Taught course

Urban Policy (Double Degree)

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Geography and Environment

Entry requirements

2:1 degree in any discipline. Applicants must demonstrate competence in both English and French.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

Sciences Po and LSE have come together to offer outstanding undergraduate students a distinctive dual degree devoted to urban management and policy, the Double Master's 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.

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.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 French Language requirement equivalent to TCF level 5 or DALF C1 or C2

Fees and funding

LSE Graduate Support Scheme are available for the LSE part of this programme, For information on financial aid at Sciences Po, please see admissions.sciences-po.fr/en/financial

Qualification and course duration


full time
23 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613