A master’s is a postgraduate degree which requires a bachelor’s or equivalent degree. A Master of Science (MSc) focuses on scientific or mathematical studies. An MSc tends to be research-based, but can also be course-based or a combination of the two. A master’s degree is needed to attain a doctoral degree.
What is an MSc in Technology Policy? This type of program focuses on teaching students about a specific technical field, and helps students to develop and implement strategies to deal with problems and opportunities associated with those technologies. Students also gain the skills to design, develop and evaluate technologies so they can better educate the public in proper use. If you have a certain interest in a specific technical aspect, some universities allow you to tailor the course to focus on that technology and help you get a job in that field. At some universities the program can be individually structured so that if you have previous work experience it can be put toward your degree. Some universities also have night courses available, so you may continue to work while getting your degree. This type of program usually takes one to two years to complete.
Technology is an ever-present part of today’s society. No one knows exactly what technology will bring next. This makes it really important to design effective policies and set directions and priorities for the development of technology. Students who graduate with an MSc in Technology Policy can prepare for a fulfilling career in making technologies easy and safe to use.
The cost of this type of program varies from university to university, as well as country to country. If you’re interested in learning the cost at a specific university, contact the admissions office or visit their website.
There are many different career opportunities for somebody with a master’s degree in technology policies. There are public- and private-sector paths. You could become a commercial technical policy maker, consultant for organizations, teacher or professor or government worker. You could help educate the public about the best way to use technology. You could make sure that technologies are not misused which would greatly benefit the public. No matter where your interests lie in technology policy, you can find a career that is just right for you.
If you want to help shape the way people use and understand technology, find out more right away. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
This MAS is designed for students who hold an MSc degree in the natural or engineering sciences (including also medicine, mathematics, and architecture) and aim at a career where strong skills in policy analysis and policy management are important. [+]
MAS in Science, Technology, and Policy ETH Zurich now offers a new MAS program in Science, Technology, and Policy. This MAS is designed for students who hold an MSc degree in the natural or engineering sciences (including also medicine, mathematics, and architecture) and aim at a career where strong skills in policy analysis and policy management are important. Such skills are in high demand particularly in government agencies, large technology and life sciences firms, consulting firms, international organizations, and NGOs. The first half of the program (4 months) is designed for full-time study. The second half can be completed through full- or part-time study in combination with an internship or professional employment. Applications for the autumn 2017 program are accepted on a rolling basis, and the recruitment process closes at the end of July 2017.... [-]
Gain a solid foundation in the language, logic, and tools of policy formulation and analysis. You'll investigate specific science and technology issues arising from public policy, industrial innovation, and strategy, and learn to recommend policy solutions. [+]
Gain a solid foundation in the language, logic, and tools of policy formulation and analysis. You'll investigate specific science and technology issues arising from public policy, industrial innovation, and strategy, and learn to recommend policy solutions. The relationship between evidence and policy is multifaceted. This MSc offers frameworks to understand its complex dynamics and to contribute effectively to policy development.
These skills, together with the high-level connections and global networks enjoyed by SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, will equip you for careers in a range of public-, private- and charitable-sector organizations working to tackle society’s most important economic, social and environmental challenges.... [-]