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Australian National University (ANU)

  • 36% international / 64% domestic

Master of Science Communication Outreach

  • Masters (Coursework)

Run away and join the circus with the ANU Master of Science Communication Outreach.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
7624XMSCO, 083816F
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$32,256 per year / $32,256 total
International Fees
$45,864 per year / $45,864 total

About this course

Run away and join the circus with the ANU Master of Science Communication Outreach.This life-changing program is one-of-a-kind: you’ll gain specialist education in science communication performance and exhibition design, including using science media across platforms, engaging varied audiences with science and managing science centres.You’ll also spend 14 weeks of the year travelling to remote and regional areas of Australia presenting the Shell Questacon Science Circus to school children and teachers.Find out more about science communication outreach, the degree structure, the university experience, career opportunities and student stories on our website.Get the inside story on what it’s like to be an ANU student by visiting our student blog.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor Honours degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or international equivalent

  • with an average GPA of at least 5/7, AND
  • with at least 8 courses in cognate fields, AND
  • with a successful assessment of suitability based on a supplementary form, two referee reports and interview/audition.


Application Information

  • Applications can only be submitted directly to the University via the Apply Online portal
  • A supplementary form and two referee reports are used in the selection of students and must be submitted by August 31 in the year of application. Click here to access the forms.
  • An interview/audition is also used in the selection of students. Quotas apply.


English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Entry to the Composition Specialisation additionally requires a successful assessment of a portfolio of works. Entry to the Performance Specialisation requires a successful audition.

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit. 


Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Cognate Disciplines

Science, Engineering and Technology degrees including Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, Other Natural and Physical Sciences, Information Technology, Engineering and Related Technologies, Health and Education

Indicative fees Domestic International Annual indicative fee for domestic students $32,256.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students $45,864.00 Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

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