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Political Science

Sciences Po

Doctorate On Campus
36 months
Duration
385 EUR/year
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About

The Political Science programme at Sciences Po trains academics and researchers for careers in France and abroad, as well as high-level professionals for all levels of politics: public politics, opinion survey analysts, territorial administrations, journalism, political consulting, diplomacy, foreign diplomatic academies, specialists in specific cultural areas, etc.

Overview

The Political Science doctoral programme at Sciences Po is designed to provide:

    • A complete international level training course in all of the areas relevant to political science ;
    • A research methodology in the social sciences including classes in qualitative and quantitative analysis;
    • A personalised supervision process within the Doctoral school and in the research centres, by an internationally recognised and involved academic staff.

Careers

Professionalization in research is ensured by the doctoral students getting a chance to work in one of the Sciences Po laboratories where they can meet with the teams, take part in research projects and take specialised seminars. They are also invited to take part in contracts and projects financed by the European commission. To do so, they can rely on the advice of the Mission Europe de la recherche de Sciences Po.

Doctoral students in the Political Science department also benefit from the activities of the CEVIPOF, the CERI and the CEE. Professionalization in teaching is also available thanks to the tutoring they carry out voluntarily, to the introductory teaching they do and the method conferences given by the monitors.

Doctoral students can also follow all of the professionalization seminars proposed by the Doctoral school.

Support from research centres

The political science doctoral programme receives the support of Sciences Po's three biggest laboratories who also take in doctoral students:

  • The Centre de Recherches Politiques de Sciences Po (CEVIPOF): It covers three main fields: political behavior, political sociology and political theory. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies are used at different levels of observation: local, national and European. The CEVIPOF has a permanent faculty of 24 researchers and professors, approximately 25 PhD students, and 20 associate researchers. The CEVIPOF is also responsible for the French National Election Studies. The centre is chaired by Martial Foucault, Professor at Sciences Po.
  • The Center for International Studies (CERI): this centre works on social sciences on an international level by combining a number of different approaches: international relations, comparative political sociology, the political economy, political anthropology. The researchers at the CERI produce work that is anchored in the field, where they speak the language and know the territory. It is run by Alain Dieckhoff, Research Director at CNRS ;
  • The Centre d'Etudes Européennes de Sciences Po (CEE): as a multidisciplinary research centre, the CEE develops comparative studies on European societies and political systems and on the impact of European integration. It covers political issues by emphasising the link between policy and politics and by investing in the question of methods. It is run by Renaud Dehousse, Professor at Sciences Po.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • A complete international level training course in all of the areas relevant to political science 
  • A research  methodology in the social sciences including classes in qualitative and quantitative analysis;
  • A personalised supervision process within the Doctoral school and in the research centres, by an internationally recognised and involved academic staff.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A thesis project in PDF or Word format (5,000 words maximum). 3000 words maximum for the PhD programme in History, excluding bibliography, that shouldn’t exceed 20-25 titles
  • A synopsis of your thesis project (two pages) in PDF or Word format
  • Two academic recommendations
  • A CV
  • Proof of identity
  • A copy of the last completed degree (for the PhD in political science, highest honours on the Masters thesis is required) 
  • Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    385 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 385 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    385 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 385 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

Tuition Fees

For all students admitted to the PhD programme at the “Thesis” level, the annual fee for the 2016/2017 academic year is 391 euros, irrespective of tax residency.

In order to make Sciences Po accessible to all to promote academic success, Sciences Po offers many types of financial aid.

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