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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.

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2 Results in Technology Policy

University of Edinburgh Business School

The operation of financial markets and the delivery of financial services impact a variety of real-world issues including job creation and credit approval. Our vocational ... [+]

The operation of financial markets and the delivery of financial services impact a variety of real-world issues including job creation and credit approval. Our vocationally minded new MSc in Finance, Technology and Policy, the first of its kind in the world, addresses the knowledge gap created by the pace of technological transformation in financial services and markets.

Learning Outcomes

This Master’s degree sits at the intersection of the three most important drivers of a modern economy – financial services and markets, technology, and policy.

As well as delivering a solid understanding of key theoretical finance and economic concepts, this MSc encourages potential future leaders to analyze and challenge the accepted financial setup.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
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1 year
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University of Sussex Business School

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 publi ... [+]

Key information Duration: 1-year full time, 2 years part-time Start date: September 2019 Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Brighton
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1 - 2 years
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