Master's Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in Ile-de-France in France

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Humanities and Social Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

France offers a superb higher education system to not only its citizens but also foreigners. The country's dynamic culture attracts foreign students and those interested in pursuing international courses. France has a tradition of scientific and technological innovation. This ensures that scholars fully utilize their creativity.

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Master in Digital Media Technology (DMT)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The programme in Digital Media Technology focuses on enabling technologies for digital media systems, including technologies for analysing media, generating interactive media, processing and coding, optimising wired and wireless transfer, and distributing digital 3D contents. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Ile-de-France in France. The programme in Digital Media Technology focuses on enabling technologies for digital media systems, including technologies for analysing media, generating interactive media, processing and coding, optimising wired and wireless transfer, and distributing digital 3D contents. Graduates of the DMT programme will be both specialists and innovators that are able to shape future digital media technology. The first year will be similar at both DMT entry point universities KTH and TU Delft with four basic courses on signal processing, computer graphics, web services, and communication networks. The second year will accommodate the technical specialisation. The programme will offer six specialisations: (1) Hypermedia, (2) Media Processing and Communications, (3) Medical Imaging, (4) Media Communications Services, (5) Virtual Environments, (6) Semantic Media. Programme The first year is similar at the two entry points with four basic courses on signal processing, computer graphics, programming web services and internet communication. In addition, some elective courses may be chosen to prepare for a specialisation. An important part of the programme are the Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) courses. The I&E basics course provides an introduction to business and management. The Business Development Lab extends media systems engineering projects by a market survey, a business model generation process, and a venture development exercise. We emphasize user driven innovation and holistic analysis of service, technology, organisation and financial perspectives, as new media technologies are disruptive for existing business models and almost always have a significant impact on the culture and social relations. Society-relevant themes will also be at the core of the summer schools, which will bring students from the different entry points together. Students participating in the DMT track are offered an internship with an industry partner or research centre of the EIT Digital to work on their thesis project. Directly linked to the master thesis is the I&E minor thesis that specifies the requirements, strategy and business plan for the selected thesis project. The I&E thesis allows students to study issues such as user driven digital media innovation and evaluation of user experience social media digital media ecosystem analysis, business models for content providers in the context of next generation networks, role of video communication and collaboration tools in enterprises, business aspects of e-health and telemedicine services. The first year is offered by the following universities: KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden University of Technology Delft, the Netherlands Specialisations Specialisations are provided in the second year. The DMT programme offers 6 specialisations, each at a different location. To meet the requirements for geographic mobility, the chosen exit point needs to differ from the chosen entry point. Hypermedia at Aalto Media Processing and Communications at KTH Medical Imaging at TU Delft Media Communications Services at BME Budapest Virtual Environments at UCL Semantic Media at UNITN Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. in electrical engineering or computer science is required. Previous education must have included basic mathematics courses within linear algebra, Fourier methods and probability theory. [-]

Master in Journalism - taught in FRENCH

ESJ Paris - École Supérieure de Journalisme
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

This Master in Journalism is taught in FRENCH in Paris. [+]

This Master in Journalism is taught in FRENCH in Paris. Read the official French description and apply here: ESJ Paris: Master en Journalisme [-]

Master in Public Policy and Management (Dual Degree with Bocconi University)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

This two-year programme combines the study of economics, management and other social sciences. It aims to engrain young professionals with a truly international background and culture, and to equip them with the skills to operate in national and international public institutions as well as in the private sector or in non-profit organizations. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Ile-de-France in France. Master in Public Policy and Management (Dual Degree with Bocconi University) Sciences Po and the University of Bocconi in Milan have created a dual degree in Management of International and Public Affairs (MIPA). This programme allows students to obtain the University of Bocconi's Laurea Specialistica in Economics and Business of Public Administration and International Institutions and the Sciences Po Master's degree (in either the Master in Public Policy or the Master in European Affairs). This two-year programme combines the study of economics, management and other social sciences. It aims to engrain young professionals with a truly international background and culture, and to equip them with the skills to operate in national and international public institutions as well as in the private sector or in non-profit organizations. First year at Sciences Po During their first year in Paris, students must choose between the Master in Public Policy and the Master in European Affairs. Master in Public Policy The Master in Public Policy is based on a multidisciplinary approach to public affairs, with courses that explore the intersection between public policy and cutting-edge technologies, and emphasize policy and decision making 2.0. The languages of instruction are English and/or French. Only current first-year students registered in the Master in Public Policy at Sciences Po are eligible for this dual degree programme with the University of Bocconi. Master in European Affairs This programme is the only dual degree for which students apply during their first year of Master, either at Sciences Po or Bocconi. The Master in European Affairs aims to prepare students and future managers to work in European affairs, in both the private and the public sectors. During the first year, students attend courses of the Master in European Affairs (MAE), either only in English or in English and French, and deepen their knowledge of law, economics and the political system of the EU, as well as history and sociology of the European integration project. Second year at Università Bocconi The second year takes places at Università Bocconi, in Milan, where students join the Master in Economics and Business of Public Administrations and International Institutions and can choose to follow courses only in English or in English and Italian. This dual degree permits students to acquire the knowledge and the competencies needed to work in the public or the private sector. During the second year, students must: write and defend a master thesis (Tesi di Laurea) of about 80 pages, in English or in Italian complete a 10-week internship in France, Italy or somewhere else in the world (during the summer between the two years of study). Admissions Students may only apply to the dual degree during the first year of their Master at either school. Contact us For more information on the first year at Sciences Po, please contact the academic advisors of the School of Public Affairs. For more information on the second year at Bocconi, please contact Paolo Modugno from the International Affairs Division. This is a dual degree with Bocconi University. [-]

Master in Communication and Media (Dual Degree with Fudan University)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The Communication and Media dual degree is available to all students who are interested in analysing European and Asian media and in developing adequate skills to work in the communications sector. [+]

Master in Communication and Media (Dual Degree with Fudan University) PROCEDURE The Dual Diploma Program with Fudan University is being integrated into the Sciences Po School of Management and Innovation launched in October 2016. Current students will continue studying in their original Master's programme. Their programme may undergo a few alterations related to the School's organisation for the 2017/2018 academic year. AN INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM DEVOTED TO COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA The Communication and Media dual degree is available to all students who are interested in analysing European and Asian media and in developing adequate skills to work in the communications sector. It will also help to understand the different approaches Asians and Europeans have to governing Medias and Communications Groups. It offers two degrees to students who successfully complete the two-year program: an MA from Sciences-Po and an equivalent master's degree from Fudan University in Shanghai. Our aim is to educate students from all over the world to become specialists in Media and Communication, with a particular focus on the Asian and European areas. Besides language prerequisites, Chinese, French and English classes will be given to enable to improve the linguistic level. GRADUATES OF THIS DUAL DEGREE WILL HAVE ACCESS TO A WIDE RANGE OF CAREER OPENINGS IN THE COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA INDUSTRIES, WHETHER IT IS IN PRIVATE OR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS, ADVERTISING GROUPS AND MARKETING SEARCH INSTITUTES. APPLICATION Online application only Please check the language requirements for this program Candidates can apply via the Sciences Po website. QUESTIONS REGARDING ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES (APPLICATION, SCHOLARSHIP, REQUIREMENTS, ETC.) SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO SCIENCES PO ADMISSIONS Applications will be received centrally at Sciences Po, where they will be examined by a joint admissions board comprising representatives of both Fudan U and Sciences Po. Applicants will be notified by email and, if admitted, by post. IMPORTANT: Deferral will no longer be possible after admission. NB: this application is specific to this program and may not be considered as automatically valuable to other programs offered by both institutions. Attention: Fudan University School of Journalism has an exclusive and new English-language website dedicated to the double Masters program in Communication and Media, covering details of Year 2 in Shanghai program structure, tuition fee, application, compulsory and optional courses, Mandarin language study courses, social and cultural events and program alumni. Fudan year tuition fee is 80000RMB. Application to Fudan-Sciences Po Communication & Media double master degree program International Applicants: Please visit our website. Applicants from mainland China- Junior collegestudents who are citizens of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including students who are already enrolled in undergraduate programs in Fudan University and other prestigious mainland Chinese universities, are eligible to apply to this program through the recommendation (推荐) system, which enables qualified undergraduate students to participate in graduate programs without taking the National Postgraduate Entrance Examination. Interested applicants should first apply, in September, to track three of Fudan School of Journalism’s two-year professional master degree program Communication & Media Double Master Degree Program. Applicants are required to have, or expect to have, a minimum GPA 3.5 (or equivalent) from their previous study, as well as meeting the necessary language entry requirements. Applicants from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao– Applicants who are citizens of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, are required by Chinese law to complete the National Postgraduate Entrance Examination for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao applicants and meet all the requirements, before their applications are jointly reviewed by Fudan University and Sciences Po. Important: Please consult with Fudan University of School of Journalism before submitting an application. SCHOLARSHIP Scholarship at Sciences Po During the first year the international students can also apply to the Chinese Government Scholarship program for Year 2. Information is provided by Sciences Po. FROM FALL 2012, AND THANKS TO JEROME LOHEZ FOUNDATION, A NEW SCHOLARSHIP IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS SPECIAL DEGREE. The Jerome Lohez Foundation was launched in November 2005 in honor of Jérôme Robert Lohez, a French citizen who passed away in the North tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The foundation’s mission is to foster international unity and cultural understanding by supporting graduate academic exchanges in higher education, in honor of those diverse citizens who perished in the 2001 attacks in New York City. The Graduate Dual-Degree Program in Communication is a transnational joint-venture between Sciences Po in France and Fudan University in China. The universities have partnered with the Jerome Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation to open scholarship opportunities for Chinese and French students who are enrolled in the graduate dualdegree program. The first year of study will take place in Paris, and the second year of study will take place in Shanghai. PROGRAMME OF STUDIES The dual degree Sciences Po - Fudan University in Communication and Media is a two-year program. THE FIRST YEAR WILL BE SPENT AT SCIENCES PO, (AT THE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION) AND THE SECOND YEAR WILL TAKE PLACE (WITHIN SOJ) AT FUDAN UNIVERSITY. Students remain enrolled in both institutions for both years and will therefore benefit from all services available to students (free access to library, student unions, career services …). The program is multidisciplinary. Students will follow courses in Sociology, Economics, Branding and Communication Strategy, Law, Media analysis and Political Philosophy. Students will take two language classes at Sciences Po, to be chosen from Chinese and French. Assessment criteria will be the same for all students enrolled in the master. A TWO-MONTH INTERNSHIP IS MANDATORY AFTER THE SECOND SEMESTER, BETWEEN JUNE AND SEPTEMBER. At Fudan University, students will write a thesis in English, which they will defend in front of a jury. Final graduation will depend on the student meeting assessment criteria for both years of the program. Students therefore receive a temporary degree at Sciences Po in July and graduate definitely upon completion of the program at Fudan University the following year. This is a dual degree with Fudan University. [-]

Master in International Relations, Management & Trade (Dual Degree with FGV-EAESP)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

This two-year programme offers an advanced and demanding education in the area of International Relations, Management and Trade, allowing participating students insertion into top-level positions in the private, public or international sector. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Ile-de-France in France. Master in International Relations, Management & Trade (Dual Degree with FGV-EAESP) Double Master's Degree in International Relations, Management & Trade Sciences Po and FGV-EAESP have decided to come together in order to propose a high-quality joint curriculum through the Dual Master's Degree in International Relations, Management & Trade. This two-year programme offers an advanced and demanding education in the area of International Relations, Management and Trade, allowing participating students insertion into top-level positions in the private, public or international sector. In this two-year full time Master's programme, students focus on the main theories and expertise relevant to international relations, finance, management and business. Instruction is imparted by distinguished scholars, business leaders and policy makers. Courses combine seminars on specific issues with workshops, simulations, case studies, and talks. Programme of studies Students are enrolled full-time in both institutions for both years and benefit from the student services of each institution (free access to library, student unions …). Courses are multidisciplinary and students can choose from a wide range of courses in management, business, finance, economics, law, and international relations. Year 1 at Sciences Po Students who are jointly admitted will spend their first year of study at Sciences Po either in the Master Finance et Stratégie (French taught) or in the Master Economics and Business (English taught): Master Finance et Stratégie, mention International Business (French taught program) Master in Economics and Business (English taught program) Year 2 at FGV The second year takes place at FGV-EAESP in the Mestrado Profissional em Gestão Internacional Programme. The Academic year at FGV-EAESAP runs from August to December for the first semester and from February to June for the second semester. The programme also includes an obligatory ten-week internship that may be conducted at any time throughout the programme's duration. And A thesis project is also required at the end of the fourth semester of studies. Assessment and Graduation Assessment will be conducted according to the regular grading and evaluation procedures of each institution. Graduation relies on the successful validation of both years of the studies at Sciences Po and FGV-EAESP respectively. Admissions The candidates must hold an undergraduate degree or the equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree in business, finance, economics, law and/or social sciences. Tuition fees Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and FGV-EAESP for Year 2). For further informations: Sciences Po School fees FGV website This is a dual degree with FGV-EAESP. [-]

Ancien Master in communications devient Master in Communications, Media and Creative Industries

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The Master in Communication program aims to cast light on an rapidly-changing world where the ubiquity of international exchange and the advent of digital media have reshuffled the cards. [+]

Master in Communications The Master in Communications is being integrated into the Sciences Po School of Management and Innovation launched in October 2016. Current students will continue studying in their original Master's programme. Their programme may undergo a few alterations related to the School's organisation for the 2017/2018 academic year. The Master in Communication program aims to cast light on an rapidly-changing world where the ubiquity of international exchange and the advent of digital media have reshuffled the cards. Through an approach that integrates both academic as well as professional training, students receive an education that is both current and grounded in reality. APPRENTICESHIP: DETAILS Schedule For the first four months, from September to December, students are considered part- time employees at the company (2.5 days of work); they then work full-time for the eight remaining months. Students are, however, required to attend five full days of mandatory seminars at Sciences Po in the second semester. Supervision: Apprenticeship Supervisor: A professional from within the company who is responsible for welcoming the apprentice, helping him/her integrate into the company and supervising his/her work. Tutor: A second professional (from another organization) who is also a teacher at the School of Communication. The tutor advises and guides the apprentice in the early stages of his/her professional life. Academic staff: Ensure the proper continuation of the student’s academic engagements and monitor his/her compliance with (the School's) academic requirements. Dissertation In addition to the work that they do at the organization of their choice, students are also required to write a 20 to 30-page dissertation. THE SCHOOL EXPECTS THIS WORK TO BE BASED ON A THEORETICAL TOPIC RELATING TO THE PLACEMENT RATHER THAN AN INTERNSHIP REPORT. THE SUBJECT OF THE DISSERTATION IS DETERMINED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE APPRENTICESHIP SUPERVISOR AND THE TUTOR. At the end of the apprenticeship in September, the dissertation has to be defended in the presence of the two professional supervisors and a member of the School’s academic staff. For more information, visit the CFA (Centre de Formation des Apprentis) webpage [-]

Master in Public Policy

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The Master in Public Policy/Politiques Publiques is a two-year degree designed to prepare future professionals of public affairs for a great diversity of careers worldwide. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Ile-de-France in France. Master in Public Policy The Master in Public Policy/Politiques Publiques is a two-year degree designed to prepare future professionals of public affairs for a great diversity of careers worldwide. Anchored in social sciences, with a focus on exploring the intersection between public affairs and cutting-edge technologies, it develops an emphasis on policy and decision making 2.0. To equip our students with a multidimensional and panoramic vision, the curriculum is built around a thorough core module in public economics, public policy, ethics, technology, management, international governance and law, with a choice of a multitude of electives that examine current policy debates with insights from academics and practitioners. In all of these core courses, the teaching fuses frontier research and pedagogical innovation to equip new actors to harness today's increasing complexities and to surmount the boundaries of clustered knowledge. The School offers multiple policy streams for students to specialize in critical policy challenges. These streams are taught in French or in English, and require students to demonstrate language proficiency according to their choice. Policy streams in French are attached to the Master Politiques Publiques. Policy streams in English are attached to the Master in Public Policy. Policy streams in English (Master in Public Policy): Cultural Policy and Management Digital, New Technology and Public Policy Economics and Public Policy Energy, Resources and Sustainability Global Health Management and Public Affairs Markets and Regulation Politics and Public Policy Social Policy and Social Innovation Policy streams in French (Master Politiques Publiques): Administration publique Culture (French track) Défense et sécurité (available for 2017 intake) Énergies, ressources et développement durable (French track) Santé (French track) Students also choose courses among a broad offer of electives and case studies. Starting in the academic year 2016-2017, a policy lab will give students the opportunity to collaborate with clients to co-develop and test practical solutions for public policy challenges in the field. This culture of innovation and exploration is the cornerstone of our philosophy. The Master in Public Policy curriculum is rounded off by the inclusion of: Two courses chosen among Sciences Po's hallmark common core curriculum Sciences Po's "in house" language courses. The personal project semester (internship, academic exchange, thesis, individual project) The final oral exam, Sciences Po's "grand oral" Students with significant work experience (5 years and above) should consider the one-year Master in Public Affairs, which is specically designed for mid-career professionals. [-]

Master in European Affairs (Dual Degree with the London School of Economics)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

This two-year programme, built on the complementary approaches of two prestigious members of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), combines the study of economics, public administration, global health and management. [+]

Master in European Affairs (Dual Degree with the London School of Economics) Dual Degree with the London School of Economics This two-year programme, built on the complementary approaches of two prestigious members of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), combines the study of economics, public administration, global health and management. It is designed for young professionals who want to gain an expertise in the management and evaluation of public policy in the European context and at the heart of two major European capitals. During the two year programme, dual degree students develop an understanding of the European project and acquire the professional competencies needed to work in the European affairs. During their first year in Paris, students are enrolled at Sciences Po, in either the Master in Public Policy or the Master in European Affairs. During their second year, students are enrolled at the LSE. Upon successful completion of the two years, students receive two degrees: a Master's from Sciences Po and a Master's from LSE. Dual master's degree in European Affairs Programme The Master in European Affairs offers a broad knowledge of the legal, economic and political foundations of the European Union, as well as of the history and sociology of the European integration project. During the first year at Sciences Po, students are integrated within the Master European Affairs (MAE). They follow courses in English and French. Students of the dual degree attend a joint seminar providing an introduction to research on European affairs. Its aim is to familiarize students with the scientific literature on politics and governance in the European Union. Every week students meet scholars of the two universities, Sciences Po and LSE, to discuss about European politics and governance through different perspectives: from political theory to sociology and political science and from economy to law. The participation to these seminars permits to students of the dual degree to prepare themselves for the second year at LSE. The second year takes place within the European Institute of the LSE and students choose among three different MSc, depending on their interests and their professional project: Ideas, Ideology and Identities, European Political Economy or EU Politics. The second year at LSE is composed of three semesters. During the summer semester, students write a Master's thesis on a topic chosen during the school year. Admissions Students interested in the dual degree with the Master in European Affairs at Sciences Po and the European Institute at LSE should apply directly via the admissions website. Careers Our dual degree graduates hold leadership positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Examples of graduate careers: Policy Advisor at the OECD Analyst at the World Bank or World Food Programme Consultant at Accenture Budget economist at the Ministry of Finance International consultant in one of "the Big 4" worldwide audit firms (EY, KMPG, PwC, Deloitte) Contacts For questions related to the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs curriculum, please contact the Academic Advisor in charge of the policy stream that interests you. For questions related to the LSE curriculum, please send an email to the Institute of Public Affairs or the European Institute at the LSE. This is a dual degree with the London School of Economics. [-]

Master In European Affairs (dual Degree With Freie Universität Berlin)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

Mastering the language and good knowledge of German culture are an essential asset in a Europe where the Franco-German relationship is instrumental. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Ile-de-France in France. Double degrees - Freie Universität Berlin Double degree in International Affairs and European Affairs Freie Universität Berlin, "free university" is a university founded in 1948 by a group of students and teachers who had been excluded from the University Unter den Linden in the Soviet part of the city. Located in Berlin's FU is one of the largest German universities with 35 500 students, including 15% foreigners. Went through the FU Berlin great personalities such as the President of the Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes, Jutta Limbach, President of the European Parliament, Klaus Hänsch and the Federal Minister of the Interior Otto Schily. Its Department of Political Science, Otto-Suhr-Institut is one of the most renowned in Europe. For more information on the Freie Universität Berlin To learn more about Sciences Po Check the settlement of tuition double degree Mastering the language and good knowledge of German culture are an essential asset in a Europe where the Franco-German relationship is instrumental. In France, the public sector and the private sector today are looking for French experts to help them better exchange, and work undertaken with Germany. Obtain two titles in two renowned institutions is a unique opportunity Sciences Po and the Freie Universität Berlin offer. For over twenty years, both institutions have close relations based on full recognition of the lessons in each of the partner institutions. The Franco-German cycle integrated in political and social sciences founded in 1991 and reformed now has trained hundreds of students who occupy positions of responsibility in the European institutions or international financial institutions. admissions Recruitment is international. Can apply all students who have obtained a bachelor's degree Bachelor's or an equivalent academic degree corresponding to 180 ECTS, at least 60 ECTS in political science materials. Students may be candidates even if they are not students already enrolled at the Free University and Sciences Po. Selection is based on an online application designed by a joint committee composed of one representative from each institution. A very good knowledge of social and political structures in France and Germany is required. Each year, 20 students can be selected. This program is taught in English and German and optionally in French. Note: Students who have been admitted to the Bachelor program of the Freie Universität through the mixed selection Po-FU Berlin Sciences must refill the application. Admission is by no means automatic. Tuition fees and scholarships Students will settle their tuition fees at the institution where they are studying. The program is supported by the Franco-German University (UFA). Students may obtain a mobility aid granted by the UFA. The Alumni Association In 1995 was founded the Association Gerhard Kiersch Verein, whose name is intended to preserve the memory of Professor of OSI, which in the late 1980s, initiated the Franco-German integrated cycle between Sciences Po and the Freie Universität. It gathers cycle and Alumni students thereby build a strong European network. Its activities focus on three areas: regular meetings of its members, publication of a quarterly newsletter, the "Mail Paris-Berlin", and organizing conferences on major issues of European and Franco-German news. Thus, AGKV has strong links with the actors of the political, economic, social and cultural life in Europe. In fact, the former graduates of the cycle now occupy positions where their intercultural competence is especially highlighted. They are present at European and international level in very different sectors (business, consulting, international organizations, media, public service). The AGKV aims to facilitate exchanges between students and elders, exchanges should also be used to build networks useful for finding internships or to enter the professional world. Visit the website of the Alumni Association of the French-German Round: The Gerhard Kiersch Verein Association [-]

Master in European Affairs

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The Master in European Affairs/Affaires Européennes offers a comprehensive programme of instruction for students keen to embark on European careers, whether in the European or national public sector or in the private sector. [+]

Master in European Affairs Programme objectives The Master in European Affairs/Affaires Européennes offers a comprehensive programme of instruction for students keen to embark on European careers, whether in the European or national public sector or in the private sector. It brings together students from over 35 countries and a faculty with the same multicultural profile, comprised of academics, researchers and European or French civil servants, together with the best practitioners from the European "galaxy". The objectives of this Master are to educate specialists in European questions able to adapt easily to a multicultural environment. Classes are in English; however, students may choose to follow a bilingual study programme. The Master is therefore open to applicants who do not have a high level of French; however, during the two-year programme, students will attend French language courses to improve their level. The Master in European Affairs also offers a wide choice of double degree programmes. Structure of the curriculum The curriculum is built around a thorough core module on Public Economics and on the Economics of European Integration, the Political System of the European Union in a time of crisis and the Constitutional Foundations of the EU including both the Actors, the Processes, the Principles and the Tools of EU Law as well as the Law of the Internal Market, with a choice of electives that examine current policy debates with insights from academics and practitioners. During the first semester, students will start specializing in one of the policy streams offered either in French or in English (students must demonstrate proficiency either in French or in English depending on their choice of policy stream. The English streams are attached to the Master in European Affairs ; the French streams are attached to the Master Affaires Européennes): Policy streams in English (European Affairs): Cultural Policy and Management - available for 2017 intake Digital, New Technology and Public Policy - available for 2017 intake Economics and Public Policy Energy, Resources and Sustainability Europe in the world (offered in PSIA) Global Health - available for 2017 intake Management and Public Affairs - available for 2017 intake Markets and Regulation Politics and Public Policy Social Policy and Social Innovation - available for 2017 intake Policy streams in French (Affaires Européennes): Administration publique - available for 2017 intake Culture (French track) - available for 2017 intake Défense et sécurité (available for 2017 intake) Énergies, ressources et développement durable (French track) Santé (French track) - available for 2017 intake The knowledge and competences in the chosen field will be based on a progressive learning. Starting with one course in the first semester, students, during the second and the third semester, will attend an increasing number of courses of the policy stream, deepening the knowledge and competences in the chosen field. The cases analysis of the third semester will allow students to develop different skills on the basis of the specialization they have chosen and of the professional project they are building. Negotiations games (decision making processes, budget) will also enrich the pedagogical offer, allowing students to simulate procedures and power balance between European institutions and Member States. Participating actively to those simulations, students will acquire analysis tools and leading and management methods through a unique collective experience. During the fourth semester, students will have a concrete experience to round off the program. Students may choose between an internship, a policy project, studying at a partner university, doing an individual project, or writing a thesis, depending on their professional project. During the two years, students will be accompanied in the construction of their professional project. Starting from the first semester, students will have an active role in a workshop on European careers which is based on roundtables with professionals of European Affairs who share with the students their experience and their career path, helping students to define their professional project. During the second semester, a trip to Luxembourg and Brussels enables a full immersion of the students of the Master into the life of European institutions which have been studied in many courses, but also to approach other actors of the great Brussels's galaxy. During their two years at Sciences Po, students can attend the CPCE to prepare the EPSO selection to become EU civil servant. Career opportunities Graduates have access to a wide range of career openings in European affairs in France, Europe or even elsewhere in the world. They may apply for civil service positions and assignments directly on completing the Master and for the European civil service after sitting an EPSO civil service examination. Some graduates choose to work in the private sector, in companies, consulting firms or lobbying groups. Still others join think tanks or research institutes or undertake a PhD with the aim of specialising in research. Programme content Core courses Compulsory for all students: Public economics Constitutional Foundations of the European Union (this course is also taught in French, within the bilingual track: Système juridique de l'Union européenne) The Political system of the European Union in a time of crisis Policy Analysis and Policy Evaluation (this course is also taught in French, within the bilingual track: introduction aux outils d'analyse quantitative) Economics of European Integration The Law of the Internal Market (this course is also taught in French, within the bilingual track: Droit du marché intérieur) Ethics and Public Policy Courses in one of the Policy streams of the Master in European Affairs Each student of the MEA has to choose as of the first semester a Policy stream from the following list: Policy streams in English (European Affairs): Cultural Policy and Management - available for 2017 intake Digital, New Technology and Public Policy - available for 2017 intake Economics and Public Policy Energy, Resources and Sustainability Europe in the world (offered in PSIA) Global Health - available for 2017 intake Management and Public Affairs - available for 2017 intake Markets and Regulation Politics and Public Policy Social Policy and Social Innovation - available for 2017 intake Policy streams in French (Affaires Européennes): Administration publique - available for 2017 intake Culture (French track) - available for 2017 intake Énergies, ressources et développement durable (French track) Santé (French track) - available for 2017 intake Défense et sécurité (opening 2017) Elective courses These courses are chosen from a wide range of courses every semester. The MEA students have access to all the elective courses of the EAP. Additional component of the programme Two electives courses chosen among Sciences Po's hallmark common courses curriculum Sciences Po's "in house" language courses The personal project during the last semester : internship, academic exchange, thesis, the final oral exam Sciences Po's "Grand oral" [-]

Master in International Security

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The academic program of this master focuses on the radical changes in international security issues in the 21st century: in the international environment (remodelling of the geopolitical system, new forms of crisis and conflict, controversial military interventions... [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Ile-de-France in France. Master in International Security General objectives The academic program of this master focuses on the radical changes in international security issues in the 21st century: in the international environment (remodelling of the geopolitical system, new forms of crisis and conflict, controversial military interventions, international terrorism, nuclear proliferation, cyber warfare, etc.), conflict regions and the specific internal transformations in security and defence activities (specialization, institutional transformation, "judicialization", technological developments, etc. Main orientations and specific features This intensive two-year program is divided into three academic semesters and one semester outside the school spent in a professional internship or a study program in a partner university. Students follow the fundamentals common to all PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs) programs, with courses in global politics, international law and international economics, enabling them to acquire the fundamental concepts and tools to analyze the contemporary world. They also acquire basic management tools and expertise in quantitative methods. On top of fundamentals, students study 9 specialized courses (core courses) addressing the major themes of international security, choosing a particular approach taught to a very high level of expertise by academics and practitioners among the following fields: Security Use of Force Proliferation and Arms Control Workshop in Conflict Resolution Conflicts Post Conflict War and Law and International Justice Multilateral Security Students therefore choose two concentrations, each of which consists of four courses, including a mandatory regional concentration, to develop or expand their knowledge of a particular region in the world, within a multidisciplinary framework. The program enjoys close collaboration with French defense institutions, notably the Saint-Cyr-Coëtquidan military school and the French Navy Centre d'Etudes Supérieur, allowing students to familiarize themselves with the existing articulations between public and private decision making in the fields of defence and security. This collaboration also allows them to acquire the theoretical and technical knowledge related to these issues, along with an overall vision of the issues involved in defence, peace-keeping and international security. Career opportunities The International Security program is aimed at applicants with a well designed career plan. Previous work experience related to the field of international security is not a requirement, but it is certainly valued in the selection process. The majority of our international security graduates work in national administrations and governments, international organisations, non-governmental organizations as well as in private companies. The main sectors of employment include defence, intelligence gathering, advising on country risk, peace-keeping, conflict resolution and reconstruction of fragile and failing states. [-]

Master in International Relations (Dual Degree with Peking University)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The Sciences Po-PKU Dual Master’s Degree is a collaborative program on general international studies and is multidisciplinary by nature, covering political science, international political economy, and emerging subjects like energy and environment in international studies. [+]

Master in International Relations (Dual Degree with Peking University) Dual Degree - Peking University Peking University at a glance Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan" (the garden of Yanï), is situated at Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing, with a total area of 274 hectares. It stands near to the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace. The university has effectively combined research on important scientific subjects with the training of personnel with a high level of specialized knowledge and professional skill as demanded by the country's socialist modernization. Peking University has become a center for teaching and research and a university of a new type, embracing diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of medicine, management, and education. Its aim is to rank among the world's best universities in the future. Peking University’s School of International Studies (SIS) is the first such school founded in China. It is an important teaching and research platform devoted to the training of specialized talents in international studies, international political economy and diplomacy. A high standard collaboration The Sciences Po-PKU Dual Master’s Degree is a collaborative program on general international studies and is multidisciplinary by nature, covering political science, international political economy, and emerging subjects like energy and environment in international studies. It emphasizes multicultural perspectives on global security and developmental issues and provides a unique opportunity for students to study international affairs at Paris in Europe and Beijing in Asia. The training stresses the links between public and private decision making on one side and their multiple determinants on the other side : (i) state of scientific and technical knowledge that govern evaluation processes, (ii) representations of social issues and positioning of the civil society, (iii) economic and legal tools for governance practices. Programme Overview The dual degree Sciences Po–Peking University is a two-year academic program. Students spend their first year studying at Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po, where they choose between the 7 specialised masters offered in international affairs. In the second year, students join the School of International Studies (SIS) at Peking University to study a Master of International Relations with an emphasis on security and development issues and a regional focus on China and the Asia-Pacific region. Students remain enrolled in both institutions for both years; they will therefore benefit from all the students’ services (free access to library, student unions, career services…). Year 1 at Sciences Po During the first year of the dual degree, students join the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po (PSIA). Students joining PSIA may choose one of the following master’s programs during the first year of the dual degree: Master in International Security Master in International Public Management Master in International Economic Policy Master in Environmental Policy Master in International Development Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action Master in International Energy Dual degree students have to complete the required courses related to their chosen Master at PSIA. In addition, dual degree students must take at least one course on China during their year at PSIA during either the first or the second semester. Year 2 at Peking University During the second year of the dual degree, students join the School of International Studies at Peking University (SIS-PKU). At Peking University the students will write a thesis. According to Peking University’s requirement, the students should submit a dissertation and perform oral defense of the dissertation by the end of Semester 4. At Peking University, while Chinese students will take French language classes, international students will take Chinese language classes. Final graduation will rely on the validation by the student of both years of the programme. Therefore, students will get a temporary graduation in July at Sciences Po, while the final graduation is upon the completion of all required studies at Peking University in the second year. Admissions Application All Candidates to the dual degree apply through Sciences Po’s website, regardless of nationality. This application is specific to the dual degree program and is not transferable to other programs at either institution. Students who wish to be considered for admission to other Sciences Po or PKU programs must fulfil all relevant application requirements for those programs. Documents submitted for the application should be in English or accompanied by a translation. Also the referee form and the personal statement are to be completed in English. Applicants do not have to be already enrolled at Sciences Po or PKU to apply to the dual degree. Eligibility The dual degree is open to all candidates worldwide. Note: Applicants holding the nationality of the People's Republic of China (PRC), including students who are already studying at an overseas university (i.e. outside of China), must either have the recommendation eligibility to the SIS or pass the National Entrance Examination for Postgraduate students in China. For further information about the Examination and about the application process please contact Ms. Liu Lu. Applicants from China areas of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan may only be admitted into this program when entitled “2016 PKU’s graduate student at SIS”. Please contact Ms. Liu Lu at sis@pku.edu.cn Applicants from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan must meet the application eligibility of PKU Graduate Student. Besides applying online through Sciences Po’s website before March 1, 2017, applicants from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan also need to apply online through PKU’s website before December 15, 2016. For PKU online application, applicants need to indicate applying to this program in Chinese in both online and hard copy of application materials, as well as on the cover of application materials posted to designated office. For international applications, online pre-registration steps with PKU are needed after receiving the joint offer from the program. Applicants with offers need to fill out the registration form, make the registration fees and submit the online registration. A hard copy with photos will be needed to send to PKU by post. Detailed information will be sent to admitted students. Tuition Fees and Scholarships Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and Peking University for Year 2). During the first year the international students can also apply to the Chinese Government Scholarship program for Year 2. Information is provided by the Chinese Scholarship Council and the Chinese Embassy of the student’s country of origin. Degree Conferral Upon successful completion of studies at both institutions, students will be conferred a Master degree from Sciences Po and a Master Degree of Law from PKU. Careers Graduates from the program have been employed all over the world in a wide variety of international organizations, multinational corporations, public entities, and the media sector. Many students have also progressed to doctoral research. This is a dual degree with Peking University. [-]

Master in International Development

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The Master's degree in international development at PSIA offers innovative training in international development based on a renewed approach to sustainable economic growth and political practices. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Ile-de-France in France. Master in International Development General objectives The Master's degree in international development at PSIA offers innovative training in international development based on a renewed approach to sustainable economic growth and political practices. PSIA's program is designed to train the next generation of development specialists, building on the profound transformation of the development discussion. The Master in International Development is given in collaboration with the Agence française de développement. Scientific Advisor Laurence Tubiana is the Scientific Advisor of the PSIA Master in International Development. Pr. Tubiana was France's Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, and is also the founder of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris. Laurence Tubiana is also professor and director of the Sustainable Development Center at Sciences Po Paris, and recently set up the new direction of Global Publics Goods of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. Laurence Tubiana is member of several scientific boards of main research institutions such as the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the India Council for Sustainable Development and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. From 1997 to 2002, she served as senior advisor to the Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin, on environmental issues and conducted a number of international negotiations on this subject. Main orientations and specific features The curriculum provides a strong intellectual background in development studies, favouring critical approaches and using both academic analysis and practitioners' experience of global governance and the multifaceted question of sustainability. It also combines intensive training in finance, economics, public policy (from the global to local level), project design, management and evaluation. The Master in International Development offers an in depth introduction to multiple actors (public agencies, NGO's, private foundations, multilateral organisations) and to multiple instruments (from traditional official development aid, to markets mechanisms and innovative finance and more) and generates both analytical and practical skills that graduates will use to implement the next generation of development policies and practices. A special focus is placed on acquiring essential skills in policy and project design and evaluation, finance accounting and applied economics, management and planning methods. The students will have the opportunity to choose a comprehensive set of courses in specific areas such as, amongst others, agriculture, health, urban issues and sustainability, and will be able to specialize in a regional area to understand specific historical and geographical context. Career opportunities Graduates will find openings in the private sector (profit and non profit) as well as the public sector. In public agencies, national, regional, and local governments, as well as international organizations and agencies, MID graduates will work, amongst other roles, on the formulation, management and evaluation of public policies and projects. In the private sector, they may work for example as project managers, consultants and in the innovation sector for applied research projects as project designer and managers. [-]

Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with the Moscow State University of International Relations)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

Sciences Po and the MGIMO (Moscow State University of International Relations) are both members of the APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) and have been partner institutions for 15 years. [+]

Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with the Moscow State University of International Relations) Dual Degree - MGIMO in Moscow A high standard program Sciences Po and the MGIMO (Moscow State University of International Relations) are both members of the APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) and have been partner institutions for 15 years. They share the conviction that a sound, multidisciplinary education oriented towards international affairs, offered by both renowned universities, constitutes a major asset for future leaders and experts destined for international careers. Through an agreement established in 2005, Sciences Po and the MGIMO decided to unite their excellent reputations and the quality of their study programs in order to offer selected undergraduate students a double master’s degree. Set in a multicultural environment, this double master’s degree aims to train young professionals to a high level in two years, equipping them with the knowledge and necessary skills to thrive in international environments, the private sector, national and international public institutions and NGOs. Multidisciplinary, this highly selective and demanding program unites international relations and social sciences, and courses at an operational and professional level. Subject to fulfilling all necessary academic and administrative requirements, after two years of study, the Sciences Po-MGIMO dual degree students will obtain a master’s degree from both universities. Program Overview The Sciences Po-MGIMO double master’s degree is a 2-year program. Courses on the dual master’s degree program are multidisciplinary: courses cover fundamental areas such as history, political science, international relations, international law and economics, as well as specific areas linked to the chosen modules. Dual degree students must choose and validate their courses according to the rules and requirements of each partner institution. The awarding of the master’s degrees by each of the two universities is subject to the dual degree students fulfilling the academic requirements for the full two years of the program. The master’s degrees from each university cannot be obtained separately and will not be awarded until the full two years of study have been completed and validated. Year 1 at Sciences Po During the first year of the dual degree at Sciences Po, students join the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). The following master’s programs are offered by PSIA in the dual degree program: Master in International Security Master in International Public Management Master in International Economic Policy Master in Environmental Policy Master in International Development Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action Master in International Energy Year 2 at MGIMO The second year is spent at the MGIMO completing the Master in World Politics. In addition to the core curriculum on Russia, students can choose between the following specialisations: International Security International Energy Policy The program also includes the compulsory preparation and defense of a Master thesis at the end of the program, as well as completing a compulsory internship in the second semester, parallel to courses. Internship Students must complete a compulsory internship as part of the Sciences Po-MGIMO program. Examples of internships completed between 2006 and 2013: BNP Paribas, Moscow, Russia Ministry of Defence, France French and Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Organisation for International Migration, Moscow, Russia United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland Institute of Strategic Research, Moscow, Russia Delegation of the European Commission, Moscow, Russia National Assembly of the Russian Federation Unesco Moscow Office, Russia Military mission for the Organization for Sedurity and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna, Austria Deutsche Bank, Moscow, Russia Bouygues International Construction, Moscow, Russia EDF, Moscow, Russia SAFRAN, Moscow, Russia Alfabank, Moscow, Russia Admission to the dual degree Application process Candidates to the dual degree apply through Sciences Po’s website. Online admissions open in October. Applications must be filled in online. Application forms in Russian must be downloaded from the website in PDF format, filled in, scanned and attached to your electronic file. This application is specific to the Dual Degree program and is not transferable to other programs at either institution. Students who wish to be considered for admission to other Sciences Po or MGIMO programs must fulfil all relevant application requirements for those programs. Eligibility The dual degree is open to all candidates worldwide. Applicants do not have to be already enrolled at Sciences Po or MGIMO to apply to the dual degree. Language Requirements At Sciences Po, language requirements differ according to the program you follow. For PSIA master’s programs: English C1. No French required. For the Master in Finance and Strategy: French C1. English B2. At MGIMO, as classes are taught in Russian and English, all students must prove they have an excellent level in both languages. Tuition Fees and Financial Aid Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and MGIMO for Year 2). For the dual degree Sciences Po-MGIMO, the tuition fees are determined in agreement with both institutions and are set at 6850€ per year for each of the two years of study (academic year 2014-2015). This is a dual degree with the Moscow State University of International Relations. [-]

Master in International Affairs and Law (Dual Degree with Georgetown Law School)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The Dual Master of International Affairs and Law (M.I.A./LL.M.) established by Georgetown Law and Sciences Po is open to students who have completed a law degree that satisfies the academic requirements for practicing as a lawyer in the country where they studied. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Ile-de-France in France. Master in International Affairs and Law (Dual Degree with Georgetown Law School) Dual Degree - Georgetown Law School Georgetown University Law Center is one of the world’s premier law schools. It has the largest faculty of any law school in the United States, and is preeminent in several areas, including constitutional, international, tax and clinical law. Drawing on its Jesuit heritage, it has a strong tradition of public service and is dedicated to the principle that law is but a means, justice is the end. With this principle in mind, Georgetown Law has built an environment that cultivates an exchange of practical ideas and the pursuit of academic excellence. It brings together an extraordinarily varied group of teachers, scholars and practitioners, as well as an outstanding student body. Georgetown Law’s LL.M. program draws approximately 400 students per year from the United States and more than 60 countries around the world. Through the various available degree options and certificate programs, Georgetown Law offers an unparalleled opportunity for lawyers to broaden and deepen their understanding of law. The depth of its faculty allows Georgetown Law to offer more than 300 courses and seminars, covering everything from foundational issues in jurisprudence to cutting-edge issues of the most sophisticated legal practice. Our talented LL.M. students bring exemplary academic credentials and practice experience from throughout the United States and around the world. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., Georgetown Law’s campus is within walking distance of the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court, and other government agencies and courts. Washington is a beautiful, international city that is the seat of U.S. government and is also home to major international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Organization of American States. The many governmental, international and non-profit organizations. An elite program in international affairs and law Georgetown Law and Sciences Po recognize the importance of preparing lawyers and policy makers to function in an increasingly globalized society. With this understanding, Georgetown Law and Sciences Po worked together to create a program of study that allows young lawyers to expand their backgrounds in the social sciences, and to deepen their knowledge in their chosen area of law, in preparation for careers in international affairs and law. Sciences Po’s wide and varied curriculum, its multidisciplinary approach, and the availability of several specializations complement Georgetown Law’s array of courses dealing with transnational and international law (both public and private), and its institutional focus on preparing lawyers for transnational practice. Both institutions are located in cities that are major centers for international policy, law and business, where students can have the opportunity to observe the principles that they are learning being put into action. Program Overview The Dual Master of International Affairs and Law (M.I.A./LL.M.) established by Georgetown Law and Sciences Po is open to students who have completed a law degree that satisfies the academic requirements for practicing as a lawyer in the country where they studied. This dual degree is ideal for individuals who wish to combine their law studies with careers in international affairs, and is open to students of any nationality. Academic Program Students will begin the two-year degree program at Sciences Po in Paris, where they will complete two semesters of coursework in international affairs. Students have the option to choose among the following degree specializations for their M.I.A.: International Economic Development; Environment, Sustainable Development, and Risk Management; International Public Management; International Economic Policy; and International Security. For each specialization, the Sciences Po curriculum includes a mix of required and elective courses. During the second year, students complete the Master of Laws (LL.M.) curriculum at Georgetown Law in Washington, DC. Georgetown’s extensive course list and flexible degree requirements allow students maximum freedom to design a program of study that best meets their interests and career objectives. At the completion of the two-year program, students will earn both an LL.M. degree from Georgetown, and the Master in International Affairs from Sciences Po. Foundations of American Law and Legal Education Students also have the option of enrolling in a 4-week summer program at Georgetown, “Foundations of American Law and Legal Education", in between the first and second years of the dual degree. Year 1 - at Sciences Po During the first year of the Dual Degree, students join one of the four tracks of Sciences Po’s Master of International Affairs: International Public Management International Economic Policy International Security Environmental Policy International Development International Energy Human Rights and Humanitarian Action Each student will meet with his/her advisor at Sciences Po before classes start in order to discuss his/her first-year curriculum. Some changes can be made within each of these tracks to allow students to be best prepared for the concentration they have chosen at Georgetown. Core Courses and electives Students must complete required courses and electives related to their chosen track. Assessment Students will have to complete at least 60 ECTS credits during their year at Sciences Po. Students who have not completed the required number of credits over the first year will be asked to take extra courses in order to fulfil credit requirements before they start year 2 of the program at Georgetown Law. Degree Students will receive the Master’s degree of Sciences Po in International Affairs after completing their two years of studies and all requirements at the two institutions. A specific specialization will appear on their Master’s degree according to the courses completed at Georgetown. Academic calendar The academic calendar at Sciences Po runs from early September to mid-January (fall semester) and from end of January to mid-May (spring semester), corresponding to two 12-week semesters. Dual degree students may attend the “Orientation Program” at Sciences Po before the beginning of courses. Year 2 - at Georgetown Law For the LL.M. portion of their studies, students will select from among the following LL.M. degree specializations (this program selection will be made after admission to the dual degree program, during Year 1 of study): Master of Laws (general) Master of Laws in International Legal Studies Master of Laws in International Business & Economic Law Master of Laws in Securities & Financial Regulation Master of Laws in Taxation Master of Laws in Global Health Law* Students also have the option of combining one of the following Certificates with their LL.M. degree: Certificate in International Human Rights Law Certificate in National Security Law Certificate in World Trade Organization Law Curriculum Requirements and Course Selection During their LL.M. year, students who have earned their first law degree outside the United States complete 20 academic credits, including a 1-credit course in U.S. Legal Discourse (although students who participate in Foundations of American Law during the summer are exempted from this requirement). Foreign languages Students are not required to enrol in language classes at Georgetown Law. (They are required to demonstrate proficiency in English prior to admission to the program.) Externship Students are not required to complete an externship in order to earn the LL.M. degree, but have the opportunity during the second semester to earn course credit by completing an externship at a government agency, non-governmental organization or non-profit organization. Students work under the direct supervision of a lawyer for at least 10 hours per week, and earn two academic credits on a pass/fail basis. Recent externship placements have included: Center for International Environmental Law, Federal Trade Commission, Inter-American Development Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Assessment To receive the LL.M. degree, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.00 for their Georgetown coursework. All credit requirements must be completed within the prescribed period of study, i.e., one academic year for full time students. Written examinations are held at the end of the class work in all courses, unless otherwise indicated on the course schedule, and final papers in seminars and other courses are normally due on the date announced in the academic calendar. Degree Students will receive the Master’s degree of Sciences Po in International Affairs and the LL.M. from Georgetown Law after completing their two years of studies and all their requirements at the two institutions. Academic calendar The academic year at Georgetown Law typically runs from September to December and from January to May. Students are required to attend Orientation events during the last week of August before the start of first semester classes. *Admission to the LL.M. in Global Health Law is selective. Students who wish to specialize in Global Health Law must submit an additional essay during Year 1 to a committee at Georgetown. Those who are not selected for Global Health may choose any of the other LL.M. specializations, and will still have an opportunity to enroll in classes related to health law. This is a dual degree with Georgetown Law School. [-]