Urban Policy, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 23 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    21744
    Tuition (Year)
    14088
    Tuition (Year)
  • English, French (take IELTS)
    Language

About

The double degree lasts two academic years: the first year is spent at Sciences Po, in the Master Stratégies Territoriales et Urbaines; the second year is spent at LSE, following one of three MSc programmes, in either Local Economic DevelopmentRegional 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 you to develop an understanding of the political, economic and social issues raised by contemporary urbanisation, at local and international levels, with a curriculum focused on the analytic tools used in the field of urban policy.

On completion, you will be awarded a master's from Sciences Po in Stratégies Territoriales et Urbaines, and an MSc from LSE in Urban Policy. 

Programme Structure

First year, at Sciences Po

At Sciences Po, the academic year runs from early October to the end of June. You will follow a course of study that covers topics of urban sociology, economics and politics, along with elective courses.

First year, at LSE

The second year runs from October until September of the following year. It comprises three terms plus a summer period for completion of a dissertation. 

You will follow one of three alternative lines of specialisation, following the teaching programmes (and course options) of: 

  • MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies
  • MSc Local Economic Development 
  • MSc Urbanisation and Development


Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: August/September at Sciences Po, Paris 
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 23 months
  • Languages
    • English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, and French Language proficiency, equivalent to TCF level 500/DALF C1

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 21744 International
  • GBP 14088 EU/EEA

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