UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)

Doctoral study at UCL STEaPP offers the opportunity to develop a career at the interface of science and public policy.

The DPA is policy-orientated and cross-disciplinary research methods are deployed to give students a competitive edge. A placement within a real-world policy setting forms a substantial component of the programme.

To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.

Course information

On this page, additional information is provided concerning training elements and supervisors.

Training elements

The taught component of the programme consists of six core training elements (modules from STEaPP) and two specialisation training elements (modules from STEaPP or a sister department within UCL BEAMS). The core modules are the following:

As part of their specialisation modules, PhD candidates can opt to take the following double module:


Dr Irina Brass - Lecturer in Regulation, Innovation and Public Policy
Professor Madeline Carr - Professor of Global Politics and Cybersecurity and Director of RISCS
Professor Joanna Chataway - Professor of Science and Technology Policy and Head of Department
Dr Adam Cooper - Lecturer in Policy Research and Practice
Dr Ellie Cosgrave - Lecturer in Urban Innovation and Director of City Leadership Laboratory
Dr Jean-Christophe (JC) Mauduit - Lecturer in Science Diplomacy
Dr Jenny McArthur - Lecturer in Urban Infrastructure and Policy
Dr Julius Mugwagwa - Lecturer in Innovation and Development
Professor Yacob Mulugetta - Professor of Energy and Development Policy and Department Graduate Tutor (Research)
Professor Arthur Petersen - Professor of Science, Technology and Public Policy and Director of Doctoral Studies
Dr Ine Steenmans - Lecturer in Futures, Analysis and Policy
Dr Leonie Tanczer - Lecturer in International Security and Emerging Technologies 
Dr Chris Tyler - Associate Professor in Science Policy and Knowledge Infrastructure and Director of Research and Policy
Dr Carla-Leanne Washbourne - Lecturer in Environmental Science and Policy
Professor Jeremy Watson - Professor of Engineering Systems


Professor Yacob Mulugetta, yacob.mulugetta@ucl.ac.uk