M.S. Science Communication is offered by the National Council of Science Museums, an autonomous scientific and research organization in Kolkata under the Ministry of Culture. It offers a two-year postgraduate programme. The Essential qualification for the course is you should be an engineering or technology graduate in mechanical/information technology/computer/telecommunication/instrumentation/chemical/production/metallurgy or possess I class M.Sc degree in physics/chemistry/bioscience/environmental sciences. This course is for people who want to train as professional science communicators, but are unsure which employment sector might suit them best. Academic and practical components provide a broad overview of the professional science communication landscape. The course introduces some of the contemporary debates surrounding science and its communication. It examines the recent work in the humanities and social sciences that questions assumptions about both science and communication.
The course module is divided into two parts. The first part introduces debates about the nature of science, its relation to other disciplines and the broader culture. The second half further develops ideas about social constructivism by looking at how media texts are constructed. The career opportunities after the course include print journalism, new media work, broadcast television or radio production and presentation, public affairs and public relations, museums/galleries and festivals, science policy work, academic research and development, and teaching.
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