Executive Master of Public Administration

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Programme code: TMMPAEX

For all first and second year students in 2017/18.

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations
Classification scheme for the award of an Executive Master of Public Administration
Exam sub-board local rules

The EMPA is a 19 month programme. Students must take courses to the value of eight half units as set out below.

Year 1 and 2 at LSE

Paper

Course number and title

Year 1

 

1

GV4G8E

Public Policy in Practice Workshop I (EMPA) (H)

2

GV478E

Political Science and Public Policy (H)

3

EC455E

Empirical Methods for Public Policy (H)

4

GV4G9E

Public Policy in Practice Workshop II (EMPA) (H)

Year 2

 

 

5

EC440E

Economic Policy Analysis (H)

6-7

Two of the following:

 

EC410E

Public Economics for Public Policy (H)

 

EC421E

Global Market Economics (H)

 

EC454E

Development Economics (H)

 

GV488E

Regulatory Analysis (H)

 

GV4E4E

Fiscal Governance and Budgeting (H)

 

GV4V8E

Policy Paper (H)

8

EC409E

Public Policy in Practice Workshop III (EMPA) (H)

An LSE Diploma is available on the completion of six courses and an LSE Certificate on the completion of four courses.

Candidates who attain at least a Pass grade in each of the Year 1 courses GV4G8E, GV478E and EC455E will be eligible to progress to Year 2. The Year 1 course GV4G9E will not count towards progression but the grade will count towards the final degree classification.

Students wishing to defer the submission of one or more assessment components must seek permission according to the Regulations for Taught Masters Degrees prior to the assessment due date, except in the case of unforeseen and exceptional circumstances. Students deferring one or more assessment components in Year 1 may exceptionally progress to Year 2 and submit any deferred assessment at the next normal opportunity, if they complete and pass two of the three half units GV4G8E, GV478E and EC455E in Year 1.

Students failing one but not more than one of GV4G8E, GV478E and EC455E in Year 1 will normally be able to progress to Year 2, although this fail will count toward their degree classification according to the Scheme for the Award of a Taught Masters Degree. Students failing more than one of GV4G8E, GV478E and EC455E in Year 1 have to re-sit relevant assessment components and pass the required number of half units before they can progress to Year 2. Students are permitted to re-sit failed exams in line with the School's Regulations for Taught Master's Degrees.

The Sub-Board may recommend to the Graduate School Board of Examiners (GSBE) that a student can progress to year two of the programme even if they have not met the normal application of the progression rules. This can only be done on an exceptional basis where:

(a) the Sub-Board has determined that a student has demonstrated that their progression has been affected by circumstances beyond their control through the exceptional circumstances procedure and;

(b) the GSBE approves the Sub-Board’s recommendation.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.