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Sustainable Infrastructures and Public Policy MPA

Sustainable Infrastructures and Public Policy MPA

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Full time | UCL (University College London) | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MPA - Master of Public Administration

Subject areas

Sustainability Public Administration Policy Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This Master's of Public Administration prepares the next generation of leaders and decision makers to tackle complex infrastructure challenges, from mitigating climate change and developing clean energy to expanding green infrastructures and improving integrated transport networks. Graduates gain the tools, practical skills and knowledge to develop robust infrastructure policies to align infrastructure investment with economic, social and environmental goals. Students are taught the conceptual frameworks, policy analysis tools and analytical methods to develop infrastructure policies across a range of sectors. Students also study how infrastructure policies shape service delivery, regulation and investment decision-making. A focus on leadership and the development of professional skills is emphasised throughout.


Graduates of this Master's of Public Administration acquire skills to work in a range of sectors involved in analysis and/or policy making concerning energy and climate change. Career destinations might include national and local government; utility providers or regulators; international agencies such as the World Bank, United Nations and other global organisations; technology companies focused on sustainable energy; environment agencies; consultancies and think tanks.


Throughout the MPA programme, students will: gain a greater awareness of current issues and developments in infrastructure policy, focusing on the alignment of infrastructure planning and investment with environmental, economic and social goals; develop an understanding of the knowledge systems and public engagement processes underpinning infrastructure policy development; learn how to communicate with engineers, policymakers and technology experts; develop the skills to mobilise public policy, and science and engineering knowledge and expertise, to address societal challenges relating to infrastructure policy.


Ethics, Institutions and Power - Core
Analytical Methods for Policy - Core
Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy - Core
Sustainable Infrastructure and Public Policy - Core

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

University information

UCL (University College London) is consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the world, conducting leading research across a wide range of subject areas. Throughout its long and prestigious history, it has inspired and educated countless minds and produced 30 Nobel prize recipients. With one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury and a second campus in vibrant east London, the university is home to around 42,000 students...more