Sciences Po's graduate programmes prepare students for a wide range of professions in the public and private sectors. Graduates of these programmes possess a strong academic background and in-depth knowledge of how the professional world really works. Their skills are highly appreciated by recruiters.
Choosing a career path
Sciences Po's Master's degree programmes stand out for uniting academic and professional focuses. Programmes last four semesters: three semesters at Sciences Po in Paris and one semester away, to complete an internship or pursue studies in France or abroad within our partner network. These programmes lead to a Master's degree, opening doors to a large number of career specialisations. You will find below a brief guide for choosing your programme.
- School of Public Affairs
- Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA)
- Master in International Security
- Master in International Public Management
- Master in International Economic Policy
- Master in Environmental Policy
- Dual Degree in Environmental Science and Policy (with Paris VI)
- Master in International Development
- Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
- Master in International Energy
- Master in Development Practice
- School of Communication
- Sciences Po Law School
- Urban School
- School of Journalism
- Master Economics and Business
- Master in Finance and stratégie
- Master in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
- Experimental Programme in Political Arts (SPEAP)
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.