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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Houghton Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This programme offers high-quality teaching by leading scholars in public administration, public management, public policy and political science. You will take a compulsory course in Approaches and Issues in Public Policy and Administration and will choose from a number of courses in the areas of public management and public policy, in addition to a methods course, and completing a dissertation. By taking appropriate combinations of courses you can obtain the MSc with a specialised stream in Comparative Public Policy and Administration or Public Management, and can choose to have the specialisation noted on your degree certificate.

Teaching methods

LSE is internationally recognised for its teaching and research and therefore employs a rich variety of teaching staff with a range of experience and status. Courses may be taught by individual members of faculty, such as lecturers, senior lecturers, readers, associate professors and professors. Many departments now also employ guest teachers and visiting members of staff, LSE teaching fellows and graduate teaching assistants who are usually doctoral research students and in the majority of cases, teach on undergraduate courses only.

Assessment

All taught courses are required to include formative coursework which is unassessed. It is designed to help prepare you for summative assessment which counts towards the course mark and to the degree award. LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others. Summative assessment may be conducted during the course or by final examination at the end of the course.

Careers

Graduates of this programme follow careers in a broad variety of fields including education, public policy research, advice and consultancy as well as government and the media. They have gone on to occupy senior positions in a range of organisations including the Financial Times, the National Audit Office, Morgan Stanley, the World Bank, leading universities and research institutes worldwide as well as the national, regional and local civil services of many countries.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,520per year

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University information

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 122 12

    4th out of 86 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    174 82%

    11th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    61st

    42
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    172 83%

    12th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    42nd

    37

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