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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  • Patrick LE GALÈS - Doyen
  • 00:13

    The Pitch


    Now that Paris will host the 2024 Olympic Games, will the school be involved in the city’s preparation and planning in any way?


    I’m in my first year of a master degree “Management of Innovation” in Paris Dauphine and I’m interested in smart cities and intelligent buildings. Would my profile be interesting for the school?


    How selective in the double degree with the LSE (Urban policy)?

  • 08:04

    Why is called the urban school rather than the school of urbanism or urban planning?


    How flexible is the curriculum? Can I combine tracks?


    What is the average level of professional experience of students? Should I have experience in urban planning or policy?


    Three Words Max

  • 17:55

    Where do students of the master STU then work?


    What is your acceptance rate for international students?


    I would ultimately like to write a PhD. Is the Urban School curriculum appropriate, and could I potentially do that at Sciences Po?


    Can you tell me more about the first-year group project and some examples of what has been implemented in reality?

  • 29:48

    I would like to ask the student why she chose this particular school in Paris, which to me doesn’t seem to be a city on the cutting edge of urban development.


    Expert Question


    Expert Question: What are future jobs in urban planning that do not yet exist, and how what skills will be in high demand?


    Are the teachers mainly academics or professionals?

  • 39:27