Science Communication (M.S.Com Or G.dip)

Develop the knowledge and skills to understand and effectively engage audiences in science and scientific issues.


Build the theoretical foundations and practical experiences needed for a meaningful career in science communication.

Join the first and only program of its kind in Canada that trains people in this rapidly growing field in partnership with an industry-leading science centre, Science North.

Learn the theory and best practices underlying strong communication in this immersive 9-12 month experience.

Discover the challenges of effectively communicating scientific information and the issues involving science in society. Apply your knowledge of design and rhetorical theory, social and traditional media, exhibit development, and research methods to solve the current issues with communicating science-related topics to non-experts.

Websites associated with the Science Communication Program
Science North
Dynamic Earth

Key Features

Benefit from an eight-week work placement, and write a major research paper to complete the program.
Gain real world context with guest lecturers showcasing career opportunities, public speaking tips, science journalism, medical writing, and risk communication.
Get hands-on experience through field trips to places such as, the Ontario Science Centre, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Perimeter Institute, the Institute for Quantum Computing, and the Sudbury SNOLab.

Career Opportunities

The knowledge and skills gained in the program prepare students for a growing number of careers in science communication. Graduates can expect to find employment with government agencies, NGOs, science centres, museums, zoos and aquariums, academic institutions, leading research centres, media production companies, and wherever communicating complex scientific ideas and information is needed.

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