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Course content

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.

Scholarships

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.

This course is taught by the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) who have a number of £10,000 scholarships available for 2018 entry

SPRU Scholarships 2018

- £10,000 towards fees with any remaining funds to be used to support maintenance.

- Application deadline: 1 July 2018

- Further information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/study/scholarships

For more information on Masters Scholarships visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/fees-funding/masters-scholarships

Careers

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.


Visit the Science and Technology Policy - MSc page on the University of Sussex website for more details!

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