Research course

Technology and Innovation Management

University of Sussex · SPRU - Science Policy Research

Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have at least a Merit (an average of 60% of overall) in a relevant Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree

Your qualification should be in a subject area related to science and technology policy. You may also be considered for the degree if you have several years of equivalent professional experience.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

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 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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