UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Public policy challenges on both a local and a global scale increasingly revolve around issues that require significant scientific, technological and engineering knowledge. This flagship programme aims to address policy challenges around the world by encouraging stronger collaborative relationships between science, technology, engineering, public policy and decision'making. The programme combines innovative classroom teaching with scenario'based learning around real'world policy challenges. Students regularly interact with external experts and speakers, and work closely with STEaPP staff who have practical policy' and decision'making experience.

Course Modules

Core modules: Introduction to science, technology, engineering and public policy; analytical methods for policy; negotiations, meditation and diplomacy; either evidence, institutions and power or organisations and external environments. Options (2 from the following): Communicating science for policy; science and innovation in the developing world; clean energy and development; sustainability science and policy in practice; science, technology and engineering advice in practice.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university in a relevant discipline, or a 3.5 GPA, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are encouraged (but are not required) to have work experience prior to enrolling on this programme.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MPA £24,440  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MPA £19,420  Academic year. First year home fees