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Sciences Po and LSE have come together to offer outstanding undergraduate students a distinctive dual degree devoted to urban management and policy, the Double Masters in Urban Policy, combining the strengths of two leading international centres of research in city development and urban governance.
This programme is based on the mutual recognition of curricula and evaluation in the partner university; it offers a top-level education in the area of urban studies to participating students, giving them the opportunity to develop a career focused on local and urban policy, in the private, public or international sectors at the highest level.
This programme is academically supervised by Professor Ian Gordon, Geography and Environment Department, LSE, and Patrick Le Galès, senior researcher at CNRS - CEVIPOF, professor at Sciences Po.
Providing all course requirements have been met, students will graduate with both a Master from Sciences Po in Strategies Territoriales et Urbaines , and an MSc from LSE in Urban Policy.
The double degree lasts two academic years: the first year is spent at Sciences Po, in the Master en Stratégies Territoriales et Urbaines; the second year is spent within the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE, following one of three MSc programmes, in Local Economic Development, Regional and Urban Planning Studies, or Urbanisation and Development.
Spanning a wide range of disciplines, including public management, economic development, urbanisation, project management, urban social analysis, and planning, this selective bilingual (French and English) programme will enable participating students to develop an understanding of the political, economic and social issues raised by contemporary urbanisation, at local and international level, with a curriculum focused on the analytic tools used in the field of urban policy.
At the end of two years of successful study, students will be awarded both a Master from Sciences Po in Stratégies Territoriales et Urbaines, and an MSc from LSE in Urban Policy.
Year 1: Sciences Po
At Sciences Po, the academic year runs from early October to the end of June. It is divided into two semesters, each of which is 14 weeks long.
Social Science, Political Issues or World Politics (10 credits)
Urban Specialisations (30 credits)
Study Visit and Collective Project (10 credits)
Languages (French/English and a second foreign language (10 credits))
Year 2: LSE
The second year runs from October until September of the following year. It comprises three terms and the summer period for completion of a dissertation. Students will enrol in either the MSc in Regional and Urban Planning Studies or the MSc Local Economic Development or the MSc Urbanisation and Development.
Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 in any discipline
Applicants must demonstrate competence in both English and French.
Students whose native language is not English must have either:
* TOEFL: minimum score of 627 (paper test) or 107 (internet based test)
* IELTS: minimum score of 7
* A recognised university degree with at least three years of study with English as a main subject
The following applies for applicants to demonstrate their competence in French:
* The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF)
* The Diplôme d'études en langue française (DALF)
No other tests will be accepted.
* Applicants holding the International Baccalaureate (IB) with French as the language of eduction (levels A1/A2 only).
* Applicants who have done their high school education in French (for example in French Lycées outside of France). In this case you need to provide your high school diploma.
* Applicants who have completed an exchange programme with Sciences Po before and who were enrolled in French language classes at least at levels 4 or 5.
* A recognised university degree with at least two years of study at a Francophone University. You will need to provide the diploma which proves that your language of instruction was French. Please note, this does not apply to students who have obtained a diploma in French language or French studies at universities in non French speaking countries.
Students whose native language is neither English nor French must provide proof of ability in both languages as above.
|CAE score:||80 (Grade A)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||627|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||107|
Fee reductions and rewards
LSE undergraduates starting taught postgraduate study at the School are eligible for a fee reduction in the region of ten per cent of the fee. These reductions are available for UK, EU and non-EU students. The School offers a range of rewards for early payment of fees for all self-financed students.
Scholarships for study at LSE
LSE makes available over £12 million annually in financial support for its students via a range of scholarships, bursaries and award schemes, details of which can be found on these pages. LSE's world class programmes attract a consistently high calibre of applicants, many of whom seek financial support from the School, so there is always much competition for our awards. Securing the necessary funds to attend LSE can be a difficult and time consuming process so you should start to think about it as early as possible. Please be aware that the School will be unable to offer you any financial assistance if you knowingly register under funded. The relevant link on the left will take you to the awards available for your chosen level of study.
The School would like to thank the many donors who have contributed to the New Futures Fund, which provides funds for a number of discretionary scholarships.
Diploma, LLM, MA, MSc and MSc (Research) programmes
There are a range of awards available for study at this level. Approximately 19% of taught masters offer holders are successful in obtaining some form of financial support from the School. The value of support ranges in value from 10% of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.
Graduate Support Scheme
LSE's major financial support scheme for study at taught masters level is the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS). This scheme is open to all applicants, with the exception of those undertaking specific modular or executive programmes such as the MSc in Finance (Part time) or the MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management. Around £2 million is available annually in the form of awards from the Graduate Support Scheme. The Scheme is designed to help students who do not have sufficient funds to meet all their costs of study. GSS awards range in value from £3,000 to a maximum of £10,000, and have an average value of £6,000. Application to the Graduate Support Scheme is via the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form. This form will be made available to you once you have submitted an application for admission to the School. The form will then be available until 27 April 2011.
If you complete the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form, and are made an offer of admission by 27 April 2011, you will also be automatically considered for any other awards being offered by LSE, for which you are eligible, with the exception of Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding where there are separate, department led processes in place. AHRC and ESRC funding is relevant to Home UK and Home EU applicants only, and there are also subject restrictions in place. We offer a range of awards based on different criteria such as a specific programme of study, nationality, or country of permanent domicile. In addition, a number of external organisations offer funding to support postgraduate study. We recommend that applicants follow up as many avenues as possible to find funding. Please be aware that if you accept funding from an external source, it is your responsibility to check the terms of the award. Some awards are accompanied by specific terms and conditions which you should be sure you able to meet before accepting the award. Information about other Awards offered by LSE or external organisations. Please take some time to look at all the other awards available to support your study at LSE. The details of these awards are updated each October, but new LSE awards may become available during the course of the admissions cycle. We will only write to successful applicants for these awards. Selection for these awards will take place between May and July 2011 and all successful applicants will be notified by 31 July 2011.
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