MPA Programmes: Part-Time Option


Our MPA programmes are also available as two-year part-time programmes. This involves completing 180 credits of study across two academic years (roughly 90 credits of study per academic year). The indicative programme for 2019-20  is as follows;


Year 1 - Term 1

  • STEP0010 - Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (60 credits)*


            Due to the intensive structure/mode of delivery of the main 60-credit core module for the MPA programme(s), full-time attendance for the first term is required for all students (both full-time and part-time). As such, this module     

            requires full-time commitment for its duration from the beginning of October to the middle of December. After the first term is complete, part-time students reduce their commitment to around 3-6hrs per week of contact during each 

            term for the remainder of the programme.


Year 1 - Term 2

  • STEP0020 - Analytic Methods for Policy (15 credits)


Year 1 - Term 3

  • STEP0011 - Ethics, Institutions and Power (15 credits)


Year 2 - Term 1

  • Any UCL PGT Elective (15 credits)


Year 2 - Term 2

  • STEPXXXX - STEaPP Elective (15 credits)
  • STEPXXXX - Route Specific Module (15 credits) / UCL/STEaPP Elective (if on general MPA SEPP Route) 


Year 2 - Term 2/3 Onward

  • STEP0018 - MPA Group Project (45 credits)