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School of Public Policy Programmes

The skills and ideas to transform people and societies

The LSE School of Public Policy is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.

We offer two open-enrolment graduate degree programmes and one employer-sponsored degree for the UK civil service. Each of our degrees is built around core training in economics, political science and policy evaluation.


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Masters of Public Administration (MPA)

Offering deep and rigorous analytical skills for evidence-based policy-making, our two-year MPA includes a choice of policy streams, a Capstone project with an external client and the opportunity to apply for study with one of our global partners.

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Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)

Built for mid-career professionals seeking new knowledge and skills for policy-making, the EMPA is designed for study alongside your full time job without a career break. 

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Executive Master of Public Policy (EMPP) 

A prestigious degree for future leaders of the UK Civil Service to develop cutting-edge analytical tools. This programme is only available to UK civil servants applying through Civil Service Learning.