This course is not offered in 2017

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years full-time (or equivalent part-time)
Location: On campus

2016 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 70.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Certificate IV or above
Bonus points: Yes

International students:
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Science (Science Policy and Communication) combines your understanding of how science works and how it can be effectively communicated and used to influence the decisions of government and industry.

You will become a change agent by using your skills to participate in innovation and the shaping of our contemporary society, which is under constant change.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Science Policy and Communication at Flinders? 

  • Learn how to promote the understanding of science and how to communicate it accurately and reliably.
  • Understand and influence the behaviour of decision-makers.
  • Understand the practice and subtleties of communicating science.
  • Learn from lecturers with real-world experience in science policy and communication.
  • Respond to challenges in a range of areas, from energy and nuclear power to immunisation policy, and equity and equality in science.
  • Access the same jobs as other science graduates but with the additional skills in communication and influencing.

Combined degree options

You can combine this degree with any other bachelor degree within the College of Science and Engineering, subject to meeting entry requirements.

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 234351
Mid year entry:  Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2016: $8,406

International students
CRICOS code: 088519G
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Annual fees:

2016: $27,400
2017: $29,000




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Further study options 

Master of Science (research) and PhD (research).

Course brochures

Domestic students
Bachelor of Science (Science Policy and Communication) (PDF 1MB)
International students

International course guides