London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

Double Degree in Urban Policy (LSE-Sciences Po)


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

LSE-Sciences Po Double Degree in Urban Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The double degree lasts two academic years: the first year is spent at Sciences Po, in the Master en Strategies Territoriales et Urbaines; the second year is spent within the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE, following one of three MSc programmes, in Local Economic Development, Contemporary Urbanism or Regional and Urban Planning Studies. Spanning a wide range of disciplines, including public management, economic development, urbanisation, project management, urban social analysis, and planning, this selective bilingual (French and English) programme will enable participating students to develop an understanding of the political, economic and social issues raised by contemporary urbanisation, at local and international level, with a curriculum focused on the analytic tools used in the field of urban policy. At the end of two years of successful study, students will be awarded both a Master from Sciences Po in Strategies Territoriales et Urbaines, and an MSc from LSE in Urban Policy. The programme pays particular attention to the origins and claims of development theory and practice, and the aims and achievements of contemporary urban policy from a wide variety of thematic and theoretical perspectives. Core courses: urban policy and practice in the south; development: theory, history and policy; dissertation. Total of one unit from a large range of options.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5; TOEFL 603
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