English programme

If you have little or no French : English programme

 

DIPLOMA OF POLITICAL STUDIES IN ENGLISH (DPSE) & CERTIFICATE OF POLITICAL STUDIES IN ENGLISH (CPSE)

Sciences Po Rennes proposes a programme in English for international students who have little or no prior knowledge of French.

The programme offers a general introduction to the political, social, and cultural landscapes of France and Europe, and examines important issues and debates in France today; all classes are taught in English. All students in the programme are provided with French language tuition (4h per week, plus optional computer-based independent training). Following intensive language tuition in the first semester, students can choose to switch to our French Certificate of Political Studies in the second semester, giving them access to a wider range of classes, mainly taught in French.

The Certificat d'Etudes Politiques is a full year programme (from the end of August until the end of May). 

The CEPa takes the form of 5 compulsory modules per semester over two semesters. Each of these modules is worth 6 credits per semester and is composed of one 20-hour course (6 ECTS) or two 10-hour courses (2x3 ECTS) or a 24-hour course in French language (3 ECTS) with a class taught in a small group (3 ECTS) or a 48-hour course in French language (6 ECTS).

Within these five modules is a compulsory French course – French as a Foreign Language (FLE) – which comprises :

  • 4 hours a week over 12 weeks (48h) in each semester for the A and B groups.
  • 2 hours a week over 12 weeks (24h) in each semester for the C and D groups (and potentially E). The latter will then choose a class taught in small groups in French (English classes excluded) in the IPS programme that is compatible with their schedule. This class will account for 3 ECTS per semester.

The remaining four modules (2 hours a week over 10 weeks each) are within the relevant field in the social sciences.

The Attestation d'Etudes Politiques is a single semester programme (12 weeks). 

The AEPa takes the form of 5 compulsory modules per semester: each of these modules is worth 6 credits per semester. Each of these modules is worth 6 credits per semester and is composed of one 20-hour course (6 ECTS) or two 10-hour courses (2x3 ECTS) or a 24-hour course in French language (3 ECTS) with a class taught in a small group (3 ECTS) or a 48-hour course in French language (6 ECTS).

Within these five modules is a compulsory French course – French as a Foreign Language (FLE) – which comprises:

  • 4 hours a week over 12 weeks (48h) in each semester for the A and B groups.
  • 2 hours a week over 12 weeks (24h) in each semester for the C and D groups (and potentially E). The latter will then choose a class taught in small groups in French (English classes excluded) in the IPS programme that is compatible with their schedule. This class will account for 3 ECTS per semester.

The remaining four modules (2 hours a week over 10 weeks each) are within the relevant field in the social sciences.

Programme content

The programme includes a two-week intensive training course in French language (25 hours) at the start of each semester. On the first day of the course, students take a language test to enable us to put them in the class which corresponds to their level of proficiency (beginner or intermediate).

1st SEMESTER : From September, 12th to December, 16th 2016
2nd SEMESTER : From January, 16th to May, 19th 2017


List of courses

 

 

CEP/AEP in EnglishClass denominationcodeSem.Vol.Total ECTS

S1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French language

 

 

U1EEM10U

1S

48h

6

Public sphere & media analysis

U1EEH83U

1S

20h

6

European Union Studies

U2EEH82U

1S

20h

6

Comparative analysis of political and legal system

  • Compared sociology of law and justice
  • The Parliamentarization of world politics

 

U1EEH47U
U1EEH48U

1S


10h
10h

3

3

Cultural Divide

U2EEH83U

1S

20h

6

S2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French language

U2EEM20U

2S

48 h

6

Geopolitics

  • Introduction to country risk
  • History of American Intelligence



U2EEH60U
U2EEH62U

2S10h3

African Studies

U2EEH94U

2S

20h

6

French history and current perspectives

  • French politics
  • The Rennes metropolis facing globalisation



U2EEH82U
U1EEH98U

2S

10H
10H
3

Sustainable development and energy transition

  • Sustainable cities: comparative European  analysis
  • Transforming the United States Electricity System: The Dynamic Evolution of Policies, Regulations and Technologies
 

U1EEH94U
U2EEH64U

 2S 10H
10H

Teaching staff and faculty

The courses will be given by :

  • Sciences Po lecturers and professors
  • Guest professors from partner universities
  • Teachers specializing in French as foreign language (FLE) for the language classes

 

How to apply to the DPSE/CPSE?

Both programmes are open to are open to around 20 students (25 maximum), with no or little French upon arrival. Sciences Po Rennes reserves the right to make a selection.

After the nomination by the partner university, the students receive the link to complete the on-line application form. 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OFFICE

relations.internationales@sciencespo-rennes.fr
Tel. : +33 - 2 99 84 39 18
Fax: +33 - 2 99 84 39 50