Undergraduate and Graduate Programmes

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.

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.

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:

A general programme with no regional specialisation is offered on the Paris Campus.

> Learn more about the Undergraduate College.

Master level: 7 Graduate Schools

Diploma conferring a master's degree controlled by the state

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

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Discover the 29 two-year Master’s programmes, each with a wide choice of concentrations.

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Dual Degrees

Sciences Po has partnered with internationally renowned universities to offer dual-degree programmes at the Master's and PhD levels.

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Discover the 7 specialised Schools offering these masters

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School of Public Affairs

The School of Public Affairs prepares students for public administration and all professions related to public affairs.

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Paris School of International Affairs

The Paris School of International Affairs prepares for all international careers, from international organisations to think tanks and transnational companies.

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Law School

The Law School educates high-calibre legal professionals who are likely to join the bar, or to work in business, economic regulation agencies or the judiciary.

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Journalism School

The Journalism School prepares students for careers in all sectors of the news media – written press, radio, television and the web.

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School of Management and Innovation

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.

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Urban School

The Urban School prepares students and professionals for urban governance in the public, private and non-profit sectors at the local, national and international levels.

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School of Research

The School of Research equips students to pursue teaching or research careers and for senior positions in international organisations, consulting firms and businesses.

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PhD level : Five PhD programmes

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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.

> Learn more about PhD programmes.

One-year Master’s programmes for young professionals

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.

Open House Days 2021

Open House Days 2021

Undergraduate College: 20 november 2021

Discover Sciences Po and our Bachelor's degree in the Humanities & Social Sciences! Get to know the programme, courses and all the benefits of studying at one of France's leading universities.

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Graduate Schools: 27 November 2021

Meet faculty members, students, and representatives from our international mobility office, admission and student services and learn more about our Master’s programmes.

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The Undergraduate College in Figures

  • 6,704 students
  • 50% international students
  • 130 nationalities
  • 7 campuses across France
  • 2 years spent on campus and 1 year abroad
  • 6 dual Bachelor's degrees in France and 9 abroad
  • 3 multidisciplinary majors
  • 25 languages taught
  • 1 in 3 students pay zero tuition fees

The 7 Graduate Schools in Figures

  • 6,470 students
  • 29 master's degrees
  • 30 international dual degrees
  • 8 master's programmes in apprenticeship