UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Programme design

Learn more about the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) Executive Education programme design.

MPA curriculum

Programme design

Executive Education at IIPP brings together the Institute’s proven global impact, new agendas for public service education, and its growing peer-learning platform for public sector organisations. Our programmes emphasise the dynamic capabilities required in the public sector to tackle the grand challenges of the 21st century. 

IIPP currently provides closed custom programmes tailored towards a partner’s needs and context. This means that we work closely with a partner organisation to design the course and its objectives. To date, we have worked with partners in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, engaging groups of 20-100 participants.

These bespoke programmes vary in length and size, and can combine lectures, tutorials, and guided work, as well as the use of online platforms to chat and share insights, depending on needs. At present, all our executive education programmes are taking place online.
For professionals who wish to study while working, we offer our one-year MPA programme on both part time (2 years) or on a flexible (5 year) timeframes as well as a PhD programme. More information on our flagship MPA programme may be found here. As our executive education programme grows, we hope to begin offering open and executive MPA programmes.