Joint Master Journalism and International Affairs

Sciences Po Journalism School, directed by Dean Bruno Patino, and Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), directed by Dean Enrico Letta, have announced a new Joint Master, focused in Journalism and International Affairs.

Opened in September 2011, this joint master is the only one of its kind in Europe. This is a four-semester master’s programme entirely in English leading to a master’s degree in Journalism and International Affairs.

Academic programmes

The joint Master Journalism and International Affairs reinforces the complementary approaches of International education and practical apprenticeship of Journalism.

Esteemed international scholars, leaders in international Affairs, and renowned professionals from the media combine a wide and varied curriculum.

Designed for students who are interested both in Journalism and International Affairs, the joint Master programme requires the completion of courses in the PSIA curriculum and in the Journalism curriculum.

  • At PSIA, students will ultimately graduate from one of the 7 Master’s programs offered by PSIA in the most salient fields of international affairs, including: International Security | Human Rights and Humanitarian Action | International Development | International Public Management | International Energy | International Economic Policy | Environmental Policy
  • At Sciences Po School of Journalism, they attend workshops in journalism (Reporting and Writing, Multimedia storytelling, long form journalism, TV News, TV Reporting, editorial meeting, radio writing and production techniques, producing multimedia and videos online), and intensive workshops during which they produce information on International issues and experience the context of working in a newsroom's real conditions.
  • Students are required to complete a 10-weeks credit-bearing internship each year. Those internships should be in various newsrooms.
  • During their second year, students complete a master's project (3 weeks of coverage on a story defined with the help of a professional) and the "Grand Oral" of Sciences Po.

The programme requires a minimum of 60 ECTS credits per year (120 ECTS credits for the entire joint Master) and leads to a Master’s degree in Journalism and International Affairs.

Students' profile

The program is very selective since it takes only 15 students per year. The aim is to mix remarkable personnalities among students from various intellectual, geographical, academical and personnal backgrounds and origins.

Degree requirements and required records of academic work :

  • Candidates must be proficient in English, with a minimum level of C1 - they also need to speak and write French so as to make interviews and attend weekly master classes and workshops in French
  • Good knowledge of International and diplomatic issues, good knowledge of the news and the media 
  • Excellent academic records 
  • International experience 
  • Internship or Professional experience 

How to apply to the joint degree Journalism and International Affairs?

All the informations about applications are here.


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