Master in Environmental Sciences and Policy
DUAL DEGREE SCIENCES PO-UNIVERSITE PIERRE-ET-MARIE-CURIE-PARIS-6 Academic Advisors: Jean-Christophe Raut (Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie-Paris-6) Tel: +33 (0) (0)1 45 49 64 51 Email: Jean-Christophe.Raut@latmos.ipsl.fr
Dania Del-Ben (PSIA) Tel: +33 (0) (0)1 45 49 64 58 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Assistant: Wendy Genteuil
Program objectives To meet the environmental challenges of the next decades, the dual Master in Environmental Sciences and Policy 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 Students spend their ﬁrst year at PSIA, with two compulsory modules at Paris 6 in the 1st semester, and then spend the second year at Paris 6 with a scientiﬁc specialisation semester followed by an embedded internship semester. 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) introduces 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.