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  Urban Innovation and Policy MPA

University College London    Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Full time & Part time September Other 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Politics & Government (30)

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The Urban Innovation and Policy MPA at UCL is a dynamic programme designed for professionals who want to lead change in urban policy. With a focus on the innovations shaping cities as economic, environmental, social, and physical systems, this MPA offers a unique opportunity to tackle real-world policy challenges. Delving into key questions about urban inequality, climate change, and technological advancements, students develop the skills and expertise needed to work in the public, private, or third sectors. The programme offers experiential learning, including a major project with an external partner, and modules covering topics such as clean energy, digital technology, and sustainable infrastructure. A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree is required, along with a passion for urban policy and the drive to make a difference.

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This Master's of Public Administration (MPA) is designed for professionals who want to lead change in urban policy and to understand the wide range of innovations that are reshaping cities as economic, environmental, social and physical systems. Students will have the opportunity to undertake a major project focused on a real-world policy challenge, in partnership with an external partner organisation. 

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Cities are now recognised as critical levers for social, economic and environmental change. They are home to more than half the world’s population and account for nearly seventy per cent of the world’s carbon emissions.

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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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