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THE PROGRAM

Overview
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  • The Master’s in Government Action and Social Policy combines training in the fundamental quantitative and qualitative tools and methods specific to the Social Sciences with a focus on emerging roles in public policy, corporate policy, and research.
  • The program prepares students for careers in public service (civil service administrator, public policy analyst/researcher, opinion survey analyst …) or in the private sector (Public Affairs or Corporate Social Responsibility roles).
  • It is a 2-year program. The first year, Master’s 1, is devoted to the discipline’s core curriculum. In year 2, Master’s 2, students choose from 6 specializations, known as “streams”. Depending on the stream they choose, students may opt for full-time study, an apprenticeship contract, or an executive education scheme.

Degree Level: Baccalaureate + 5
Master’s: French National University Degree
Program Duration:  4 semesters (not including an interim year)
Number of ECTS Credit points: 120
Program Heads: Professor Catherine ACHIN et Professor Emmanuel HENRY
Contact : anne-sophie.courtadeping @ dauphinepong.fr

CURRICULUM
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ORGANIZATION
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  • Full-Time Study

Full-time Master’s students complete the program over 2 academic years. The first year is devoted to core curriculum. The first semester focuses entirely on common core courses, designed to give students a solid foundation in sociology, political science, law, economics, and management. In the second semester, students choose between 2 “options” depending on the stream they intend to follow in Year 2.

The University advises students who have completed Year 1 of the program to take an interim year before beginning Year 2, in order to gain real-world experience, refine their career projects, and strengthen their résumé. During their interim year, students can effectuate internships in France or abroad, or complete a personal, professional, social, or humanitarian project. All interim year projects must be approved and validated by the university.

  • Apprenticeship track

Students who choose Public Affairs, Change Management: Advisory and Assistance, or Public Administration streams for their 2nd year specialization, can opt for an apprenticeship track.

  • Executive Education

All streams, with the exception of Public Service Careers and High-Level Civil Service Exams, are open to Executive Education students.

THE TEACHING TEAM
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Catherine ACHIN and Emmanuel HENRY, Professors
Program Heads - Master’s in Government and Social Regulations

Pauline BARRAUD DE LAGERIE
and Arnaud MIAS, Senior Lecturer and Professor
Stream coordinators - Corporate Policy and Social Regulations (PERS)

Choukri HMED
and Anne JOURDAINSenior Lecturers
Stream coordinators - Government Policy and Public Opinion (PPO)

Marc GLADY
and Renaud DORANDEUSenior Lecturer ans Professor
Stream coordinators - Public Service Careers & High-Level Civil Service Exams (CAC

Alban JACQUEMART
and Sabine ROZIERSenior Lecturers
Stream coordinators - Preparation for French Civil Service Exams

CAREER PERSPECTIVES

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Average job search duration after graduation

1 MONTH


94 %

First Job employment rate


Average annual gross salary

€ 34,757

Source: Paris-Dauphine Master’s Graduate Employment Survey for the Class of 2015, carried out in collaboration with Pluricité, a consulting group specialized in public policy assessment, between January and March 2017.

ALUMNI CAREER PATHS
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  • A broad scope of professional perspectives
  • Graduates of Université Paris-Dauphine’s Master’s in Government Action and Social Policy (APRS) generally go on to careers in Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, as senior Civil Servants, Public Affairs and Organizational consultants, project managers, CSR specialists, analysts and researchers...

Martin AUDRAN, Research Assistant, Agence Phare
APRS Master’s in Government Policy and Public Opinion (PPO) – Class of 2016
"After completing the first year of my Master's in Government Action and Social Policy at Paris-Dauphine and an interim year doing civic service, I wanted a stream with a clear focus on public policy issues and solid applied training in the tools and methodologies specific to the Social Sciences. I found exactly what I was looking for in the PPO stream.
After graduation, I was hired with a permanent contract by Agence Phare, a consulting firm specialized in social innovation and public policy assessment. My Master’s training served me well when I started my job: I had the broad general knowledge of public policy issues and solid methodological foundations required to hit the ground running in my first field assignments."

Laetitia CUIGNET, Analyst, French Ministry of Economics and Finance
APRS Master’s in Government Policy and Public Opinion (PPO) – Class of 2017
"After graduating from the Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, I enrolled in the first year of Paris-Dauphine’s APRS Master’s program. The PPO stream was my obvious choice. For me, PPO’s major strength (other than a great classroom environment) is the perfect balance between qualitative and quantitative approaches. In a field that is considered primarily quantitative, I learned how important it is to be able to look at things from a double perspective, with their complementary concepts and methodologies."

Constance CHEYNEL, PhD candidate in Political Science, IRISSO research center
APRS Master’s in Government Policy and Public Opinion (PPO) – Class of 2015
"After completing a Master’s degree at EHESS, the school for advanced studies in the social sciences, the PPO stream gave me an opportunity to gain expertise in public policy formation and implementation, while continuing to orient my career choice towards research. Dauphine’s approach to PPO curriculum pushes us to develop reflexive thinking and research techniques, key to carrying out action research.
PPO also made it possible for me to explore new horizons in research, assessment, and expertise. Although I have not abandoned my interest in action research, with the support of my professors, I have decided to prepare a PhD at Paris-Dauphine."

Abigail VACHER, Analyst, Institut CSA
APRS Master’s in Government Policy and Public Opinion (PPO) – Class of 2015
"After graduating from Université Paris I with a double Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science, and completing Year 1 of my APRS Master’s at Dauphine, I decided to choose a stream that would let me study Sociology and Political Science in greater depth. The PPO stream combines theoretical and methodological training with in-depth exploration of sectoral policy, public policy assessment, and public opinion analysis. I particularly value the way the program mixes career-oriented and research-focused curriculum.
I did my internship in a team that carries out both quantitative and qualitative research. I was able to put my PPO course work, writing skills, and field experience to good use. At the end of my 6-month internship, I was hired as a Junior Analyst by Institut CSA, the French consumer science and analytics firm."

Nathan BARDIN, Project Manager, Groupe SOS
APRS Master’s in Corporate Policy and Social Regulations – Class of 2016
"The APRS Corporate Policy and Social Regulations stream focuses on economic, organizational, and workplace sociology. It gave me a critical understanding of how the economy and business world function – a useful skill when questioning business practices, both inside our organizations and in terms of our goals.
Why Paris-Dauphine? Because it’s an excellent university where students begin with common fundamentals and specialize progressively. There are lots of opportunities to explore a variety of sectors and industries. University life is intense with numerous student clubs and organizations (cultural, athletic, professional, and just fun) – it’s a place where students can build a solid network for the future."

NETWORKS & RESOURCES

DAUPHINE ALUMNI

An agile, connected community

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  • Dauphine Alumni brings together over 80,000 graduates in positions of professional responsibility. The Association’s 20 thematic clubs organize encounters, after-work networking events, conferences, and mentoring initiatives.
  • Dauphine Alumni Chapters, active locally, form a close-knit network in France and around the world.
  • Over 20,000 alumni are active on Paris-Dauphine’s social networks and various websites.

 

Our dynamic alumni-driven networks are open to Paris-Dauphine students from day 1. They offer you the perfect ecosystem for building professional ties and relationships that will benefit you as students, as graduates, and throughout your careers, be it in business, civil service, or as entrepreneurs.

ACADEMIC, INSTITUTIONAL & CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

Academic, institutional, and corporate partnerships in France and internationally ensure students both a global and real-world perspective

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PARIS-DAUPHINE-BASED RESEARCH CENTERS

Paris-Dauphine is home to some of France’s top research centers and PhD programs in its fields of expertise

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  • Paris-Dauphine’s APRS Master’s program works in close collaboration with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in the Social Sciences (IRISSO), a joint CNRS, INRA, and Université Paris-Dauphine research center.
  • IRISSO’s work focuses on economic sociology, analyzing public policy, and studying the organization, interaction and evolution of Public and Private Regulation. IRISSO analyzes economic phenomenon, markets, and public policy from a sociological perspective.
  • Some of the programs Master’s graduates choose to pursue a career in research. Providing a balance and dialogue between career-oriented and research-focused curriculum is central to Dauphine’s academic project.

APPLYING TO THE PROGRAM

WHO CAN APPLY?
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The program is open to French and international students who hold, or are in the process of obtaining, a Bachelor’s Degree (Bac +3 - 180 ECTS) in the Humanities, Sociology, Political Science, History... from Université Paris-Dauphine or another university, or a degree officially recognized as equivalent from an Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP), a Grande École, or Grand Etablissement.

  • Some of our admissions criteria:

Overall academic performance, in particular, in the social sciences.

Motivation.

Career plan: how well-defined and coherent it is, and how consistent it is with the goals of the APRS Master’s program.

  • Admission to Year 2 of the APRS Master’s program: for conditions, see the webpage dedicated to your choice of stream.
HOW TO APPLY
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Admissions for the 2018-2019 academic year is open from May 3rd 2018 through May 30th 2018 at 11:59 pm.

  • All applications must be submitted online, including those from students completing their Bachelor’s (L3) LISS at Paris-Dauphine. Admissions decisions will be based on your online application.
FINANCING YOUR MASTER’S DEGREE
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  • Tuition varies according to an income-based scale.
    Click here for detailed information on the tuition scale, how it is calculated, and the required supporting documents for your application.
  • Financial solutions are available to our Master’s students thanks to the the CROUS, la Fondation Paris-Dauphine, and the University’s corporate partners.
  • A significant portion of our 2nd year Master’s students opt for the apprenticeship track. Apprenticeship students receive a salary and the host company also pays the student apprentice’s tuition and fees.