Master in Public Policy: Core Courses

The Master in Public Policy offers core courses that enable students to acquire in-depth, comparative and transversal knowledge in the field of public affairs, which combines economic, legal, ethical, historical, political, managerial and digital approaches.

During their Master's degree, students must take five core courses in the following modules, regardless of their policy stream. The syllabus of each course can be found on our online programs.

Courses are offered in both English and French.

Semester 1

Governance, Democracy and Public Policy

One of the following courses: 

  • Éthique et déontologie 
  • Numérique et démocratie 
  • La démocratie moderne et ses dilemmes
  • Nouvelles pratiques démocratiques
  • Populismes et démocraties
  • Grands enjeux de la société française
  • Psychology and Public Policy 
  • Democracy in crises 
  • Analytic Approaches to Public Policy
  • Digital Democracy and Public Spaces  

Public Economics

Depending on your level, you can choose one of these courses: 

  • Public Economics: Introduction (in English or French)
  • Public Economics: Intermediate level, in English or French (course A or course B)
  • Public Economics: Advanced level (in English)

Policy Analysis and Policy Evaluation

One of the following courses:

  • Évaluation des politiques publiques (en français) / Policy Analysis and Policy Evaluation (in English): Beginner, intermediate or advanced level (several courses for each level).
  • Gestion des entités publiques et privées (en français) / Accounting for Public Policy (in English)

Semester 2

Public Policy Challenges

One of the following courses:

  • Droit de l'action publique
  • Competition Law
  • International finance and macroeconomics
  • Economics of environment
  • L'union européenne en temps de crise
  • EU institutions and policies : current issues and future challenges
  • Méthodes quantitatives et évaluation des politiques publiques  - niveau intermédiaire
  • Quantitative methods and evaluation of public policy 
  • Enjeux actuels de la diplomatie 
  • Transformation de l'action publique d'un point de vue sociologique
  • Comment transformer l’action publique pour construire une société écologique et durable ?

Consult the courses details on the course directory of your policy stream

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