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 or Applied Policy Project, which will be prepared and assessed at LSE in year two. Students will prepare additional materials and defend their research 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 compulsory courses, 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 or Applied Policy Project.
(* denotes a half unit)
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.
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 EU and national governments.
Or (with permission)
Applied Regression Analysis*
The course is concerned with deepening the understanding of the generalized linear model and its application to social science data. The main topics covered are linear regression modelling and binary, multinomial and ordinal logistic regression.
Courses to the value of one unit from:
European Integration from a Global Governance Perspective*
Focuses on the following issues: the nature of globalisation; its actors, institutions and processes; the form and scope of governance; and its normative implications. For each of these themes, European integration will serve as the principal case study to be discussed in light of developments in the rest of the world. The course will give students a conceptual and thematic overview of European integration as a phenomenon of global governance.
European Policy-Making and International Cooperation*
Explores governance in Europe and at the national and EU level, including integration and disintegration dynamics in a historical and global context, major issues of EU policy-making and its implementation and compliance, trade within and beyond the Single Market, and financial regulation.
Analytical Politics and Policy Making in Europe*
Examines politics and policymaking in European democracies and the European Union. It also introduces a set of analytical and empirical tools and concepts for understanding how political institutions and political agents jointly generate public policy, and how to apply these tools in examining political and policy outcomes in European States.
Courses to the value of one unit:
An independent research project of 10,000 words on an approved topic of your choice.
Applied Policy Project
An applied research project related to a real-life public policy problem situated at the international, European, or national level.
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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