"As the influence of science and engineering on our global societies continues to accelerate, it’s more crucial than ever that public decision-makers have access to knowledge and expertise from these fields. This MPA programme will equip graduates with the skills to make a real impact in today’s world."
Dr Jason Blackstock, Head of Department at UCL STEaPP
The STEaPP Master's Programmes
As public policy issues become more complex, the world needs well-trained professionals who can meaningfully integrate science and engineering into policy processes and decision-making at all levels.
Today’s public policy analysts need to be able to:
- Break down highly complex problems and design solutions that fit with the governance regime and political institutions they find themselves in
- Examine the nature and value of scientific and engineering evidence
- Develop an understanding of the roles and limitations in addressing policy challenges
- Apply alternative frameworks and approaches that open up opportunities for context-specific solutions
Our flagship UCL STEaPP Masters programme in Public Administration (MPA) equips early-career science, technology, engineering and public policy professionals from diverse backgrounds with the skills they need to influence public decision-making in today’s globally interdependent world.
Natural Scientists or Engineers will:
- Develop the skills to leverage scientific and engineering knowledge and expertise within public decision-making processes surrounding the societal challenges they care about
- Gain a greater awareness of current trends and ideas in public decision making, across all scales and sectors
- Learn how to work effectively with policymakers, social scientists and industry experts
- Develop a greater understanding of the knowledge systems underpinning successful policymaking processes
Policy Professionals or Social Scientists will:
- Develop the skills to mobilise policy, natural science and engineering knowledge and expertise to address the societal challenges they care about
- Gain a greater awareness of current issues and developments in science, technology and engineering
- Learn how to communicate with scientists and engineers, policymakers and industry experts
- Develop a greater awareness of the knowledge systems underpinning successful policymaking processes
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