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Programme overview

The MPhil in Technology Policy is an intensive nine-month programme, including three academic terms and requiring study in both the Christmas and Easter vacations. The emphasis throughout the year is on group and coursework.

The MPhil in Technology Policy programme consists of:

  • six core courses (plus a pre-term Introduction to Microeconomics module)
  • six electives (two sectorial/skills electives, two enterprise stream electives and two open electives)
  • a written group project report based on work with major technology-intensive organisation
  • the Policy Maker & Business Leader seminar series

In addition, the Technology Policy programme is linked up with the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP). We are delighted to offer student seminars with CSaP Fellows throughout the academic year. Visit the CSaP website to find out more.

Please note that the precise content of the programme is subject to change.


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

In order to obtain the degree you'll need to attain:

  • 60 per cent on the Final Group Project
  • 60 per cent as an average over the required core modules
  • 60 per cent as an average over the elective modules
  • an average of 60 per cent overall

The core modules are assessed primarily by formal examinations. Electives may be assessed by formal examinations, term papers, regular written assignments, and some form of class participation. Some team grading is used, as appropriate.

Applications closed

Admissions for entry in 2017/18 have now closed.

Applications for entry in October 2018 will open in September 2017.

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

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Funding available to our MPhil in Technology Policy students includes University of Cambridge scholarships, Cambridge Judge Business School bursaries, and external scholarships.

Find out more about scholarships