UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy MSc (Online)

Launching in September 2025, our Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy MSc will be taught fully online, giving you the flexibility to engage with the programme from anywhere in the world.

Innovations from the areas of science, technology, and engineering are often central to many complex global challenges. As a result, decision-makers in both public and private sectors must work together with scientists and engineers to make a change. 

On this programme you will be taught the conceptual frameworks, interdisciplinary evidence and policymaking tools, and analytical methods to develop innovative science, technology, and engineering policies. You will learn how policies are implemented, and how evidence is generated and governed to support appraisal and evaluation.

Throughout this degree, you will gain insights from policy practitioners, industry experts and UCL researchers.

Programme structure

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy MSc (Distance Learning) programme will be available full-time (one year) or part-time (taking a maximum of five years to complete).

The programme will be comprised of six compulsory modules, providing the foundational knowledge and skills required to mobile science, technology and engineering through policy. You will also be able to chose four additional optional modules (from a choice of six), allowing you to delve deeper into your personal areas of interest.


A PGCert will also be available. You will study four modules from the main MSc, two of which must be from the compulsory module list.