I am a US student (come from a well-regarded US school with a degree in economics) looking to further my education with a masters degree that will hone my quantitative skills. I wish to ultimately hold a leadership position at either a government agency/NGO/think-tank.
I'm applying to some US MPP programs, but also wanted to expand to UK schools (and perhaps others in Europe) for a more quantitative-focused degree. There seem to be many LSE programs that could perhaps be a fit--their MPA, MSc in Public Policy and Administration, perhaps even an MSc in Economics. Any ideas of which programs are more well-regarded (I will likely return to the States afterwards), and which would be a better fit for someone who wants to work in policy? I'm also hoping for a program where students are NOT coming straight out of their undergraduate degrees, since I will have had four years of work experience under my belt.
I'm really looking for a practical, not theoretical, degree. I want something that will strengthen my data / analytical skills in a policy-context--not just coursework in theoretical political science and economics.
Any help would be appreciated!
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