LSE/ University of Toronto Double Degree: Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Global Affairs (MGA)

The MPA/MGA double degree offers students an outstanding opportunity to study at two world-leading universities and gain a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master of Global Affairs (MGA) from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto.


Throughout the two-year programme students will develop key policy skills through an immersion in public and international affairs and will benefit from access to the expert faculty, careers support, internship resources and alumni networks of both prestigious institutions.

The double degree draws on the unique academic strengths of each institution. The first year of study at LSE’s School of Public Policy will equip students with key skills in political science, economics, quantitative analysis and an understanding of the philosophical principles underlying good public policy.

The second-year at University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, adds an international affairs dimension with in-depth study of the global system and its stakeholders, innovation policy, global justice, development, markets, and security.

The array of courses and perspectives, as well as the immersion in problems with international and global reach, powerfully combines the expertise of these two institutions and prepares graduates to engage with complex policy issues in national and global policy making.

Key features:

  • Study at two prestigious institutions in two cities – Year one at the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Year two at Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.
  • Gain key skills in political science, economics, quantitative analysis, international affairs, innovation policy, global justice, development, markets, and security.
  • Benefit from a dedicated ‘professional skills programme’ designed to help you to engage and lead in the rapidly changing policy environment that shape our societies and give you a head start over other graduates in seeking post-study employment in the private, public or international sectors.
  • funded internship scheme between the first and second year (under the governance of the University of Toronto).
  • Completion of a Capstone Project during the second year, where you will work with an employer organisation on a real-life policy challenge.
  • Ability to apply for a Canadian work visa valid for up to two years after your graduation date.

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    Find out more and apply.

    Register for our upcoming online information session on 8 December.

    16 November - SPP programmes information session

    8 December - MPA/MGA Double Degree with Toronto University information session

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