A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s 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.
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
This MPA is designed to train professionals who want to be leaders in navigating decision-making at the intersection of science, engineering and public policy. Students undertake a major live project associated with a real world science and engineering policy challenge and have opportunities to learn from policy practitioners, industry experts and UCL researchers.
Science and engineering are at the center of an increasing number of policy issues that affect every aspect of society. This unique and practical programme offers experiential learning for the skills and knowledge that leaders need to navigate policymaking at the intersection with science and engineering.
Students undertake a week-long scenario activity on the policymaking process where they engage with external experts and UCL academics. Students go on to undertake a nine-month major project on a policy challenge for a real world client. Example policy areas include resources, energy, waste, transport, or communications
Students also network with their peers in sister MPA and doctoral programmes.
Full-time: 1 year;
Fees and funding
Fee UK/EU Full-time: GBP17,190; Overseas Full-time: GBP24,140;
Qualification and course duration
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.
Course contact details
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