Master of Science Communication Outreach

Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

The ANU Master of Science Communication Outreach is an internationally well-regarded qualification unlike any other. Student's educational experiences are hosted at Questacon and ANU, with scientists and science communicators giving lectures and presentations based on cutting edge research in science communication. Students will develop skills in public speaking; presentation and media; public relations; exhibition design and communication research; teamwork strategies; as well as developing expertise in presenting science and technology to students. Students will have the opportunity to sample diverse careers at the interface of science and the community, including travel to remote and regional areas of Australia while staffing the Shell Questacon Science Circus.


The Master of Science Communication Outreach requires the completion of 48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses: Fieldwork Placement (Part A), Fieldwork Placement (Part B), Exhibition Design, Communicating Science with the Public, Science Communication and the Web, Science in the Media.


  • Science communication outreach

Standard entry requirements

  • A Bachelor Honours degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0
  • Cognate disciplines: Science, Engineering and Technology degrees including Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, Other Natural and Physical Sciences, Information Technology, Engineering and Related Technologies, Health and Education Students must also meet the ANU English Language Requirements.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra International: $48,384 No

Fee comments

Campuses: Canberra.

Australian citizens or permanent residents are financially supported by a scholarship that is paid fortnightly throughout the program. This year the scholarship was valued at $295.00 per week. An additional travel allowance of $25 per day is paid when on mainstream tour and $30 per day when touring in remote regions. This is exempt from income tax.

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