Entry requirements

A minimum Upper Second Class (2:1) in the UK system or international equivalent grade, in any subject discipline.

There is no formal requirement for previous professional work experience, but students starting the LSE MPA normally have one year of professional experience and many have two or more years of experience.

The admissions process for the degree is managed by Sciences Po. Find out more about the admissions process and entry requirements.

Applications are administered by a joint admissions board of representatives consisting of both LSE and Sciences Po.

Months of entry


Course content

About the Double Degree programme

The double MPP-MPA degree offers students a multi-disciplinary and applied public policy education that harnesses the best of two world-leading social science institutions.

Upon successful completion of the two-year programme, students will receive two degrees: a Master's in Public Policy from Sciences Po and a Master's in Public Administration from LSE. The programme is an ideal choice for early-stage professionals who want to gain expertise in the management and evaluation of public policy in the European context whilst based at the heart of two historic European cities.

The first year at Sciences Po will provide students with core skills in economics and politics as well as the opportunity to tailor their learning and specialise in one of eleven policy streams. Students explore the challenges of policy-making in the contemporary age, with an emphasis on a hands-on approach. Students also have the possibility to apply to participate in different innovative programmes offered by the school, such as the SDG Certificate (in English), the Gender Equality and Public Policy Certificate (in French), and the Public Policy Incubator programme, where they will work alongside researchers and external partners to develop practical solutions to public policy challenges.

The second year at LSE’s School of Public Policy complements this learning by drawing on its institutional strengths in empirical methods, political science and economic analysis. The programme aims to equip students with a second area of specialisation – either complementary or distinct from – their choice during the first year. The programme further adds to students’ professional experience with a capstone project in which students work in teams with a partner organisation to solve a real-world policy problem.

As they advance in their career, graduates will benefit from the resources, opportunities and networks of both prestigious institutions and will be equipped with the professional and international experience to be able to thrive as professionals in international, private and public sectors.

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.

Funding at LSE

The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide generous scholarships each year to home and overseas students.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

Selection for any funding opportunity is based on receipt of an application for a place – including all ancillary documents, before the funding deadline.

In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas.

Find out more about financial support.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc Dual award
    full time
    21 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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