Taught course

Digital Technologies and Policy

Institution
UCL - University College London · Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy
Qualifications
MPA

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in a relevant discipline 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.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This Master's of Public Administration degree prepares future leaders and decision makers across the public, private and third sectors to synthesise political and technical factors in order to effectively address issues like cyber security, the digital economy and online human rights.

Policymakers and those in the private sector often feel they lack the appropriate background to take the lead on developing strategies, policies and guidelines that can account for the wide range of diverse (and sometimes competing) interests that characterise today's era of rapid technological change. Graduates of this Master's of Public Administration will be able to develop informed policy and tackle the challenges and opportunities of the digital age.

Students are taught how to bridge gaps within government and in the public and private sector, gather evidence to support decision-making and engage with issues like cyber security and Internet governance. They also gain practical insights through a week-long scenario activity on the policy-making process and an extended policy project with a real-world client on a relevant topic.

Students will gain access to UCL STEaPP's network of international partners, expert staff and a diverse range of academics and professionals from across the department's MPA and doctoral programmes.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification and course duration

MPA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

The programme combines innovative classroom teaching methods with unique scenario-based learning, enabling students to dynamically engage with real-world policy challenges. Scenarios are designed to help students consolidate knowledge and develop essential practical skills and their understanding of principles. During the programme, students acquire a comprehensive range of relevant skills.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)20 3370 1214