Sciences Po is an international research university, both selective and open onto the world, ranked 1st in France within the field of social sciences (Times Higher Education, 2018) and 2nd worldwide for Politics and International Studies (QS ranking, 2020).
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.
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.
The College offers one to two specific regional focuses for each campus in 7 French addition to the general programme in humanities and social sciences:
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.
The School of Management and Innovation trains students for positions in consulting/auditing, banking/finance/insurance, marketing/communication, human resources, regulations and compliance, and the creative industries.
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.