In addition to a theoretical part, we cover various practical forms of science communication. Examples include designing a science exhibit (Science Museology), creating a scientific background article, news article or documentary (Science Journalism) and organising public events to facilitate dialogue and map perspectives of new, controversial developments, like DNA manipulation and cultured meat (Science in Dialogue). In this, you will collaborate with students from different disciplines, practitioners from the field and stakeholders or (specific groups of) citizens. The major is concluded with an internship, in which you apply the acquired science communication knowledge and skills.
Through this major, you will become a reflective science communication practitioner. This means that you become a practitioner who is aware about own perspectives, principles and theories underlying the own practice. You know who you are, your values and world views, how these shape your professional thinking and behaviour, and how to continuously improve or adjust those for sake of bettering the science-society relationship.
Our alumni currently work, for instance, as science journalists for newspapers or magazines, content designers for science or technology museums, trainers or teachers in science or science communication, change makers, dialogue facilitators or consultants, but also as science or technology policy-makers, science communication researchers or social scientists.