MSc Science, Media and Public Policy

University of Warwick Department of Sociology

Program Description

MSc Science, Media and Public Policy

University of Warwick Department of Sociology

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MSc Science, Media and Public Policy

Are you interested in exploring the impacts of science, media and policy on the economy, politics, publics and the natural world?

This innovative and interdisciplinary MSc programme aims to equip students with the theoretical and practical skills needed for understanding and managing the complexity of science, media and policy relations. It is designed to be of interest to those from social and natural science backgrounds, as well as medicine, politics, journalism, conservation and the environment.


This degree comprises two core modules, Understanding Science, Media and Public Policy and Researching Science, Media and Public Policy in the 21st Century, and a choice of other modules, including Researching Society, Feminist Epistemologies, Animals in Society, Social Theory and Politics and Critical Issues in National and International Food Policy.

Course requirements

All students take five modules and, with personal supervision from one of our leading scholars, research and write a 15,000 word dissertation. Students can also be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma for completing five modules without the dissertation.

Delivery mode

The degree can be taken as one year full-time or two years part-time.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have obtained at least upper second class honours in a first degree from an approved institution in Arts, Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, or equivalent professional experience.

Students for whom English is a second language are required to have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, but preferably higher.


Sociology provides you with a high level of transferable skills, including: research skills; communication and presentation; group work; critical thinking. Students go on to a wide range of careers including teaching, media, accountancy, public and charitable sectors. Many also progress to higher degrees and to PhD study.

Fees (2014/2015 rates)

Home/EU Students:

  • Full-time £7,050
  • Part-time £3,525

Overseas Students, Band 1:

  • Full-time £15,880
  • Part-time £7,940

Overseas Students, Band 2:

  • Full-time £20,280
  • Part-time £10,140
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 4, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
7,050 GBP
Start date Oct. 2016
United Kingdom Coventry, England
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End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 7,050 GBP
- Home/EU (full-time)