Sciences Po Journalism School's Programmes
Sciences Po is an international research university, both selective and open onto the world, was ranked 1st in France within the field of social sciences (Times Higher Education, 2019) and 2nd worldwide for Politics and International Studies (QS ranking, 2021).
Sciences Po’s seven schools welcome graduate students from all over the world. 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.
Sciences Po has been awarded the "Bienvenue en France" label by Campus France with the highest level of recognition. The label recognises the actions undertaken by the university concerning hospitality and support for international students.
A few words from Marie Mawad, Dean of the Journalism School
The Sciences Po Journalism School was created in 2004, as the internet entered its second decade and the need to reinvent traditional forms of media became more urgent than ever. The school offers a new approach to journalistic training that is at once highly ambitious and ethical, digital and critical. A variety of courses and workshops are precisely structured so as to provide innovative training in the techniques of journalism, beginning with mastery of narrative and time-frame. Needless to say, being an excellent journalist requires talent; but excellent journalism is also a matter of rights, duties and social responsibility.
Our master's programmes
Study at the Journalism School is enriched by the experience of several well-known professional journalists. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to consider the major political, economic, social and environmental issues at the heart of international news.
Master in Journalism (taught in French)
Prioritising the facts, identifying the issues at play in any given event (economic, social, political, sports, etc.), drawing on a wide-ranging general knowledge, collecting relevant evidence and data, fact checking, surveying the field, talking to sources, handling both urgent reports and extended pieces: these and more are the skills taught at the Sciences Po Journalism School. Our ambition is simple: to train the finest journalists of the future.
Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs
This pioneering Master’s programme offers a unique training combining journalism and international affairs. The course is taught jointly by two Sciences Po Graduate Schools, over the course of two academic years split into four semesters. The Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) provides excellent academic training in the field of international affairs, while the School of Journalism equips students with practical journalistic skills and advanced theoretical knowledge of the social sciences.
Dual master's degree in Journalism with Columbia University (New York, USA)
In 2008 the Sciences Po Journalism School in Paris and Columbia University in New York joined forces to create the first dual degree between a French and an American school of journalism. This fully bilingual course fuses the best of both institutions to provide training in the methodology and best practices of French, European and English-language media. Its aim is to incorporate national and international newsrooms into one globalised labour market.
The gap year at École 42
All students at the Sciences Po Journalism School (including those on the Master in Journalism, the Master in Journalism and International Affairs and the dual degree with Columbia) can choose to complete a gap year at École 42 in Paris between the first and second year of their Master’s. This ground-breaking computer programming school allows students to immerse themselves for free in the world of coding and IT development.
Where do our alumni work?
The employment rate of graduates of the Sciences Po Journalism School defies market statistics (source: annual survey on 2005 to 2017 cohorts, response rate of 72%).
Job opportunities by sector
- 98% in work, either on permanent contracts (55%), fixed-term contracts (14%), or as regular freelancers (22%)
- Of which 30% work outside France
- 39% of students are hired before the end of their studies. This figure includes 8% hired on permanent contracts
- 29% work in audio-visual (general-interest or all-news TV channels, production companies, etc.)
- 19% work in digital journalism (press sites, pure-players, mobile applications)
- 14% work in the written press
- 10% work in news agencies (AFP, Bloomberg, Reuters, etc.)
- 8% work in the world of sound (radio streaming or podcasts)
- 8% work in cross-professional sectors
- 12% other
Job opportunities by profession
Video journalist - Reporter - Presenter - Data journalist - Content producer (journalist) - Specialised journalist - Investigative journalist - Correspondent - Chronicler/columnist - Local news editor - Computer graphics specialist - Editor-in-Chief - Editorial Director