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  • Qualification

    MPP - Master of Public Policy

  • Location

    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) will teach the “craft of government” by combining the School of Public Policy’s specialist core of economics, political science, philosophy and quantitative analysis, with a focus on the management of contemporary public organisations.

This degree will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and experience you need to accelerate and thrive in your career.

In particular, the MPP offers you:

  • an in-depth study of public management: the tools and approaches needed to reform and enhance public service provision
  • a comprehensive understanding of the public management profession from financial and ethical perspectives, allowing our graduates to understand and to challenge the advice received from experts
  • an intensive nine-month schedule, allowing you to take a career break, develop your skills, and return to your profession quickly.

Teaching and assessment

Courses are taught in a range of formats depending on the teaching objectives and the subject. Some courses will follow a traditional format of lecture (one large group being taught together) and seminar (smaller groups the study of concepts in a more informal style). Other courses will operate in a ‘Hybrid' format (sometimes called a ‘Harvard’ format), with the whole class in one space and the teaching method adapts to facilitate discussion, debate and for students to express their views and experiences. You should expect a variety of teaching methods such as class exercises, team presentations, individual or group work, or case study discussions.

Careers

Career development with the Master of Public Policy

The MPP is designed for early to mid career professionals seeking to enhance their skill set and set themselves on a course for rapid career progression in their field. Applicants include government officials, political advisers and those navigating the interface between the private and public sectors. Whether based in the public or private sector, with your enhanced skills, you will be able to make formidable contributions to policy development.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 33,800overall cost

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

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 123 2

    5th out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    149 68%

    28th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    103rd

    18
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    173 79%

    11th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%

    79th

    2

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