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Politics & Government (30)

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The Master of Public Policy (MPP) at LSE is perfect for professionals seeking to tackle complex public policy challenges and advance their careers. This intensive 9-month programme offers a global perspective and integrates theory, politics, and policy implementation. You'll gain a deep understanding of contemporary governance, including economics, political science, and public management. The MPP provides a strong core foundation while allowing for specialization. You'll also have the opportunity to build a valuable network with experienced professionals. With enhanced knowledge and skills, you'll be well-equipped to make a significant impact in public, private, international, or non-profit sectors. No application deadline, so don't miss out on this career-advancing opportunity! Visit the website for full entry requirements.

About the course


The Master of Public Policy (MPP) is designed for early to mid-career professionals who want to enhance their knowledge and analytical skills to effectively address complex public policy challenges, and advance their career in any policy-relevant sector.

The intensive 9-month programme enables students to take a short career break to join an experienced global cohort, gain new perspectives and develop an understanding of the “craft of government”. This integrates theory and analysis, politics, and implementation of policy. 

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Student Profiles

Toluwalola Kasali

Graduated in 2020

Operations Officer (Creating Markets Advisory) at the IFC Nigeria (World Bank Group)

"The MPP programme was immensely beneficial in helping me combine the theory, politics, and tools of policymaking - key elements in making governments and policies work for development. Learning with extraordinary classmates who shared their expertise, background, and culture also helped to illustrate how our varied life experiences shape our policy choices and preferences.

I chose the MPP programme because I wanted to effectively apply my experience working in both the private and public sectors and with development partners. Before joining the MPP, I first worked as an investment professional and lead research analyst in the private sector: leveraging macroeconomic, sector and markets research to unlock opportunities in the energy sector. Then I moved to the public sector as a Special Adviser to a Minister of Finance in Nigeria, where I developed and assisted in implementing federal and state-level policies, sector-level and economy-wide reforms. Moving from the private to the public sector remains one of my most challenging yet insightful career experiences because there are nuances to policymaking that are better experienced first-hand.

Using information from the project, I authored a book to tell the story of IDPs and also developed a theory of change that self-reliance can act as the bridge to close the transition gap between the early phase of displacement (humanitarian aid) and sustainable solutions to rebuild their lives and leave the camps. I further developed the “transition gap” concept in my Policy Paper at the LSE, highlighting the significance of weak ties and complementarities between resources and social ties. This paper won the Lloyd Gruber Prize for the Best Policy Paper in the SPP.

After graduating from the LSE, I shared lessons learned about closing the transition gap in a guest blog with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and created a short documentary demonstrating the challenges of living in displacement and highlighting the impact of self-reliance. This documentary has received its first Official Selection at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival in 2022.

I also published articles discussing global policy issues, including the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the temporary patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, and how privilege in policymaking can deepen inequality."

Yohann Sequeira

Graduated in 2021

Senior Consultant at Dalberg Advisors

"The LSE SPP met and exceeded what I was looking for in a program. First, it gave me the ability to tailor my time at the MPP to my professional interests while meeting my educational objectives within nine months. Second, the programme had a multidisciplinary approach: pulling in expertise from the departments of government, political science, and philosophy, among others. And finally, all of this was delivered through a world-class institution with professors and peers from all over the world, who would complete the experience and provide a unique and diverse set of learnings."


The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide generous scholarships each year to home and overseas students.

LSE makes available over GBP 15 million annually in financial aid for its students. Around one quarter of our graduate students receive financial support from the School.

At master’s level, the value of support given by LSE ranges in value from 10 per cent of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.

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

Selection for any funding opportunity is based on receipt of an offer for a place and submitting a Graduate Financial Support application, before the funding deadline.

In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas.

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