Masters "Public and political communication" of the Institute of Political Studies

In brief

  • Speciality: Professionnel / Recherche
  • Major: Politics, society and communication



The main objectives of the "Public and Political Communication" master's program are to enable students who have completed this course to distinguish themselves as attractive on the communication sector’s highly competitive job market and to give them the keys to successfully starting their career. The aim, therefore, is twofold:  to capitalize fully on the generalist nature of this course - the "Sciences Po" added value - and to offer a sought-after operational specialization.

This course is designed to develop not only the specific skills required to be a communicator but also the knowledge depth and scope necessary for being able to adapt, anticipate and stand out from the masses in a constantly changing sector.

This master's program is based on a partnership between Sciences Po Bordeaux and the Institute of Information and Communication Sciences of the University of Bordeaux Montaigne.


In the fourth year, first of all, the objective is for students to further develop their already solid broad-based knowledge and skills,  by providing them with the fundamentals necessary to enhance the capacity for  "immersion" and hindsight required of any communicator in order to be able to tackle diverse situations (social sciences, functioning, actors and issues in the public sphere in the broad sense). Second of all, specialization in public and political communication involves, in the fourth year, a series of academic classes (information and communication theory, political communication, agenda-setting, electoral sociology, digital and social web issues) and — in the fourth and fifth years — more technical skills and knowledge taught in job-specific classes through which students will discover the strategic and operational resources that can be utilized by today's communicators.

Finally, throughout the course, the students will put in practice the knowledge they have acquired (organization of events, case studies, creation of materials, development, and implementation of strategies), which will enable them to « confront » their knowledge with reality, and in so doing, will help them to integrate the knowledge acquired through the course and convert it into know-how.



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

Communications officer, project manager... in the field of political and/or institutional communication, at both national and local levels, for elected and/or institutional political actors, but also for para-public organizations.



Attia Samuel

Email : samuel.attia @

Caron Karine

Email : k.caron @

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Type of education

  • Initial education

Internship Obligatory