During this Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy MPhil/PhD programme from University College London (UCL) 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).
The programme consists of six core training elements (modules from STEaPP), two specialisation training elements (modules from STEaPP or a sister department with UCL BEAMS), a pilot project and a dissertation.
The PhD is a supervised research degree in which candidates carry out research under the guidance of two supervisors (one from STEaPP and one from a sister department within UCL BEAMS). The dissertation is between 60,000 and 100,000 words in length.
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.
Students acquire a body of knowledge on the role of science, engineering and technology in public policy decision-making, together with solid training in research methods and designing and executing research initiatives which are relevant and usable for external partners. This skill-set is ideal for a career path either as an academic or a senior-level scientific adviser.
Programme StructureResearch areas:
- Digital technologies
- Research impact
- Risk and uncertainty
- Science advice
- Science diplomacy
- 48 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
DisciplinesNatural Sciences General Engineering & Technology Public Policy View 93 other PhDs in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
International25960 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25960 GBP per year during 48 months.
National5690 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 48 months.
Part-time tuition fee:
- UK: £3,985/year
- Overseas: £17,690/year
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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