Key Facts

Overview

 

This 4-week Professional Certificate course aims to develop science communicators who are able to 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.

 

Course Content

 

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

Learn about science communication and effective engagement. Explore the range of communication and engagement strategies.

 

Module 2: Science event management

Learn about event management processes including planning, organizing,  and managing conferences.

 

Module 3: Digital marketing strategies

Explore the 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.

 

Fees and Funding

 

UK and International: £79 (total including electronic certificate).

 

Entry Requirements

 

This is a beginner level course. No prior formal qualification is required. However, a background in STEM fields is highly recommended. All our PCert courses are taught in English. You must have good English language skills.

 

Career Opportunities

 

This course is designed to aid professional development in the field of science communication, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change career direction, for example, into a scientific event manager, communication officer, or science communication expert.

 

Taught By

 

CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from multiple universities).

May include additional material by our partners

 

How To Apply

 

Register Now

 

 

 

 

Professional Certificate (PCert)

Science Communication

Next intake: 17 Jan 2022

 

Registration: Register Now

 

Duration and Delivery: 4-week (Online) 

 

Workload: 3-4 hours per week

 

Entry requirements: No formal qualification required. However, a basic knowledge of science and research is recommended.

 

Fees: £79 (UK and International)

 

Contact: 

Elisa Hampson

admin@camcid.org