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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

The Executive MSc in Cities is designed for public, private and third sector leaders who want to deliver large-scale change in cities. Based at LSE Cities, a leading international centre that has informed global urban practice for the last 16 years, we deploy the Centre’s global network of city leaders and the School’s leading urban specialty faculty to put the latest ground-breaking research into business and public action.

The executive programme provides specially-designed interdisciplinary courses focused on applied research and methods, and a modular teaching programme, designed to meet the needs of leading professionals from international, national and metropolitan organisations as well as companies and corporations involved in shaping the urban world.

It delivers an integrated set of executive-level courses that work across complex and connected issues helping you to analyse urban projects and policies from rigorous economic, social and environmental perspectives. You will have the opportunity to interact with highly experienced practitioners from city governments and planning and transport departments, as well as experts from research centres and institutions, development and design professions, urban consultancies and infrastructure providers from the UK and abroad.

Teaching methods and assessment

The programme is designed to be suitable for participants in full-time employment so it consists of five modular teaching blocks over 12 months, followed by a six-month consultancy project.

Teaching will be undertaken through a mix of seminars, case challenges, workshops, group work, site visits, presentations and pitches. The modules are assessed by a combination of individual reports, individual and group presentations and the consultancy report.


The Executive MSc in Cities is a transformational programme that provides skills and knowledge to enhance career prospects and expand options in the area of public and private urban practice. To help accomplish this, it incorporates an integrated leadership programme to equip participants with the skills they need to achieve change within their organisations.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 36,275per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

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  • Campus address

    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, Houghton Street, Westminster, WC2A 2AE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    164 78%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%



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