University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Science and Technology Policy Studies

Advances in science and technology continue to transform the way we live, and effective policies are a priority for governments and organisations worldwide. This course provides a foundation in the language, logic and tools of policy analysis, enabling you to investigate specific science and technology policy challenges, and to evaluate and recommend policy solutions.

Entry requirements

Normally a Masters degree in a field related to science and technology policy, or several years of equivalent professional experience.

Course modules

Recent research projects have included the following: benchmarking the environmental performance of manufacturing firms; development of renewable energy technology in developing countries; developing practical ways for dealing with new risks and uncertainties; improved indicators of scientific, technical and environmental performance; innovation in energy networks to manage decentralised power; innovative management in collaborative software development networks; managing complex knowledge bases, skills and organisations; managing the development of integrated systems and services; new perspectives on biomedical systems, especially genetics/genomics; the management of innovation in firms, industries and countries; the role of scientific evidence and expertise in public policy-making.

Assessment methods

Although the MPhil and PhD research courses are assessed by thesis, you are expected to take assessed research and statistical methods modules. You may also be asked to take other specific modules in the first two terms, to fill gaps in your knowledge.

Sponsorship information

ESRC, ORS, EPSRC.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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