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  • London School of Economics and Political Science
    • Introducing the
    • LSE MPA Programme
    • www.lse.ac.uk/mpa
    • A guide for incoming 2 nd year students in 2012/13
    View this slideshow again: http://tinyurl.com/LSEmpaYr2
  • The School
    • London School of Economics and Political Science
    • one of foremost social science universities in the world
    • research and teaching spans the full range of social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance
    • based in the heart of London
    • around 9000 students from over 140 countries world-wide: 32% UK; 19% EU; 49% rest of world
    • Over 100 languages spoken on campus
    • over 97,000 alumni
    • alumni and former staff include
      • 16 Nobel prize winners in economic sciences, literature and peace (most recently Prof Christopher Pissarides 2010)
      • 34 past or present Heads of State, including prime ministers or presidents of Barbados, Canada, Colombia, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana (x3), Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Kenja, Nepal, Peru, Poland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and USA
    • around 70 current UK MPs or members of the House of Lords have either studied or taught at LSE
  • Location
  • Location
  • Globally renowned scholars
    • Prof Christopher Pissarides awarded 2010 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, jointly with with Peter Diamond from MIT and Dale Mortensen from Northwestern Uni for work on the economics of unemployment, especially job flows and the effects of being out of work. Fellow of the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE and of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.
    Lord Stern, Chairman of LSE’s Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change. Previously adviser to UK Government on the Economics of Climate Change and Development and Head of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. World Bank Chief Economist 2000 - 2003. Chief Economist European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 1994 – 1999. Professor Emeritus Lord Layard. Professor of Economics. Founder of LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance. Most recently engaged in emerging field of “Happiness Economics” Latest book, Happiness: Lessons from a New Science (Penguin, 2011).
  • Prominent MPA Faculty click here for full faculty list
    • Professor Tim Besley. Kuwait Professor of Economics and Political Science and Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Research: development Economics; public Economics; political economy. To autumn 2009: Member of Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee. Latest book: Pillars of Prosperity (Princeton University Press).
    Professor Patrick Dunleavy, AcSS. Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Chair of LSE Public Policy Group. Research: public sector IT developments; rational choice theories of bureaucracy; large-scale electoral system design; electoral analysis and party politics; public choice theory and modern political science; modern political theory relating to liberal democratic governance. Professor Robin Burgess. Professor of Economics; Academic Director, International Growth Centre, Co-Director, Programme for the Study of Economic Organisation and Public Policy. Research: development economics, public economics, political economy and labour economics. Research focuses on identifying policy and institutional reforms which are capable of delivering higher growth and lower poverty in developing countries.
  • Masters of Public Adminstration (MPA)
    • Five MPA streams
    • MPA Public and Economic Policy (since 2003)
    • MPA Public Policy and Management (since 2006)
    • MPA International Development (since 2009)
    • MPA European Public and Economic Policy (since 2009)
    • MPA Public and Social Policy (from 2011)
  • Dual MPA Degree Partners
    • Four Partners:
    • SIPA (New York)
    • Sciences Po (Paris)
    • Hertie School of Governance (Berlin)
    • Lee Kuan Yew School of Governance (Singapore)
    • Student Demographics
    Nationality Age Undergraduate Degree Employment background
  • MPA Core Curricula 1 st year 2 nd year Core first year curriculum for all MPA streams EC440 Macro and Micro Economics for Public Policy EC455 Quantitative Research and Policy Analysis GV478 Political Science and Public Policy Stream-specific curricula (first and/or second year) MPA Public and Economic Policy MPA Public Policy and Management MPA International Development MPA Public and Social Policy MPA European Public and Economic Policy MG419 Public Management – Strategy, Innovation and Delivery DV441 Development Policy and Management SA4X6 Welfare Analysis and Measurement EU427 European Public and Economic Policy EC406 Economic Policy Analysis GV4E4 Public Budgeting and Financial Management EC454 Development Economics
  • MPA Second Year further info. Stream Specific Core or Options Courses Core Course: Organisations, Power and Leadership and/or Dissertation 10,000 words on applied policy issue Core Course: Capstone Project Over 90 Courses available on the MPA Options List in the following areas Welfare State Policies Urban Policy Environmental Policy International Policy Development Policy Economic Policy Regulatory Policy Governance Europe Management of Organisations
  • The Capstone
    • Chance to apply skills learned across MPA courses
    • Group work (3 to 5 people)
    • 1 or 2 days per week over 16 weeks
    • In public/private sector corporation or Charity/NGO
    • Aim to research and/or resolve a “real” public policy issue for the client
    • Dedicated MPA supervisor
    • Collective grade
    • Links to further information
      • Capstone overview
      • Filmed Capstone introduction from two of the MPA’s core faculty
    Capstone Clients
  • Extra Curricula Activities Public Events MPA Retreat Career Development
  • Alumni Destinations
    • Government
    • Australia Prime Minister’s Office
    • Reserve Bank of Australia
    • Canada Ministry of the Environment
    • Germany German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
    • Japan Ministry of the Environment
    • Ministry of Finance
    • Ministry of Home Affairs
    • Ministry of Justice
    • Mexico Ministry of Health
    • Ministry of the Interior
    • Republic of Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Ministry of Strategy and Finance
    • South Africa City of Johannesburg
    • Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
    • UK Bank of England*
    • Department for Children, Schools and Families
    • Department of Health
    • Government Economic Service
    • HM Revenue and Customs
    • HM Treasury*
    • London Development Agency
    • Cabinet Office Strategy Unit
    • US Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Diplomatic Service
    • Government Accountability Office
    • Senate Legislature
    Private Sector Accenture* Deloitte* Deutsche Bank Ernst & Young EDS* Goldman Sachs Marakon McKinsey Monitor NERA PricewaterhouseCoopers RAND Corporation Roland Berger Royal Bank of Scotland UBS    International Organisations European Bank for Reconstruction and Development* (EBRD) European Ombudsman International Energy Agency Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development* (OECD) United Nations UNESCO* World Bank* World Health Organisation     NGOs, Think Tanks, Parties Democratic Party of Japan Demos (UK)* International Budget Partnership* Open Budget Initiative (US) Per Capita (Australia) US Democratic Party
  • Student Resources
    • Academic Supervisor (meet every 2-3 weeks)
    • Student Services Centre for non-academic support
    • Library World's largest library devoted exclusively to the social sciences
    • Career Services Part of the University of London Careers Service, the largest graduate careers service in Europe
    • MPA Retreat
    • MPA Common Room
    • Sports As LSE Student have access to University of London Union sports facilities. On campus: three squash courts; a multi-gym at the School. Nearby: ULU swimming pool 10 mins walk
    • Healthcare full use of National Health Service (free of charge to registered students)
  • Practicalities
    • Dates (3 x 10 week terms)
      • Michaelmas late September to mid-December
      • Lent early January to mid-March
      • Summer end April – end June
    • LSE MPA Fees for 2 nd year 2012/13: £20,030
    • Funding support
      • MPA Dual Degree Scholarship up to ~£3500
      • LSE Financial Support Office has extensive scholarships list
    • Living expenses inc. accommodation, travel, sustenance £1000/month
      • For further info on cost of living in London, see http://www2.lse.ac.uk/intranet/students/moneyMatters/costOfStudying.aspx
    • Guaranteed LSE Housing
    Exchange rates at mid Oct 2011 £1 (UK) = $1.55 = €1.16 = S$2.02
  • Dual MPA Admissions Process
    • Online application via:
    • http://www2.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/applicant/howDoI/mpa2ndYearLSE/mpa2ndYearLSE.aspx
    • Materials
    • Required : Personal statement ~300 words giving reasons for applying to spend 2 nd year abroad
    • Required : Student’s original application to be forwarded to LSE for review (LSE will request this directly from 1 st year institution on receipt of online application form)
    • Optional : additional references can be submitted by email to [email_address]
    • Timeline
    • Deadline for applications 1 st February 2012
  • Useful links
    • LSE MPA Website www.lse.ac.uk/mpa
    Email for further information: LSE MPA administrative office: [email_address] Application form: http://tinyurl.com/LSEMPAy2Apply LSE maps, directions and virtual tour www2.lse.ac.uk/mapsAndDirections/Home.aspx & http://www2.lse.ac.uk/aboutLSE/virtualTour/Home.aspx