Sciences Po and the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a priority focus of Sciences Po's international policy. Since the early 1990s, we have been cultivating our relations with the United Kingdom through varied and productive forms of collaboration. These collaborations include student and faculty mobility programmes, joint research, and teaching programmes.

Academic Network

Sciences Po has exchange agreements with 25 of the leading British universities including LSE, Oxford, and Cambridge, UCL, and King’s College London. See the list of our partner universities.

Teaching programmes in partnership with British universities

Dual Bachelor's degree with UCL: The first 2 years are spent at Sciences Po (Dijon, Nancy, Poitiers, Paris or Menton Campus) and the last 2 years at UCL. There is a focus on the social sciences at Sciences Po, including a major European language. At UCL Students choose one of 5 majors at - economics, history, international relations, law, philosophy or politics. This programme is taught either only in English or French, or in both English and French.

Dual Master's degrees with LSE: Sciences Po has four dual degrees with LSE, one of the foremost social science universities in the world. These programmes enable students to complete one year of studies at Sciences Po and another at the LSE, with a degree awarded by both universities. 

The four Dual Master’s degrees with LSE are:

Dual Master's Degree with King’s College London: This programme allows participating students to obtain in two years of studies with a year each in Paris and London, both a Master’s degree offered by the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po (PSIA) and a Master’s degree offered by one of a number of schools and departments within the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at King’s College London. Spanning a wide range of disciplines, this collaboration is a new, open and flexible type of joint degree which bridges 7 Master’s programmes on the Sciences Po side and over 30 degree programmes on the King’s side. 

Exchange programme

Sciences Po welcomes university students on exchange from its British partners every year. Sciences Po students also complete exchanges at these universities, either in their third undergraduate year or during their Master's programme.

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Research

OxPo

Formerly known as the Oxford Sciences Po programme, OxPo brings together two of the foremost universities in the world in the field of social sciences. It is a meeting point for scholars at both institutions with the objective of fostering and stimulating joint scientific projects. It provides a platform for the comparative analysis of the evolution of political systems and societies, in Europe and beyond. The group coordinates comparative research projects that contribute toward this goal and it facilitates academic and student exchanges between the two universities.

The Cambridge-Sciences Po Research Cooperation Framework

The Cambridge-Sciences Po Research Cooperation Framework, agreed in 2017, formalizes and strengthens an already strong partnership. The aims of the framework are to develop research links in disciplines including Politics, History and Public Policy, with a strong expectation that the collaboration will develop to include other areas of mutual interest. Both parties have committed to the provision of matched funds to enable academic workshops and symposia, and to pay for travel grants, short-term research visits, and visiting professorships at both Sciences Po and Cambridge. Other bilateral activities within its scope include the encouragement of student mobility, and the creation of Teaching Fellowships for Cambridge PhD students at Sciences Po. 

King’s College London and CERI

King’s College London and CERI (Centre for International Studies) at Sciences Po regularly work together to organise joint seminars, colloquiums, and workshops in order to bring together scholars and Ph.D. students from both institutions to study and explore areas of common interest. 

Faculty Mobility

The Vincent Wright Chair

The Vincent Wright Chair is for visiting professors from British Universities invited to teach and research at Sciences Po for 6 months. The Sciences Po Alumni UK Charity Trust helps to recruit professors of international standards, and funds the chair. The objective of this visiting professorship is to promote academic and scientific exchange between France and Great Britain.

Sciences Po - London School of Economics (LSE) mobility

The London School of Economics (LSE) and Sciences Po have set up an annual faculty exchange programme: the LSE - Sciences Po Faculty Mobility Scheme. This programme facilitates faculty exchanges and strengthens the links between the Sciences Po and LSE academic communities.

Alumni

The Sciences Po Alumni Association’s UK section is a dynamic community that represents Sciences Po, current students and former students. The UK section organises numerous events including monthly meetups, dinner-debates, conferences and a fundraising gala to benefit the Sciences Po Alumni UK Charity Trust. 

Financial Aid for British Students

The Sciences Po Alumni UK Charity Trust raises funds to facilitate exchanges between Sciences Po and the UK in particular by financially supporting students wishing to study in the UK through one of the Sciences Po programs or by encouraging British students to study at Sciences Po in France. The Trust currently operates four scholarships programmes:

  • The Excellency Award Assia de Juniac & the Merit Award Roger Seydoux aim to contribute towards the cost of tuition fees during the second year of the double masters between Sciences Po and LSE or King’s which is spent in London. 
  • The OxPo scholarship aims to contribute towards the living cost incurred during a year of post-doctoral fellowship at Oxford University. 
  • The Excellency Undergraduate Award funds the tuition fees for a three-year undergraduate program at one of the seven Sciences Po campuses.

Find out more about financing your studies at Sciences Po.