The Master of Public Policy (MPP) will teach the “craft of government” by combining the School of Public Policy’s specialist core of economics, political science, philosophy and quantitative analysis, with a focus on the management of contemporary public organisations.

This degree will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and experience you need to accelerate – and thrive in – your career.

In particular, the MPP offers you:

  • an in-depth study of public management: the tools and approaches needed to reform and enhance public service provision
  • a comprehensive understanding of the public management profession from financial and ethical perspectives, allowing our graduates to understand – and to challenge – the advice received from experts
  • an intensive nine-month schedule, allowing you to take a career break, develop your skills, and return to your profession quickly

Study Details:

9 months full-time

Programme Funding

The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide over £13 million in scholarships each year to graduate students from the UK, EU and overseas.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support SchemeMaster’s Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

Student Destinations

The MPP is designed for early to mid career professionals seeking to enhance their skill set and set themselves on a course for rapid career progression in their field. Applicants include government officials, political advisers and those navigating the interface between the private and public sectors. Whether based in the public or private sector, with your enhanced skills, you will be able to make formidable contributions to policy development.


UK/EU: £33,800 Overseas: £33,800

Entry Requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline. In addition, applicants must have at least three years of policy-relevant experience. We expect the typical work experience of our cohort to be five or more years.

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