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 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.

Curriculum

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.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The total tuition fees and costs for applicants who are outside of the UK is £37,200. The tuition fee for applicants in the UK is £36,850.

Scholarships and external funding is available for students who qualify.

Application Deadlines

Applications for the 2018 school year will open in September 2017.

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.