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UCL STEaPP is currently recruitingfor 2015 entry to our Master's in Public Administration (MPA) programme. These programmes will help you develop the skills you need to mobilise policy, science and engineering knowledge to address the societal challenges you care about.

The Postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS), at UCL, offers 363 awards of £10,000 each to prospective postgraduate taught students.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage students from under-represented groups to embark on a postgraduate qualification and is funded jointly by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and UCL.

This is a one-off opportunity for those applying to study a postgraduate taught programme starting in September 2015 only. These awards will be offered in the form of tuition fee bursaries, with any balance paid as maintenance funding.

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Whether you have an academic background in policy, social science, natural sciences or engineering, or you are a skilled professional with industry, governmental, academic or non-governmental experience, UCL STEaPP is looking for individuals who want to develop the skills and knowledge that they will need to influence policy.

If you want to use your expertise, or that of others, in science and engineering to make better public policy and tackle major global challenges like climate change and urbanization then the new professional Masters in Public Administration (MPA) in Science, Engineering and Public Policy is for you.

Applicants will need to complete an online application, with a supporting statement detailing their reasons for applying and how the MPA fits into their future career goals. Once we’ve received application in full, we will make a decision within four weeks.

  • The next round of applications will close 31 May 2015
  • Subject to availability of space, late applications may be considered on a rolling basis up to 31 July 2015
  • Applicants who wish to be considered for UCL STEaPP Scholarships should apply via UCL’s Admission Portal  by the 20th February. Applications may be made after this date, but will not be considered for Scholarships.

Details regarding fees can be found in the UCL online graduate prospectus

  • We encourage applicants to investigate sponsorship, bursaries and grants to support their studies. A list of some scholarships offered by external organisations can be found on the UCL Scholarships pages
  • UCL has just announced the Postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS), offering 363 awards of £10,000 each to prospective postgraduate taught students
  • A range of Departmental merit and needs-based scholarships are available for the 2015-16 Cohort. Awards range between 10% to 75% of full fees
  • Students requiring financial assistance are advised to apply early
  • The emphasis for these scholarships will be on candidates from developing and emerging economies. For more information on scholarships and fees, please email us

To be eligible for the MPA, you need:

  • An upper second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university in a relevant discipline, or a 3.5 GPA, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a recognized higher education institution.
  • A good standard of English. If English is not your first language, you’ll be required to sit an IELTS or equivalent test and achieve a ‘good’ standard’. The main UCL website provides further details of  language requirements for study and recognised providers.
  • Ideally, at least 2-3 years of work or research experience beyond your undergraduate degree.This is encouraged but not required

Your future is important to us. Our reputation relies, in part, on the quality and success of our alumni. At UCL we know that students choose to enter graduate study for a myriad of different reasons, and we are deeply committed to supporting our students’ aspirations and enhancing their skills and employability.

  • UCL was ranked 4th in the UK by The Guardian (2013) for career prospects and 6th overall.
  • The average starting salary for UCL graduates in the UK and EU was £27,975 in 2011-12, a full 30% higher than the national average (£21,443). (HESA 2013)
  • UCL is one of the top five universities in the UK for graduate employability, and one of the top 20 worldwide. New York Times 2012

To apply, please click one of the links below, which will take you to the UCL Graduate Application pages. Applicants will need details of their education history, including electronic degree transcripts and employment history.

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