Master in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication

  • Classes taught in: Spanish
  • Start of classes: 01 November 2016 (to be confirmed)
  • End of program: 15 July 2017 (to be confirmed)
  • Class times:

    Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 19.00 to 22.00 h, and some Tuesdays and Fridays from 19.00 to 22.00 h. During the first two weeks of the programme, classes will be held every day.

  • Program type: Master's Degree
  • ECTS: 60
  • Modality: On-Campus
  • Tuition fees: 8,000.00 €
  • Internship: curricular
  • Location:

    Balmes Building

The Master in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication will prepare you to produce, manage, and transmit scientific knowledge and the ideas and opportunities that derive from its application, and from its related technologies.

Throughout the course, you will analyse the main sources of scientific information, their forms of transmission, the nature of the relationships between the expert world, technological industries, and society, how these impact discoveries in people and the ethical problems associated with the whole process of how knowledge is handled. The module focused on medical communications will provide you with a detailed understanding on how medical and health knowledge is communicated. In the field of environmental communications you will analyse the major environmental issues and the challenges of biotechnology and genetic engineering. In addition, thanks to the collaboration of "la Caixa" Social Foundation, you will be able to participate in the Campus Gutenberg, which involves more than 300 scientific communicators and experts in scientific culture from Spain and Europe each year.

The Master in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication is aimed at university graduates who wish to become scientific communication professionals, a field with wide applications and professional careers.

Why this program?

Because you will learn from experts and professionals from different fields of science, medical and environmental communication, such as Vladimir de Semir, creator of the Science and Technology supplement to La Vanguardia; Sergi Erill, from the Doctor Antoni Esteve Foundation; Milagros Pérez Oliva, Editor-in-Chief at El País; Cristina Ribas, Chairperson of the ACCC (Catalan Association for Science Communication); and Bienvenido León, Lecturer in Audiovisual Scientific Communication at the University of Navarre, among others.

  1. Because you will have the chance to intern at institutions such as the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, ACE Foundation-Catalan Institute of Applied Neurosciences, Biocat, Pere Estupinyà, Investigación y Ciencia (Scientific American), IRB (Biomedical Research Institute), Synchrotron Light Laboratory Consortium, ACCC (Catalan Association for Science Communication), Centre for Genomic Regulation Foundation, La Caixa Foundation, La Marató (TV3), FECYT and numerous media sources and science museums.
  2. Because you will be trained in a profession with a broad array of interesting career opportunities in journalism and science communication, science museology and institutional and corporate communication.
  3. Because you will form part of our alumni network, made up of graduates now working at some of the industry's most distinguished companies and institutions, such as Colciencias, Redes, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics, Diario Médico, Novartis, Chilean Library of Congress and National Geographic, PRBB-UPF, etc.
  4. Because of its success and global outreach: it has been running for 20 years and its reputation has drawn students from over 18 different countries.


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