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Applied Sciences

Communications & Media

BSc Science Communication & Bionics

3 years

€0 pa

Programme profile

The programme provides a broad base for understanding and comparing scientific and technical material.  This means, for example, to understand biological concepts and to be able to transfer them to an engineering context.  Bionics, often called biomimetics or bioinspiration, sits at the interface between the natural sciences and engineering and allows students to gain a broad understanding of very different disciplines within a single degree.

Technology writers are mediators between the worlds of "Science” and "Public". They interpret and explain scientific facts. Beyond that, they make scientific debates transparent to the general public. Technology writing focuses on topics mainly related to Natural Science and Technology.Graduates will be able to communicate with scientific experts as well as present technological facts to a non-scientific audience. 

As science communication increasingly operates outside traditional borders, the university prepares you specifically for the global job market, as in transnational research-intensive enterprises or publishing houses, and particularly such institutions which simply do not exist on a national level, e.g. the various institutions of the European Commission. For this reason, the programme compares the internationally very different systems of media, culture, science and policy-making.

In addition to learning the tools of trade of science and technology journalism, public relations and marketing, you are also going to study the political side of science, including risk communication, public affairs and lobbying.

Target careers include science journalism, technical writing in companies and government, and public relations.

Programme content

Students of this programme will experience a mixture of subjects from the areas of Natural Science, Engineering and Journalism, specially designed for them, not taken piecemeal from other courses.

A foundation for technological understanding and communication skills will be laid in the first semesters and the students will develop the ability to assess technological developments.


Entry Requirements

3 A-levels, inc Maths and a subject relevant to this programme.

IB students must present Higher Level Maths

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate (inc 2 x H5, one of which must be Maths). At least one subject to be relevant to programme you are applying for: Biology and/or Chemistry preferred.

IB students must present Higher Level Maths




* Note, there are no tuition fees but there is a semester fee of about EUR250, to cover admin expenses

30 May

15 July