PSIA, Master in International Development
Students must choose 2 concentrations which they will follow for the duration of their studies at PSIA. Each semester, students take 2 courses: 1 in each concentration. A concentration in Regional Studies is recommended for all students.
Regional Concentrations Thematic Concentrations
Languages (Please select 1 course - 24 hours)
Students who are not ﬂuent in French are strongly encouraged to take French.
A modern foreign language
Total Required Credits Special features (optional). For students who opt to take a special feature, please select one only.
PSIA special features
Presemester French Language Program (optional)
All international PSIA students may register for the week long French as a Foreign Language Program in the last week of August, on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis. KINT7525
French as a Foreign Language Program
SEMESTERS 2 AND 4
Sciences Po Common Core Curriculum (Semester 2 only: Please select 1 course - 24 hours)
Hours / semester
Students must take one course from “Formation commune de Sciences Po” in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2
Formation commune de Sciences Po
Skills (Semester 2 only: Please select 1 course 24 hours each)
Students must take one skills course, either in Semester 1 or in Semester 2. Students may choose the language of instruction. Please note that students may obtain a waiver for the skills course upon presentation of the appropriate justiﬁcations (transcripts, syllabi and letter of motivation) before course registration to their academic advisor who makes the ﬁnal decision. As a consequence, students will attempt 4 fewer credits overall during their program.
Core curriculum (Please select 3 courses - 72 hours) Reminder : If you enrolled for an annual project (Projet collectif) last semester, you may ask for a waiver for a core curriculum course in the Spring, pending on the approval of your academic advisor. For your information, courses indicated as « lecture » are those open to more than 32 students.
Economics and Finance (1st year students : one course required / 2nd year students: one course available) KINT4305 KINT4410 KINT3925 KINT4070
Sustainability of Growth in Developing Countries (Lecture) Finances publiques dans les pays en développement Microeconomics for Decision Makers (Lecture) Introduction to Econometrics using STATA : Application to Policy Evaluation
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4 4 4 4
Paul COLLIER Marc RAFFINOT, Marin FERRY Charles OMAN Dylan GLOVER