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Innovation and Public Policy

University College London (UCL)

Ph.D. On Campus
3 months
Duration
22010 GBP/year
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About

The Innovation and Public Policy programme from University College London (UCL) is an interdisciplinary Doctoral Research Programme focussing on rethinking innovation in the context of public value creation.

Overview

The Innovation and Public Policy programme from University College London (UCL) aims to develop the next generation of world-leading interdisciplinary scholars in the economics of innovation, innovation policy and its governance, thus focusses on providing students with a bespoke programme of scholarly development designed to improve applied conceptual, theoretical and analytical skills.

A key goal of the programme is to prompt doctoral researchers to blend and synthesise different disciplinary tools to offer truly interdisciplinary analysis on how innovation can be harnessed to tackle global challenges. The students are encouraged to take courses and undertake research with other departments across UCL, as relevant for their research.

Educational Opportunity

In their first year, students are registered as MPhil candidates but are then expected to upgrade to PhD status within 18 months of registration. The upgrade process is an opportunity for students to present an in-depth research proposal that hones in on a specific area of study, and to look at preparation and resources required in order to complete the full PhD on time. 

Careers

This research degree programme aims to develop the next generation of world-leading interdisciplinary scholars in innovation theory, public policy, economics of innovation, innovation policy and its governance. 

Employability

Graduates from the programme will possess a unique analytical skill set in public policy, organisational and institutional innovation, new models of innovation policy (mission-oriented innovation), and dynamic capabilities in the public sector. Many public sector organisations, policy think tanks and other policy analysis organisations, NGOs and increasingly also large private organisations such as pharmaceutical companies, investment banks, etc, are looking for employees who are well versed and skilled in new ways of justifying, evaluating and implementing public policies

Programme Structure

Research Areas:

  • Public value and public purpose
  • Governance and digital transformation
  • The state's role in technological revolutions
  • Green economy for sustainable growth
  • Mission-oriented innovation policy
  • Patient finance, state investment banks and public finance
  • Rethinking health innovation
  • Risks and rewards
  • Space partnerships for mutualistic innovation eco-systems

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 3 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places.

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
109
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
75
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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
109
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
75
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject, is essential.
  • Exceptions: where applicants have other suitable research or professional experience, they may be admitted without a Master's degree; or where applicants have a lower second-class UK Honours Bachelor's degree (2:2) or equivalent, they must possess a relevant Master's degree to be admitted. 
  • We expect any successful application to include a sufficiently strong and convincing proposal, and those holding a Master's degree are typically well-prepared to provide one. Relevant work experience is highly desirable.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22010 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22010 GBP per year and a duration of 3 months.
  • Overseas part-time: £11,170 

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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