Science Communication A

Module code: NS1054

Module co-ordinator: TBC

The communication of science to a variety of audiences in a range of media is an increasingly important activity. In this module you will study the skills required to communicate with the general public.

Topics covered

  • Identifying the audience
  • Different styles of writing
  • Good practice in a variety of writing styles
  • Popular science talks
  • The difference between a written and oral presentation
  • Choosing appropriate language
  • Podcasts


  • 4 two-hour workshops


  • Audience summaries (25%)
  • Popular science talk outline (25%)
  • Short article (25%)
  • Podcast (25%)