Postgraduate study at SPRU provides aspiring professionals with the knowledge and skills to analyse and guide policy, and manage scientific change and technological innovation within public-sector organisations, non-governmental organisations and companies. It is also an outstanding foundation for a career in academia.
If you graduate with a first-class degree from any UK higher education institution in 2015 you may be eligible for a £10,000 scholarship.
Study at a leading institution
SPRU is internationally recognised as a leading interdisciplinary research centres in the field of science and technology policy and management. We generate new ideas through problem-orientated research, inspiring teaching, and creative engagement with decision makers across government, business and civil society. SPRU provides an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment for postgraduate study and is the largest academic body in the world studying science, technology and innovation. [See Key Facts]
Help shape the future
Our postgraduate level courses provide aspiring professionals with the knowledge and skills to analyse and guide policy and managing scientific change and technological innovation within public-sector organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and companies. With our courses you will be in a great position to help to shape the future. [see Careers / Profile: A career in Science Policy]
Experience a truly multidisciplinary research environment
SPRU courses attract students from a wide range of backgrounds, in line with our inter-disciplinary approach, so previous study in a related field is not alwaysessential. Our emphasis on problem-led academic study has created a unique SPRU style, consisting of inter and intra disciplinary study, strong empirical research, and an emphasis on developing new analytical tools, theoretical frameworks and policy approaches. [See Research - Research Highlights under each theme]
A variety of opportunities for learning and engaging
We encourage interaction, collaboration and creativity. Working closely with our academics, you will have the opportunity to learn and contribute directly to SPRU research as part of your training, and to tailor your studies in line with your interests. With two weekly seminar series, you can broaden your knowledge and participate in lively discussions and present your own research. This year, our current Masters students established their own blog. [See Seminar listings]
Access to an extensive range of expertise
Our academics are world-class researchers in their respected fields of study who pioneer new understandings and approaches in the governance of science, technology and innovation. SPRU is committed to engagement and generating impact. We pride ourselves on working closely with a wide range of organisations to ensure our research benefits and enriches society, and influences policy and practice at international, national and regional levels. [See our Impact case studies]
Through our extensive networks we provide opportunities for research in science, technology and innovation policy institutions, firms, governmental departments, or not-for-profit and non-governmental organisations. [See Employer Endorsements]