Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / École doctorale, doctorat en science politique
Comparative Politics The Doctorate in Comparative Politics combines a comparative approach with a specialization in a geographical area, drawing on a team of specialists in different cultural areas in Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Arab world. This program provides training for research in the ﬁeld of comparative politics and prepares students for academic careers (research and teaching), as well as careers in high-level consulting (NGOs, international organizations, etc.) and the senior civil service. International Relations The Doctorate in International Relations embraces a broad deﬁnition of the international, a methodology attentive to empirical research, as well the conceptual effort required to think about change in a world that has become extremely complex. This program provides training for research and through research, for students seeking to pursue: • academic careers (research and teaching); • careers as experts in public or private international organizations; • competitive exams for careers in the international and European civil service or the diplomatic corps. Political Theory The Doctorate in Political Theory aims not so much to describe political phenomena as to evaluate their implications and bring a values perspective to bear on them, drawing not only on empirical data but also on normative positions coming from political and moral philosophy. This program provides training for research in the ﬁeld of political theory and prepares students for academic careers (research and teaching), as well as careers in high-level consulting (NGOs, international organizations, etc.) and the senior civil service. Orientation and speciﬁc features The Doctorate in Political Science enjoys the support of three major research centers at Sciences Po, which host doctoral students: the Sciences Po Center for Political Research (CEVIPOF), the Center for International Studies (CERI) and the Sciences Po Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE). The Doctorate in Political Science seeks to provide students with research skills and a capacity for critical analysis, rigorous expertise in the use of methodological tools, as well as a solid command of the fundamental questions of the discipline. Applicants who do not already hold a Master’s degree must apply to the Master’s program in political science. These students will receive a Master in Political Science degree at the end of two years and will then be able to apply to the doctoral program. Students already holding a research Master’s degree from Sciences Po or from another university may apply directly to the doctoral program. During the three years dedicated to the doctoral dissertation, students are hosted by a research center. They also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of Sciences Po’s partner universities.