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  Digital Technologies and Policy MPA

University College London    Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Full time & Part time September Other 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Education (11) Engineering (12) Geography (17) Politics & Government (30)

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The Digital Technologies and Policy MPA at UCL is a unique and applied programme that tackles the challenges posed by emerging digital technologies. This interdisciplinary programme prepares future leaders and decision-makers to address complex issues such as cybersecurity, data protection, and algorithmic integrity. By combining technical and policy knowledge, students gain a deep understanding of the political economy of digital technologies and explore the effectiveness of current regulatory frameworks. The programme is suitable for graduates and professionals from various sectors and no technical background is required. With practical assignments and a nine-month project, students develop real-world analysis and professional skills. Alumni have pursued successful careers in government, technology companies, international organizations, and NGOs.

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The Master's of Public Administration (MPA) in Digital Technologies and Policy at UCL offers an applied, interdisciplinary approach to contemporary challenges arising from emerging digital technologies. The programme’s unique socio-technical approach prepares future decision-makers in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors to tackle complex digital technology policy issues like cybersecurity, data protection, algorithmic integrity and data quality, and consolidation in digital markets.  

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Entry 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.


UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £25,900
Part-time: £12,950

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £34,400
Part-time: £17,200

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