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Admissions|

  1. Who should apply?
  2. What are your entry requirements?
  3. How do I apply to the EMPA?
  4. What are the application deadlines?
  5. What is your GRE/GMAT policy?
  6. Can I visit the campus?
  7. What happens after I submit my application?

Fees and Finance|

  1. What is the fee level?

EMPA Information|

  1. Do you accept transfer or occasional students?
  2. What happens if I am unable to complete the programme?

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 Admissions

Who should apply?

The EMPA is designed for working professionals in government departments, public agencies and the private sector who are seeking a formal graduate qualification in public policy.

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What are your entry requirements?

The minimum entry requirements for the EMPA programme are:

  • A good degree in any discipline
  • Higher standard of English
  • Either two academic references, or one academic and one professional reference
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Five years work experience.

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How do I apply to the EMPA?

All applications are made through LSE’s Graduate Admissions Office. Full details of how to apply are available on the LSE Graduate Admissions| homepage. This includes information about the entry requirements| and the documents| applicants are required to submit with their application. Please note that the higher English language requirement is needed for the EMPA.

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What are the application deadlines?

The EMPA does not have application deadlines. The EMPA has a limited number of offers to make each year and once this limit has been reached, no further applications can be considered. We recommend that applicants submit their applications as early as possible.

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What is your GRE/GMAT policy?

We do not require applicants to have taken GRE/GMAT tests. However, if you have taken one of these, and you feel your results will support your application, you are welcome to include this.

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Can I visit the campus?

Yes. Although LSE does not have official campus tours, you are welcome to visit the campus and meet with the Executive MPA Programme Manager. Please email the EMPA Programme Manager| to arrange this.

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What happens after I submit my application?

The LSE Graduate Admissions Office| will process your application. They will confirm to you that it has been received and if any further action or documents are required from you.

Graduate Admissions| receive applications and documentation for all graduate programmes. This means that it may take some time for your application to be processed. You can see the current processing times| on-line. Once you have received your application number you can track the status of your application.

Please note that all queries relating to application documents should be directed to Graduate Admissions|.

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 Fees and Finance

What Is The Fee Level?

The fee level for 2014 entry to the EMPA is £25,854 (£12,927 in 2014/ 15 and £12,927 in 2015/ 16).

Further details on payment methods are available from the EMPA Programme Manager|.

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 EMPA Information

Do you accept transfer or occasional students?

No, the EMPA does not accept transfer credits. It is also not possible for students to attend individual courses without being registered for a degree programme at LSE.

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What happens if I am unable to complete the programme?

Whilst we expect that most of our EMPA participants will complete the whole programme, we recognise that unexpected circumstances may sometimes make this unfeasible.  With this in mind, the EMPA also offers alternative exit points for participants who have completed several modules but do not think it will be possible to complete the whole degree. Please contact the EMPA Programme Manager for further details.

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