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Program Structure

Master I

Students follow courses in the first year of their respective Master’s programs at Sciences Po Paris. Students are able to choose between the Master’s programs of PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs) and the Master Affaires européennes. The curriculum consists of courses of the specialization (“enseigenements de spécialisations”), the core modules (“tronc commun,” languages) and electives. Additionally, there is a joint seminar organized exclusively for the students of the Dual Degree Master's Program.

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Master II

In their second year of study, students will follow courses in the Master's program "Politikwissenschaft" at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin. They can specialize in the following fields:

  • Political Theory and the judicial and economic foundations of politics
  • International Relations with a special focus on International Political Economy, Peace and Conflict Studies and Regional Integration (EU)
  • Comparative analysis of political systems and policy fields (for example, environmental or energy policy)
  • Regional Studies

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Joint seminars

The joint seminars are a core element of the program and are organized exclusively for the students of the program. There will be a seminar each at Sciences Po and Freie Universität Berlin.

Using various examples, the seminar encourages students to grapple with  theoretical and methodological approaches in political and social sciences in Germany and France and prepares students for a career in an intercultural context.


An internship of at least six weeks is a mandatory element of the program. It can be completed worldwide at universities, international organizations, within the field of politics and higher administration, media or business. The internship should generally be completed during the semester break between the first and second year of the program. The internship should not exceed 240 hours of overall working hours, with no more than 60 hours of preparation and follow-up, which adds up to a 6-week full-time internship.

In order to add the internship to your formal record, we require a letter from your internship provider detailing the number of hours you have worked. Please send this letter alongside an internship report (of at least 2000 words) and your internship contract to df-studien@polsoz.fu-berlin.de 

You can find further information, as well as help with finding and securing internship, at the Career Service of Freien Universität Berlin and Sciences Po Avenir. A list of potential contacts for the internship is available at the office of the program.