As a graduate of the Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value programme from University College London (UCL), you will help organisations refocus themselves to become mission-led, driven by public purpose, and able to welcome and manage the explorative and risk-taking processes that structural change, innovation and socio-economic transformation require.
Key to this process is a rethinking of public and societal value: how to create it, how to nurture it (within organisations) and how to evaluate it.
The MPA culminates in individual project work (60 credits). The project is a written work of substantial analysis of a management, policy or program problem for an external organisation (typically a public organisation). The project is prepared either in consultation with or during placement in an external organisation and an academic supervisor in the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.
For the final project, students have the option to go on a placement, during term 3 organised by the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.
The programme is aimed at teaching the competencies, capabilities and leadership skills needed for purpose-driven organisations in all sectors -- public, private and civil organisations.
Graduates from the MPA will possess a unique skill set in public policy, organisational and institutional innovation, new models of innovation policy (mission-oriented innovation), and strategic design and digital transformation of public services.
Many public sector organisations, policy think tanks and other policy analysis organisations, NGOs and increasingly also large private organisations are looking for employees who are well versed and skilled in new ways of justifying, evaluating and implementing public policies. Graduates will have strong analytical and leadership skills.
- Public Value and Public Purpose
- Grand Challenges and Systems Change
- Creative Bureaucracies
- Transformation by Design
- Contemporary Political Philosophy
- Democracy and Accountability: Holding Power to Account
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- 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's full or by 30 June.
DisciplinesPublic Administration Innovation Management Public Policy View 355 other Masters in Public Policy in United Kingdom
- UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate Arts and Humanities, Social Science and Economics, and Engineering subjects awarded with First or Upper Second-class Honours (2:1), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
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
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