SciCOM Stellenbosch, South Africa
May 16, 2019Workshops - Courses - Conferences
Stellenbosch University offers an M.Phil. Programme in the field of science and technology studies, with a specialisation in science and public engagement . The course content focuses on challenges associated with the communication between science, public audiences and stakeholder groups in society, with a special focus on Africa. The course provides an overview of science communication as a field of research, and touches upon issues of credibility and trust in the communication of scientific evidence and its importance for political discourse. The course is ideal for part-time study. Most students use year one for the coursework (with lectures in blocks of two to three days spread across the academic year) and year two for a research assignment. During the research component, students work closely with the research group associated with the South African Research Chair in Science Communication , hosted at CREST . Students are urged to work on topics closely related to the research areas of the chair. The key research areas of the Chair are: public perceptions and expectations of science; science in the mass media; science communication by scientists and scientific organisations; and science communication and social media. Bursaries: CREST offers a limited number of bursaries. We will invite all students accepted to the programme to apply for bursaries during October 2019. Entry requirements: Applicants need to be in possession of an honours degree or equivalent postgraduate qualification at NQF level 8. Please direct all enquiries to Mrs Bernia Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 (0)21 808 3394. Students who are interested to study science journalism should contact the Journalism Department at Stellenbosch University.