Research course

Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy

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

Entry requirements

A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Doctoral study at UCL’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Public Policy (STEaPP) offers the opportunity to develop a career at the interface of science and public policy. The DPA is policy-orientated and cross-disciplinary research methods are deployed to give students a competitive edge. A placement within a real-world policy setting forms a substantial component of the programme.

STEaPP’s research spans STEM and social sciences and is concerned with the role of STEM knowledge in public decision-making. Doctoral students typically work across two UCL departments, with a public policy focus at STEaPP and an applied methodological focus in a sister department within UCL BEAMS (the UCL Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Sciences, and Mathematical & Physical Sciences). Students are also encouraged to undertake study and research more widely across UCL.

Research areas

  • Digital technologies
  • Development
  • Innovation
  • Research impact
  • Risk and uncertainty
  • Science advice
  • Science diplomacy
  • Sustainability
  • Urbanisation

Qualification and course duration

DPA

full time
48 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Arthur Petersen
Email
arthur.petersen@ucl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 3108 9415