Judge Business School – University of Cambridge

Masters of Philosophy in Technology Policy

Program Structure

The MPhil in Technology Policy is an intensive nine-month program. The program is conducted over three academic terms and requiring study in both the Christmas and Easter vacations. The emphasis throughout the year is on group and coursework.

This program is for those who possess an undergraduate degree but do not necessarily have prior professional work experience (though it is preferred). A degree in science or engineering is preferred.

The MPhil in Technology Policy program provides the context and skills needed to cope with the rapidly evolving environment in many technology-rich areas, including information and communications technology, defense and aerospace, energy and electricity, manufacturing, transport and logistics, pharmaceuticals and health.


Students are required to attend an orientation module that takes place in September. This is to help students meet other students within the MPhil in Technology Policy program.

Students are required to participate in four core courses, three “outer core” elective courses, four additional electives and a written group project based on placement at a technology intensive organization. There is an emphasis on real world application through case study materials on policy issues in a wide variety of areas throughout the core courses. Areas of study include introduction to technology policy, ETECH, European Science and Technology Policy and seminars in technology policy.

The three “outer core” electives must be from the topics of electricity and the environment, entrepreneurial science and innovation policy, information systems, management of technology, management of the innovation process, negotiation skills, political economy of technology policy, strategic valuation and system dynamics for policy and management.

The four additional electives can be chosen from an extensive list of optional classes or from selected management, engineering and policy electives. The extensive list of classes includes specialist engineering modules offered by the Department of Engineering, environmental law and economics modules from the Department of Land Economy and management modules.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The tuition fee for applicants within the EU is £22674. The tuition fee for applicants overseas is £22674.

Scholarships and external funding is available for students who qualify.

Application Deadlines

Applications for 2015/2016 are now open. The closing date for applications is March 30, 2015.

The admissions office notes that placement for the MPhil in Technology Policy is extremely competitive and encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, especially for those students who intend on applying for scholarship funding.