MS in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP)

This programme is primarily aimed at students who wish to pursue careers in areas related to policies for Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) in both public and private sectors. The programme shall aim to provide students with knowledge of analytical tools to understand, analyze and criticize science, technology and innovation policies and to contribute to policy formulation.

The programme focuses on the interactions among science, technology, government and society, enabling an understanding of the causes and consequences of technological change in society, and the role of public policy. As science and technology are important driving forces in economic, social and political change and vital factors influencing developments in policy. Scientific and technological innovations are neither socially neutral nor independent of human actions. The ways in which science, technology and innovation develop and are applied depend upon the decisions and actions of organisations and the individuals within them.

Despite the enormous differences between the industrial histories of countries, their experiences of science, technology and innovation policy are often similar. Although the responses vary from country to country, governments and firms in all parts of the world need to develop and implement policies for the promotion, diffusion and control of science & technology. This MS programme shall help students learn how to study, analyze and participate in these policy activities in a systematic fashion.


  • Principles of Public Policy (PPP)
  • Social Perspectives of Science and Technology (SPST)
  • Economics (EC)
  • Statistical Methods (SM)
  • Technology and Innovation Systems (TIS)
  • Environmental Policy and Industrial Technology (EPIT)
  • Advanced Research Methods (ARM)
  • ICT Concepts and Tools (ICT)
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP)