12 months
29400 GBP/year
22200 GBP/year
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This Master's of Public Administration in Energy, Technology and Public Policy from University College London (UCL) prepares the next generation of energy technology leaders and decision makers to tackle complex challenges, from governing energy systems to developing sustainable and renewable energy policy options. 


Graduates of the Master's of Public Administration in Energy, Technology and Public Policy from University College London (UCL) gain the tools, practical skills and knowledge to leverage technology and innovation in energy policy and gain insights from practising experts. The degree is a collaboration between UCL STEaPP and the UCL Energy Institute.

Candidates are taught economic or modelling techniques, policy analysis tools and analytical methods to develop energy technology policies. Candidates also study how energy innovation policies are developed, evaluated and administered in policy practice. A focus on leadership and the development of professional skills is emphasised throughout.


Graduates of this Master's of Public Administration acquire skills to work in a range of sectors involved in analysis and/or policy-making concerning energy and related technology innovation. Career destinations might include national and local government; international agencies such as the World Bank, International Energy Agency and other global organisations; technology companies focused on sustainable energy; government ministries of energy, innovation or development; environment agencies; consultancies and think tanks.


Throughout the MPA programme, students will: 

  • gain a greater awareness of current issues and developments in energy policy and technology 
  • develop an understanding of the economics or modelling underpinning successful policy-making processes 
  • learn how to communicate persuasively with scientists and engineers, policymakers and technology innovation experts 
  • develop the skills to mobilise public policy, and science and engineering knowledge and expertise, to address societal challenges relating to energy policy. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Administration
  • Policy Making
  • Evidence for Decision Making
  • Analytical Methods for Policy
  • Knowledge and Governance
  • Final Project (joint with the UCL Energy Institute)
  • Environmental and Resource Economics 
  • Advanced Environmental Economics 
  • Energy Technology and Innovation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • 4 hrs/week

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 is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    22200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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