Taught course

Science and Technology Policy

University of Sussex · SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research

Entry requirements

You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above in any subject but undergraduate degrees in the social sciences, natural science, humanities or engineering are particularly suitable. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain a solid foundation in the language, logic and tools of policy formulation and analysis.

You'll investigate specific science and technology issues arising across public policy, industrial innovation and strategy, and learn to recommend policy solutions. The relationship between evidence and policy is multifaceted. This MSc offers frameworks to understand its complex dynamics and to contribute effectively to policy development.

These skills, together with the high-level connections and global networks enjoyed by SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, will equip you for careers in a range of public-, private- and charitable-sector organisations working to tackle society’s most important economic, social and environmental challenges.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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