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Science and Technology Policy - MSc

University of Sussex University of Sussex Business School

About the course

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.


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Entry Requirements

A lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above in social or natural sciences, the humanities or engineering. Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered. English language requirements - Standard level (IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section).

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Student Profile(s)

Dr Rob Doubleday; Executive Director, University of Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy

3667.jpg 'I can't speak highly enough of the MSc in Science and Technology Policy at SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit. I arrived at the University of Sussex with an undergraduate degree in chemistry and an interest in public policy, and the course was a revelation.

'The commitment and enthusiasm of the lecturers opened up a world of scholarship and practice which I had no idea existed. The year on the MSc was formative and my professional life since has been strongly shaped by the insights I gained, and friends and connections I made at SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit.

'The course offers an outstanding training for a career in science policy.'

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