UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Science, Engineering and Public Policy

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. 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.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours 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.

Course modules

Core modules: Introduction to science, technology, engineering and public policy; analytical methods for policy; negotiations, meditation and diplomacy; either evidence, institutions and power or organisations and external environments. Options (2 from the following): Communicating science for policy; science and innovation in the developing world; clean energy and development; sustainability science and policy in practice; science, technology and engineering advice in practice.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPA Full-time £ 19,420 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPA Full-time £ 24,440 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

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Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 3108 9425