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Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy PhD

Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy PhD

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Science (General / Combined) Technology Engineering Studies Policy Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Doctoral study at UCL's Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Public Policy (STEaPP) offers the opportunity to become a world-class interdisciplinary researcher at the interface of science and public policy. Students investigate and experiment with the ways science and engineering knowledge shapes decision-making and helps to address today's major global challenges. STEaPP's research spans STEM and social sciences and is concerned with the role of STEM knowledge in public decision-making at the local, national and international levels. Doctoral students typically work across two UCL departments, with a public policy focus at STEaPP and an applied methodological focus in a sister department within UCL BEAMS (the UCL Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Sciences, and Mathematical & Physical Sciences).

Research areas: Development; Digital technologies; Innovation; Research impact; Risk and uncertainty; Science advice; Science diplomacy; Sustainability; Urbanisation. The PhD aims to foster world-class interdisciplinary researchers. STEaPP is growing rapidly and aims to be a global leader engaged in exploring, experimenting with, and improving the ways in which scientific and engineering expertise and knowledge inform public decision-making and policy processes, across all levels, sectors and cultures of our interdependent societies. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is a training pathway for doctoral candidates aspiring to a policy-oriented career, as academic or practitioner, or both. Candidates are expected to undertake original academic research. The PhD aims to foster world-class interdisciplinary researchers. Graduates may choose to concentrate on an academic career or are likely to be attractive to employers as scientific advisers.

Different course options

Full time | UCL (University College London) | 4 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,210

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£24,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.