Master in Urban Innovation and Policy (MPA)


The Laboratory offers a specialised Master degree (MPA) in Urban Innovation and Policy as part of the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) MPA options.


This cutting-edge curriculum links expertise at UCL STEaPP in science and public policy with the Lab’s policy network, and the wider landscape of UCL research and teaching in urban studies. MPA students follow rigorous policy training at UCL STEaPP taking urban studies electives in the world-class departments of UCL’s Bartlett and Engineering Faculties.


The course explores two core units: ‘Challenges of City Leadership’, taught with the Lab's visiting faculty, and ‘Urban Innovation and Policy’, designed to visit over 10 UCL centres specialising in cities. As a result, students are able to draw on the unique breadth of UCL urban research expertise, and test pioneering technical and policy-related approaches to urban innovation. At the end of the MPA, students will be able to identify, establish limits and possibilities, as well as mobilise a variety of different disciplinary viewpoints to address urban policymaking.


Download the MPA brochure here