The MPhil in Technology Policy is an intensive, nine-month masters programme designed for people with a background in science or engineering who are interested in developing the skills needed to meet the challenges of integrating technology, management, economics and policy.
The MPhil in Technology Policy Final Group Projects are the capstone of Cambridge MPhil in Technology Policy. The projects allow our students to apply and practise their skills in a real-world setting. Whilst our students gain valuable consultancy experience, clients benefit from an international team of bright, motivated and committed young professionals who bring their considerable skills and experience to bear on a real technology policy issue that provides tangible benefits to the client organisation.
What types of projects are possible?
Projects may cover any aspect of technology policy broadly defined, which includes public policy, corporate strategy and technology development. Organisations may be located in any commercial, industrial, public sector or not-for-profit sector, either in the UK or overseas. Projects can include complete strategic reviews, benchmarking and best practice analysis, diversification assessments, new market strategies and policy analyses.
When does the project take place?
Students work with their host company in teams of four to six during the University’s Easter Vacation from mid-March to early June, with presentations to be held near the end of the project. Project proposals are announced to students in early February.