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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 eight 15 credit modules (four of which are common across the MPA suite of programmes, two are route specific and two are elective choices from any other STEaPP module). Candidates may choose either the MPA Group Project or the MPA Individual Project as their final 60 credit module.

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

Candidates undertake four core modules together with students from sister MPA programmes, two route/specialist modules which focus on their MPA degree topic, and either the MPA Group Project or the MPA Individual Project.

Optional modules

Students must select two STEaPP modules as an additional module, in 2022-23 these will likely be as follows: