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International Affairs and Development - Master's Year 1

Program Objectives

Students in the first year of the Master's degree in International Affairs and Development take courses in three main areas: Economics, Sustainable Development, and Peace Studies The Master's offers students an interdisciplinary education in economics, sociology, political science, finance, and law. There are required and elective courses in each area. Courses are also open to students specializing in other areas.

Program objectives:

  • Gain technical competence in areas such as econometrics, modelling, and optimization;
  • Gain a solid understanding of the key issues in International Affairs;
  • Specialize in Sustainable Development, Peace Studies, or International and Development Economics.
  • Understand and know how to implement the tools and methods of the chosen discipline.

Economics Major:

The goal of this major is to train students for two types of international career, one in areas pertaining to research and study and the other in more operational areas pertaining to business and to geopolitical, human, ecological, and environmental concerns in international corporations and organizations.
Students acquire fundamental knowledge while also receiving hands-on learning and an introduction to research by way of conducting research. The first year of the Master’s programs provides students with a solid and consistent selection of core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics; methods and programming courses in R, SAS, and Stata, and more specialized courses in international economics and the economics of development.
Electives introduce students to key issues such as health care, education, poverty and inequality, the job market, microfinance, and conflicts in low- and medium-income countries.

Types of education
Initial training
French and English
ECTS Credits
60 credits
Optional Internship
Type of Diploma
National diploma conferring the Master's degree
Academic Year


  • Audrey Desbonnet

    Assistant Professor

    Director of the 1st year of the Master's degree - International Affairs and development

  • Maria Luisa Ratto

    Assistant Professor

    Director of the 1st year of the Master's degree - International Affairs and development

  • Laure MERIAUX

    Teaching assistant

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