Prosperity, Innovation, Technology and Policy

Pathway Leader:
Dr Christopher Harker christopher.harker@ucl.ac.uk

Team Members:
Arthur Petersen arthur.petersen@ucl.ac.uk
Rainer Kattel r.kattel@ucl.ac.uk

Pathway Institution Training Route 1+3 2+3 +3 +4
Prosperity, Innovation, Technology and Policy UCL Science, Technology, and Public Policy
UCL Global Prosperity
UCL Innovation and Public Policy

The Prosperity, Innovation, Technology and Policy Pathway is founded on leading-edge approaches to solving complex global challenges that cut across conventional academic disciplines, in order to create more sustainable, inclusive forms of prosperity. The aim of the pathway is to train future leaders in the fields of research, policy, innovation and technology who have knowledge and skills to work both within and across multiple domains of knowledge and practice, creating new ideas about the fundamentals of economic and social life, new forms of social and technological innovation, and new institutions and approaches to policy. The pathway is based in UCL’s Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and Faculty of Engineering Sciences and the focus is the critical social scientific analysis of natural scientific, engineering and social scientific evidence production and use. The Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) and Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP), who collaborate in this pathway all belong to the UCL BEAMS School (School of the Built Environment, Engineering and Mathematical and Physical Sciences). The pathway combines research two REF UoA’s. IGP and IIPP will be entered in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning.

Structure of delivery
The pathway offers three routes. The 1+3 structures include an MSc (Global Prosperity) or MPA (Innovation and Public Policy) degree programme with appropriate methods training to support doctoral studies, plus a dissertation designed to consolidate students’ learning and provide the opportunity to pilot a PhD project. The +4 structure is accessed through the STEaPP Doctoral Training Programme; there is no separate MSc or MRes in STEaPP: hence this structure includes time for mandatory training elements. All three pathways have a +3 structure available, which will be offered on a case-by-case basis where applicants are able to provide evidence of previous qualifications demonstrating the skills covered in the core modules of the two MSc programmes above.