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Technology Policy & Management MSc

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12 months

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MSc - Master of Science

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Why this course?

Strathclyde’s MSc in Technology Policy & Management will provide you with the context and skills to operate at the nexus of the public and private sectors. With innovation as the central thread running through your studies, you'll gain a repertoire of frameworks and tools that will enable you to formulate, contribute to and analyse the complex dynamics of technology policy and industrial strategy.

Through learning with our world-leading faculty and our networks of practitioners, Technology Policy & Management will equip you with a thorough theoretical grounding as well as a practice-based understanding of technology policy formulation, analysis and management.

Technology Policy & Management is a truly interdisciplinary programme that draws on the academic expertise of all four faculties at the University of Strathclyde:

Strathclyde Business School

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

This enables you to develop a multidisciplinary perspective that will prepare you well for a wide range of boundary-spanning careers in a variety of contexts relevant to technology policy and management.

The University of Strathclyde is embedded in, and an integral part of, the

  • Glasgow City Innovation District
  • . The District is home to global innovative companies and organisations that have located in Glasgow to nurture and accelerate growth, improve productivity, and access world-class research and technology from the University.

    Technology Policy & Management has been uniquely designed to closely align with Glasgow City Innovation District, offering you access to, and engagement with, the wide range of organisations in this rapidly growing business community. This engagement will be realised in your studies via live case studies, projects and guest lectures from our partners, offering you a truly experiential year.

    Study with us

    new, interdisciplinary programme that draws on Strathclyde’s expertise in Business, Engineering, Science and Government & Public Policy.

    uniquely aligned with

  • Glasgow City Innovation District
  • (GCID) to maximise your opportunity to engage with business

    one of few taught programmes in the UK and globally that focuses on policy formulation, analysis, communication and management of innovation and technology

    new module: Hacking for Ministry of Defence simulates the experience of entrepreneurs setting up a new startup

    gain practical business knowledge


    The objective of this module is to introduce participants to the theories and principles behind the discipline of Systems Thinking. Participants will study the methods, tools and techniques for modelling, analysing, improving and designing systems in a variety of organisations, including industrial, commercial and public sector. This module belongs to semester one.

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    Entry requirements

    Upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in an Engineering or Science discipline including the physical or natural sciences and informatics. Previous working experience will also be considered but will not compensate for academic performance. Entry requirements may be widened to include other professional backgrounds and qualifications from social sciences or humanities given relevant mathematical or design-relevant course work.

    University information

    The University of Strathclyde is an international leading technological university, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options. With over 30,000 students from over 140 countries, it has a vibrant, international community and welcomes students from around the globe. Research is at the heart of everything that the University of Strathclyde does, and almost 90% of Strathclyde’s research is rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally...more

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