Science Communication


Professional Certificate (PCert)



In an age of rapidly advancing technology and global challenges, effective science communication is pivotal. It empowers individuals to make informed decisions, encourages curiosity, and fosters a deeper understanding of the world around us. Whether you aspire to inspire the next generation of scientists or simply want to contribute to a more scientifically literate society, this course equips you with the tools to make science accessible, exciting, and relevant. In this dynamic Professional Certificate (PCert) course, we embark on a journey to bridge the gap between complex scientific ideas and the broader public. Whether you're a scientist eager to share your discoveries, a communicator aiming to demystify science, or simply someone passionate about the wonders of the natural world, this course is your gateway to mastering the art of Science Communication. Dive into the art of crafting compelling narratives that captivate audiences. Learn how to distill intricate scientific concepts into accessible, engaging language without sacrificing accuracy.


This PCert course aims to develop science communicators who can apply communication strategies, manage science events, and plan marketing strategies. It will develop skilled science communicators with the required expertise to deliver high-quality science communication activities. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need for the practical delivery of science communication. Through the final project report, you’ll gain the essential knowledge and skills required to implement science event management and communication strategies. It will provide students with the practical opportunity to apply their learning through the design of a science communication activity. The course aims to empower individuals to be effective conduits between the scientific community and the public, fostering a culture where science is accessible, exciting, and meaningful for everyone.



Start Date: 31 May 2024

Duration: 1 month (4 weeks)

Delivery: Online

Workload: 3-5 hours per week

Fees: £149

Registration: Register here

Contact: Elisa Hampson



  • Develop the ability to articulate complex scientific concepts with clarity and precision
  • Hone skills in crafting engaging narratives that resonate with diverse audiences
  • Harness the power of marketing to disseminate scientific information
  • Develop strategies to manage large scientific events and promote accurate scientific information
  • Foster a passion for science literacy and communication within educational and community settings



The online distance-learning delivery of the course will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers, material from our partners, and guest lectures.


  • Module 1: Introduction to science communication and communication strategies: Break free from jargon and discover the art of translating intricate scientific concepts into language that resonates with both experts and non-experts alike. Unleash the power of storytelling to breathe life into scientific facts. Explore the nuances of narrative structure, creating stories that not only inform but also captivate and inspire. Explore the science behind effective communication and adapt your approach to different audiences and platforms. Learn about science communication and effective engagement. Explore the range of communication and engagement strategies.


  • Module 2: Science event management: Uncover the art of harmonizing scientific themes with event dynamics, transforming facts and figures into immersive and memorable experiences. Explore how to infuse creativity into event planning while maintaining the integrity of scientific concepts. Master the intricacies of planning and executing science-based events, from intimate workshops to large-scale conferences. Dive into the logistics of venue selection, scheduling, and coordinating guest speakers, ensuring every detail contributes to an unforgettable experience. Learn about event management processes including planning, organizing,  and managing conferences.


  • Module 3: Digital marketing strategies: Embark on a journey through the diverse realms of digital marketing, from social media landscapes to search engine territories. Dive into the latest trends, unravel the mysteries of algorithms, and understand how to stay ahead in the ever-shifting digital universe. Master the art of crafting compelling narratives in the digital realm. Explore how to create content that resonates with your audience across various digital platforms. Explore digital marketing strategies and social media marketing.


  • Module 4: Final Project: Plan a scientific event in your final project and apply your knowledge of science communication. Craft compelling narratives that drive interest and attendance for your science event. Elevate your event with cutting-edge exhibition design concepts. Learn how to create interactive displays that engage participants and convey scientific concepts in a visually compelling manner.

Entry Requirements


  • This course starts with a beginner level and progresses towards the mid-levels.
  • This course is designed for all levels of students (Undergraduate students, Master's degree students, or Ph.D.).
  • All our online courses are taught in English. Therefore, you must have good English language skills.

Certificate of Completion


After completing all the modules of this programme, you will be provided with an e-certificate of completion at Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID).

Design AND Delivery


This online programme is delivered on our virtual learning platform (Moodle). The programme is self-paced and it can be completed on your schedule within programme's duration. The programme includes recorded lectures, templates, learning material, ebooks, and research-based tasks. It is designed by the CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from international universities).

May include additional material from our partners.

Fees and Funding


UK and International: £149 (including electronic certificate).