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MPA Public and Social Policy



The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a two year, interdisciplinary, graduate programme in public policy and administration, with a special emphasis on rigourous empirical training, particularly in economics, econometrics and political science.


The MPA Public and Social Policy stream focuses on the policy and economic analysis of public and social welfare. Core training in political science, economics and quantitative methods is complemented by a compulsory course in welfare analysis and measurement and further option courses across two years.


The programme particularly equips students to pursue careers related to public service at local, national and international levels, in areas including consultancy and analysis as well as policy making and implementation in international organisations, primarily those with health policy, education, employment and social protection departments.


To find out more about the full MPA curriculum, please visit lse.ac.uk/IPA/MPA/Curriculum