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, global health 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 the two year programme, dual degree students develop an understanding of the European project and acquire the professional competencies needed to work in the European affairs.
- 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
The Master in Public Policy is based on a multidisciplinary approach to public affairs, with courses that explore the intersection between public policy and cutting-edge technologies, and emphasize policy and decision making 2.0. The languages of instruction are English and/or French.
Only current first year students registered in the Master in Public Policy at Sciences Po or on their gap year are eligible for this dual degree programme with LSE.
After spending their first year at Sciences Po, students of this dual degree go on to spend their second-year at the Master of Public Administration at the Institute of Public Affairs at LSE
Only Sciences Po students currently in the first year of their Master's in Public Policy are eligible to apply for this dual degree.
Students interested in the dual degree with the Master in Public Policy at Sciences Po and the Master of Public Administration at the Institute of Public Affairs 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.
- 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
- Send all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: February 1st, 2019
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
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 Conflicts, European Political Economy 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.
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.
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)
- 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 Institute of Public Affairs or the European Institute at the LSE