London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc Public Policy and Administration / MSc Public Policy and Administration (Research)


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Public Policy and Administration; M.Sc.-Public Policy and Administration (Research)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

These programmes are based in the Department of Government and offer the following benefits: Study in a large, internationally renowned department in the only UK institution devoted solely to the social sciences. One of the highest ESRC ratings for Political Science MSc programmes. Teaching by world renowned major figures in public administration, public policy and political science. A good preparation for further research work or for a career in education, public administration or the private sector. By taking appropriate combinations of courses students can obtain the MSc with a specialised stream in Comparative Public Policy and Administration, or Public Choice and Public Policy, or Public Management and Administration. Students can choose one specialisation to be noted on their degree certificates. Three courses from: introduction to comparative public administration; introduction to public choice and public policy I; public management theory and doctrine; advanced topics in public choice and public policy II; comparative public policy change. Total of one unit from a range of subjects, 10,000-word dissertation and a skills programme comprising courses on quantitative and qualitative methods. Research track students substitute the skills programme and one optional course with Social Science Research Methods.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 627
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