International Development - Semester 1


Programme 2018-2019

Sciences Po Common Core Curriculum

Students must take one course from "Formation commune de Sciences Po" in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2. Please select 1 course - 24 hours


Students must take one skills course, either in Semester 1 or in Semester 2. Students may choose the language of instruction.
Please note that students may obtain a waiver for the skills course upon presentation of the appropriate justifications (transcripts, syllabi and letter of motivation) before course registration to their academic advisor who makes the final decision. As a consequence, students will attempt 4 fewer credits overall during their program. The academic advisor's decision depends on the number of courses taken in the past and the grades and credits granted for these courses.

Students who have been granted a waiver for the Skills course must take and validate an additional course in the "Special features" curriculum in order to attempt and get 4 additional credits. Students have to make sure, as well, that they attain the minimum of 30 ECTS (validated) per semester. Please select 1 course - 24 hours

  • Skills, Hours / semester: 24, ECTS: 4

Core curriculum

For your information, courses indicated as « lecture » are those open to more than 32 students. Innovative courses : please note that courses with the *** sign are those showcasing innovative pedagogical formats. Please select 3 courses: one in each category - 72 hours

Economics of International Development

Please select 1 course

Policies and Institutions of Development

Please select 1 course

Domains of Application in Development

Please select one course

Concentration courses

Students must choose 2 concentrations which they will follow for the duration of their studies at PSIA. Each semester, students take 2 courses: 1 in each concentration. A concentration in Regional Studies is recommended for all students. Please select 2 courses - 48 hours


Please select 1 course - 24 hours

Special features (optional)

For students who opt to take a special feature, please select one only

Presemester French Language Program (optional)

All international PSIA students may register for the week long French as a Foreign Language Program in the last week of August, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Total required ECTS : 28 or 32

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