True to its commitment to openness, Sciences Po offers online courses available to everyone.

Through these courses, anyone seeking to learn can take advantage of lectures with the same multidisciplinary and international character, originality and high academic quality as the courses offered at Sciences Po. All our MOOCS are available for free.

Be Entrepreneurial in Cultural Industries in the Digital Age

Designed by the School of Public Affairs with the French Ministry of Culture, this MOOC is for anyone wishing to embark on a contemporary cultural entrepeneurship. It brings together more than 90 contributors - experts, designers, lawyers... 

  • 8 sessions (including video lessons and testimonies)
  • This course is intended for a wide audience
  • Available in English and in French on Coursera

Espace Mondial, a French vision of Global Studies

Teacher: Bertrand Badie

How are global perspectives reshaping public action and social behaviours?

International migrations: a global issue

Teacher: Catherine de Wenden

How can we address issues that defy traditional distinctions between science, morality, politics and society?

  • 6 sessions
  • This course is intended for students
  • Available in French on FUN
  • Available in English and French on Coursera

Searching for the Grand Paris

Teacher: Patrick Le Galès

What is the reasoning for the Grand Paris? What does the transformation of the relationship between Paris and its suburbs imply?

“Searching for the Grand Paris” is an original MOOC featuring accounts from residents, association representatives, experts, and researchers. It also contains archival footage and documents, as well as a comparative analysis of Brussels, London, and other French cities. This MOOC was made in collaboration with students from Sciences Po, along with many other contributors.

Cities Are Back in Town: Urban Sociology for a Globalizing Urban World

Teacher: Patrick Le Galès

How can we better understand models of urban analysis in the social sciences and fully grasp today’s urban development issues?

Data and Urban Governance

Since the beginning of the 2000s, cities have witnessed a massive influx of data, transforming how cities are governed. Data has an impact on how city life is structured, as it influences coalitions, actors, instruments, policies, and forms of regulation. In this MOOC, we will look at this shift more closely.

  • 4 sessions
  • This course is intended for a wide audience
  • Available in English and French on Coursera

Politics and Economics of International Energy

Teacher: Giacomo Luciani

How can we better understand the social, economic and political impact of energy resource issues? 

  • 8 sessions
  • This course is intended for a wide audience
  • Available in English with French subtitles on Coursera

Geopolitics of Europe

Teacher: Sylvain Kahn

In search of a dynamic approach to address issues and tensions within the European Union, as well as the EU's interaction with the rest of the world.

  • Progressive learning course including 6 sessions, 6 serious games, a forum, videos, soundcloud tracks and maps.
  • This course is intended for a wide academic and professional audience
  • Available in English and French on Coursera


Key figures

  • 52,300

    registrations for "Politics & Economics of International Energy"

  • 42,300

    registrations for "Cities are Back in Town"

  • 46,100

    registrations for "Geopolitics of Europe"

  • 29,600

    registrations for "Espace Mondial"