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Master in Economics

Section #presentation


The Masters in Economics is the gateway to the PhD program in economics. The Masters focuses on the following elements:

  • Training in the technical and methodological foundations of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics in the first year;
  • A range of specialty courses in the second year;
  • A research paper supervised by a member of Sciences Po's department of economics.

The program is taught entirely in English

Section #objectifs


The program is for students seeking to acquire technical, quantitative and concrete skills in economics. It enables students to pursue a PhD (it is the only Sciences Po Masters degree that qualifies students for a doctorate in economics), but also provides access to careers requiring technical skills such as international organizations, think tanks and consulting services.

This Masters program is now internationally renowned:   

  • The top graduates of this Masters who subsequently pursued a PhD were admitted to the most prestigious PhD programs, such as those offered by Berkeley, Yale and Duke, as well as Sciences Po's doctoral program.  
  • The Masters in Economics is part of the prestigious European Masters Programme network that includes LSE, Oxford and Bocconi, among others, and is funded by Unicredit, which offers scholarships for top candidates.
  • The team of international professors teaching in the Masters are mostly members of Sciences Po's department of economics. 

This program is taught in English and requires command of the English language in addition to quantitative skills.

Section #structure

Structure of the programme

The first year of the program is designed to provide students with technical skills in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Certain elective courses are offered in other fields such as political science.

The second year includes more elective courses, allowing students to specialize in their area of interest. The last semester is primarily devoted to writing a research paper under the supervision of a member of the department of economics. 

Section #admission


Please refer to the admissions website


Section #teaching-staff

Teaching Staff

The core of the teaching staff are professors of the Department of economics. Some invited professors also participate.

Section #contacts


Pierre-Philippe Combes
Head of studies in Economics,
CNRS Professor, Department of Economics Sciences Po

Contact us by e-mail or telephone to make an appointment:

Hadjila Nezlioui-Serraz
Administrative Officer
Tél : +33 (0)1 45 49 72 35

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