Detailed curriculum information can be found in the 'Programme structure and courses' section of the MPA admissions pages.
Prior to starting your studies you will have the opportunity to complete online pre-arrival modules to help you to prepare for your studies.
You will also attend introductory classes from mid-September which include a welcome session, campus enrolment and compulsory introductory courses in mathematics and statistics.
In the first year, you will take three compulsory courses, in micro- and macro-economics, political science for public policy and quantitative approaches and policy analysis. These provide a rigorous foundation to support you in your second year.
In addition to your required core courses, you will take full unit or half-unit option courses (electives). The SPP offers a wide range of courses as options. You can review this current year’s (2021/22) option list here.
The two key features of the second year are the MPA Capstone, and the option to choose a specialisation to be a part of your degree title.
You will also choose a range of option courses (electives) from the School of Public Policy (or elsewhere to in LSE).