Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier

Science Communication

Cycle

Segundo ciclo

Degree

Master

Coordinator

António Granado (FCSH) e Ana Sanchez

Opening date

September 2015

Vacancies

20

Fees

soon available

Schedule

After-work schedule

Education objectives

Joint master degree programme between FCSH/NOVA and ITQB/NOVA.
Portugal has a scientific culture deficit. Despite the considerable progress of the scientific community, Portuguese science does not reach its main subsidizer – society – either because it is not communicated by the research institutions or because it is not properly handled by mass media, lacking qualified professionals in this area. A third player in the mission to bring science closer to the public is represented by science museums and science centers, that represent an important link between research institutions and the public. Intending to raise society’s science literacy as its ultimate purpose, the Master in Science Communication has three main goals:
a. Raise awareness of the importance to communicate scientific issues in a society
increasingly dependent on science and technology;
b. Motivate future communicators and educators for science communication in its different forms;
c. Contribute to establish science communication as a common practice in all research institutions.

In its practical component, this study cycle has the collaboration of several entities, including the Lisbon Oceanarium.

At the end of this study cycle, students should be able to:
a. recognize the importance to contribute to increase science literacy and the main ways to do it;
b. identify the distinctive aspects of science and science communication that require specific communication training;
c. develop communication plans appropriate for different audiences, through media, in schools and science centers/museums, and at research institutions.

Access conditions

1) As provided in paragraph 1, article 17 of Decree-Law No. 74/2006 and republished by Decree-Law No. 115/2013. 2) Applicants meeting the requirements of academic and curricular expressed in paragraph 1 of this Article shall be selected taking into account the following criteria: a) degree classification; b) academic and scientific curriculum; c) Professional curriculum; d) Possible interview

Degree pre-requisites

Length: 3 semesters.
Total credits: 93 credits (60 in course units of the study programme + 33 in the non-taught component).
Types of non-taught component: Dissertation or Project Work, or Internship with Report.

Access to other courses

Completion of the Masters degree allows the holder to apply for the cycle of studies which leads to a Doctorate Degree. For the specific access requirements for doctoral programmes, consult the regulations governing the doctoral programmes at FCSH, UNL.

Evaluation rules

Completion of the Masters degree allows the holder to apply for the cycle of studies which leads to a Doctorate Degree. For the specific access requirements for doctoral programmes, consult the regulations governing the doctoral programmes at FCSH, UNL.

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