Master's in Political Science, Programme in International Relations

"The political science of international relations is rooted in a tradition of multidisciplinary studies (history, geography, law, sociology, economics).  It analyses international realities as social realities, at both the micro level of actors and the macro level of the groups they form.  This integrated approach has a very long history at Sciences Po."

Presentation

The Masters in international relations offers a comprehensive overview of the major approaches to knowledge of international affairs (political science, history, law, economics, and geography), a closer examination of research questions that political science and international relations focus on (international organizations, multilateralism, foreign policy, global governance, new conflicts, peace studies), and an original socio-historical approach emphasizing the role of states, societies, cultures and non-state actors in the development of global policy.      

Objectives

The program is specifically designed for students who plan to pursue academic careers (research and teaching), careers as experts in public or private international organizations, civil service entrance examinations (especially international and European ones), and diplomatic careers.         

Skills targeted

The program offers excellent training in political science that provides the following skills: the ability to design and implement a research project, a command of research tools, an ability to communicate research results, and the development of critical and independent thinking.       

Structure of the program

The programme provides an overview of the major approaches to knowledge of international affairs (political science, history, law, economy, geography), a closer look at priority areas of research in the political science of international relations (international organizations, multilateralism, foreign policy, global governance, new conflicts, peace studies), and an original socio-historical approach emphasizing the role of States, society, culture and non-state actors in shaping global policy.

Teaching staff

Le programme accueille également des professeurs invités venus des principales universités étrangères qui offrent chaque année un cours et/ou un séminaire à l'attention des étudiants en seconde année du Master: K. Olsen et P. Burgess (Oslo), W. Carlsnaes (Uppsala), A. Williams (St Andrews), E. Luck (Columbia), T. Inogushi (Tokyo), N. Lebow (Dartmouth College), etc.

Contacts and students reception

Professeur Guillaume Devin, directeur du Master de science politique, mention Relations internationales.

Administrative Officer for the first-year students

Administrative Officer for the second-year students

Accueil des étudiants : Ecole Doctorale de Sciences Po - 199, boulevard Saint-Germain - 75007 Paris (3ème étage) - Bureau 328 - Du lundi au jeudi de 9h30 à 11h30 et de 14h30 à 16h30 - le vendredi de 9h30 à 12h30

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