UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


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 (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.

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 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.

Optional modules

Candidates select one optional STEaPP module from the following:

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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