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MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Hertie)

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Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree
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This programme is 21 months.

Programme Code: TMDMPA4

Department: School of Public Policy

For students starting this programme of study in 2021/22

1.

Route 1


Year 1 at LSE

Before Year 1

All students attend the following MPA introductory course:

 

PP408 Introduction to Quantitative Methods for the MPA Programme (0.0)

During Year 1

All students must complete the three Compulsory Courses in Papers 1, 2 & 3 below:

Paper 1

PP440 Micro and Macro Economics (for Public Policy) (1.0)

Paper 2

PP455 Quantitative Approaches and Policy Analysis (1.0)

Paper 3

PP478 Political Science for Public Policy (1.0)

Paper 4

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit from the MPA Course List below:

MPA Dual Degree Course List

Note:

The course(s) chosen by the student must have a total credit value of 1.0 unit (therefore, either one course with a credit value of 1.0, or two courses which both have a credit value of 0.5).


Year 2 at the Hertie School of Governance

On successful completion of the first year of that programme at LSE, students who have accepted an offer of a dual degree place will transfer to the MPA Dual Degree.

Students will follow the MPP programme at Hertie.


2.

Route 2


Year 1 at the Hertie School of Governance

Students will follow the MPP programme at Hertie.


Year 2 at LSE

Students must take courses to the value of four units as set out below:

Paper 1

PP4B3 MPA Capstone Project (1.0)

Paper 2

PP4B4 Dissertation (1.0)

Papers 3 & 4

Courses to the value of 2.0 unit(s) from the following:

MPA Dual Degree Course List

MPA Dual Degree Course List

FM471 Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing (0.5) #

PP406 Philosophy for Public Policy (0.5)

PP410 Public Economics for Public Policy (0.5) # A

PP411L Political Economy Applications for Public Policy (0.5) #

PP411M Political Entrepreneurship (0.5)

PP412 Global Social Protection Design and Delivery (0.5)

PP413 Growth Diagnostics in Development: Theory and Practice (0.5) #

PP414 Policy-Making: Process, Challenges and Outcomes (0.5)

PP415 Technology, Data Science and Policy (0.5) #

PP416 Beyond the policy cycle: how theory explains practice (0.5)

PP417L The Practice of Effective Climate Policy (0.5)

PP417M The Practice of Effective Climate Policy (0.5)

PP418 Globalisation and Economic Policy (0.5) # B

PP419 Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis (0.5) # C

PP423 Anticipatory Policymaking (0.5)

PP424 Happiness and Public Policy (0.5)

PP448 International Political Economy and Development (0.5)

PP449 Comparative Political Economy and Development (0.5)

PP450 Public Organisations: Theory and Practice (0.5) #

PP452 Applying Behavioural Economics for Social Impact: Design, Delivery, Evaluation and Policy (0.5) # D

PP454 Development Economics (1.0) # E

PP4B4 Dissertation (1.0) 1 F

PP4E5 Innovations in the governance of public services delivery (0.5)

PP4G3 Designing and Managing Change in the Public Sector (0.5)

PP4J2 New Institutions of Public Policy: Strategic Philanthropy, Impact Investment and Social Enterprise (0.5) G

PP4J4 Designing and Implementing Evidence-Informed Policies and Programmes (0.5)

PP4J5 Fiscal Governance and Budgeting (0.5)

PP4X6 Welfare Analysis and Measurement (1.0)

In addition, students may choose up to 1.0 unit (per year of study) of courses from elsewhere in LSE with approval of the Programme Director and subject to acceptance by the course convenor. Availability of a place on a course outside the School of Public Policy is not guaranteed and is subject to space, regulations, and timetable constraints. A list of recommended "outside courses" will be provided at the start of each year.


Footnotes

A : Designed for Year 2 students; only available in Year 1 with permission from the Programme Director.

B : Designed for Year 2 students; only available in Year 1 with permission from the Programme Director.

C : Not available in Year 1.

D : Not available in Year 1.

E : Not available in Year 1.

F : Not available in Year 1.

G : Not available in Year 1.


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.