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At a glance: The Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs Programmes

Sciences Po is an international research university, both selective and open onto the world, ranking among the finest institutions in the fields of humanities and social sciences.

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.

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Discover the Paris School of International Affairs

The Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) aims to train and shape global actors able to understand and respond to the complexities of our world.

PSIA offers a choice of seven Master’s programmes in the most salient fields of international affairs. The wealth of courses on offer allows students from all backgrounds to build a solid expertise about  the most major international challenges of the present and the future. At the beginning of its 2nd decade,  PSIA is proud to gather a faculty body composed of World-renowned professors and leading practitioners teach over 400 courses annually and welcome over 1500 outstanding students from more than 110 countries.

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Master's Programmes

State-controlled degree conferring a licence

The PSIA curriculum combines conceptual foundations and current scholarship with the most up-to-date operational training and best practices. PSIA offers a choice of the following seven Master’s programmes.

Environmental Policy

A multidisciplinary degree training a new generation of policy makers, project managers, analysts, auditors of environmental issues at the global level.

Learn more about the Master in Environmental Policy.

Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

A degree offering an innovative training by taking an approach that intertwines human rights and humanitarian action, with core social science theoretical and practical approaches.

Learn more about the Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action.

International Economic Policy

The programme focuses on the issues of global economic governance: currency wars, optimal trade levels, transfer of technologies, sovereign debt, climate change, etc.

Learn more about the Master International Economic Policy.

International Energy Transitions

The programme responds to a growing worldwide demand in energy expertise, in the context of global warming, and key challenges for each country and the international community.

Learn more about the Master International Energy Transitions

International Development

A degree offering an innovative training in international development based on a renewed approach to sustainable economic growth and political practices.

Learn more about the Master International Development.

International Governance and Diplomacy

The programme provides an in-depth view of a wide range of policy issues involving international governance at the international, national and local levels, and the practice of diplomacy on both a multi-lateral and bi-lateral basis.

Learn more about the Master in International Governance and Diplomacy.

International Security

The Master focuses on issues in the international security field : remodelling of geopolitical systems, new forms of crises and conflicts, controversial military interventions, etc.

Learn more about the International Security.

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Regional and Thematic Concentrations

PSIA offers students the opportunity to complement their Master’s specialisation with a rich choice of cross-cutting regional and thematic concentrations.

  • Regional concentrations: African Studies ; The Americas ; Asian Studies ; European Studies ; Middle Eastern Studies.
  • Thematic concentrations: Agriculture ; Diplomacy ; Environment and Sustainability ; Global Economy ; Global Health ; Global Risks ; Human Rights ; Intelligence ; Media and Writing ; Methods ; Migration ; Project Management.

See the full list of concentrations currently on offer.

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Joint Degree Programme

Journalism and International Affairs

The programme educates future journalists to analyze the complex world they will report on with an international approach, covering crucial information and events.

Learn more the Master Journalism and International Affairs.

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Our Dual Degree Programmes

International Dual Degree programmes

PSIA has partnered with internationally renowned universities to offer dual degree programmes at the Master's level.

Bocconi University - Columbia University - Freie Universität - Georgetown Law - King's College London - London School of Economics - Peking University - University of Saint-Gallen - Stockholm School of Economics.

French Dual Degree programmes

PSIA offers dual degree programmes with 4 French universities, as well as a joint degree with Sciences Po's School of Journalism.

AgroParisTech - ISAE-Supaero, - Sorbonne Université - Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan.

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One-year Master’s programme in Advanced Global Studies

The one-year Master’s programme at PSIA is designed for graduates with at least five years of professional experience, who are seeking to broaden their expertise in one of the cardinal fields of international affairs.

Learn more about the Master in advanced global studies.

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Where are our graduates now?

The Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) supports its students professionally by facilitating their endeavours and connecting them with career opportunities right the way through their degrees. 57% of our students go on to work outside of France, 52% work in the private sector and 36% secure a job prior to graduating.

> Discover the diversity of career paths.

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  • +1700


  • 7


  • 14

    international dual degrees

  • 70%

    international students

  • 30%

    French students

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