Masters "International politics" of the Institute of Political Studies

In brief

  • Speciality: Professionnel / Recherche
  • Major: International affairs



International Politics is a Programme in which students can write a dissertation or do internship. It trains future decision-makers, researchers and experts (monitoring, analysis, advocacy) in international politics in the fields of security, conflict and "global public goods" and international public policy (human rights, migration, etc.).


The objective is to provide methodological tools and theoretical and practical knowledge essential for a better analysis of the complexity and ongoing developments in international relations.

Additional information

  • Student mobility during the Master Programme 2nd year (priority or even exclusivity for students doing a thesis, depending on the destination). In some cases, these mobilities result in obtaining a double degree (Quebec universities of Laval and Sherbrooke)
  • Five-day study stay to Geneva (optional) to meet with professionals from intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.
  • MA Programme student union « Association Politique internationale » (API).



Training content

This information is for guidance purposes.


Access condition

Sciences Po Bordeaux Diploma : First year 

Find out more about the requirements for admission to fourth year 


Job opportunities

Professional integration in the fields concerned requires a very high level of motivation and adaptability, particularly in terms of geographical mobility. There are few posts to be obtained through civil servants’ exams. Fluency in English is absolutely essential and proficiency in one or more other languages is a considerable advantage. Some job opportunities (students of the programme since 2004) are: Research and teaching jobs (for Ph.D. holders); jobs in analysis, advocacy and strategy and policy development in the field of peace and security [Ministry of Defence, expertise, defence industry, international organizations], or Public Goods (environment, refugees and migrants, health, etc.) [intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and companies (social responsibility)].



Bertrand Gilles

Email : g.bertrand @

Caron Karine

Email : k.caron @

More info

Type of education

  • Continuing education
  • Initial education

Internship Possible