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Programme Overview

Making sense of policy


If your objective is to find a programme that gives you a very balanced mix of technical skills and exposure to both economics and political science, I don't think you can do much better than the LSE.


Complete your world class LSE education without taking a career break 

Our Executive MPA is designed for experienced working professionals who want to study an LSE degree without taking a break from their careers.

This degree has a modular format: Executive MPA students attend teaching in London for a series of eight week-long or weekend blocks over 22 months. The EMPA has been designed to fit around demanding professional lives. 

The format also means that Executive MPA can immediately deploy their newly learned skills and knowledge in their professional work.

Learn more about the modular format 

Engagement with practitioners is embedded into the curriculum through our Policy in Practice weekends. This allows you to learn the practical application of skills alongside the ideas and theories. 

Applicants need at least five years of relevant professional experience to be admitted onto the Executive MPA programme. As a result, the class group provides an outstanding professional network to help students develop their career, well beyond the date of their graduation. 

The diversity of the class enhances this network, with 66 nationalities and more than 20 industry sectors represented since the degree was established in 2013.