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Sociology (Dual Degree with Northwestern University), Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #242 (QS) Paris, France
The Sociology (Dual Degree with Northwestern University) PhD program is offered jointly by Northwestern University and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), one of Europe's premier institutions for the study of public affairs.

About

Through this Sociology (Dual Degree with Northwestern University) program, Northwestern students spend their fourth and fifth years of study at Sciences Po. Students perform research, begin writing a dissertation under the direction of a joint Northwestern-Sciences Po dissertation committee, and become eligible for the degrees of both institutions.The student will return to Sciences Po for the fourth year with guaranteed funding and will defend his/her thesis in English in front of a committee consisting of members from both departments.

The program is open to PhD students in relevant disciplines. Students must have sufficient knowledge of French to be able to do class work and write a research prospectus and summary in French.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This partnership was established for sociology PhD students in their first thesis year who are interested in a dual program and whose research topics and areas relate to the United States.

Only one student per year will be admitted to this program at each institution.  The selected French PhD student will spend his/her second and third thesis years in the department of sociology at Northwestern University.        

The student will return to Sciences Po for the fourth year with guaranteed funding and will defend his/her thesis in English in front of a committee consisting of members from both departments.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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General Requirements

Only one student per year will be admitted to this program at each institution.  The selected French PhD student will spend his/her second and third thesis years in the department of sociology at Northwestern University.       

The student will return to Sciences Po for the fourth year with guaranteed funding and will defend his/her thesis in English in front of a committee consisting of members from both departments. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    380 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 380 EUR per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    380 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 380 EUR per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Paris

  • 1195 - 1780 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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