Science, Engineering and Public Policy MPA - London

University College London (UCL)
12 Sep 2017
10 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Science, Engineering and Public Policy MPA

This flexible and globally unique Master's of Public Administration provides graduates with skills and insights to lead change and navigate decision-making at the intersection of science, engineering and public policy.

The MPA degree prepares graduates to tackle the most pressing policy challenges we face today, from delivering sustainable energy to shaping the future of our cities and ensuring equitable development. The capstone of the degree is a nine-month project on a policy problem for a real-world client.

After graduating from this MPA degree, students will be equipped to pursue careers relating to policy across the public, private or third sector. Career destinations include government, independent administrative authorities, international and governmental organisations and public agencies. Graduates are also equipped to take up positions that require understanding of public policy, science and engineering in major companies, consultancy firms, think tanks, NGOs or other organisations. Although no technical background is required, students should be interested in and willing to engage with ideas from science and engineering.

Through the MPA programme, students will:

  • gain a greater awareness of current issues and developments science, technology and engineering policy
  • develop a greater awareness of the knowledge systems underpinning successful policy-making processes
  • learn how to communicate with scientists and engineers, policymakers and industry experts
  • develop the skills to mobilise science and technology expertise to address the societal challenges they care about.

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