What will I learn?

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. As a graduate of the programme, 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 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.

Which department am I in?

Built Environment

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£28,500.00 (US$ 38,972) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


UCL (University College London)

Gower Street,



WC1E 6BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with Medical / Dental / Pharmacy degree or Doctorate/PhD (all degrees must be awarded by an institution accredited by a recognised regional accreditation body) will also be considered.

For international students

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.Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. Overall score of 109 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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