At the heart of knowledge creation and dissemination

Pierre François, Dean of the Doctoral School

The Doctoral School, one of Sciences Po’s seven graduate schools, brings together all Sciences Po’s research degrees under one roof. We offer Master’s by Research and PhD programmes that equip students with the concepts, analytical techniques, and methods of social science research.

Underpinned by a faculty of 200 academics with highly international backgrounds, our programmes are structured around Sciences Po’s five main disciplines: law, economics,

history, political science, and sociology. Sciences Po is currently ranked second among universities worldwide for political science and international relations, 28th worldwide for sociology, and among the top 50 for law, economics, and history (2020 QS ranking).

We are a multidisciplinary school with an international outlook. Our research policy is geared towards the major scientific, technological, environmental and societal challenges of our time. Whatever their research focus and intended career path, our students acquire practical knowledge that will open doors to a diverse range of professions in both the public and private sectors.

The Doctoral School is a personable size and provides each student with individual academic, pastoral, and careers support.

I hope that these few words of introduction have made you want to join us.

Welcome to your school!

Pierre François,
Dean of the Doctoral School, sociologist and CNRS senior researcher at the CSO

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