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Science Communication Product Development


Admission Requirements

The course Science Communication Product Development is only open for students who have completed all other SCS courses.

Please apply for the SCS specialisation through this registration form.


The goal of the Science Communication Product Development course is to put the things you have learned during the other SCS courses into practice. With a group of your fellow students you will develop a product relevant to the field of science communication. This is within a very broad spectrum and gives you the freedom to be creative. For example, your group can develop a magazine, a dance or theater performance, an exhibit, brochures, audio tour or game. All groups will work for a client (scientist) within the Faculty of Science. A list of clients and matching science communication products will be made available during the course.

Course Objectives

After completion of Science Communication Product Development, students are able to:

  • Apply science communication theory in practice.

  • Use science communication theories to justify their choices made during the development of a science communication product.

  • Perform a target audience research.

  • Use or discover their own interests, creativity and learning goals within science communication and reflect on their learning process.

  • Develop a (prototype of a) science communication product and describe the development process.


Preliminary schedule: the SCS Product Development course will last three weeks in total starting from December 4, 2023. Two preparatory sessions will take place on November 1 and November 29, 2023. Room schedule will follow if applicable.

You will find the timetables for all courses and degree programmes of Leiden University in the tool MyTimetable (login). Any teaching activities that you have sucessfully registered for in MyStudyMap will automatically be displayed in MyTimeTable. Any timetables that you add manually, will be saved and automatically displayed the next time you sign in.

MyTimetable allows you to integrate your timetable with your calendar apps such as Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple Calendar and other calendar apps on your smartphone. Any timetable changes will be automatically synced with your calendar. If you wish, you can also receive an email notification of the change. You can turn notifications on in ‘Settings’ (after login).

For more information, watch the video or go the 'help-page' in MyTimetable. Please note: Joint Degree students Leiden/Delft have to merge their two different timetables into one. This video explains how to do this.

Mode of instruction

Lectures, peer feedback, group work

Assessment Method

Your grade for the final product will be composed of a product (50% of your total grade) a report (25% of your total grade), and a presentation of your product (25% of your total grade).

Reading List



You can only apply for this course if you have completed all other SCS courses. Please apply for the SCS courses through this registration form. You also need to register via MyStudyMap (uSis).

From the academic year 2022-2023 on every student has to register for courses with the new enrollment tool MyStudyMap. There are two registration periods per year: registration for the fall semester opens in July and registration for the spring semester opens in December. Please see this page for more information.

Please note that it is compulsory to both preregister and confirm your participation for every exam and retake. Not being registered for a course means that you are not allowed to participate in the final exam of the course. Confirming your exam participation is possible until ten days before the exam.

Extensive FAQ's on MyStudymap can be found here.


For any information regarding this course or the SCS specialisation in general you can contact our department through: