Shaping the future

Gain the skills and knowledge required to operate at the nexus of business and government.

Learn to lead by anticipating technology trends, analysing and influencing legislative developments and identifying the business opportunities that arise from them.

Six core courses, 6 electives, and a capstone Final Group Project with an emphasis on real world applications over an intensive 9-month programme prepare you for a positive start in your future professional career.

Cambridge student studying.

Programme highlights

Direct interaction with government departments and leading technology companies. A unique and intense field trip. Capstone Final Group Project and key guest speakers. Discover the immersive experience that lies ahead.

MBA students in discussion.

Orientation week

An opportunity for you to meet some MPhil in Technology Policy alumni and to interact with government departments, regulatory agencies and leading technology companies.

2013 news keystonevisit

Field trip

Including meetings with European parliamentarians, Commission officials and others involved in European science and technology policy. This field trip builds on the Cambridge-based lectures, covering a range of perspectives, sectors, institutions and ideologies.

Students consultancy projects.

Final Group Project

A major capstone project incorporating practical application of concepts learned on the programme, based on work with a major public or private technology-intensive organisation.

Lecture by Ana Botin, CEO of Santander UK

Guest speaker sessions

We are delighted to offer students guest speaker sessions with Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) Fellows throughout the academic year.

Visit the CSaP website to find out more about Policy Fellows.

Past hosts for final group projects have included: The UK Cabinet Office, UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), Technology Strategy Board, GE Energy, RBS, EDF Energy, IBM, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Gulf Research Center, WHO, Astra Zeneca, Rolls-Royce, Paris Peace Forum, Microsoft, and European Commission.

Core courses

Explore the foundation courses and their real-world applications, essential for your future career.


Broaden and specialise your knowledge base and skillset to customise your learning experience.

Final Group Project

This project forms part of the practical application of concepts built up on the programmme.

Your learning experience

Experience learning the Cambridge way. Academically rigorous, professionally relevant, inclusive, collaborative and intellectually inspiring.

On the MPhil in Technology Policy, we place great emphasis on real world applications through case study materials on policy issues in areas, such as information and communications technology, defence and aerospace, energy and electricity, manufacturing, transport and logistics, pharmaceuticals and health, taught by senior practitioners from both the academic and business worlds.

You will be challenged to sharpen your skills, from problem framing and systems analysis through to complexity, decision-making under uncertainty and strategic thinking.

You will engage with a carefully selected international cohort, sharing ideas and knowledge, and become adept at working across international study and work groups. This is a great opportunity to build connections with MPhil classmates and faculty and forge powerful networks for the future.

Your MPhil in Technology Policy degree corresponds to 12 modules of equal weight, and a Final Group Project which is double-weighted.

You are assessed by a wide range of forms of assessment such as formal examinations, regular written assignments, essays, and individual and/or group work. Some team grading is used, as appropriate.

Assessment of the Final Group project is based on a 12,000-word final report produced under faculty supervision and a client presentation.

Student in class.

I greatly value the collaboration between this Office of Parliament and the Cambridge Technology Policy Programme.

Professor David Cope, Director, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (1998 to 2012)


World-class faculty: diverse, energetic and international thought leaders whose passion is to share their knowledge and to inspire. 

Please note faculty teaching on the programme are subject to change.