UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


Development, Technology and Innovation Policy (MPA)

This Master's of Public Administration degree provides professionals working in international development with the practical tools and skills to collaborate on policy that responds to different needs.

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

Course information

Candidates undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of four core modules (105 credits), one optional module (15 credits), an elective module (15 credits), and a major group project module (45 credits).

Compulsory modules

Candidates undertake three core modules with candidates from sister MPA programmes, and a specialist module focusing on their degree topic.

Optional modules

Candidates must select one compulsory option from the following STEaPP modules

Candidates will then also select one further 15-credit graduate module which is relevant to their degree of study. This module can be selected from any UCL department.

MPA Group Policy Project

In the group project, candidates work with an external client on a relevant policy challenge. With the support of STEaPP academic staff, the multidisciplinary candidate groups work together to produce an analysis that meets their clients' needs. The Group Project is usually around 12,000 words.

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