PP4J2E      Half Unit
Public Policy in Practice Workshop I (EMPP)

This information is for the 2024/25 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Daniel Berliner


This course is compulsory on the Executive Master of Public Policy. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

The policy workshop applies the analytical tools that are taught in the week-long modules of the Executive MPP to specific policy areas. Teaching is based on a series of case studies. The case studies are taught by specialists in a particular policy area and are complemented with group working sessions by the students and presentations by policy practitioners involved in the policy area.


A three-day modular teaching block. This course is delivered as a combination of classes and lectures delivered over three days.

The default mode of instruction is in-person in the classroom at LSE. Remote attendance is available in case of challenges preventing in-person attendance. 

Indicative reading

Readings that are specific to each policy area will be distributed at the beginning of the course.


Essay (100%, 3000 words).

Assessment will consist of a 3,000 word essay. Essays are due on the sixth Sunday after module teaching concludes. Further details will be provided at the Executive MPP programme induction.

Key facts

Department: School of Public Policy

Total students 2023/24: Unavailable

Average class size 2023/24: Unavailable

Controlled access 2023/24: No

Value: Half Unit

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Personal development skills

  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of numeracy skills