The Master's of Public Administration is designed for professionals who want to lead change and navigate decision making at the intersection of science, engineering and public policy.
To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.
Candidates undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of eight 15 credit modules (five of which are common across the MPA suite of programmes, two are route specific and one is an elective choice from any other STEaPP module). Candidates may choose either an MPA Individual Project OR the MPA Group Project as their final 60 credit module.
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Candidates undertake five core modules together with students from sister MPA programmes, two route/specialist modules which focus on their MPA degree topic, and either an MPA Individual Project OR the MPA Group Project.
- Public Administration (STEP0029)
- Evidence for Decision Making (STEP0027)
- Foundations in Science, Engineering and Public Policy (Route Specific) (STEP0034)
- Policy Making (STEP0028)
- Knowledge and Governance (STEP0026)
- Analytical Methods for Policy (STEP0020)
- Science Funding and Governance (Route Specific) (STEP0024)
- MPA Individual Project (STEP0036) OR;
- MPA Group Project (STEP0035)
Candidates select one optional STEaPP module from the following:
- Risk Assessment and Governance (STEP0021)
- Clean Energy and Development (STEP0004)
- Urban Innovation and Policy (STEP0009)
- Development, Technology and Innovation Policy (STEP0006)
- Energy, Technology and Climate Policy (STEP0008)
- Digital Technologies and Policy (STEP0012)
- Sustainable Infrastructure and Public Policy (STEP0025)
- Gender and Technology (STEP0037)
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.