Change the world for the better with an MPA from UCL STEaPP – apply now for 2024

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Change the world for the better with an MPA from UCL STEaPP

Do you want to lead change, and help to change the world for the better? Our Master of Public Administration (MPA) degrees will provide you with the skills needed to work at the interface between science, technology, engineering and public policy.

Our MPA programmes will help you to understand the conceptual frameworks, interdisciplinary evidence, policymaking tools and analytical methods needed to develop innovative science and engineering policies. You will learn how policies are implemented, and how evidence is generated and governed to support appraisal and evaluation.

Within the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP), we have five MPA programmes, allowing you to specialise in your chosen subject of interest within the field of science, technology, engineering and public policy.

  • Climate, Innovation and Sustainability Policy MPA
  • Development, Technology and Innovation Policy MPA
  • Digital Technologies and Policy MPA
  • Health Technology and Public Policy MPA
  • Urban Innovation and Policy MPA

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Work on real-world policy challenges

You will work with an external client on a relevant policy challenge as part of the MPA Group or undertake an Individual Project with an existing employer. Over the course of the nine-month project, you will develop and enhance key skills such as data collection and analysis, written and oral communication and project management.

Previous industry partners include BSI, Royal Academy of Engineering, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Save the Children and the World Health Organisation.

Students also have the opportunity to network with UCL STEaPP’s broad range of international partners, expert Faculty members and a diverse range of academics and professionals from across the department’s MPA and doctoral programmes, as well as the wider UCL community.

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Hear from a recent STEaPP graduate

Shijie recently completed his Urban Innovation and Policy MPA at UCL. Hear about his experience studying at UCL STEaPP, and learn about his group project which focused on issues surrounding public transportation and climate change within an area in the UK.

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Study at the University of the Year 2024

You will be studying at a university that has been awarded the University of the Year 2024 by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, recognising UCL’s world-leading performance in multidisciplinary research and education, and the enhanced career prospects of our graduates.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2021), UCL was also ranked second in the UK for research strength, with 93% of our research considered ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

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