Science Communication Part-Bursary Scheme

UWE Bristol's Science Communication Unit is offering a part-funded place on MSc Science Communication.

About the scholarship

The Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol is offering a bursary which will part-fund a place on its renowned MSc Science Communication. The value of the bursary is £1,500.


To apply for the bursary, you must have applied for the MSc Science Communication by Friday 17 June 2022 and be wishing to start the course in September 2022. Only those who have been or who are in the process of being offered a conditional or unconditional full-time place will be considered eligible. The bursary may only be used on the MSc Science Communication at UWE Bristol.

Please note: If you are not interested in applying for a bursary, the deadline for applications to the programme is 29 July 2022.

How to apply

Please complete one of the following;

Write a short popular article that is no more than 300 words long on an area of science, health or the environment. The article should include a headline. Also provide brief details of the publication where the article would appear, outlining its audience, the types of article it publishes and why your article is a good fit with the publication – this should be no more than 200 words. The chosen publication should be a newspaper, magazine or website that covers science-related topics for non-experts.


Write an outline for a science communication activity (maximum 500 words) on an area of science, health or the environment. It might be a stage show at a science festival or an idea for a travelling exhibition, or something else entirely. The outline should describe the planned activity, give an indication of content and details of the target audience.


Your work should be emailed to Andy Ridgway at and needs to be received by 17:00 (UK time – BST) on Friday 24 June 2022.

You will be informed if you have been successful in your application for a bursary by Friday 15 July 2022.

If successful you should inform us if you are subsequently successful in receiving funding from a different source or sponsor ie employers or local schemes, so that the bursary may be allocated to someone else.

Please note: We are currently receiving a high number of applications and would encourage you to apply as soon as your application is ready.