Graduates are equipped with key skills for a role in urban policy, including strategic engagement, city leadership and experimentation. Students study conceptual frameworks for innovation and urban planning, and master policy tools and analytical methods to implement, evaluate, and revise urban policies.
They are taught how to bridge gaps within government and in the public and private sector, and how to gather evidence to support decision making.
The Urban Innovation and Policy programme offered at the University College London (UCL) is suitable for professionals or graduates currently working in (or who want to work in) urban policy and planning, as well as future city leaders from a wide range of organisations including non-governmental organisations, the private sector, consultancies and the third sector.
The MPA is also suitable for academics, engineers, scientists and technologists who would like to shape the policies for future sustainable urban development.
MPA graduates can go on to work in a range of organisations, including: national and local government; government offices of innovation and development; transportation agencies; planning agencies; corporate and institutional sustainability offices; city network organisations (such as C40 Cities); public water and energy utilities.
- Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy
- Analytical Methods for Policy
- Urban Innovation and Policy
- Evidence, Institutions and Power
- Science, Technology and Engineering Advice in Practice
- Risk Assessment and Governance
- Communicating Science for Policy
- Negotiation, Mediation and Diplomacy
- Clean Energy and Development
- Science, Research and Innovation in Policy
- Development, Technology and Innovation in Policy
- Energy, Technology and Climate Policy
- Digital Technology and Policy
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.
DisciplinesPublic Administration Public Policy Urban Planning View 353 other Masters in Public Policy in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in a relevant discipline 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.
International29400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National22200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22200 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £11,100
- International: £14,700
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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