Master in Advanced Global Studies

A one-year Master to fast-track your career in International Affairs

This one-year master's program is designed for candidates with an undergraduate degree and 5 years of professional experience, seeking to immerse themselves in a challenging university environment and gain further expertise or new horizons in one of the cardinal fields of international affairs. 


The Master in Advanced Global Studies is:

  • An opportunity for early- and mid-career professionals to follow a one-year accelerated program in International Affairs;
  • The possibility to specialise in both a master's track and a concentration (regional or thematic);
  • Access to PSIA's regular broad and world-class curriculum offer, as well as dedicated and customised courses;
  • Joining Sciences Po and PSIA's vast, active and international alumni network.


7 tracks, 24 concencentrations and PSIA's offer of 400 courses

This unique accelerated program will allow students to take a full year out of their careers to specialise in one of the 7 existing tracks at PSIA:

Students in the Master in Advanced Global Studies will also specialise in a concentration program chosen from PSIA's rich offer of 24 regional and thematic concentrations.

MAGS Students will be immersed in PSIA's wider community of 1500 degree seeking students from over 105 countries, thus having access to the full breadth of the PSIA curriculum comprising of 400 individual courses a year and taking advantage of this breadth and scope in the same way that all students at PSIA do, but graduating after only one year of study.

Dedicated courses and language training

Students in the program will also be offered a series of dedicated courses and workshops designed to cover transversal skill-sets for early to mid-career professionals in international affairs. Students from all tracks of the MAGS program will take these workshops, thus creating space for further intellectual and professional exchange with peers from diverse backgrounds and sectors.

As part of this program, MAGS students have the rare opportunity to engage in a supervised group policy work whereby they research and formulate state of the art policy recommendations on a chosen global policy issue. The MAGS policy brief is a year long, team effort supervised by distinguished actors or academic professors. Through this exercise, students delve into the 360° process of public decision-making.

Foreign language training is also one of PSIA's pillars, and students in the program will be required to take at least one foreign language course per semester, chosen from Sciences Po's in-house offer of 15+ languages.

A full-time program in the heart of Paris

The one-year Master in Advanced Global Studies is a full-time program, running from late August to the end of June, and including a January intersession. Classes are taken in the heart of Paris, at Sciences Po's main campus in the St Germain neighbourhood.  



"Trading my briefcase for a backpack helped to boost my career"

In 2015, Clara Thompson-Lipponen graduated cum laude from the Master in Advanced Global Studies.
Read the interview with Clara Thompson-Lipponen

Thirty something and happy to be back at university

Sheila Mutimbo and Patrick Blake are public policy professionals in their thirties. After several years of rich professional experience, they decided that it was time to go back to university.
Read the interview with Sheila and Patrick


Candidates with at least 5 years of professional experience and an undergraduate degree are invited to apply online. More infomation including the link to open an application is available on the dedicated one-year Master's Admissions website.

When opening their online application, candidates to the Master in Advanced Global Studies must ensure they select the "One-year master's programme" option within the initial "Choosing an Admissions procedure" page, as a very first step when applying. 


The tuition fees for the one-year Master in Advanced Global Studies are €22 000 for the year.


Should candidates wish to discuss the specific program and orientation of each of the 7 tracks, contact information for the relevant Academic Advisors can be found on the PSIA contact page.

Questions regarding admission to the program can be directed to Catarina Laranjeira, Academic Advisor for the Master in Advanced Global Studies, or to Sciences Po's Admissions Department.

Information on tuition fees can be found on the dedicated Sciences Po page.

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