Dual Degree with the London School of Economics

This two-year programme, built on the complementary approaches of two prestigious members of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), combines the study of economics, public administration and management.

It is designed for young professionals who want to gain an expertise in the management and evaluation of public policy in the European context and at the heart of two major European capitals.

  • During their first year in Paris, students are enrolled at Sciences Po, in either the Master in Public Policy or the Master in European Affairs.
  • During their second year, students are enrolled at the LSE. Upon successful completion of the two years, students receive two degrees: a Master's from Sciences Po and a Master's from LSE.

Dual master's degree in Public Policy and Public Administration

Programme

The dual Master’s degree in Public Policy and Public Administration between Sciences Po’s School of Public Affairs and the LSE School of Public Policy aims to equip students with a rounded, multi-disciplinary and applied public policy education that harnesses the best of two world-leading social science institutions

In particular, the first year of the programme at Sciences Po provides students with core skills in economics and politics as well as courses that enable students to complete the requirements of one of eleven policy streams in the area that they choose to specialize in (in English or in French).  Students explore the intersection between public policy and cutting-edge technologies, with an emphasis on a hands-on, concrete approach. 

During the second year at LSE, the programme complements this learning with the institutional strengths of the LSE School of Public Policy. The programme aims to equip students with a second area of specialism – either complementary or distinct from – that chosen in the first year. The programme further supplements students’ professional experience through a second year capstone project in which students will work in teams to solve a real-world policy problem.

Admissions

For prospective students applying to the dual degree:

The dual degree program with the LSE School of Public Policy is open to all candidates worldwide. Admission is competitive, based largely on academic excellence and professional focus.

For more information on how to apply.

**Attention: only for current (2021-2022) Sciences Po students in the first year of the Master in Public Policy (or currently taking a gap year), you may apply following the instructions below (note that this is the final year of this format)**

Students currently in the first year of the Master in Public Policy at the School of Public Affairs interested in the dual degree with the Master of Public Administration at the School of Public Policy at LSE should follow this application procedure:

  • Complete a 500 word letter of motivation/application statement in English
  • Include a CV or résumé in English
  • LSE’s Graduate Admissions Office sets the English language requirements. LSE no longer accepts degrees taught in English in non-majority English speaking countries in place of an English language test score. For any question related to the English requirements or tuition fees, please contact the LSE MPA directly: mpa@lse.ac.uk
  • Include original application to student's home institution, with degree transcripts (additional references may be included but are not required)
  • Transcript from the first semester at Sciences Po (transcripts will be sent directly to LSE by Julijana Lecherf)
  • Send all materials to julijana.lecherf@sciencespo.fr

Application deadline: February 1st, 2022

Sciences Po will send a copy of the student's original application to LSE. Applicants should inform the School's administration if they do not want their original letter of motivation to be included.

Dual master's degree in European Affairs

Programme

The Master in European Affairs offers a broad knowledge of the legal, economic and political foundations of the European Union, as well as of the history and sociology of the European integration project.

During the first year at Sciences Po, students join the Master European Affairs (MAE), and choose their policy stream where they can follow courses only in English or in English and in French.

Students of the dual degree attend a joint seminar providing an introduction to research on European affairs. Its aim is to familiarize students with the scientific literature on politics and governance in the European Union.

Every week students meet scholars of the two universities, Sciences Po and LSE, to discuss about European politics and governance through different perspectives: from political theory to sociology and political science and from economy to law. The participation to these seminars permits to students of the dual degree to prepare themselves for the second year at LSE.

The second year takes place within the European Institute of the LSE and students choose among three different MSc, depending on their interests and their professional project: Culture and Conflict in a Global EuropePolitical Economy of Europe or European and International Public Policy.

The second year at LSE is composed of three semesters. During the summer semester, students write a Master's thesis on a topic chosen during the school year.

Admissions

Students interested in the dual degree with the Master in European Affairs at Sciences Po and the European Institute at LSE should apply directly via the admissions website.

Careers

Our dual degree graduates hold leadership positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Examples of graduate careers:

  • Policy Advisor at the OECD
  • Analyst at the World Bank or World Food Programme
  • Consultant at Accenture
  • Budget economist at the Ministry of Finance
  • International consultant in one of "the Big 4" worldwide audit firms (EY, KMPG, PwC, Deloitte)

Contacts

  • For questions related to the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs curriculum, please contact the Academic Advisor in charge of the policy stream that interests you.
  • For questions related to the LSE curriculum, please send an email to the School of Public Policy or the European Institute at the LSE
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