Sciences Po’s schools in Paris welcome graduate students from all over the world. Our graduate programmes provide students with both an in-depth academic background in the social sciences and hands-on experience of the professional field they aim to work in.
Sciences Po’s seven schools welcome graduate students from all over the world. The two years of Master’s study include three semesters at Sciences Po in Paris and one semester away interning or studying in France or within our partner network abroad. Our graduate programmes provide students with both an in-depth academic background in the social sciences and hands-on experience of the professional field they aim to work in.
Graduate studies at Sciences Po
In order to recruit the best students from all around the world, Sciences Po offers Master's programmes taught entirely in English. No need to speak French to enrol in these programmes: students can become multilingual with intensive French language courses during their studies at Sciences Po.
Sciences Po School of Public Affairs
The School of Public Affairs educates public affairs professionals who understand multiple layers of governance. Graduates can pursue a wide range of careers worldwide, spanning the public and private sectors and the local to global levels. Learn more about the School of Public Affairs.
Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs
The Paris School of International Affairs offers a comprehensive education in international affairs. Graduates embark on careers in international organisations, NGOs, public administration, research institutes, etc. Learn more about the Paris School of International Affairs.
Sciences Po Law School
The Law School educates high-calibre legal professionals with the skills to adapt and flourish in a constantly changing professional environment. Graduates have the opportunity to join the Bar or to work in business, economic regulation agencies or the judiciary. Learn more about the Law School.
Sciences Po Urban School
The Urban School prepares students and professionals for urban governance in all its forms. Graduates find employment in the public, private and non-profit sectors at the local, national and international levels. Learn more about the Urban School.
School of Management and Innovation
The School of Management trains students for positions in consulting/auditing, banking/finance/insurance, marketing/communication, human resources, regulations and compliance, and the creative industries. Learn more about the School of Management and Innovation.
Sciences Po School of Journalism
The School of Journalism prepares students for careers in all sectors of the news media – written press, radio, television and the web. The programmes combine a solid foundation in the social sciences and practice-focused instruction provided by media professionals. Learn more about the School of Journalism.
Sciences Po School of Research (ex-Doctoral School)
The Sciences Po School of Research offers research-based Master's programmes and PhD programmes in law, economics, history, political science and sociology. A graduate education at the School of Research equips students to pursue teaching or research careers and for senior positions in international organisations, consulting firms and businesses. Learn more about the School of Research.
Sciences Po offers 27 two-year master’s degree programmes, each with a wide choice of concentration. Some programmes may include an apprenticeship component in second year. Students who so wish can opt for a gap year between their first and second years.
The first year is devoted to core courses, concentration courses and foreign language courses. The second year includes what we call a semester “off-campus”, which can take the form of an internship, a study period abroad or the writing of a research dissertation.
Sciences Po has partnered with internationally renowned universities to offer dual-degree programmes at the Master's and PhD levels. A multidisciplinary approach, dual expertise, fluency in different languages, multicultural experience: graduates of these programmes boast profiles that are highly appreciated by recruiters in a wide variety of sectors.
Nearly all dual-degree programmes are taught in English. Students enrolled in these programmes can take advantage of their experience at Sciences Po to learn French and become multilingual professionals.
Our Master's degrees open doors to a wide variety of career specialisations. After completing their degree, 84 percent of Sciences Po graduates find work within six months. Below is a brief guide to help you choose your programme.
Press, Media & Publishing
Career opportunities: Graduates work in all sectors of the news media: television, radio, press agencies, newspapers, the web, etc.
Career opportunities: Graduates work for any organisations looking to publicise their activities, mission or products, from NGOs to multinational corporations, media outlets to public institutions, fashion houses to industrial manufacturers. Graduates may also work for consulting firms specialised in communications, marketing and advertising, or choose to start their own business.
Career opportunities: Graduates work for public or private organisations in fields such as HR development (recruitment, university relations, education, career management, etc.), HR studies, HR communication or employee relations. They may also work for recruitment firms, human resource consulting firms or in corporate management positions.
Career opportunities: Graduates work as barristers or solicitors and in the legal departments of major companies. They may also work as legal experts in European or international organisations, both governmental and non-governmental.
Career opportunities: Graduates work for consulting firms, architectural firms and design offices, local governments or international organisations, development or urban planning agencies, and in property development, social housing and real estate.
Career opportunities: Graduates work for consulting and audit firms, in the banking and finance industries, or in corporate management, strategy and business development positions. They may also work for financial regulatory authorities.
Career opportunities: Graduates work in politics, for EU institutions, for national and local government authorities in France, and for large companies that do business with public authorities or focus on European issues.
Career opportunities: Graduates work for world governance organisations, including both non-governmental organisations and intergovernmental organisations such as the OECD, UN, IMF, WTO, World Bank, etc.
A large portion of Sciences Po graduates (34%) begin their career outside of France. Of these graduates, 51% choose a country in the European Union (not including France), 14% Asia or Australasia, 18% Africa, 12% North America and 5% Latin America.
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