Taught course

Science and Technology Policy

Institution
University of Sussex · SPRU - Science Policy Research
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification can be 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

September

Course content

Gain an outstanding foundation in the language, logic and tools of policy formulation and analysis.

Through learning with world leading researchers and scholars, you will:

  • gain frameworks and tools to understand the complex dynamics of policy development
  • be able to critique and contribute to science, technology and innovation policy and industrial strategy
  • analyse science, technology and innovation policy using an array of methodologies and from a number of perspectives.

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

Accreditation

The University of Sussex Business School is accredited by EQUIS, the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools. Accreditation ensures a rigorous quality control, benchmarking against international standards and is acknowledged worldwide.

We have reviewed all our courses to ensure the best possible learning experience for September, taking account of latest information and advice in relation to COVID-19. For updates on changes that may affect contact time, assessments, fieldwork and study abroad, check Course changes for 2020-2021. These changes are not yet reflected our online prospectus information and, of course, may be revised as the situation evolves.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
business-spru@sussex.ac.uk