Sciences Po for all

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, by Bertrand Badie

How are global perspectives reshaping public action and social behaviours?

International migrations: a global issue, by 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, by 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, by Patrick Le Galès

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

Politics and Economics of International Energy, by 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, by 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
  • 52,300 registrations for "Politics & Economics of International Energy"
  • 42,300 registrations for "Cities are Back in Town"
  • 26,100 registrations for "Geopolitics of Europe"
  • 29,600 registrations for "Espace Mondial"
Sciences Po students in the library

Digital campus

For the past 10 years, Sciences Po has been working to incorporate digital tools into its teaching: shared work spaces, eCourses, learning platform, online cartography library, controversy mapping, etc. As such, it was only natural for the institution to turn towards the MOOC format and new possibilities in the field of educational innovation.