Program Overview

The programme is based on reciprocal recognition of both curriculum and evaluation in the partner university, and offers a top-level education in international affairs and international relations or international political economy. It is designed primarily for those who intend to practise negotiation in government, international institutions and business, as well as those with a general interest in international relations and international political economy.

The double degree takes place over the course of two full academic years, with the first year in Paris and the second in London. At Sciences Po, you choose between seven specialisations, International Security, International Economic Policy, International Governance and Diplomacy, International Development, Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, Environmental Policy and International Energy.


LondonUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

23 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 27,288




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Minimum entry requirements for LSE-Sciences Po Double Degree in Affaires Internationales and International Relations or International Political Economy

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree in social science, preferably international relations or related.


Competition for places on the programme is high. This means that even if you meet our minimum entry requirements, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.

Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.

The fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It does not cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.

Tuition fees 2022/23 for Sciences Po Double Degree in Affaires Internationales and International Relations or International Political Economy 

Home students, first year: TBC (2022/23 at Sciences Po)
Overseas students, first year: TBC (2022/23 at Sciences Po)
Home students, second year: £27,288 (provisional) (2023/24 at LSE)
Overseas students, second year: £27,288 (provisional) (2023/24 at LSE)

Quick Careers Facts for the Department of International Relations

Median salary of our PG students six months after graduating: £29,000

Top 5 sectors our students work in:


  • Public administration and defence
  • Financial service activities
  • Management consultancy activities
  • Advertising and market research
  • Information service activities


The data was collected as part of the Graduate Outcomes survey, which is administered by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Graduates from 2017-18 were the first group to be asked to respond to Graduate Outcomes. Median salaries are calculated for respondents who are paid in UK pounds sterling.

Most of our former MSc students go on to work in government, international organisations, financial institutions, journalism and corporations, but some continue on to research degrees and the academic profession.


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