Postgraduate research

Find out more about the postgraduate research opportunities available in the SCU.

Masters in Research (MRes) Applied Sciences

Offering students the opportunity to join the science communication research community, this programme allows you to develop specialist knowledge and research experience in your area of interest. It is particularly relevant for students who want to conduct research in your workplace or via innovative collaborations with our organisational partners. You’ll work with a supervisor from the Science Communication Unit to develop an extensive research project, which answers questions to some of the fields most contemporary questions.

For more information, see the full MRes course description.

PhD research

Our academic team supervise a range of PhDs in Science Communication. At present we are interested in PhD proposals that relate to the following themes:

  • Science Communication through digital and social media
  • SciArt – who engages with artistic approaches to science engagement and why
  • science engagement in informal spaces
  • how we measure the impact of science outreach activities
  • science in the media (including film, news and online representations)
  • inclusivity in science communication
  • investigating science communication with experimental methods
  • the cultural evolution of scientific ideas.

We welcome students who can put forward a research proposal on a self-funding basis, or with funding from external organisations, for example, employers, government scholarships. For information and how to apply, please see our postgraduate research study pages or contact Emma Weitkamp and Clare Wilkinson for further details.

PhD sabbaticals

The Science Communication Unit regularly hosts PhD students who are including sabbaticals at other universities in the course of their studies. For further information take a look at our PhD Sabbaticals page.