS-SCCOM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BBiomedSc), 4 years (BBiomedSc[Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWSCI
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

Samuel Low

Samuel Low

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

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