Science Communication (master specialization)

The master specialization Science Communication:

• Is designed for students who have a broad interest in current events, societal issues and the public debate on the position of the natural sciences in society
• Prepares you for careers on the intersection of science, technology and society; professions for which you need a critical, academic attitude and the skills to support a fruitful dialogue between science and society
• Is part of a two-year master education programme: you first follow the regular master programme of your choice (60 EC) to deepen your expert knowledge, after which you follow the Science Communication specialization year (60 EC) at the Athena Institute at the Vrije University Amsterdam.

Do you see yourself working in the future as a science journalist at a newspaper or at a popular science magazine? Or do you aspire to be a communication advisor at a biomedical company, a content manager at a science museum or a PR-manager at an environmental organization? With the Science Communication master specialization you can combine your interest in the natural sciences with gaining knowledge and skills within the field of science communication. 

For further information about the specialization, you can contact the master specialization coordinator Frank Kupper:
Dr. Frank Kupper
T 020-59 86161

Language of instruction
1 year
Application deadline
1 August
Start date
1 September
Study type
Field of Interest
Language and Communication
Science Communication is a one-year track embedded in the Master's programmes: Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Earth Sciences and Management, Policy Analysis & Entrepeneurship in the Health and Life Sciences.