Master in International Development


Main orientations and specific features | Career opportunities | Programmes | Faculty


General objectives

The Master's degree in international development at PSIA offers innovative training in international development based on a renewed approach to sustainable economic growth and political practices. PSIA's program is designed to train the next generation of development specialists, which builds on the profound transformation of the development discussion.

 The Master in International Development is given in collaboration with the Agence française de développement.


Scientific Advisor    

Laurence Tubiana is the Scientific Advisor of the PSIA Master in International Development.  She is France's Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, and also the founder of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris. She is also professor and director of the Sustainable Development Center at Sciences Po Paris, and recently set up the new direction of Global Publics Goods of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. Laurence Tubiana is member of several scientific boards of main research institutions such as the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the India Council for Sustainable Development and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. From 1997 to 2002, she served as senior advisor to the Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin, on environmental issues and conducted a number of international negotiations on this subject.


Main orientations and specific features

The curriculum builds up on a strong intellectual background in development studies favouring critical postures using academic analysis and practitioners' experience of global governance and the multifaceted question of sustainability. It combines it with intensive training in finance, economics, public policy, at the global to local level, project design, management and evaluation.

It provides an introduction to multiple actors (from public agencies to NGO's and private foundations) and to multiple instruments (from traditional official development aid to markets mechanisms and innovative finance) and generates both analytical and practical skills that our students will use to implement the next generation of development policies and practices. A special focus is put on acquiring essential skills in policy and project design and evaluation, finance accounting and applied economics, management and planning methods.

The students will have the opportunity to choose a comprehensive set of courses in specific areas such as, amongst others, agriculture, health, urban issues and sustainability, and will be able to specialize in a regional area to understand specific historical and geographical context.


Career opportunities

Graduates will find openings in the private sector (profit and non profit).  They will work as project managers, consultants and in the innovation sector for applied research projects as project designer and managers. In public agencies, national, regional, and local governments, as well as international organizations and agencies, MID graduates will work on the formulation, management and evaluation of public policies and projects.





Scientific Advisor: Laurence Tubiana

Academic Advisor: Kate Vivian

Office Hours: Tuesday 3pm-6pm / Wednesday 2pm-5pm / Friday 10am-1pm

Academic Assistant:  Lucie Bossard
Secretariat open Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 9h30-12h45 14h15-16h45. Wednesday/Friday 9h30-12h45