This Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) is designed for professionals in the public, private and third sectors seeking to lead change in urban development and city leadership.
To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.
Students 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).
Students undertake three core modules with students from sister MPA programmes, and a specialist module focusing on their degree topic.
- Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEP0010)
- Analytic Methods for Policy (STEP0020)
- Urban Innovation and Policy (STEP0009)
- Ethics, Institutions and Power (STEP0011)
Students select one optional STEaPP module from the following:
- Science, Technology and Engineering Advice in Practice (STEP0003)
- Risk Assessment and Governance (STEP0021)
- Communicating Science for Policy (STEP0005)
- Negotiation and Diplomacy (STEP0007)
- Clean Energy and Development (STEP0004)
- Science, Research and Innovation in Policy (STEP0024)
- Development, Technology and Innovation Policy (STEP0006)
- Energy, Technology and Climate Policy (STEP0008)
- Digital Technologies and Policy (STEP0012)
Students 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, students work with an external client on a relevant policy challenge. With the support of STEaPP academic staff, the multidisciplinary student groups work together to produce an analysis that meets their clients' needs