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European School of Political and Social Sciences

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Saint Raphaël, Lille France

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About European School of Political and Social Sciences

Created in 2012 within the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Lille,  ESPOL  first vocation was to bring together the departments of law and economics with a new one, that of political science. The European School of Political and Social Sciences offers an interdisciplinary education geared towards political and European careers to its 1,200 students through two postgraduate programmes and three Master’s programmes. In addition, a new Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and a new Master's programme in Digital Politics and Governance opening in 2023 will allow us to welcome even more students for increasingly varied courses.

Since its foundation, ESPOL has continuously promoted openness to the world, and Europe and in particular. This is the reason why our team is comprised of people representing 12 different nationalities, why 80% of our students spend a semester abroad in one of our 150 partner universities and why we welcome over 40 exchange student each year, a steadily increasing figure.

 

The school is founded on three principles:

  • Teaching : Original ways of learning and new courses make ESPOL an innovative school in terms of pedagogy.
  • Research : Our teachers and researchers actively contribute to the renewal of knowledge in political science.
  • Service to society : ESPOL-LAB projects such as “Just Conservation”, “Reconnect” or “OCTAV” are aimed at proposing solutions to major societal problems.

About European School of Political and Social Sciences

Created in 2012 within the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Lille,  ESPOL  first vocation was to bring together the departments of law and economics with a new one, that of political science. The European School of Political and Social Sciences offers an interdisciplinary education geared towards political and European careers to its 1,200 students through two postgraduate programmes and three Master’s programmes. In addition, a new Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and a new Master's programme in Digital Politics and Governance opening in 2023 will allow us to welcome even more students for increasingly varied courses.

Since its foundation, ESPOL has continuously promoted openness to the world, and Europe and in particular. This is the reason why our team is comprised of people representing 12 different nationalities, why 80% of our students spend a semester abroad in one of our 150 partner universities and why we welcome over 40 exchange student each year, a steadily increasing figure.

 

The school is founded on three principles:

  • Teaching : Original ways of learning and new courses make ESPOL an innovative school in terms of pedagogy.
  • Research : Our teachers and researchers actively contribute to the renewal of knowledge in political science.
  • Service to society : ESPOL-LAB projects such as “Just Conservation”, “Reconnect” or “OCTAV” are aimed at proposing solutions to major societal problems.

Available programs

ESPOL offers three degrees in political science based on bilingual French-English teaching and in-depth learning of European and international relations.

During the three years of the Bachelor's degree, students will have the opportunity to learn political science through rich and varied courses covering different disciplines such as History, Law, Sociology, Politics, Economics and Philosophy.

ESPOL's programmes are based on a strong international dimension , including a 6-month academic exchange in one of our 150 partner universities as well as the teaching of three foreign languages (among 13 available choices).

ESPOL offers 4 two-year master’s programmes that provides students with a deeper understanding of the political processes and institutions of local, national, and international governments.

Our programmes are designed solve today’s most pressing global challenges and to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theories, methodologies, and practices of politics, government, and public administration.


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For the first year of bachelor's degree:


  • A cover letter in English
  • Official transcripts of grades for final two years of high school
  • Official Transcript of final school exam scores and subsequent years of study (if applicable)


For the second year of bachelor's degree:


  • A cover letter in English
  • Transcript of final school exam scores and subsequent years of study (if applicable)
  • Any document certifying to foreign language skills can be added to the application
  • High school diploma
  • CV


For master's degree:


  • Transcripts of the 3 years of the Licence (180 ECTS)
  • Licence diploma (or certificate of achievement)
  • CV in English
  • Letter of motivation in English
  • Two academic letters of recommendation (English or French)
  • Proof of English language proficiency:

    - TOEFL –  80 iBT or 550 PBT or 60 PDF
    - ELTS  Academic – 6.0
    - PTE Academic  –  54
    - Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)  or  Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) –  grade C
    - TOEIC – 785



As courses in political science and international relations, the will of ESPOL is similar to that of the IPSs. A solid general culture; a multidisciplinary teaching which aims at better understanding the stakes of our world, but also capacities of adaptation and synthesis with the possibility of studying a semester abroad. What makes ESPOL so special is its multilingual and multicultural aspect: this diversity allows ESPOL students to acquire all the versatility they need for the future!
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