University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Technology and Innovation Management

The programme equips you with the knowledge to understand, and the skills and tools to manage, innovation at operational and strategic levels. The management of innovation is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-functional, so we provide an integrative approach which develops a practical yet rigorous toolbox of methods. Through a range of seminars, lectures and employer-based projects, the course focuses on the processes of scientific advance and technical innovation and their dependence on the decisions and actions of organisations and individuals. You will understand and apply a range of basic quantitative and qualitative social science research skills and practical tools needed for the application of technological and innovation management. Our approach is critical and interdisciplinary, drawing upon ideas from business, management and economics, political sciences, innovation studies and science and technology policy.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree or equivalent professional qualification.

Course modules

Autumn term: Managing innovation; science, technology and innovations: markets, firms and policies.
Spring term: Introduction to statistical research methods; perspectives, methods and skills for science, technology and innovation studies; technology management project. You also choose 2 options from modules that may include: ICT: Policy and strategy; innovation for sustainability; management of risk; managing intellectual property; innovation and infrastructure; entrepreneurship; managing complex projects, products and systems; the political economy of science policy; governing energy transitions; energy policy and sustainability; energy and development; managing knowledge; governing and using technology and development.
Spring and summer terms: You undertake a group technology management project that assesses the sources and outcomes of a specific technology or innovation. You also attend the research design, planning and management workshop and carry out supervised work on your individual research dissertation. There is also the option to study 2 modules at Boston University in the US, subject to availability.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a combination of coursework, multiple-choice tests, essays, group reports and an individual research dissertation. You are required to complete coursework exercises and an assessment for the statistical research methods module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,350 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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