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Double Master of Public Administration (LSE-Columbia)

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Programme Code: TMPPC

Department: School of Public Policy

For students starting this programme of study in 2022/23

The programme is taught over two academic years (21 months).

Year 1 at LSE

The first year is spent at the London School of Economics.

Year 2 at the University of Columbia

Students will join the Master of Public Administration at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Before Year 1

Introductory course

All students must attend the following MPA introductory course:

 

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

Year 1

Paper 1

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

 

Or

 

Upon satisfactorily demonstrating prior knowledge of Micro and Macro Economics, students may be exempted from PP440 and will be free to take an additional unit of option course subject to the approval of the Programme Director.

Paper 2

PP402 Quantitative Methods for Public Policy (0.5)

Paper 3

PP478 Political Science for Public Policy (1.0)

Paper 4

PP406 Philosophy for Public Policy (0.5)

Paper 5

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:

 

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) #

 

PP454 Development Economics (1.0) # D

 

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

 

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

 

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 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.

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

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


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.

Supplementary criteria for progression from the first to the second year of the Double Master of Public Administration (LSE-University of Columbia)

1.1 Students who attain at least a Pass grade in each of the first year courses will be eligible to proceed into the second year of the degree at the University of Columbia

1.2 A student who has attained a Fail grade in courses to the value of 1.0 unit, may only progress if a mark of at least 60% has been achieved in courses of an equivalent value or an aggregate mark of at least 330 has been achieved in the non-failed courses.

1.3 A student who receives a Bad Fail in any course or who otherwise fails to meet the above criteria for progression will not be able to progress to the second year of the degree at the University of Toronto and will be entitled to repeat the failed courses as follows:

  • A student shall normally be entitled to repeat any failed courses only (on one occasion) and at the next normal opportunity, in accordance with paragraph 30 of the General Academic Regulations. The Repeat Teaching Panel may consider an application for repeat tuition in any failed courses from a student. Results obtained following a repeated attempt at assessment shall bear their normal value.
  • A student who has completed year one at LSE and is unable to complete year two of the degree at the University of Columbia will not receive an interim award.