- Duration: 1-year full time, 2 years part-time
- Start date: September 2019
- Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)
Help shape an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive future.
This MSc will show you how to translate theories of social and technological innovation into effective development policies and practices. These skills are in high demand in international development agencies, NGOs, national ministries and firms in developing countries.
Full-time and part-time study
Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.
For details about the part-time course, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How will I study?
You’ll study through a combination of core modules and options on topics from energy and development to infrastructure and innovation to network analysis and infographics.
Modules are assessed by a combination of analysis assignments, project presentations, and extended essays.
Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy Challenge
Develop novel science, technology, and innovation policy ideas. Compete for a prize for the idea with the most transformative potential.Our Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy Challenge helps you develop skills in:
- critical thinking.
You can work on your own or in a small team. At the end of the year, you'll pitch your idea to a panel of industry experts and a live audience.
The Challenge is optional. It's designed to enrich your academic studies and give you the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from the course. It'll also allow you to explore essay and dissertation topics.
These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.
- Dissertation (Sustainable Development)
- Innovation and Economic Development
- Perspectives, Methods and Skills for Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
- Policy Making and Policy Analysis
- Sustainable Development: Politics and Policies
Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.
- Decolonising Development
- Democratizing Science and Technology
- Energy and Development
- Energy Policy and Sustainability
- Governing Energy Transitions
- Governing Innovations for Sustainable Development
- Industrial and Innovation Policy
- Innovation for Sustainability
- Introduction to Statistical Research Methods
- Network Analysis and Infographics
- Quantitative Methods for Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
- Science, Technology and Innovations: Markets, Firms and Policies
- Transformative Innovation Policy for Inclusion
How much does it cost?
- UK/EU students: £11,450 per year
- Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £11,450 per year
- International students: £20,750 per year
Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.
How can I fund my course?
Postgraduate Masters loans
You can borrow up to £10,609 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2018. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Our graduates have gone into careers in business and consultancy organisations, government ministries, NGOs, international organisations such as the UN, think-tanks, social enterprises and other not-for-profits.
Others have gone on to study for PhDs or careers in academia.
Recent graduates have gained employment in:
- international organisations (OECD, EBRD, ECLAC, UNHCR Innovation)
- government departments (DFID)
- local authorities (Brighton & Hove Council sustainability team)
- NGOs (Greenpeace, Green Jobs Alliance).
92% of students from Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent University of Sussex Business School graduates have gone on to jobs including:
- consultant researcher, Unicef Office of Research
- junior research analyst in corporate governance, ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services)
- consultant, Technopolis.
(HESA EPI, Destinations of Post Graduate Leavers of Higher Education 2017 survey)
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Last updated November 27, 2018