Entry requirements

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in any discipline. There is no formal requirement for previous professional work experience, but students starting the MPA normally have one year of professional experience and many have two or more years of experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a two-year degree programme designed to equip early-stage professionals with the core analytical skills, practical tools and professional experience to be able to confidently address real-world policy challenges.

Th programme combines methodological discipline and practical application, giving students the opportunity to develop foundation skills in empirical methods, political science and economic analysis. Students will then apply their skills to real-world scenarios through completion of a six-month Capstone Project with an external client.

Graduates will be equipped with the analytical and professional skills to effectively understand and address the challenges of contemporary governance and make an immediate impact for employers in public, private and non-profit organisations around the world.

Key features:

  • Academic core skills (Year 1) - rigorous empirical training, particularly in micro- and macro-economics, political science and quantitative methods of analysis.
  • MPA Capstone (Year 2) - an opportunity to work on a real-world policy challenge as part of a six-month consultancy style project hosted by an external client.
  • A broad curriculum - allows you to identify your key interests and strengths from core-courses and a range of option courses (electives).
  • Choice of specialism (Year 2)- an opportunity to choose a specialism to be a part of your degree title.
  • A global outlook – be a part of LSE’s international community as well a network of prestigious policy schools around the world as part of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPA
    full time
    21 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Phone
+44 (0)20 7405 7686