Master in Science Communication

Education objectives

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.

General characterization

DGES code

M535

Cicle

Master (2nd Cycle)

Degree

Master

Access to other programs

Access to the cycle of studies which leads to a Doctorate Degree. For the specific access conditions, consult the regulations governing the doctoral programmes at NOVA FCSH.

Coordinator

António Maria Salvado Coxito Granado

Opening date

2020-09-28

Vacancies

30

Fees

1300 Euros/year or 2700 Euros/year (foreign students)

Schedule

Presencial Pós-Laboral

Teaching language

Portuguese Language

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.
The degree of «mestre» corresponds to the level 7 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.


Competencies:

- To recognize the importance to contribute to increase science literacy and the main ways to do it;
- identify the distinctive aspects of science and science communication that require specific communication training;
- develop communication plans appropriate for different audiences, through media, in schools and science centers/museums, and at research institutions.

Conditions of admittance

Application and access conditions to the cycle of studies reflect the conditions established in the national legislation, namely: - to hold a licenciado degree or legal equivalent; -to hold a foreign academic degree recognized by the Scientific Council of NOVA FCSH. - to hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae recognized by the Scientific Council of NOVA FCSH. Applicants will be selected and ranked according to the criteria annually defined in the application edict.

Evaluation rules

A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the post-graduate diploma. The final grade of the post-graduate diploma is the average, by credit, of the grades obtained in the course units in which the student obtained the 60 credits from the taught part of the Masters course. A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the Masters degree. The final grade of the Masters degree will be the average of the final grade of the taught part of the course, weighted to 40%, and the grade awarded to the dissertation, project work or practical work experience report, weighted to 60%.

Structure

Obrigatórias
Code Name ECTS
722011140 Science and Scientists 10.0
722011142 Science and Society 10.0
722011144 Science Communication and Education 10.0
722011143 Strategic Communication of Science 10.0
722011141 Science Journalism 10.0
722011145 Science Communication Practice 10.0
Opções Condicionadas (1)
Code Name ECTS
Options
722011148 Dissertation on Science Communication 33.0
722011149 Work Experience with Report in Science Communication 33.0
722011147 Project Work on Science Communication 33.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 33