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Urban Innovation and Policy (MPA)

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.

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).

The module selection listed below is likely to change for 2020/21 intake as we are in the process of evolving the MPA routes to better meet the needs of our students. All applicants will be informed of any changes as soon as they are confirmed. If you have any queries, please contact our admissions team: steapp.admissions@ucl.ac.uk

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 select one optional STEaPP module from the following:

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.

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