UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Do you want to lead change, and help to change the world for the better? Our Master of Public Administration (MPA) degrees will provide you with the skills needed to work at the interface between science, technology, engineering and public policy.

Our MPA programmes will help you to understand the conceptual frameworks, interdisciplinary evidence, policymaking tools and analytical methods needed to develop innovative science and engineering policies. You will learn how policies are implemented, and how evidence is generated and governed to support appraisal and evaluation. 

Within the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP), we have five MPA programmes, allowing you to specialise in your chosen subject of interest within the field of science, technology, engineering and public policy.

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Climate, Innovation and Sustainability Policy MPA

Preparing future decision-makers to tackle complex sustainability challenges, particularly in relation to climate change and associated innovation.

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Development, Technology and Innovation Policy MPA

Equipping professionals in international development with the tools to create innovative sustainable policy for developing countries.

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Digital Technologies and Policy MPA

Preparing future decision makers and technologists to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by today’s fast-evolving digital technologies.

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Health, Technology and Public Policy MPA

The Health, Technology and Public Policy MPA brings together critical concepts that enable you to understand the impact of health technologies and health innovations.

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Urban Innovation and Policy MPA

Enabling current and aspiring professionals to lead change in urban development and policy.

Find out what it's like to study within the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) from some of our alumni, and discover the roles and organisations that they have progressed into.

If you have any questions about any of our MPA programmes, please email: steapp.admissions@ucl.ac.uk.