About This Masters Degree
About the MSc programmeSciences Po and LSE have come together to offer high-achieving undergraduate students a joint curriculum: the Double Master's Degree in European Studies.
In this programme, students focus on the history, politics, policies and institutions of the European Union; on the ideas which underpin the European project; and on the political, economic and social challenges facing Europe. Teaching is by renowned EU specialists, many with practical experience of policymaking. Students combine lectures and seminars on specific topics with workshops, simulations, case studies and attendance at public lectures and debates with top decision-makers, experts and opinion formers from across Europe.
Bilingual (French and English), and spanning a wide range of disciplines, this very select programme is based on mutual recognition of the curricula and assessments of the partner university.
The LSE-Sciences Po Double Degree in European Studies lasts two academic years: the first year is spent at Sciences Po, in the Master Affaires Européennes; the second year takes place within the European Institute at LSE studying either MSc European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities, MSc Political Economy of Europe or MSc EU Politics.
Courses are multidisciplinary and students choose options from international relations, history, economics, law, philosophy and political science, all with a strongly European focus.
LanguageApplicants must demonstrate competence in both English and French.
Students whose native language is not English must meet LSE's Standard English requirement (see English requirements) or have a recognised university degree taught and examined entirely in English.
Applicants whose native language is not French must prove language ability by means of one of the following:
◾ The French Baccalauréat
◾ A Francophone secondary school diploma (Etudes Collègiales Canadiennes, Certificat d'Humanités Belge, etc)
◾ A recognised university degree with at least two years of study at a Francophone University
◾The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) 500 or DALF C1. Please see Sciences Po admissions for more information
Students whose native language is neither English nor French must provide proof of ability in both languages as above.
Applications should be made online only. Your complete application (application plus supporting documents) must reach Sciences Po by 1 March 2014.
SelectionApplications are administered by a joint admissions board of representatives consisting of both LSE and Sciences Po. Only successful applicants will be notified by post. Students can track the status of their application online.
Supplementary documentsIn addition to the application form, you are required to submit:
1. a full and official transcript of marks obtained for each year of university level education including the current year when available
2. a certified copy of your undergraduate degree (if applicable). Documents written in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified translation into one of the above languages
3. a personal statement to be submitted in both English and French. In no more than 1,000 words, please describe your background, your career objectives as these relate to Europe/the EU, and how obtaining the LSE/Sciences Po Double Degree will help you to achieve those objectives
4. two letters of academic recommendation. These can either be in French or in English. They must be submitted online or placed in an envelope sealed and signed on the back by the referee before being added to the application file.
5. a résumé in both English and French
6. optional: you may also submit letters of professional recommendation
Items 1 to 3 can be submitted as scanned attachments to the online application form. References may be submitted online or by post.
Year one: Sciences PoAt Sciences Po, the academic year runs from early September to the end of May. It is divided into two semesters, each of which is 12 weeks long. Students join the Master Affaires Européennes, on their own track.
Maquette Pédagogique - Semestre 1
Maquette Pédagogique - Semestre 2
Year two: LSEThe second year runs from October until September of the following year. It comprises three terms and the summer period for the completion of the 10,000 word dissertation.
Students will enrol in either MSc European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities or MSc Political Economy of Europe or MSc EU Politics. They will have to make their choice while studying at Sciences Po. Students can expect an average of 180 hours of teaching during the year at LSE.
You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for LSE-Sciences Po Double Master's Degree in European Studies in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.
You must note however that while care has been taken to ensure that this information is up to date and correct, some circumstances may cause the School to subsequently change, suspend or withdraw a course or programme of study, or change the fees that apply to it. The School will neither be liable for information that after publication becomes inaccurate or irrelevant, nor for changing, suspending or withdrawing a course or programme of study due to circumstances outside of its control. You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee places on its courses. You should visit the School's Calendar, or contact the relevant academic department, for information on the availability and/or content of courses and programmes of study. Certain substantive changes will be listed on the Updated graduate course and programme information page.
Graduate destinationsGraduates of the programme pursue successful careers in politics, journalism, diplomacy, business, academia, consultancy, the EU institutions, national administrations and in the international institutions.
LSE-Sciences Po Double Degree in European Studies
page on the London School of Economics and Political Science web site for more details!
2:1 degree or overseas equivalent in any discipline; English standard level, there is also a French language requirement, equivalent to TCF level 500.