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Home > 7 reasons to choose a One-Year Master's at Sciences Po
Sciences Po offers one-year Master’s for young graduates and early- to mid career- professionals seeking to take their career to the next level
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Sciences Po in Paris offers one-year Master’s programmes for young professionals who want to fast-track their career. Each of these intensive programmes is taught in English in Paris. Discover seven of the many reasons young professionals from all over the world choose Sciences Po to take their expertise to the next level.
1. Boost your career with a degree from a world-renowned university
Sciences Po is ranked 4th internationally among research universities for Politics & International Studies (QS rankings) and 1st in France for Social Sciences (Times Higher Education rankings). Our degrees fast-track graduates to key positions in both the public and private sectors. Nearly 90 percent of Sciences Po graduates find work within six months of graduation.
2. Meet some of today’s most influential figures
Prominent figures from business, politics, and academia speak regularly at Sciences Po. Recent visitors include Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google Inc, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, Condoleeza Rice, former United States secretary of state, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, Joseph Stiglitz, American economist, Nobel laureate in Economics, and Mark Thompson, New York Times CEO
3. Learn from the best academics and professionals
Courses at Sciences Po are taught by highly respected academics and internationally renowned practitioners. Leading recruiters value this combined academic and practical education, meaning that our graduates are highly sought after.
4 - Build an international network of reputed practitioners
Located in the heart of Paris, Sciences Po benefits from an extensive network of major companies, international organisations, governments, foundations and media outlets. Students at Sciences Po have direct access to this network.
5 - Engage with a community of top international students
Sciences Po students are recruited from among the finest candidates in France and abroad. Students on the one-year Master’s programmes are immersed in Sciences Po’s wider community of 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, half of whom are from over 150 countries outside France.
6- Join a community of 65,000 alumni
Sciences Po alumni include French President Emmanuel Macron, former prime minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau, former UN secretary general Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former president of the IMF Michel Camdessus, and former president of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet.
7 - Experience life in a Parisian setting
The Sciences Po campus in Paris is located in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, within walking distance of the city’s most famous landmarks including the Musée d’Orsay, the Luxembourg gardens, the Louvre and the Seine river.