This course gives you a solid foundation in the language, logic and tools of policy analysis. This allows you to investigate specific science and technology issues arising across public policy, industrial innovation and strategy, and to recommend policy solutions.
These skills, together with the high-level connections and global networks enjoyed by SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, will equip you for working in organisations that seek to tackle society’s most important social and environmental challenges.
How will I study?
You’ll study through a combination of core modules and options.
Modules are assessed through a variety of means such as analysis assignments, project presentations and extended essays. You also work on a supervised 20,000-word dissertation.
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.
Our graduates have gained employment in governments, and a wide range of businesses and NGOs all over the world, often in ministries for: -Science and technology -Development -Industry -Trade -Education -Employment -Environment
Employers of our graduates include: -The UK’s Government Office for Science, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Environment Agency, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs -The European Commission -The European Environment Agency -The Royal Society of London -The Council of Canadian Academies -The Chinese Academy of Engineering
This course is also an ideal grounding for further study at PhD level.