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Science Communication and Bionics, B.A. / B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 42 months
Kleve, Germany
Science communication is much more than communicating science, and at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences you will discover that our Science Communication and Bionics course is much more than studying for a degree.
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You will explore science communication as an interaction between science and various stakeholders in politics, the economy and other publics. You will be part of a multi-cultural learning experience that reflects the ideals of the course and the backgrounds of its students.

The Science Communication and Bionics programme offered by Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences focuses on linking communication practice with rigorous research methodologies. You will learn the tools of the trade of science and innovation journalism, public relations and marketing, as well as the political side of science, including risk communication, public affairs and regulation. You will develop key skills not just in communication but in data analysis, critical thinking, and innovative approaches in an ever-changing media landscape. 

In addition to that you will gain insight into various aspects of science, ranging from a solid introduction to fundamental sciences to engineering, and the interdisciplinary field of bionics.

Career Paths

The future Science Communicators we are training will be able to enter many careers in the following areas:

  • Public relations departments in universities, extramural research institutes, government organisations or companies
  • Communications offices in NGOs, unions and lobby groups
  • Research communications in companies and for large research projects
  • Editors and freelance journalists in specialised magazines, newspapers, for television, radio and online
  • Consultants and communicators in PR and marketing agencies, particularly when the customer has a scientific or technical focus
  • Press offices of charities and foundations sponsoring scientific works, cluster organisations, research councils and similar institutions
  • Parliamentary science advice mechanisms, technology assessment or regulatory bodies
  • Editors for scientific publishers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 months
    • Duration description

      7 semesters

  • Credits
    210 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • History of Science & Technology
  • Introduction to Science Communication
  • Comparative International Media Studies
  • Communicating for Institutions
  • Communication Clinic 
  • Bionics
  • Physics of Locomotion

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Documents establishing your university entrance qualification
  • Language requirements: If applying to a degree programme in English, you must submit a valid B2 English language certificate. German language certificates are not required to enrol in a degree programme taught in English.
  • Internship requirement: All students at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences must complete an 8-week internship before the end of the third semester.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Kleve

  • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
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