10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module explores how physics ideas and concepts can be communicated to non-specialist audiences. We discuss how to design a communication, and the importance of knowing the purpose, message, and audience to pick the right medium and narrative. The main goal is to design your own communications to target particular audiences with a particular purpose and message. We will also discuss what impact is and how to assess it, analyse other people's communications, and consider aspects of communication, such as accessibility and some communication theory.

Staff Contact: GOODWIN SIMON P
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work, Presentation, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Physics and Astronomy):

Departmental Home Page
Teaching timetable


The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

URLs used in these pages are subject to year-on-year change. For this reason we recommend that you do not bookmark these pages or set them as favourites.

Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK