Master in Advanced Global Studies

Sciences Po

Program Description

Master in Advanced Global Studies

Sciences Po

Join a one-year Master at the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) to fast-track your career in International Affairs

This one-year master's program is designed for candidates with an undergraduate degree and 5 years of professional experience, seeking to immerse themselves in a challenging university environment and gain further expertise or new horizons in one of the cardinal fields of international affairs.


The Master in Advanced Global Studies is:

  • An opportunity for early- and mid-career professionals to follow a one-year accelerated program in International Affairs;
  • The possibility to specialise in both a master's track and a concentration (regional or thematic);
  • Access to PSIA's regular broad and world-class curriculum offer, as well as dedicated and customised courses;
  • Joining Sciences Po and PSIA's vast, active and international alumni network.


7 tracks, 23 concencentrations and PSIA's offer of 350 courses

This unique accelerated program will allow students to take a full year out of their careers to specialise in one of the 7 existing tracks at PSIA:

  • International Security
  • International Public Management
  • International Economic Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • Development Practice
  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
  • International Energy

Like all students at PSIA, students in the Master in Advanced Global Studies will also have the opportunity to specialise in a concentration program chosen from PSIA's rich offer of 23 concentrations, both regional and thematic.

Students within the Master in Advanced Global Studies will be immersed in PSIA's wider community of 1300 degree seeking students from over 100 countries, thus having access to the world's broadest curriculum with an offer of over 350 individual courses a year and taking advantage of this breadth and scope in the same way that all students at PSIA do, but graduating after only one year of study.

Dedicated courses and language training

Students in the program will also be offered a series of dedicated courses and workshops designed to cover transversal skill-sets for early to mid-career professionals in international affairs. These workshops will span topics such as, amongst others, management and leadership, policy brief methods, public speaking and policy evaluation. Students from all tracks of the Master in Advanced Global Studies will take these workshops, thus creating space for further intellectual and professional exchange with peers from diverse backgrounds and sectors.

Foreign language training is also one of PSIA's pillars, and students in the program will be required to take at least one foreign language course per semester, chosen from Sciences Po's in-house offer of 10 languages.

A full-time program in the heart of Paris

The one-year Master in Advanced Global Studies is a full-time program, running from late August to the end of June, and including a January intersession. Classes are taken in the heart of Paris, at Sciences Po's main campus in the St Germain neighbourhood.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 13, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
21,000 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
France Paris, Ile-de-France
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End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 21,000 EUR