Study Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value Master of Public Administration (MPA) at UCL

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Study Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value Master of Public Administration (MPA) at UCL

We are at a decisive point in history. Globally we face tough, complex, socio-economic and environmental challenges. Public, private and civil sectors alike need to introduce new innovative ways to address global grand challenges and reimagine how they deliver public value.

Our Master of Public Administration trains you with a unique set of skills and knowledge to help lead organisations in becoming more innovative, mission-led, and driven by public purpose.

Whilst studying the Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value MPA at UCL you will:

  • Learn from a faculty of global leaders in innovation, public policy and new economic thinking.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the economics of innovation, technological, social and institutional innovations, alongside cutting-edge thinking around public administration and governance, strategic design and digital transformation.
  • Learn to how to build dynamic capabilities within public institutions, harnessing emerging methods in strategic and digital design to create, implement and evaluate public policies and public services.
  • Gain confidence in your leadership skills to help organisations become more innovative mission-led and driven by public purpose.
  • Gain experience applying new ways of thinking to real-world challenges by choosing to take a placement at one our partner organisations.

Take the next step in your career

“Studying at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose opened the door to incredible opportunities where I can directly apply and deepen the theories and frameworks I learned to foster social change in communities across the UK.” – Gwendolyn Casazza, MPA class of 2021-21

Employees who are well versed and skilled in new ways of justifying, evaluating and implementing public policies are in demand in public, private and civil sectors. Our graduates possess a unique skill set in public policy, organisational and institutional innovation, new models of innovation policy, strategic design and digital transformation of public services. Our alumni have gone on to exciting work at all levels of government, both in the UK and abroad, as well as important roles in international organisations.

Placements with purpose

A distinctive part of the programme is the option to take a policy placement, enabling students to work collaboratively on real world problems and to test the material that they learned in the classroom at one of our partner organisations.

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