Each student participating in this programme will complete two full academic years in total (one each at Bocconi and LSE). The programme also includes the writing of a dissertation, which will be prepared and assessed at LSE in year two. Students will prepare additional materials and defend the dissertation at Bocconi; for this work Bocconi will give a separate grade. Students will also undertake a relevant professional internship, organised by Bocconi, of at least ten weeks duration, while they are not registered at LSE.
First year, at Bocconi
The first year is spent at Bocconi University. Students will join the MSc in Politics and Policy Analysis, on their own track. Students are also required to study languages and undertake an internship.
Indicative courses include:
Methods and Tools for Public Policy Analysis
Public Administration, Economics and Politics
Law and Policy Making.
Second year, at LSE
The second year runs from September until September of the following year. Students will join the MSc European and International Public Policy, on their own stream. In addition to the compuslory courses, you have the option of taking The Politics and Policies of Brexit. You will choose options from a range available within the European Institute, as well as other relevant areas such as politics. In addition, you will complete a Dissertation.
(* denotes a half unit)
Evidence and Analysis in Policy-Making*
Provides students with methodological knowledge and practical skills to analyse and evaluate policies and interventions by International Organisations, the European Union or national governments.
Courses to the value of one unit from the following:
European Policy-Making and International Cooperation
Introduces students to governance in Europe at the national and European Union level.
European Integration from a Global Governance Perspective*
Analytical Politics and Policymaking in Europe*
Engaging with Europe: Professional Skills (unassessed)
Introduces students to professional skills development through a programme of skills training workshops and guest lectures from distinguished outside practitioners.
An independent research project of 10,000 words on an approved topic of your choice.
Courses to value of one and a half units from a range of options
For the most up-to-date list of optional courses please visit the relevant School Calendar page.
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