UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


Energy, Technology and Public Policy (MPA)

This degree prepares future energy technology leaders and decision makers to tackle complex challenges, from governing energy systems to developing sustainable and renewable energy policy.

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 degree is a collaboration between UCL STEaPP and the UCL Energy Institute.

The programme consists of seven core modules (105 credits), an elective module (15 credits), and a Final project module (60 credits) with a real-world partner. 

If you would like to find out more about any of the modules or course structure, please contact our admissions team: steapp.admissions@ucl.ac.uk

Compulsory modules

Students undertake six core modules through UCL STEaPP (including either the MPA Individual Project or MPA Group Project) and can choose to follow either the environmental economics pathway or the energy modelling and innovation pathway with the UCL Energy Institute.

STEaPP modules

Environmental economics pathway

Energy modelling and innovation pathway

Optional modules

Candidates select one optional module from the following:

Subject to availability and dependent on pathway from UCL Energy Institute:

Energy Modelling and Innovation pathway:

Environmental Economics pathway:

MPA Group Project and Individual Project

In the Group Project and Individual Project, candidates work with an external client on a relevant policy challenge. With the support of STEaPP academic staff, the candidates work either in a group or individually to produce an analysis that meets their clients' needs.

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