If you are creative, love science and love working with people, then Science Communication is for you.
Science communicators bridge the gap between the scientific community and the public.
They use their knowledge of science and communication to facilitate discussion about important scientific issues. Science communicators play a critical role in interpreting scientific information and making it accessible to diverse audiences.
They engage with business, industry and the community and facilitate dialogue about science and technology to enhance understanding and inform decision making.
At UWA you undertake your Science Communication studies in conjunction with any other science major, giving you sound scientific knowledge and marketable communication skills.
You will gain experience in new media, written, oral and visual presentations and science performance.
A Science Communication major offers:
Good communication skills are highly desired by all employers.
Some of our graduates have been offered work by the organization that hosted their practicum. Other graduates have been employed by:
Check out some of our graduate profiles to get a taste of the jobs our graduates do.
Our research focuses on understanding how best to effectively communicate complex scientific information and how we can to improve impact of science engagement.
Our research group is multidisciplinary in nature, drawing on methods used in science, education, psychology, other social sciences and communication studies.
Researchers in Science Communication group use qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches. Using theoretical frameworks, we conduct case study analyses, attitudinal research and other empirical studies.