Teaching on political sciences and public administration aims to equip students conceptually and operationally, allowing them to identify the constraints that govern collective decision-making and to be able to act in this world rationally, effectively and fairly.
Three additional aims are pursued:
- the first relates to the development of analytical skills, critical perspective, creativity;
- the second relates to understanding our society and the events taking place today that will help shape our future;
- the third focuses on the techniques that provide access to analysis and support action.
The programme for the first year of the Master’s degree  in Political Sciences and Public Administration includes all the courses from the Master’s degree  in addition to a course on public finances and a course seminar on political sciences theory.
The second year is centred on the three advanced subjects relating to the three dimensions of political sciences. “Democracy and public action” provides an in-depth analysis of the political system by considering the new forms of democracy and public and political action. “Analysis and evaluation of public policies” studies the effects of the implementation of local, national or international public policies and the process via which its orientation and way of shaping reality acquire legitimacy. “Special issues in international relations” encourages students to consider topics in greater depth, such as the development of the role of the United States in the world, the conflicts or strategies of international actors. Based on case studies, these courses include a seminar section where the students are encouraged to hone their skills in the areas that most interest them.
While working on their final dissertation, students will participate in a seminar in which they learn to communicate on scientific subjects, to listen to suggestions from peers and to exercise critical judgement and an ability to make suggestions in response to their proposals.
On successful completion of this programme, each student is able to :