12 months
3770 EUR/year
250 EUR/year
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Offered by the Faculty of Economics of the Université de Rennes 1, this 2nd year master level program in Public Policies teaches students the various activities of governments – expenditure policies, tax instruments, macroeconomic and regulatory policies – in an evolutionary, comparative, international perspective.


Graduates from the Public Policies programme from Université de Rennes 1 will be active and dynamic players in processes of management and reform of public sector activities and agencies, in a plurality of institutional contexts and countries. They can be typically employed in:

  • International organizations (EU, IMF, OECD, etc.)

  • National administrations at the central and local levels

  • Banks and financial institutions, especially in the assessment of country specific risks and policy evaluation

  • Nonprofit organizations and think-tanks

The IMPP offers double-degrees with 6 partner universities: Friburg, Switzerland - Tampere, Finland - Piemonte Orientale and Turin, Italy - Masaryk, Czech Republic and Mino, Portugal. The program also welcomes students from several Asian partner universities and institutions as well as individual applications from all over the world. Students can choose to spend one or two semesters in a partner university.


During their training, IMPP students must complete either an Internship or a Master thesis:

  • Internship: the internship should last at least 4 months, from April, 1st to September 30th. The topic should be related to the production or supervision of economic and statistical studies in the field of public policies (in federal, national, regional or local governments, public services, or research centers).

  • Master thesis: students choose the topic with the help of professors before the end of December. The topics are usually related to the subject matters of the courses.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Structure Of Governments
  • Comparative Public Policies
  • Macroeconomic Policies
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Comparative Tax Policies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Erasmus grant for the 1st semester (Rennes 1 students): January, 31.
  • Erasmus grant for the 2nd semester (Rennes 1 students): June, 30.


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The students are selected according to the following documents: a 4-year diploma (bachelor’s degree in 4 years / 1st year of a master’s degree) in economics or equivalent studies with a record of the marks you have achieved in the past academic years; a personal record (CV); a letter of motivation written in English. No interview is required. 
  • The application procedure is in French but students can submit documents in English (e.g., CV, letter of motivation, transcript of records).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3770 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3770 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Rennes

600 - 650 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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