Detailed curriculum information can be found in the 'Programme structure and courses' section of the MPP 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, registration and compulsory Introductory courses in mathematics and statistics.
Course structure (2021/2)
The MPP has a core curriculum of economics, political science, quantitative methods and philosophy for public policy, combined with an in-depth review of contemporary theories and practice for the management of public organisations. It is these skills and competencies that you will need to take you to the next step in your career in public policy.
The MPP programme is comprised of eight half-unit courses. It is designed to ensure that you learn foundational policy subjects, as well as topics of personal, academic, or professional interest.
PP401 Political Science for Public Policy (0.5 Units)
PP402 Quantitative Methods for Public Policy (0.5 Units)
PP403 Public Management (0.5 Units)
PP404 Economics for Public Policy (0.5 Units)
PP405 Public Policy Applications (0.5 Units)
PP406 Philosophy and Public Policy (0.5 Units)
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.
You may also apply to take options courses from other departments in the LSE.