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The MPhil in Technology Policy is an intensive masters programme for those with science or engineering backgrounds. Over nine months, you’ll develop skills in integrating technology, management, economics, and policy.

With focus on business-government interaction, you’ll learn to:

  • Anticipate technology trends
  • Analyse and influence legislative developments
  • Identify business opportunities created by policy initiatives, regulation, and legislation
  • Understand wider political and institutional context.

You’ll be supported throughout by Cambridge Judge Business School faculty working in operations, strategy, and especially in economics and policy.

The programme

Learn to thrive in evolving, tech-rich environments.

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Why an MPhil in Technology Policy?

Get a new perspective on challenges facing key sectors.

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Cambridge life

The perfect location for your transformational year of study.

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Our admissions deadline is 14 June 2021.

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A life-changing year at the nexus of business and government

We take scientists and engineers from the engine room to the bridge, giving you deep insight into dynamic sectors like energy, ICT, biomedicine, and logistics.

Learning to operate at the intersection of the public and private sectors, you’ll address questions like:

  • What’s the future of our digital economy?
  • How will we meet the challenges of big data, privacy, and the digital divide?
  • How do we develop new models for education provision, collaboration, and banking?
  • How will artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics impact the economy and employment?
  • How will our energy systems transform to balance security, competitiveness, affordability and sustainability?
  • Can society get better at dealing with natural and man-made emergencies?
  • How will shifting demographics impact social cohesion?
  • What tools can best help us anticipate emerging technology trends?
  • How do governments formulate policy, and how do businesses react?
My time at the University of Cambridge was extremely rewarding. The MPhil in Technology Policy was a great opportunity to develop the skills required to meet the challenges of integrating technology, economics, policy, and law. The programme was no doubt challenging, but also extremely stimulating and rewarding. In my current role working for an EU institution, the MPhil has helped me understand the strategic importance of today’s complex social, economic, and political issues. I make use of the skills I learned on a daily basis.
Alexandros Pamnani, MPhil Technology Policy 2015

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Admisssion deadline: 14 Jun 2021
However we recommend you apply before December if you wish to be considered for funding.

Cambridge Trusts funding deadlines:

  • 14 Oct for Gates US applicants
  • 3 Dec for applicants from all other countries


Fees & scholarships

Programme cost: £31,734

Visit the Postgraduate Admissions website to learn about course costs, your fee status and more. Please note that in addition to the University Composition Fee there is a £1,000 charge to cover the costs of the orientation week, stakeholder engagement activities and an educational visit to Brussels or another European country.

There are a range of scholarships available to MPhil students at Cambridge Judge Business School.

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Alumnus Ed Klinger explains what made him choose the Cambridge MPhil in Technology Policy.

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