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Social Sciences and Humanities, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #242 (QS) Paris, France
The Bachelor of Arts in the Social Sciences and Humanities programme at Sciences Po  is rooted in three core principles: academic rigour, internationalization, and civic engagement.
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Over the course of three years, students think critically about how and why societies transform and the ways in which they may engage as citizens acting on behalf of the common good.

Using Multidisciplinarity to Comprehend the Dynamics of Contemporary Societies

The curriculum of this  Social Sciences and Humanities programme at Sciences Po provides students with academic and methodological foundations in economics, history, humanities, law, political science, and sociology.

In the first year, students take introductory courses in each foundational discipline. 

In the second year, students continue with advanced study of the disciplines through a multidisciplinary perspective while diving into coursework related to their multidisciplinary major of choice: Economy & Society, Political Humanities, or Politics & Government. 

Students complete their major during the third year abroad, in an international academic environment.

Students develop critical thinking abilities and methodological rigour through exposure to a large variety of theories, approaches to reasoning, and viewpoints. 

They demonstrate these skills in their written work, oral presentations, and research by drawing on diverse sources (text, data, graphics, and video). 

Artistic practice and the study of literature and art stimulates students’ creativity and their ability to analyse contemporary political issues through new, unexpected lenses.

Regional Concentrations to Understand Global Challenges

Through disciplinary, multidisciplinary, and language coursework, students acquire strong and precise knowledge of global issues (democracy, inequality, peace, urbanisation, migration, information production and dissemination, environmental protection, food security, etc.).

The regional campuses explore political, social, economic, and cultural issues from an area-specific perspective (the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East), integrated into a wider analysis of the processes of globalisation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Law
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Humanities
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

The application form will therefore be used to assess the following:

  • the academic background of the applicant (Foreign diploma obtained abroad, French baccalauréat obtained abroad, Foreign diploma obtained in France)
  • the results obtained during secondary school studies
  • language level
  • motivation to pursue studies at Sciences Po
  • the relevance of career objectives to the vision of the campus

Applicants whose file is pre-selected will be invited to an interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10540 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10540 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Paris

  • 1195 - 1780 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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