Copenhagen, Denmark

Science and Technology Communication in Theory and Practice

blended course
when 8 July 2024 - 16 August 2024
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee DKK 6375

Online module 8.07-02.08 and on-campus module 05.08-16.08

This highly interactive summer school offers students from all disciplines the opportunity to gain skills in the understanding and production of research communication and in interdisciplinary, problem-oriented collaboration. Students will work together to produce high quality science communication products such as short films, podcasts, articles and complementary social media. Project groups will be interdisciplinary, giving students the chance to gain hands-on experience of research and development across disciplinary boundaries.

The two week intensive summer school will be supported by a four week, part-time (25 hours per week) programme of online teaching, readings, and short tasks which will enable students to become familiar with the theory and practice of public science communication. They will engage with topics such as the history of science communication, the narrative techniques and formats through which it can be carried out, and how key messages can be conveyed clearly, accurately and memorably.

Target group


Course aim


- You will be able to account for key methods and theories in the study of science communication, including models of communication,
scientific knowledge, audience reception, and analytical frames.


- You will be able to create science communication products which utilise specific formats to communicate scientific knowledge to
defined audiences.


- You will be able to critically examine instances of science communication by drawing on appropriate theories and methods in the field.

- You will be able to communicate such assessment and analysis with precision and in terms relevant to the academic debate in the field.

Fee info

DKK 6375: EU/EEA citizens
DKK 10025: Non-EU/EEA citizens