The Sciences Po Doctoral School Becomes the School of Research

The Sciences Po Doctoral School Becomes the School of Research

New name, same mission
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Beginning in November 2020, the Doctoral School becomes the School of Research. A new name that more fully and more adequately reflects an unchanged mission: to train for research and through research, by delivering both Masters degrees and PhDs.

A more legible identity, a more visible originality

By offering master's degrees, PhDs and HDRs in the five major disciplines of Sciences Po, the Sciences Po School of Research combines the Anglo-Saxon model which trains for master's degrees and PhDs, and the European universities model which recruit candidates after they obtained their master's degrees. At the School of Research, it is possible to train for either a master's or a PhD, or both. It is also possible to study for a PhD after obtaining a master's degree from another university.

Reaffirming its vocation, which is to train through research...

With this new name, the Sciences Po School of Research reaffirms its vocation more clearly: to train specialists who can produce new and rigorous knowledge about the social world. Its uniqueness lies in the pluralism it offers, in terms of research subjects, approaches and methods, thanks to professors from all over the world.
Graduates of the School of Research now pursue a wide range of professions, in business, in the public sector or associations.

... and train for research

Founded in 1993, the Doctoral School played a leading role in Sciences Po’s establishment as a leading research university. Doctors from Sciences Po are recognised and renowned for their rigour which allow them to publish their work in the most prestigious international journals. Within the School of Research, the Doctoral School remains the structure accredited by the MESRI (Ministry of Higher Education and Research) listed as the Doctoral School n°234 in France, in order to award the national diploma of doctorate.

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