Masters in Science Communication Part-Bursary Scheme 2021

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

The MSc Science Communication will be taught on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay Campus in the 2021/22 academic year. However, if restrictions due to coronavirus are in place during part of the programme, full teaching will be provided online so that your learning is not effected.


To apply for the bursary, you must have applied for the MSc Science Communication by Friday 18 June 2021 and be wishing to start the course in September 2021. 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.

How to apply

To apply for the bursary, 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 (details below) to be received by 17:00 GMT on Friday 25 June 2021. You will be informed if you have been successful in your application for a bursary by Friday 16 July 2021. The successful applicant should inform us if they are subsequently successful in receiving funding from a different source or sponsor i.e. employers or local schemes, so that the bursary may be allocated to a different student. See further information on UWE Bristol fees, funding and bursary advice page.

*If you are not interested in applying for a bursary, the deadline for applications to the programme is 30 July 2021. Please note, we are currently receiving a high number of applications and would encourage you to apply as soon as your application is ready. 


For enquiries about this scheme, please contact:

Andy Ridgway
Programme Leader MSc Science Communication
Telephone: +44 (0)117 328 3332