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UCL STEaPP is currently recruiting for 2016 entry to our Master's in Public Administration (MPA) programme. This programme will help you develop the skills you need to mobilise policy, science and engineering knowledge to address the societal challenges you care about.

We have numerous merit bursaries available for qualified applicants who are accepted under our early deadline of 7 February 2016. Please see the “Fee and Finance” tab below for more information.

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When assessing your application, and particularly your personal statement, the MPA Admissions Panel are particularly looking to understand; 

  • Why you want to study Science, Engineering, Technology and Public Policy at graduate level?
  • What particularly attracts you to the programme at UCL
  • How your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • Where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how the MPA fits with your career goals
  • Once we’ve received your application in full, you will usually hear a decision from us within four to six weeks.

Applications for entry in 2016-17 can be accepted from October 2015, and subject to availability of space, applications may be considered up until 29 July 2016.

There are bursaries available to those who apply by our early deadline of January 31, 2016. See the Fees tab for more information.

To apply, please visit the MPA Science, Engineering and Public Policy entry in the UCL Graduate Prospectus, a click the ‘apply now’ button at the bottom of the page.

Apply for MPA Science, Engineering and Public Policy

Fees for the course 2016-17

Deadline Date UK/EU fee, FT International, FT
7 February 2016
  numerous £5000 merit bursaries available for qualified applicants who are accepted on early deadline
with bursary
with bursary
Normal/ Late
30 April - 29 July 2016 £19,940 £24,400

 Late deadline subject to availability.

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

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