Taught course

Energy, Technology and Public Policy

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

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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 prepares the next generation of energy technology leaders and decision makers to tackle complex challenges, from governing energy systems to developing sustainable and renewable energy policy options. Graduates gain the tools, practical skills and knowledge to leverage technology and innovation in energy policy and gain insights from practising experts. The degree is a collaboration between UCL STEaPP and the UCL Energy Institute.

A rapidly changing energy landscape and emerging technologies from hydrogen to fusion are providing opportunities for policy strategy and leadership in almost every country and industry sector. This practical programme offers experiential learning for skills needed in energy technology policymaking. 

MPA candidates undertake a week-long scenario activity on the policy-making process where they engage with external experts and UCL academics. Students go on to undertake a major project for a real-world client. Example policy problems include renewable energy sources, or emerging energy technologies and energy access in low income countries. 

MPA candidates will gain the opportunity to network with UCL STEaPP's broad range of international partners, expert staff and a diverse range of academics and professionals from across two of UCL’s department's programmes. 

Fees and funding

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

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

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)20 3108 9425