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Management of Emerging Technologies


Wednesday 24 April - Wednesday 19 June 2024, 6pm-7.30pm

9 sessions - Check class timetable


This short course, Managing Emerging Technologies, provides you with an overview of the fundamentals of blockchain and its impacts on public and private organisations.

Blockchain is a new technology with widespread applications and important impacts on organisations and society. By allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied, blockchain technology has created the backbone of a new type of internet. Originally devised for the digital currency, a multitude of other actual and potential uses of the technology are emerging.

The course is multidisciplinary, reflecting the diverse applications and impacts of the technology. It provides you with basic knowledge about how the technology works, as well as user-oriented knowledge of a number of important applications of blockchain technology in areas such as:

  • banking and finance
  • management systems
  • government regulation
  • infrastructure development.

In addition, you will gain in-depth knowledge of the application of blockchain technology and its impacts in one specific field. The course also provides a theoretical framework for understanding the new technology and its impacts, and engages you in a critical discussion of the overall societal impacts.

15 credits at level 7

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.