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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 develop leaders to shape the world.

Our goal is to attract the best and brightest students from across the planet and to instil these future leaders with the knowledge, skills and experience to understand, navigate, engage and shape the complexities of our ever-evolving world. 

PSIA offers a choice oeight Master’s programmes in the most salient fields of international affairs. The wealth of courses on offer allows our diverse community of students, who represent over 110 nationalities, to build a solid expertise about  the major international challenges of today and tomorrow.

At the end of their two years with us, our graduates are well-positioned to pursue high-profile careers and become agents of change in the transition for more secure, just and sustainable societies. 

Now in its 2nd decade,  PSIA continues Sciences Po’s 150 years old tradition of international openness, interdisciplinarity and dialogue between scientific and applied knowledge. World-renowned professors and leading practitioners teach over 400 specialist courses annually which balance conceptual foundations and current scholarship with the most up-to-date operational training and best practices. 

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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 eight Master’s programmes.

Environmental Policy

The Master in Environmental Policy is a multidisciplinary degree preparing the next generation of policymakers, project managers, analysts and auditors of environmental issues at the global level through rigorous training into the scientific, legal, economic, political and social aspects of climate change, biodiversity, water management and energy transitions.

Learn more about the Master in Environmental Policy.

Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

The Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action takes an innovative approach which intertwines human rights and humanitarian action, with core social science theory and practice. 

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

International Economic Policy

The Master in International Economic Policy 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 Master in International Energy Transitions responds to a growing worldwide demand in energy expertise, including how to govern the energy transition in the context of global warming, through a cutting-edge academic curriculum that provides students with a holistic understanding of energy issues, across disciplines and energy sources.

Learn more about the Master International Energy Transitions.

International Development

The Master in International Development offers innovative training about how development challenges can be tackled and how strong and effective synergies to reduce poverty and inequalities at the local and global scale can be built.

Learn more about the Master International Development.

International Governance and Diplomacy

The Master in International Governance and Diplomacy provides an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of governance and policy issues at 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 in International Security offers a unique opportunity to tackle security issues through diverse perspectives in a rapidly changing geopolitical context. Students can either focus on conflicts and crisis, or peace and development.

Learn more about the International Security.

Technology and Global Affairs (Dual Degree)

The Master in Technology and Global Affairs offered exclusively as a dual degree with IE (Madrid, Spain), provides theoretical, practical and technological skills to confront and respond to the impact of technology on geopolitics, economics and citizenship, whilst also addressing vital governance issues.

Learn more about the Master in Technology and Global Affairs.

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Regional and Thematic Concentrations

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

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

See the full list of concentrations currently on offer.

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Joint Degree Programme

Journalism and International Affairs

This Master, offered jointly with the Journalism School trains future journalists to analyse the increasingly complex world they will report on with an international approach, covering crucial information and events.

Learn more about 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 a range of dual degree programmes at the Master's level.

Bocconi University - Columbia University - Freie Universität - Georgetown Law -  IE on Technology and Global Affairs - 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 at the Master's level with 4 leading French universities.

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?

PSIA supports its students professionally by facilitating their endeavours and connecting them with career opportunities right the way throughout their degrees. Over the past three years, 61% of our students go on to work outside of France, 48% work in the private sector and 41% secure a job prior to graduating.

> Discover the diversity of career paths.

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