Analysis of the program by Campus-Channel

What we noted

Sciences Po

School of Public Affairs

The Master in Public Policy and the Master in European Affairs at the School of Public Affairs are two-year programmes open to applicants with an undergraduate degree. The school also offers two one-year programmes for young professionals and dual programmes with partners such as Columbia University, LSE, GRASPP-University of Tokyo and Fudan University. All programmes are offered in English and French in Paris. The school trains students for a wide range of public affairs-related careers spanning the public, private and non-profit sectors and the local to global scales. It aims to educate a new generation of leaders determined to address humanity’s most pressing challenges and find innovative solutions for the Common Good.
Entry Requirements: Bachelor's degree or higher depending on the Master
Duration: one or two years
Location: Paris
Language: English / French
Selection: application + English test
Member of the Conférence des grandes écoles

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2018-12-17

Analysis

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Participants:

  • Yann Algan - Dean
  • Valentine Mandon - Student of the programme
  • 00:15

    The Pitch

    01:38

    Hello Valentine! Which policy track are you doing and why did you choose Sciences Po for this?

    03:26

    I have heard the school often works with the city of Paris on projects. Anything you can tell us about?

    05:35

    Concerning the application, what do you think are the most important things to emphasize in the personal statement?

  • 07:21

    Does this school’s research and work have any real influence over public policy in France and / or beyond?

    09:04

    For the Emile Boutmy Scholarship, would the grades of the candidate be the sole criteria or would the economic status of the candidate and her family be given importance as well?

    10:34

    Can you tell more about the economics and public policy program, please? Any particular focuses or theories the school adheres to? Thank you.

    12:07

    Where do students find jobs after the public policy master?

  • 13:54

    Quand vous parlez de projet d'intérêt général de quoi s'agit-il exactement ?

    15:26

    Three Words Max Taboo

    17:20

    I have studied and communication and foreign languages. Should I have an economics or public policy background to be considered for admission?

    19:41

    If we don't have already a professional project which is enough complete and elaborated, could we candidate and choose the program after the entrance? Thank you so much

  • 20:58

    I completed my accounting degree 8 years ago and have been working as an auditor afterwards. Am I expected to submit academic references for admission please?

    21:48

    What are the opportunities of the EPP sector?

    23:59

    I have seen that many elective courses and case studies are related to heritage and museums. Does the Culture policy stream of the Master offer jobs opening in this field?

    25:57

    How do you teach innovation in the social policy and innovation stream? What are you looking at exactly in this track?

  • 27:32

    I would like to work for the EU in Brussels. Would the Europe in the World stream be appropriate? Or should I have a more defined focus like econ?

    29:05

    Final Destination

    30:20

    What is the balance between theory and practical hands-on work?

    32:13

    Could I take extra courses from other streams?

  • 33:30

    Bonjour Madame, Messieurs, je travaille au consulat de France et j'aimerais bien intégrer sciences po. J'hésite entre le programme de master d'un an et 2 ans. Pourriez-vous me donner des conseils ? Merci beaucoup d'avance. Cordialement.

    34:58

    Is it possible to be accepted to a master’s program directly from a bachelor, or do you require professional experience?

    36:23

    In the digital / new tech stream, would I need coding skills? And how do you address ethics in this particular stream?

    37:48

    The Sweetest