The ability to communicate about scientific developments within industry and with the community is in high demand. Science communicators employ understandings of their audience and of communication media to convey insight into how scientific work is done and what it is achieving. They assist scientists and other technical professionals in sharing their knowledge with the public, and they assist the public in posing their questions and concerns for the experts.
Science communicators follow career paths in a wide range of areas, all of which require an ability to understand and communicate scientific ideas. Graduates can gain employment in media and journalism or as scientific advisors in the government and private industry. They guide investment strategy, consult on public relations, or conceive marketing campaigns. Study in communication and education opens careers in museums, science or nature centres, or schools -- as outreach officers, designers of exhibitions, events and displays, or specialist teachers.
Studying Science Communication at UNSW
UNSW’s Bachelor of Science (Communication) and Bachelor of Science (Media and Communications) degrees have been designed to fill this growing need for specialists trained in both science and communication. Please refer to the table below for further information or to the website www.scom.unsw.edu.au
Science Communication can be studied as