Dual Degree - London School of Economics
TWO HIGH QUALITY PROGRAMMES
Sciences Po and LSE have combined their reputations and the quality of their teaching to offer outstanding students with (at least) an undergraduate degree, the choice of two high quality dual degree programmes:
- the Double Degree in International Affairs, leading to a Master's degree from the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po and either the MSc in International Relations or the MSc in International Political Economy from LSE’s Department of International Relations.
- the Double Degree in the Political Economy of Development (new for 2020 entry), leading to a Master's degree from the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po and the MSc in Development Management of LSE’s Department of International Development.
Both programmes are designed to train students for strategic and operational careers in the specific international field of study followed at each university.
Both programmes are based on reciprocal recognition of the curriculum and evaluation of the other university.
The structure of the two dual degree programmes are the same, with students spending:
- Year 1 at the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po
- Year 2 at the London School of Economics in either the Department of International Relations or the Department of International Development.
Students are enrolled in both institutions in both years, and therefore benefit from access to all student services (libraries, students’ union, career services) for the duration of the programme.
Students must validate their course work under the requirements of the university at which they are studying. Providing all course requirements have been met in both institutions, students will graduate after two years with a Master de Sciences Po and an Master of Science from the LSE.
Both dual degree programmes provide graduates with the opportunity to develop a top-level career in private, public or non-governmental sector in an international context.
STUDIES: YEAR 1 AT SCIENCES PO
During the first year at Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs, students follow one of the following seven Master programs in the most salient fields of international affairs:
- International Security
- International Public Management
- International Economic Policy
- International Development
- Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
- Environmental Policy
- International Energy
PSIA is committed to adapting to the complex and ever-changing global environment. We seek to train our students, the leaders of the future, about how to understand, navigate and engage with these complexities and changes.
Students must validate all required courses to the value of 60 ECTS credits Po during the first year at Sciences Po to be permitted to proceed to LSE for the second year.
STUDIES: YEAR 2 AT THE LSE
The second year is spent at LSE and runs from mid-September until the end of August of the following year. It comprises three terms and the summer period for completion of the dissertation.
Students on the Double Degree in the Political Economy of Development will enrol in the MSc in Development Management.
Candidates to these dual degree programs apply directly on the Sciences Po website (online application only).
Applicants are selected on the strength of their applications only. The final admissions decision is made by a jury with members from both universities.
Both dual degree programmes welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates and seek to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation, irrespective of their background.
Students pay their fees:
Find out about the financial aid available on the following pages:
- financial aid offered by Sciences Po
- the Sciences Po / LSE Scholarships
- financial aid from the British Council (for students with French or British nationality)
- financial aid from LSE
At Sciences Po
Contact the Admissions office regarding application procedures and requirements.
Email Catarina Laranjeira, Assistant Dean for Admissions, PSIA regarding the first year of study at PSIA.
Graduate Admissions Office
LSE-Sciences Po Double Degree
London W2CA 2AE