Science Communication B

Module code: NS2054

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

  • Critique TV programs and web-based videos
  • Determining the intended audience
  • Compare and contrast styles in TV programs and web-based videos
  • The evolution of science programs
  • The difficulties of producing a video
  • Terminology of video capture and editing
  • Script-writing and storyboarding
  • Copyright protection
  • Editing techniques
  • Mid-production assessment
  • Self-critiquing


  • 4 two-hour workshops


  • Vidcast (70%)
  • Covering Letter (10%)