Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline. Plus, normally a minimum of one year’s relevant professional work experience at the point of entry to the programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MPA is a two-year interdisciplinary graduate programme in public policy and administration. We enable students to make an immediate impact on employers by equipping them with world-class applied and professional skills to understand, analyse and produce effective public policy.

In contrast to similar programmes in other policy schools, we place special emphasis on rigorous empirical training, particularly in economics, econometrics and political science. You will apply these skills to real-world scenarios via the MPA Capstone in the second year of the MPA. Only a two-year degree can offer this depth of study and the combination of methodological discipline with practical application.

This challenging programme produces well-rounded professionals who make an immediate impact for employers in the public sector, private companies, non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations around the world, including government departments and agencies, consultancies and international development agencies.

Information for international students

Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£25,368 p/a
International students
£25,368 p/a

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MPA

full time
22 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
0207 955 6613