Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in any discipline, and a minimum of five years post-degree professional experience.
Months of entry
About the Executive MPA programme
LSE's School of Public Policy (SPP) equips professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. The SPP Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) is built for mid-career professionals seeking new knowledge and skills for policy-making. The EMPA is designed for study alongside your full-time job without requiring you to take a career break.
The EMPA is taught over 22 months in intense blocks which develop your core skills in economics, policy evaluation and political science whilst demonstrating how these skills can be applied in a broad range of geographies and contexts. In addition to studying compulsory courses, you will also choose option courses to further customise your EMPA experience, in order to meet your personal and professional needs. Courses combine leading LSE academics and senior practitioners to bring the latest research to life and the modular format ensures you can immediately apply your learning to a work context.
This high-quality programme is designed for professionals working in public and private sector organisations focusing on major public policy decisions. Applicants to the EMPA seek career progression, career transition or senior level effectiveness. Our high-calibre students display a diverse range of backgrounds and nationalities. We have taught investment bankers, consultants, NGO executives, scientists, lawyers, social entrepreneurs, diplomats, journalists and many other professions united by their passion for public policy to improve people's lives.
The EMPA benefits from sharing some classes with the Executive Master of Public Policy programme (EMPP). The EMPP is open only to UK Civil Servants and is designed to train the organisation’s future leaders. The EMPP cohort is senior, experienced and knowledgeable in contemporary public policy challenges.
School of Public Policy
The LSE School of Public Policy was founded in August 2018 with Professor Andrés Velasco appointed as its inaugural Dean. Despite being a relatively new School, we trace our particular origins back to 2003, when LSE founded a stand-alone two-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) with just 18 students, thought to be the first of its kind in UK. Our education focuses on rigorous and empirical skills and tools that underpin evidence-based policymaking. We combine this with an application of these skills to real-world problems and contexts. We are inclusive and supportive of our diverse student community, open to all enquiring minds.
Information for international students
LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body. We celebrate this diversity through everything we do.
If you are applying to LSE from outside of the UK then take a look at our Information for International students.
Fees and funding
Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme. Visit the website for more information about the fees.
This programme is not eligible for LSE financial support.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time21 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
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