Dual Degree - London School of Economics

A High Standard Programme

Sciences Po and LSE have joined to offer graduate students a dual degree in international relations, the Double Degree in International Affairs, leading to a Master's degree from Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po and either the MSc in International Relations or the MSc in International Political Economy from LSE, thus uniting their efforts in an area they both excel in.

This specific 2-year programme is based on mutual recognition of the curriculum and the research focus at each school. It offers a top-level education in the area of international affairs to participating students, giving them the opportunity to develop a top-level career in private, public or international sector. Students enrol at both institutions and can thus benefit from a wider Alumni network.

Spanning a wide range of disciplines and bilingual teaching (in French and English), this selective programme offers courses in international relations, social sciences, and law, with a professional focus.

Provided all credits have been achieved in both institutions, students will graduate with a Master de Sciences Po and an MSc in International Relations or International Political Economy from the LSE.

Programme of studies

The Dual Degree Sciences Po – LSE in International Affairs runs for two academic years: the first year will be spent at Sciences Po and the second at LSE. Students remain enrolled in both institutions for the duration of the programme and therefore benefit from all students’ services (access to library, student unions, career services etc).

The courses are multi disciplinary, and students will choose among International Relations, History, Economics, Law, and Political Science with an international focus. Assessment will be the same as for the other students enrolled in the host school.

Final graduation will depend on satisfying the requirements of both years of the programme. Therefore, students receive a temporary graduation in July at Sciences Po and graduate in October of Year 2, providing they have completed the requirements of Year 2 at LSE and achieved the requisite number of credit points. 

Studies: Year 1 at Sciences Po

During the first year at Sciences Po, students may join one of the following master’s programs at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA):

Students may also join one the three following master’s programs at Sciences Po:

Students will take 60 credits at Sciences Po. 


Studies: Year 2 at the LSE

The second year runs from October until September of the following year. It comprises three terms including the summer period for completion of the 10,000-word dissertation.

Students will enrol in either the MSc in International Relations or the MSc in International Political Economy.



Application process

Candidates to the dual degree apply through Sciences Po’s websitehttp://www.sciencespo.fr/admissions/en/content/graduate-dual-degrees


The dual degree is open to all candidates worldwide.

Applicants do not have to be already enrolled at Sciences Po or LSE to apply for the dual degree. 

Tuition fees

Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and LSE for year 2).

For further information, please visit the following links:


For further information about financial support

Sciences Po

Host page: http://www.sciencespo.fr

Possible Financial support:

Sciences Po / LSE Dual Master's Degree Scholarships : https://www.sciencespo.fr/students/en/fees-funding/financial-aid/lse-dual-masters-degree-scholarships

For British and French citizens, http://www.britishcouncil.org/fr/france-education-scholarships-entente-cordiale.htm («entente cordiale» bursaries).

London School of Economics

Host page : http://www.lse.ac.uk./

Possible Financial support:



At Sciences Po

Questions regarding admissions and application procedures and requirements: Admissions contact form  

For further queries, please email: dd.scpolse@sciencespo.fr

Catarina Laranjeira, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Paris School of International Affairs - Email


Graduate Admissions Office
LSE-Sciences Po Double Degree (Affaires internationales / International Relations)
Houghton Street
London W2CA 2AE

Dual degree page on LSE’s website

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