Master in Environmental Sciences and Policy
DUAL DEGREE SCIENCES PO-UNIVERSITE PIERRE-ET-MARIE-CURIE-PARIS-6 Academic Advisors: Professor Jean-Christophe Raut
(Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie-Paris-6) Elisabeth Andreoletti-Cheng (PSIA)
Email : Jean-Christophe.Raut@latmos.ipsl.fr Tel : +33 (0) (0)1 45 49 55 02 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel : +33 (0) (0)1 45 49 56 64 Email : email@example.com
Academic Assistant: Laure Bihiet
Program objectives To meet the environmental challenges of the next decades, the dual degree Sciences et politiques de l’environnement relies on an interdisciplinary approach, inspired by the idea that practitioners trained in the economics of the environment and climatology, environmental modelling and environmental law will be better equipped to understand the complexity of the political, economic, scientiﬁc and democratic challenges of the environment, to combine theoretical and practical knowledge and to contribute to coordination between the different players in the ﬁeld of the environment. Main orientations and speciﬁc features Throughout the study program, the instructors, drawn from the most prestigious institutions (Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, École normale supérieure, École polytechnique and CEA), introduce students to cutting-edge techniques in the study of biodiversity, climate change and the “earth system” (ecology, climatology, biogeochemistry, modeling). Students acquire the theoretical knowledge they require to evaluate the state of the planet, identify and quantify the main parameters, prioritize the processes and assess the uncertainty of current knowledge. Whatever the career they choose, graduates will be capable of communicating with scientists and experts, using models and understanding their limitations. In parallel, an interdisciplinary social sciences team (economists, legal experts and sociologists) will introduce students to sustainable development institutions and stakeholders, as well as the economic, legal and ﬁnancial tools of environmental regulation. Lastly, courses on the history and sociology of science, techniques and the environment and also of environmental philosophy give students the general knowledge they need to consider the use and development of contemporary technology. Career opportunities Graduates of the dual degree Sciences et politiques de l’environnement will ﬁnd openings in various sectors: companies involved in economic sectors that need to integrate the environmental dimension (industry, transportation, housing, energy, the food industry, etc.); in management, deﬁnition of strategy, consulting and environmental audit, applied research and project management; in public agencies, regional and local government or international organizations; in positions involving formulation, management and assessment of public policies in the ﬁeld of the environment and sustainable development; in innovative companies belonging to the green economy.