Students on the dual degree spend their first two years in one of the campuses of Sciences Po – in Paris, Nancy, Dijon, Poitiers or Menton – and their final two years at UCL. ESPS and ISPS students on the single degree spend a year abroad in a country of their major language, normally in a university department devoted to the humanities or social science subject in which they are specialising.
Thanks to the programme’s links with leading institutions in continental Europe, ESPS students can expect the same diversity of choice in their year abroad as they enjoy throughout their degree. ISPS students can spend their year abroad in China, Japan, Israel, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil or Canada, depending on their major language.
ESPS students are highly ambitious and go on to pursue careers throughout the world. In any given year, about half of our students continue their studies at graduate level, having left ESPS with excellent degrees. It is anticipated that ISPS will follow similar career paths.
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The percentage of our students graduating with a First or high 2.1 is amongst the highest in UCL. 15% of ESPS graduates have gone into European, international or British politics, 20% into law, business and commerce.