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Sciences Po

Urban School

The Urban School prepares students and professionals for urban governance in all its forms. Graduates find employment in the public, private and non-profit sectors at the local, national and international levels. The school offers two-year Master's programmes, a dual Master's degree programme with the London School of Economics and a Mooc. Capstone projects, study trips and the comparative approach are just a few of the School's strong points. Programmes use the social sciences to provide an understanding of urban models from a multidisciplinary perspective. 

Entry Requirements: 3-year bachelor degree or higher depending on the Master
Duration: 1 or 2 years
Location: Paris
Language: English / French
Selection: application + TOEFL

Member of the Conférence des grandes écoles

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2018-12-18

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Participants:

  • Patrick Le Galès - Dean
  • Morgane JULIAT - Student in M1, Urban Policy double diploma
  • Katherine Findlay - Master Governing the Large Metropolis student
  • 00:15

    The Pitch

    01:43

    I'm in last year of engineering school and really interested in master STU. Can I have a chance for admission?

    03:40

    Hello! Your video shows the inaugural address is all in French, and your course descriptions are in French. I don’t speak French… am I going to be at a disadvantage at the school?

    05:47

    Are semesters abroad possible and promoted in Ecole Urbaine?

  • 07:16

    Could I choose the master in metropolis governance and take extra courses from other other programs to further customize my curriculum?

    09:40

    Could a solidarity economy student be accepted in the GLM program ? Are there any prerequisites ?

    11:58

    Your site says you prepare students for jobs that don’t exist yet. How do you do this if we don’t know what those jobs will be?

    14:37

    Three Words Max Taboo

  • 17:06

    In the double master with LSE, what does each school bring to the program? What are the specific expertise of each?

    20:10

    How much academic work versus practical work do we do? My last program only focused on theory unfortunately.

    22:23

    Guest Change

    23:13

    What importance holds academic excellency in the selection process ? Are internships and overall experience taken into account ?

  • 25:10

    I’m a freshly graduated architect and very interested in the «  Cycle urbanisme  » program. How do you think this program can enhance my career opportunities ?

    27:34

    Is it possible to do a PhD at the Sciences Po Urban school? I would eventually like to be a full-time researcher in a think tank or urban planning consulting firm.

    29:54

    What concrete real-world projects have students worked on? Are they just simulations?

    32:08

    Final Destination

  • 34:09

    Hello. What classes do you offer that consider AI and technology in urban development?

    35:59

    What are the “management tools” included in the methodological training?

    38:12

    Do you know approximately how many applicants you have for the different Masters at the Urban School and how many do you accept?

    38:57

    The Sweetest