Over the last few years, Sciences Po has continued to adapt its Master's Program to the increasingly diverse range of career openings and recruiter requirements, while allowing students to prepare effectively for their entry into professional life.
Sciences Po proposes a wide range of programs, each of which corresponds to professional orientations for which our graduates are particularly well prepared in Schools and Masters:
- Graduate School
Master in History
Master in Political Science, specialisation in International Relations
Master in Political Science, specialisation in Comparative Political Sociology
Master in Political Science, specialisation in Political Theory
Master in Sociology
- School of Public Affairs
Master in Public Policy
Existing programs (no admissions in 2015)
Master in Public Administration
Master in Corporate and Public Management
Master of Public Affairs
- Paris School of International Affairs
- School of Communication
- School of Law
- School of Journalism
- Master in European Affairs
- Master in Economics and Public Policy
- Master in Economics and Business
- Master in Finance and Strategy
- Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management
- Master in Human Resources Management
- Master in Marketing and Market Research
- Master of experiments on arts and politics
- Master in Urban Affairs
- Master in Urban Planning
Some 75% of Sciences Po graduates work in the private sector, 20% in French, European and international public administrations and 5% in teaching and research.
Since 2000, Sciences Po has adopted and applied the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) and awards double degrees in conjunction with prestigious European and North American institutions.
A wide and varied curriculum
Many hours of courses are offered throughout the two years of the Master. The study program consists of four semesters, each lasting thirteen weeks, one of which is spent outside Sciences Po. Each student undertakes an internship in a company or administration or a study program in one of Sciences Po's foreign partner universities.
The program for the apprenticeship Master also consists of four semesters: two at Sciences Po and two that alternate work and study. During the semesters at Sciences Po, students must follow and validate a certain number of courses (or modules) before they can sit the tests for the Master.
These courses are defined as a function of the Master chosen and consist of specialized courses (mandatory or elective), common core curriculum courses, foreign-language classes and a group project allowing students to acquire concrete experience in project management.
An interdisciplinary education
Students can choose from a wide range of courses covering core subjects, such as Management of Economic Policies, Public Freedoms and Fundamental Rights, Major European Challenges, Theory of Organizations or the Interconnections between Science, Society and Policy.
These core courses, which provide a strong structural framework both in terms of conceptual content and methodological rigor, are a specific hallmark of the Sciences Po Master.
Particular importance is placed on written and oral command of two foreign languages as a vital prerequisite for entry into a labor market that is now both European and international. Courses in English are an integral part of the education offered at Sciences Po and the proportion of such courses is continuing to increase. Some masters also offer concentrations taught entirely in English.
Rigorous methodological training
The program is grounded in development of skills in self-expression, both written and oral. Oral presentations delivered in a limited time in the tutorial groups teach students to cover the essentials in a clear and lively manner. Essays, summary reports and term papers help them call up and structure their knowledge and construct logical arguments.
Many of the exercises offered in the tutorial groups (debates, simulation games, etc.) call on an aptitude for teamwork, which is also the basic educational aim of the group project.