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Computer Science: Computer Science and Science Communication and Society

Leiden University

Master Postgraduate Leiden

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Engineering
Course summary The Computer Science and Science Communication and Society master's specialisation focuses on the interaction between science and society.
Course description Increasingly, the general public wants to be and needs to be informed about scientific topics. At the same time, scientists need to show accountability to the general public about their research. In this specialisation you bridge the gap between experts and the public by combining high quality research in computer science with extensive training in science communication. After completion you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to either become science communicator with a strong background in computer science, or a scientist with a communicating mindset. Do you want to bridge the gap between scientific research and the public? Want to combine high quality research in computer science with professional science communication? Then, this master's specialisation is an excellent opportunity for you. You will be prepared for a career as a science or health communicator, policy maker, PR officer, science journalist, health officer, museum educator or a researcher with a communicating mindset.
Study subjects For an overview of the subjects offered by this programme in the current year, check out the e-Prospectus: https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/en/studies/show/7003/computer_science_computer_science_and_science_communication. The subjects can vary from year to year.
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes colloquium, computer exercise, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, working group, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculty of Science
Information about the institution High-quality education, a broad choice of programmes and all complemented with personal support make Leiden University the perfect option for successfully taking your studies to the next level.

Admission

Admission requirements
  1. BSc degree in Computer Science or a relevant field (see website www.unileidenmasters.nl).
  2. See website www.unileidenmasters.nl for details.
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL computer based 232
TOEFL internet based 90
TOEFL paper based 575
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 15 Jun 2019 1 Apr 2019
1 Feb 2020 1 Dec 2019 15 Oct 2019
1 Sep 2020 15 Jun 2020 1 Apr 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 18300n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

Scholarships

Holland Scholarship, Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme (LExS)

For more scholarships, visit: www.grantfinder.nl

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

Studielijn Universiteit Leiden

studielijn@leidenuniv.nl

Contact information for the institution

Studielijn Universiteit Leiden

study info

studielijn@leidenuniv.nl

Telephone number +31 (071)5271111
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