Dual degree with Université Paris Cité: Santé et politiques publiques


This programme aims to train those who, in the future, will design, implement and evaluate public policies in the health sector, whether they come from a health background or any other type of training, by offering them a multidisciplinary course. 

The aim is to provide future actors in the health sector, whether in the medical or administrative sphere, with shared knowledge, tools of understanding and skills.

To achieve this, the programme draws on the recognised expertise of each of the two partner institutions.


Please note that this programme is entirely taught in French.

The programme consists of three semesters of courses followed by a semester of internship.

The first year takes place at Sciences Po and offers courses on public policy in the field of health. It introduces students to the actors in the health sector, gives them the keys to understanding the French health system and the challenges it faces, and trains them in the development, implementation and evaluation of public health policy.

The second year takes place at the University Paris Cité and is based on the Master's degree in Public Health from the Faculty of Health and the Master's degree in Health Law from the Faculty of Society and Humanities. These courses introduce students to clinical epidemiology, the framework of medical research, bioethics issues and the understanding of problems related to health data.

The fourth and final semester is devoted to an internship (in hospitals, the Ministry of Health, national or regional health agencies, etc.) in order to promote the professional integration of students.


Students interested in this dual degree can apply via the admissions website.


The programme enables students to develop the following professional skills:

  • To analyse and evaluate public health policies;
  • To be able to design and implement a public health policy at local, regional or national level;
  • Manage and evaluate a health programme or project;
  • Understand how the results of science can guide public policy;
  • Understand the ethical and deontological issues arising from professional practices in the health field.


At the end of this dual degree in health and public policy, students can join, for example:

  • Health administration: ministries, regional or national agencies;
  • The hospital sector, both public and private;
  • Public or private research organisations;
  • Health consultancies;
  • Compulsory health insurance or supplementary health insurance organisations;
  • National health regulatory bodies;
  • International health organisations;
  • Health industries and start-ups;
  • The voluntary sector;
  • Foundations;
  • A doctoral programme.



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