Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / PSIA, Master in International Development
Designing Relief Projects in Conﬂict and Disaster Settings (Seminar 24h + Workshop 4h)
Anne-Charlotte SCHNEIDER, Hélène JUILLARD
Concentration courses (Please select 2 courses - 48 hours) 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
4 28 or 32
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.
French as a Foreign Language Program
SEMESTERS 2 AND 4
Hours / semester
Sciences Po Common Core Curriculum (Semester 2 only: Please select 1 course - 24 hours)
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. The academic advisor’s decision depends on the number of courses taken in the past and the grades and credits granted for these courses. Students who have been granted a waiver for the Skills course must take and validate an additional course in the “Special features” curriculum in order to attempt and get 4 additional credits. Students have to make sure, as well, that they attain the minimum of 30 ECTS (validated) per semester.
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 KINT7695
Sustainability of Growth in Developing Countries (Lecture) Politics of Development in Africa
Paul COLLIER Carlos LOPES