Master in Science, Technology and Policy (MSc ETH STP)
Reasons for Choosing the Master in Science, Technology and Policy (MSc ETH STP)
Do you hold a Bachelor's degree in natural sciences or engineering (including mathematics and architecture) and want to tackle today’s grand societal challenges, such as climate change, digitalisation, urbanisation, sustainable mobility or the energy transition?
With the Master in Science, Technology and Policy (MSc STP), you deepen your knowledge of science and engineering at the Master’s level and complement it with rigorous skills in policy analysis. Policy analysis is a distinct academic field that draws on concepts, models, and methods from economics, political science, psychology, and other social sciences. Applying such skills to substantive real-word issues, whose analysis also requires science and engineering know-how, is at the core of our Master's programme in Science, Technology and Policy.
The Master’s (MSc) Programme in Science, Technology and Policy is a four-semester long (120 ECTS) interdisciplinary specialised programme at ETH Zurich. The Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (D-GESS) is the programme's host department and where students are enrolled. Language of tuition is English. Read more
The programme is designed for students with at least a Bachelor's degree in natural sciences or engineering (including mathematics and architecture) with a strong interest in policy-making and policy analysis. Read more
The specific knowledge and skills that MSc STP students will acquire can be divided into three types: domain-specific knowledge, technical skills, and personal and social skills. Read more
The skills that are acquired in the MSc STP are in high demand, particularly in government agencies, technology and life sciences firms, industry, consulting firms, international organisations, NGOs, and academia. Read more