Sciences Po – Years 1 and 2

Sciences Po

Sciences Po lecture theatre

If accepted into the program, you will begin your course of study in France at one of three Sciences Po English speaking regional campuses: Le Havre, Menton or Reims. The campus is determined by the your selection of one of three world regional studies programs that analyse the relations between Europe and:

The three programs share a common curriculum which explores a broad range of disciplines. You will:

  • take core courses in the social sciences: political science, economics, history, sociology and law
  • choose from electives in the humanities: philosophy, art history, literary studies
  • take language courses that correspond to the campus’ linguistic and cultural orientation.

Within each program the common curriculum unfolds into the campus’ global-regional focus. Specialisation is built through world-regional examples and teaching within common courses, elective and language study.

Regional campuses

Sciences Po’s regional campuses are small, offering an intimate context for learning and opportunities for student-initiated study projects. At the same time, each campus is connected to the activity of the Paris campus – internationally, a world-leading site of research and inquiry. You will be taught by faculty from the Paris campus and by faculty located at the regional campuses. Class size ranges from 150 for lectures in core areas to about 22 for seminars to as small as a handful of students for some language classes.

The regional campuses have been designed with the needs of international students in mind. They offer an environment in which you can thrive academically and will prepare you for specialised study in years three and four at the University of Sydney. The individual attention offered in the regional campuses takes into account the challenges you may encounter: living away from home, coping with demanding academic obligations, adapting to life in France and tackling linguistic difficulties. The educational support provided by the faculty and staff, small classroom size, low cost of living as compared to Paris, and the sense of community amongst students makes life in the regional campuses a one of a kind experience.