Research course

Technology and Innovation Management

University of Sussex · School of Business, Management and Economics

Entry requirements

Normally a Masters degree in a field related to science and technology policy, or several years of equivalent professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

  • PhD in Technology and Innovation Management
  • MPhil in Technology and Innovation Management

At SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, our research focuses on the direction, degree and impact of technological change. We aim to understand the varied pathways through which it may develop and how that can be strategically managed.

We work on enhancing innovation in all types of organisations, and across all sectors. This involves developing and delivering tools to improve the management of innovation both within organisations and between organisations and their suppliers and customers.

Key areas of interest include:

  • technology strategy
  • high-growth new ventures
  • infrastructure sectors
  • healthcare and bio-pharmaceuticals
  • the management of knowledge and intellectual property.

Department specialisms

For further information visit the webpage below.

Information for international students

English language requirements

Find out about other English language qualifications we accept.

English Language Support

Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.

Additional information for international students

We welcome applications from all over the world. Find out about international qualifications suitable for our PhD degrees.

Visas and Immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Postgraduate Masters Loan

MPhil students might be eligible for a Postgraduate Masters Loan. This is not available for students registering for a PhD.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months
part time
72 months


full time
36 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

School of Business, Management and Economics
+44 (0)1273 678169