Description

The Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value MPA teaches the competencies, capabilities and leadership skills needed for purpose-driven organisations – in public, private and civil sectors – to confront the grand challenges of the 21st century.

About this degree

As a graduate of the programme, you will have the skills to help organisations 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 it can be created, how to nurture it within organisations and how to evaluate it.

Study Details:

MPA Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years Flexible: up to 5 years

Module Details:

Compulsory modules

All students are expected to take four compulsory modules.

  • Public Value and Public Purpose (30 credits) [Term 1]
  • Grand Challenges and Systems Change (30 credits) [Term 1]
  • Creative Bureaucracies (15 credits) [Term 2]
  • Transformation by Design (15 credits) [Term 2]

Optional modules

Students also take 30 credits of optional modules. Please note that the list of optional modules given here is indicative. This information is published in advance of enrolment and availability is subject to change:

  • Contemporary Political Philosophy II: Social Justice and Equality (15 credits) [Term 2]
  • Democracy and Accountability: Holding Power to Account (15 credits) [Term 2]
  • Urban Innovation and Policy (15 credits) [Term 2]
  • Development, Technology and Innovation Policy (15 credits) [Term 2]
  • Smart Cities: Context, Policy & Government (15 credits) [Term 2]
  • Social Diversity, Inequality and Poverty (30 credits) [Terms 1 and 2]
  • Rethinking Capitalism: (15 Credits) [Terms 1 and 2]

Dissertation/report

The MPA culminates in individual project work (60 credits). In the third term, students have the option of writing a dissertation or taking part in a placement. Both options are for 60 credits.

The dissertation presents substantial written analysis of a management, policy or programme problem for an external organisation (typically a public organisation). The dissertation is supported by an academic supervisor in the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

For further and the most up-to-date information about the programme structure please visit the UCL Prospectus website.

Programme Funding

UCL offers a range of financial awards aimed at assisting both prospective and current students with their studies.

Student Destinations

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.

Employability

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 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.

Fees

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Entry Requirements

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.

International equivalent qualifications are considered, they can be found by selecting the relevant country from a drop down list in the entry requirements section of each programme page in the UCL Graduate Prospectus.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Advanced

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