Taught course

Science, Engineering and Public Policy

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

Entry requirements

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 http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

UCL is a world-leading university at the heart of a global capital. We are renowned for our applied and interdisciplinary research and teaching, our internationally diverse staff and student population and our longstanding ethos of public service.

Students will have access to some of the world's best academics and practitioners across public policy, science, technology and engineering, and are supported and encouraged to build their own network with the global NGOs, corporate and governmental communities based in, or routinely visiting, London.

Direct engagement with global policy and technical communities is the foundation of STEaPP.

Full-time: 1 year;

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


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. Assessment is through written assignments, presentations, collective and individual projects and reports.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214