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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Department of Government - MSc Public Policy and Administration 

Program Comparison Highlights

Institutional Structure: LSE's MSc Public Policy and Administration is delivered through the Department of Government, one of 24 academic units in the university. The Department has 53 FTE faculty and is "one of the largest in the UK and covers almost all areas of politics" (http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/researchProgrammes2014/government.aspx, accessed 30 September 2014). Most teaching staff hold faculty appointments within the Department.

Curriculum Design: TO COME

Professional Program Features: TO COME

Program Summary

Website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/taughtProgrammes2014/MScPublicPolicyAndAdministration.aspx  

University: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Location: London, United Kingdom

Degree: MSc Public Policy and Administration

Marketing Approach: "This programme is based in the Department of Government and offers the following benefits: One of the highest ESRC ratings for Political Science MSc programmes; Teaching by world renowned major figures in public administration, public policy and political science." (http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/taughtProgrammes2014/MScPublicPolicyAndAdministration.aspx, 30 September 2014)

Degrees Awarded per Year: TBD [Information will be requested from the School]

Academic Unit within University: The Department of Politics and International Studies is a department within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Related Academic Units and Degrees: Related degrees include (from http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/researchProgrammes2014/government.aspx). 

  • MSc Comparative Politics
  • MSc Conflict Studies
  • MPA European Public and Economic Policy
  • MSc Global Politics
  • MSc Global Politics (Global Civil Society)
  • MPA International Development
  • MSc International Migration and Public Policy
  • MSc Public Policy and Administration
  • MSc Political Science and Political Economy
  • MSc Political Theory
  • MSc Politics and Government in the European Union
  • LSE-PKU Double Degree in Public Administration and Government
  • MSc Public Policy and Administration
  • MSc Regulation
  • MPA Public and Economic Policy
  • MPA Public Policy and Management
  • MPA Public and Social Policy
  • Posted Tuition: £17,880 for 2014-15 for both domestic and international students (http://www.lse.ac.uk/intranet/students/moneyMatters/tableOfFees/2014-15%20Fees%20Table.pdf, 30 September 2014).

    Concentration/Curriculum Overview

    MA Degree Requirements

    Summary: By taking appropriate combinations of courses students can obtain the MSc with a specialised stream in Comparative Public Policy and Administration or Public Management. Students can choose one specialisation to be noted on their degree certificates.

    Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

    Academic Prerequisite: A first or upper second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent in a subject appropriate to the programme to be followed.

    Number of One-Semester-Equivalent Courses Required for Completion: 8 (3 units of courses and a dissertation worth 1 unit), see http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/calendar/programmeRegulations/taughtMasters/2014_MScPublicPolicyandAdministration.htm.

    Note 1: As discussed in the LSE MPA program, one unit at LSE is assumed to be 2 one-semester course equivalents. This low number (8) does not appear to be consistent with the assumption noted in Credit Requirements and Course Equivalents, any Master's course in England requires a minimum of 180 CATS credits, equivalent to 12 one-semester courses. 

    Number of Required Courses: 2.5 units (including dissertation worth 1 unit) 

    Number of Electives Typically Taken (difference between above two entries): 1.5 units (1 unit selected from a list depending on specialization - public management or comparative public policy and administration and 0.5 units from a list of three skills courses)

    Number of Electives Offered within Program: 35.

    Comprehensive Examination: No

    Thesis Required: A 10,000 word dissertation is required to be submitted as part of the assessment for each Government MSc programme. The dissertation is due by the 1 September and is compulsory.

    Internship Required: No

    International Study Required: No

    Co-curricular Activities Supportive to Degree

    Professional Development and Career Support: No

    Student-run Journal: No

    Applied Projects: No

    Pro Bono Consulting: No

    Courses Offered: The full list of 2013-2014 courses is found at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/study/studymasters/pgmodules/?filter=.pp.

    Course Material Online: Course descriptions, including Indicative Reading, Formative Coursework, and Assessment Method are available online at http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/calendar/courseGuides/graduate.htm.

    Instructional Distribution (PEACO Profile): The table below indicates the distribution of instruction offered, based on the course assignments to subjects in the Course Map below, weighted by estimated enrolment determined by the PEACO Algorithm. For purposes of simplification, it is assumed that the electives for the MSc are identical to those for the MPA. The subject-weighting for the dissertation is set equal to that of the weighted course distribution.

     

    LSE Gov

    MSc

    I. Courses Required and Offered

    a. Number of one-semester courses required for degree

    8.00

    b. Number of required courses

    6.00

    c. Number of elective courses taken (a - b)

    2.00

    d. Number of elective courses offered

    150

    e. Enrolment weight of elective courses (c/d)

    0.01

    II. Distribution of Courses (Enrolment-Adjusted) among Atlas

         Domains and Subjects

    Tools and Skills

    35.0%

      - Strategy and Structure

    13.2%

      - Economic Analysis

    1.6%

     

      - Quantitative Methods and Management Sciences

    19.6%

      - Leadership, Communication, Professional Practice

    0.7%

    Institutions and Context

    44.6%

      - Democratic Institutions and Policy Process

    34.2%

      - Ethics and Accountability

    1.3%

      - Socioeconomic, Political, and Global Contexts

    9.0%

    Management Functions

    4.7%

      - Public Financial Management

    1.1%

      - Evaluation and Performance Measurement

    0.2%

      - Other Management Functions

    3.3%

    Policy Sectors

    15.8%

      - Fiscal, Monetary and Tax Policy

    2.2%

      - International Development

    6.9%

      - Health

    0.0%

      - Other Policy Sectors

    6.7%

                                  Total

    100%

    III. Number of Courses in "NASPAA-required Subjects" taken by

          Typical Student in NASPAA Required Competency Domains

    Lead and Manage in Public Governance

    1.03

    Participate and Contribute to the Policy Process

    1.67

    Analyze, Synthesize, Solve Problems and Make Decisions

    2.58

    Articulate and Apply Public Service Perspectives

    0.63

    Communicate and Interact with Workforce and Citizenry

    0.06

    Total Course Equivalents taken in Required Competencies

    5.96

    IV. Ratio of Courses in "NASPAA-required Subjects" taken by

          Typical Student to Estimated Requirement for Competency

    Lead and Manage in Public Governance

    0.47

    Participate and Contribute to the Policy Process

    0.96

    Analyze, Synthesize, Solve Problems and Make Decisions

    0.74

    Articulate and Apply Public Service Perspectives

    0.44

    Communicate and Interact with Workforce and Citizenry

    0.05

    Ratio of Total Instruction in Competencies to Amount Needed

    0.60

    V. Number of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics or Quantitative

          Methods Courses taken by Typical Student

    Economic Analysis

    0.12

    Fiscal, Monetary and Tax Policy

    0.18

    Quantitative Methods

    1.42

    Total

    1.72

     

    Source: LSE websites noted above (accessed 30 September 2014).

    Page Created By:  Ian Clark on 30 September 2014. Updating and editing may consist of substantive and/or formatting changes. Unless otherwise noted, however, information regarding a program's structure, curricular offerings and PEACO score is based on the program as it was on the date of page creation. The content presented on this page, except for the assignments of courses to Atlas subjects, the Instructional Distribution analysis, and the Commentary is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above, and consists of direct quotations or close paraphrases.

    LSE Government MSc Public Policy and Administration Course Map
     C o u r s e s  O f f e r e d,  l i s t e d  b y  P u b l i c  P o l i c y  a n d  M a n a g e m e n t  S u b j e c t

    Note: Not shown are the required dissertation, worth one full-unit (2R), or the optional courses, which are similar to those for the LSE MPA.

    Analysis and Skills

     Policy and Management Analysis

      GV4F4: The Politics of Policy Advice (R/3)
      GV483: Public Management Theory and Doctrine (R/3)

     Economic Analysis

     Quantitative Methods

      MY451: Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (R/2)
      MY452 Applied Regression Analysis (R/2)

     Analytic Methods

     Leadership Skills

     Communication Skills

     Professional Practice

    Institutions and Context

     Democratic Institutions and Policy Process

      GV4E9: Approaches and Issues in Public Policy and Administration (2R)

     Ethics, Rights and Accountability

     Social and Political Context

     Intergovernmental and Global Context

      GV477: Comparative Public Policy Change (R/3)

    Management Functions

     Public Financial Management

     Evaluation and Performance Measurement

     Human Resource Management

     Information Management and Technology

     Program and Service Delivery

     Regulatory Policy and Management

     Nonprofit Management and Advocacy

    Policy Sectors

     Macroeconomic Policy

     International Development

     Social Policy and Welfare

     Health

     Education

     Employment, Labour and Immigration

     Cities, Urban and Regional Development

     Environment and Sustainability

     Agriculture and Resources

     Science, Technology and Innovation

     Industry, Trade and Investment

     Energy, Transport and Infrastructure

     Defence, Security and Foreign Relations

     Policing and Justice Administration

     Arts and Culture

     Financial Markets

     Other Policy Sectors


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