MSc Science and Technology Policy

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.


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.


Our graduates are well prepared for employment shaping government policy in:

  • science, technology and innovation
  • health
  • trade
  • education
  • the environment.

This course will also open up opportunities in a wide range of businesses and NGOs all over the world. It’s also an ideal grounding for PhD-level study and a career in academia.

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£25,000 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time