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Master in Advanced Global Studies

A one-year Master to fast-track your career in International Affairs

A one-year master to fast-track your career in international affairs

This one-year master program is designed for candidates with an undergraduate degree and minimum 5 years of full-time professional experience (by the time the program starts in August), seeking to immerse themselves in a challenging university environment and gain further expertise or new horizons in one of the cardinal fields of international affairs.

Key strengths

The Master in Advanced Global Studies provides:

  • An opportunity for early- and mid-career professionals to follow a one-year accelerated program in International Affairs;
  • The possibility to follow one of PSIA’s 7 existing specialized Master tracks and one of 17 regional or thematic concentration;
  • Full access to PSIA's world-class curriculum offer, as well as dedicated and customized courses;
  • Future membership in the vast and active international network of Sciences Po and PSIA alumni.
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7 tracks, 17 concentrations and PSIA's offer of 400 courses

This accelerated program will allow students to take a full year out of their careers to specialise in one of the 7 existing tracks at PSIA:

*The International Development track appears under Development Practice in the application form

Students in the Master in Advanced Global Studies will also choose one amongst PSIA's rich offer of 17 regional and thematic concentrations.

MAGS Students will integrate into PSIA's wider student community representing over 110 nationalities, and have full access to PSIA curriculum comprising 400 individual courses a year. They will graduate after a full year of study.

Tailor-made programs: Capstone Project, Winter Bootcamp and Summer Session

Students in the program will also be offered a series of dedicated courses and skill-focused workshops during the Winter Bootcamp and the Summer Session which are designed for early to mid-career professionals in international affairs. Students from all tracks of the MAGS program will take these workshops together, thus creating space for further intellectual and professional exchange with peers from diverse backgrounds and sectors.

The Capstone Project is also a mandatory and credited component of the MAGS curriculum. MAGS students will engage in a Capstone Project between October to May on a part-time basis simultaneous to their other full-time academic activities. Capstone groups of 3-5 students will be formed to act like consultants in response to issues on a relevant topic proposed by an international, public, or social organization.  Each Capstone Group will receive support from a Host Organization Advisor and a Capstone Academic Advisor. The Capstone Project is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary learning experience, which aims to train students to take advantage of team members’ diverse backgrounds, practice project management, time management, leadership, and teamwork, encourage a broader understanding on conceptual and empirical strategic development, and resolve real-world challenges for a partner organization. 

A full-time program in the heart of Paris

The one-year Master in Advanced Global Studies is a full-time program, running from late August to the end of June. Classes are taken in the heart of Paris, at Sciences Po's main campus in the St-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood.

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MAGS Tailor-Made Programs:

  • Capstone Project
  • Winter Bootcamp and Summer Session
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Eligibility and admissions

Candidates with at least 5 years of professional experience and an undergraduate degree are invited to apply online. More infomation including the link to open an application is available on the dedicated one-year Master's Admissions website.

When opening their online application, candidates to the Master in Advanced Global Studies must ensure they select the "One-year master program"option within the initial "Choosing an Admissions procedure" page, as a very first step when applying. 

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the one-year Master in Advanced Global Studies are indicated on this page.

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Should candidates wish to discuss the specific program and orientation of each of the 7 tracks, contact information for the relevant Academic Advisors can be found on the PSIA contact page.

Questions regarding admission to the program can be directed Sciences Po's Admissions Department.