Master in Environmental Policy

General objectives

The Master in Environmental Policy at PSIA is a multidisciplinary degree training a new generation of policy makers, project managers, analysts, auditors of environmental issues at the global level. The degree provides an introduction to the state of knowledge in environmental sciences and techniques allowing students to understand the main constraints in policy- making and strategic decision-making processes both in the public and private sectors.

Main orientations and specific features

The curriculum introduces the main concepts at stake in environmental sciences and sustainable development through high profile introductory classes in earth sciences, biodiversity and climate change. Students intellectually master public and private strategies on environmental and sustainable development issues in the global arena and acquire analytical skills with a capacity to serve as a mediator between scientists and private operators, managers or public officials. The curriculum focuses on practical and technical skills in policy and project design, risk analysis, project management, auditing, policy design, management and evaluation in the fields of environment, health, nutrition, etc.

Students are trained in the most recent methods in the study of biodiversity, climate change, and the 'Earth system' (ecology, climatology, modelling, etc.) on the one hand, as well as an introduction to the legal, economic and social aspects of sustainable development on the other hand.

Program Structure

In accordance with PSIA’s Pedagogical Committee approved degree structure, students starting the Environmental Policy program in September 2020 will follow the program structure below. 

Further details regarding PSIA’s general program structure.

Below is the new degree structure for the Master in Environmental Policy: 

degree structureThe degree structure for students in the following programs can be found at: Dual Degree program, Joint Master program and One-Year Master program.

The “Justice Environnementale et Transition Ecologique” (JETE) Clinic is a selective program available to the students registered in the Master in Environmental Policy (including students registered in a dual degree or a one-year program). For more information, please visit the Law School Clinics page

Career opportunities

The program prepares our graduates to work for international and national agencies, national ministries, and local administrations for positions involving the creation, management and assessment of public policies and projects concerning environment and sustainable development. In the private sector, prospective employers include NGOs, consulting groups, and banks investing in sustainable development. Companies involved in economic sectors that need to integrate an environmental perspective (industry, transportation, housing, energy, the food industry, etc.) recruit our graduates, whether they belong to the "green" business or the classical economy. Graduate can also aim at working in the innovation sector for applied research projects as project designer and managers.

Other careers include journalism and communication on environmental issues for media, internal and external communication services for companies, and consulting in communication for both private and public institutions on the environmental and social aspects of sustainable development (social responsibility).




Scientific Advisor: Professor Shiv Someshwar

Academic Advisor: Céline Cantat

Academic Assistant: Farida Moumeni

Secretariat open:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-12:45 and 2:15-4:45
  • Wednesday and Friday 9:30-12:45
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