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Academics at a glance

Students, professionals, general public: discover all Sciences Po courses

Students gain admission to Sciences Po after passing the Baccalauréat (or a foreign equivalent) or having completed an undergraduate or graduate program. We also welcome students with one or more years of professional experience, as well as those preparing for competitive examinations.

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Bachelor level: the Undergraduate College and the Bachelor Programme

State-controlled degree conferring a licence

Accessible from the Baccalauréat (or a foreign equivalent), the Sciences Po Undergraduate College is an undergraduate programme that takes place in three years, on one of the 7 campuses of the institution. It awards a Bachelor's degree from Sciences Po which is the equivalent of a "licence" at a French national level.

The programme centres on six core courses within the humanities and social sciences - economics, law, history, humanities, political science and sociology. These are complemented by artistic and scientific disciplines.

Discover the Undergraduate College programmes

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Discover our 7 campuses and their geographical minors

Section #masters

Master Level: 7 Graduate Schools

State-controlled degree conferring a licence

Sciences Po’s 7 Schools welcome graduate students from all over the world. The two years of Master’s study include three semesters at Sciences Po in Paris and one semester away interning or studying in France or within our partner network abroad.

Our graduate programmes provide students with both an in-depth academic background in the social sciences and hands-on experience of the professional field they aim to work in.

Discover all our Masters at a glance

  • 29 two-year Master’s programmes, each with a wide choice of concentrations.
  • Sciences Po has partnered with internationally renowned universities to offer dual-degree programmes at the Master's and PhD levels.
Section #ecoles

Discover the 7 specialised schools offering these masters

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PhD Level: Five PhD Programmes

The Sciences Po School of Research offers five PhD programmes in law, economics, history, political science and sociology. Our students benefit from the expertise of internationally renowned thesis supervisors and can receive personalised supervision at each of Sciences Po's research centres.

Find out more about PhD programmes.

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Young Professionals: One-Year Master's Programmes

One-year Master’s programmes at Sciences Po deliver an intensive curriculum designed for young professionals seeking to take their career to the next level. These programmes are taught in English.

Section #prepaconcours

Competitive Exam Preparation

Sciences Po offers competitive exam preparation for students aspiring to positions in the French or European civil service or the judiciary, as well as those looking to become lawyers, police commissioners or certified history professors.

Find out more about Competitive Exam Preparation.

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Executive Education

From short courses to degree awarding programmes, the programmes offered by Sciences Po Executive Education draw from the university’s educational model to meet the specific needs of public- and private-sector professionals. Whether the focus is on management, organisation, a development model or a contemporary issue, we offer cutting edge support programmes to accompany professionals in a wide range of career paths.  

Discover Executive Education.

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Summer School

Available to any and all, the Summer School lets you take social sciences and French language classes at Sciences Po while spending the summer discovering Paris.

Find out more about the Summer School.

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Sciences Po offers online courses for all on the FUN (France Université Numérique) and Coursera platforms.

Find out more about our Moocs.

Key Figures

  • 15,000


  • 50%

    foreign Students

  • 150

    nationalities represented

  • 25%

    of students have a crous scholarship

  • 38%

    of our graduates work abroad

  • 80%

    of our graduates find their first job within 6 months of graduating

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