All candidates for the Masters programmes are subject to a selective admission process. Candidates must demontrate an excellent aptitude for learning the analytical and quantitative tools that are the hallmark of training at PSE.
In the first year (M1) of the Masters programmes, students take basic courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and economic history. The following year (M2), students can choose from a wide range of more specialised courses in the different areas of contemporary economic research. This second year culminates in the writing of a Master’s research dissertation.
Students receive a national diploma awarded by the partner establishment, as well as a certificate from the Paris School of Economics, at the end of each year. All compulsory courses and most optional courses are given in English (since 2007).