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Popular Science - History, Theory, Practice

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Spring Term 2023

About the course

With this course students gain insight into a dynamic and interdisciplinary research field – science communication - that deals with the history of popular science, the medialization of science, the public understanding of and engagement with science, and with evaluating and understanding effective strategies for communicating science in public. The overall aim is to give students the knowledge, analytical tools and practical skills needed to develop a critical understanding of the role of science communication in society, past and present, as well as for making informed choices about how to communicate science in public.

Application and eligibility

Popular Science - History, Theory, Practice, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2023 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


22 March 2023


4 June 2023

Study location




Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of other meetings


Required Knowledge

90 ECTS history of science and ideas, or a Degree encompassing at least 180 ECTS credits, or equivalent.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies. Entry requirements


Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 17 October 2022. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

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