Taught course

Double Degree in Public Administration and Government

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Government

Entry requirements

2:1 in any discipline. All applicants apply via LSE using the online application form: lse.ac.uk/graduate/howToApply

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers the following benefits:

*Gaining an insight into public policy and administration through studying at the best universities in the social sciences in China and in Europe.
*While at LSE, courses in the Government Department.
*Combining an empirical and a theoretical approach to public policy and administration.
*Studying in small seminar groups of no more than 15 students.
*Engaging at an advanced level with the latest academic research and undertaking your own research-based term work and dissertation.
*A good preparation for further research work or for a career in education, public administration or the private sector.

At Peking University, the students take core courses including Chinese Politics and Public Policy, Chinese Economic Development and Reform, Chinese Language Course or Introduction to China and can select other courses from a list of optional courses. They complete the First Year programme by writing a dissertation on a topic relevant to their studies.

At LSE, students follow the programme of the MSc Public Policy and Administration including a range of compulsory and optional courses, as well as completing a research-based dissertation.

The programme provides an excellent preparation for careers in academia, business or consulting, government or international agencies, the media, politics and law.

All applicants from People's Republic of China who do not have dual citizenship (ie do NOT hold a passport from another third country) must complete the National Entrance Examination for Postgraduate Students in China. It is necessary for these students to contact the School of Government at Peking University before submitting an application to assess their eligibility for PKU. For further information about the National Entrance Examination for Postgraduate students in China and about the application process please contact Ms. Sarah Meng, Director for External Affairs, School of Government on xiushameng@pku.edu.cn or call +86-10-62755478 or fax +86-10-62755478.

IMPORTANT - For this programme dual citizenship means you have a full passport of another country, aside from the passport, residence permit or identity card for the Peoples Republic of China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0

Fees and funding

For year 2 at LSE - Graduate Support Scheme

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613