Master in Advanced Global Studies

Sciences Po

Program Description

Master in Advanced Global Studies

Sciences Po

A one-year Master 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. PSIA has 5 years of successful experience with the one-year Master in Development Practice and is now expanding the offer to encompass all domains of expertise within the school.

Key strengths

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 specialize 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.

Curriculum and structure

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

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

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

Like all students at PSIA, students in the Master in Advanced Global Studies will also have the opportunity to specialize 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 neighborhood.

Eligibility and admissions

Candidates with at least 5 years of professional experience and an undergraduate degree are invited to apply online. More information, including the link to open an application, is available on the dedicated one-year Master's Admissions website.

When opening their online application, candidates to the Master in Advanced Global Studies must ensure they select the "One-year master's programme" option within the initial "Choosing an Admissions procedure" page, as a very first step when applying.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
1 year
Full time
14,270 EUR
For European students, tuition fees vary from 0 to 14 270€. Sciences Po awards scholarships to a selected number of students, in the form of tuition reduction. These tuition reductions range from 5% to 100%.
France - Paris, Île-de-France
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Sept. 2019
France - Paris, Île-de-France
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