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Judge Business School – University of Cambridge - Masters of Philosophy in Technology Policy

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 students will be required to study during the Christmas and Easter vacations. During the year students will focus on group work and individual 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 is meant to give students the skills that they need to keep up with a world in which business technology is constantly changing. Areas that individuals with this degree may find work in include 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 six core courses and six electives, as well as complete a group project in which they will write about working with a technology-heavy company or organization. The curriculum emphasizes how to apply what the students are learning to the real world by using case studies. Areas of study include introduction to technology policy, ETECH, European Science and Technology Policy and seminars in technology policy.

Students will take two electives in each of three areas: Sectorial and Skills, Enterprise Stream, and Open Electives, which can come from either of the previous two categories or from a group of other electives listed by the university.

Class Profile

The most recent Cambridge Masters of Philosophy in Technology Policy class featured a total of 23 students. Around 30 percent of the class featured female students, with an average age of 24-years old, representing 11 different nationalities. The undergraduate GPA of the class was 3.7.

Career Statistics

The majority of MPhil in Technology Policy graduates earn roles in the consulting industry (25 percent), followed by finance (20 percent), and government roles (15 percent).

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The total tuition costs for applicants to the Cambridge Masters of Philosophy in Technology Policy program is currently £47,125.

Scholarships and external funding is available for students who qualify.


Along with a completed application, potential students applying to the Cambridge Masters of Philosophy in Technology Policy program must submit the following:

• A current resumé/CV
• A supporting statement explaining the following: (1) “Why you have chosen to do the MPhil in Technology Policy?” (2) “What work experience and other relevant experience (especially leadership experience) you might have?” (3) “How you feel the MPhil in Technology Policy will help in your future?”
• Proof of English-speaking proficiency, if needed.

Applicants are expected to have earned a First Class Honours or equivalent degree (science or engineering preferred), along with a solid education/understanding in mathematics. Work experience is not formally required. Students applying to the program are expected to have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.7.

Application deadlines are as follows:

June 16, 2020

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