UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Introducing our new MPA in Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value

1 November 2018

Our new MPA will teach you the competencies, capabilities and leadership skills needed for purpose-driven organisations—in the public, private and civil sectors—to confront the grand challenges of the 21st century.

MOIN launch

At the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP), one of our founding beliefs is that markets can be shaped by purposeful policy making and by new collaborations between the state, business and civil society. Markets can be designed to deliver public value.
We are delighted to announce a new vital strand in our mission that will equip future public leaders with an innovative toolkit to drive this change.
Our new Master of Public Administration (MPA): Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value will provide students with the dynamic skills required to steer purpose-driven organisations in public, private and civic sectors to tackle the grand challenges of the 21st century. The MPA is built on four globally unique modules around public valueinnovation for grand challengescreative bureaucracies, and strategic design and digital transformation.

Graduates of this programme will help organisations refocus themselves to become mission-led, driven by public purpose, and able to welcome and manage the explorative and risk-taking processes that structural change, innovation, and socio-economic transformation require. Key to this is rethinking of public and societal value: how to create, to nurture and to evaluate it.

Our innovative curriculum, world-leading faculty and fieldwork as part of students' final project come together to provide a deep understanding of the economics of innovation, technological, social and institutional innovations in order to aid this change in thinking.

You can find out more about the MPA, express your interest and apply here.