Public Policy

Sciences Po

Master On Campus
24 months
14500 EUR/year
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The Master in Public Policy at Sciences Po, an international reference in the field, is a two-year degree designed to prepare future professionals in all dimensions of public affairs for a great diversity of careers worldwide.



The objective of the  Master in Public Policy at Sciences Po is to help responsible actors to think critically about complex policy issues, to make decisions and to transform their ideas into action. The program aims to educate a new generation of leaders who want to address the world's most pressing challenges and find innovative solutions to serve the common good.

Students are equipped with a transdisciplinary program in human and social sciences and choose a specialization among eleven policy streams. Courses are taught by the best academics and practitioners from around Europe and the world, guaranteeing a variety of critical and cultural perspective as well as innovative pedagogical approaches. 


To equip our students with a multidimensional and panoramic vision of public affairs, the curriculum is built around a thorough core curriculum in public economics, public policy, law and regulation, management, ethics and digital.

The School also offers a broad range of policy streams in public affairs, taught in French or in English, completed by elective courses that examine current policy debates with insight from academics and practitioners, and opportunities offered by the Policy Lab (case studies, simulations, Civic Tech) to bridge the gap between theory and practice, decision and action.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sciences Po's Common Core Courses (taught across all Sciences Po School)
  • Master's Core Courses (Master in Public Policy and Master in European Affairs)
  • Policy Stream Courses
  • Elective Courses (regardless of Policy Streams)
  • Languages
  • Policy Lab

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in French


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

The international graduate admissions procedure is open to applicants having completed their university education in a non-French university and having obtained any of the following:

  • an undergraduate level degree (Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Sciences / licenciatura / licence) at the time of entry to Sciences Po or
  • a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or
  • a Master's level degree (magister or magistracy, for example) for countries in which universities do not award undergraduate qualifications.
  • In order to register in French policy streams, a French language test is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Public Policy
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