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Governing the Large Metropolis

Sciences Po

24 months
18260 EUR/year
18260 EUR/year
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Governing the Large Metropolis from Sciences Po aims to prepare young professionals to work in tough environments. The purpose of the program is training young professionals who will take charge of public policy design and implementation in the governance of large cities in the future. It is a world wide unique training to support technical and political skills. 


Governing the Large Metropolis from Sciences Po is not a master program designed to acquire skills to work in every urban contexts. It is not well adapted for those wishing to work in small and middle size cities in Europe. It is not to prepare to work in France.


The GLM program prepares for three main types of job:
  • Executives (this is the main professional track) 
  • Entrepreneurs (students may attend training offered by the Sciences Po entrepreneurial center) 
  • Researchers (through a Research Track in partnership with the Sciences Po PhD School).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociology 
  • Political science 
  • Law
  • Economics
  • African Metropolis 
  • Arab and Mediterranean Metropolis 
  • South Asian Metropolis 
  • South-East Asian Metropolis
  • Cultural Policies
  • Housing Policies 
  • Mobility Policies 
  • Urban Utilities (water, energy, sewage)
  • Geographic information system

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Professional experience (or at least one or several internships) is valued, preferably in the field of the programme. 
  • CV/Résumé
  • Official academic transcript(s)
  • Language Test scores
  • Two academic references
  • Official proof (signed and stamped) from your university, providing your undergraduate cumulative grade average (and your graduate cumulative grade average if applicable). 
  • Articles or other texts which you have written or published (not mandatory)
  • 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

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18260 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18260 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    18260 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18260 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Paris

1195 - 1778 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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