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DU INTERNATIONAL - English track / Parcours anglophone


DU INTERNATIONAL - ENGLISH TRACK

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International students have access to a wide choice of courses that cover all fields of the Sciences Po Toulouse degree: political science, law, international relations, sociology, history, economics. 
Students can choose to study in English (English track) or in French (French track). A B2 level is required in the chosen language branch.
 
Compulsory French and methodology courses provide you with the necessary skills during your study stay. These French language and method conferences in small groups favor exchanges and interactions.

Diploma or ECTS credits

Each student must determine with their home university the number of credits necessary to validate their semester of study. Exchange students for one semester will be awarded the ECTS corresponding to the validated courses.

The University Diploma (DU International) corresponds to a full year of studies in a French institution of higher education.  It is open to students staying the entire academic year (from September until May).  In order to obtain the Sciences Po Toulouse University Diploma (DU International), students must validate a combined total of 60 ECTS (including all obligatory courses). 

Evaluations will be conducted as continuous assessment - a maximum of two assignments - either in the form of a written test or MCQ, or as an at-home assignment to be handed in at the end of the semester.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of one year (60 ECTS) in higher education.
English proficiency: B2 Level or equivalent (for English Track); French proficiency: B2 Level or equivalent (for French Track) ; Spanish proficiency (optional): B2 Level or equivalent (for French Track)

Survival French is a minimum requirement for acceptance in this programme as all applicants must be in a position to get on while living in France, enabling them to integrate into French culture and daily life. For those students that do not have any knowledge of French whatsoever, please note that beginners’ classes shall only be provided with a minimum number of people enrolling.

List of English language proficiency documents required for admission 


NOMINATION DEADLINES

Fall Semester:  April 30th   
Spring Semester: October 15th

Partner universities are invited to send in their nominations to incoming@sciencespo-toulouse.fr with the following information :

SURNAME and First name, date of birth, duration of stay, academic e-mail address, chosen language track.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Fall Semester:  May 15th    
Spring Semester: November 15th

Students are asked to send their application form and enclosures to incoming@sciencespo-toulouse.fr before the indicated deadline. 


Download the application form for the full academic year and the Fall 2022 semester :


Download the application form for the Spring 2023 semester :




UNIVERSITY CALENDAR

Fall Semester (Semester 1):  September 2nd - December 16th 2022
Spring Semester (Semester 2):  January 9th - April 22nd 2022


TUITION FEES

Free movers: from about € 1,164 (European students with a European Health Insurance Card) to about € 1,200.

Erasmus students and non-European students coming from a partner University are exonerated from payment of fees.

Download the enrolment form for the online registration (after admission).

Study Program (at least 290 hours of teaching for the entire year – 60 ECTS; or at least 145 hours of teaching per semester and 30 ECTS).


Please find the program for the 2022-2023 academic year below.

The syllabi and course descriptions can be found here.

All courses are expected to be held on campus. Course registration will take place on arrival (September 2022).

For Erasmus students : there are no component codes to add to the Learning Agreement.
 
CORE COURSES: FALL SEMESTER = 1st Semester Contemporary Political Debates in the UK
Content

1. What does the UK correspond to ?
2. The British Constitution
3. The British Monarchy
4. The British Parliament
5. Elections and political parties in the UK
6. The British Government
7. The people : giving ‘the people’ a voice in a parliamentary democracy such as the UK
8. The Scottish independence debate
9. Northern Ireland back in the spotlight

 

Nathalie Duclos 20h - 5 ECTS The Political Regime of France
Content

The current political regime of France, the Fifth Republic, was established by the 1958 Constitution. After two centuries of political and constitutional instability, the Fifth Republic is often presented by its numerous supporters as the expression of a political maturity and equilibrium between the principles of liberty and authority. Even if this judgement has to be balanced, it is undeniable that the political regime of today’s France, which is neither a "presidential regime" like the USA nor a classic "parliamentary regime" following the Westminster model, is a quite original and peculiar combination of presidentialism, democracy and rule of law. Its various components and its balance of powers will be presented and discussed in this course

Jean-Michel EYMERI-DOUZANS 20h - 5 ECTS Gender & Development
Content

The course explores poverty, livelihoods, and development through the application of a ‘gender lens’ an exploration of theoretical and practical analyses with an emphasis on intersectionality. We look at and beyond the donor-led approaches to see where there are opportunities for addressing gender equity challenges. Gender analysis frameworks are applied to case studies through interactive problem-based learning approaches in small groups throughout the seminar.

Karen DELFAU 20h - 5 ECTS International Migration
Content

This course offers an introduction to migration studies taking an interdisciplinary approach to give a broad sense of how migration affects our lives. It provides students with conceptual background on different issues related to migration politics and practices. The course will provide learners theoretical knowledge of migration patterns and consideration of migration process as a part of broader processes of global change and development. The course will also underline that labour demand in destination societies is the main driver of international migration. However, it is also designed to show that despite stats role in regulation of migration, migration processes gain their own trends and momentum. The course is supposed to help students improve their critical reading and analysing of academic work. After being familiarized with solid understanding of basic migration patterns, students will be able to evaluate political outcomes related to immigration policies of EU states.

Farkhad ALIMUKHAMEDOV 20h - 5 ECTS Law & Literature in Britain & in the United States
Content

The general objective of the course is to explore the intersection between law and literature through the analysis of the plots of five novels and a novella by 19th-century English and North American authors. Along with the massive political and social changes which took place in the “age of capital” (in Eric Hobsbawm’s terms), the nineteenth century was also marked by decisive developments and the consolidation of legal systems in Europe and in the Americas. Through the study of excerpts—supported by a secondary bibliography and multimedia resources—, we will aim at determining the ways in which the law is depicted in the fiction of George Eliot (Middlemarch, 1872), Charles Dickens (Oliver Twist, 1837-38), Thomas Hardy (Jude the Obscure, 1895), Mark Twain (Pudd’nhead Wilson, 1894), Rebecca Harding Davis (Life in the Iron Mills, 1861) and Herman Melville (“Bartleby the Scrivener”, 1856). Our main goals are to understand how legal elements are embedded in the plots; to identify how the idea of law interferes and guides the outcome of the narratives; and to discuss whether the central presence of the law in these stories might engage the authors and their readers in an imaginary, and perhaps desired new social order. Our discussion of the texts and of the secondary sources will be guided by four themes: property and inheritance; marriage and divorce; the poor and the law; lawyers and judges. Furthermore, the course will provide the students with an overview of the field of law and literature as it developed in the United States, and its repercussions in Europe.

Mariana PUJOL 20h - 5 ECTS Central Asian Politics & Societies
Content

The course offers an overview of structural and political changes in post-Soviet Central Asia. It aims to analyse the five Central Asian countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Although the majority of the countries had been the largest recipients of Soviet aid, 30 year on from the independence Central Asia offers mixed economic and political stories. Therefore, the first part of the course will address contemporary challenges of economic transition, nation-building and political structure of the countries. Historically considered under the framework of the “Great Game” - the struggle for domination in Central Asia between Russian and British Empires the region has revived geopolitical interests in XXI century. Therefore, the second part of this course provides foreign policy priorities of the states and the role of global (Russia, China, USA and EU) and regional actors (Iran, Turkey, India). It will also be stressed that Central Asian countries gained significant experience and are not mere subordinates of external powers. Besides, the course will also question region-building and regionalization attempts within Central Asia by examining organizations such as Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Eurasian Economic Union, Collective Security Treaty Organization and other political and economic initiatives (Great Silk Road, Connect Central Asia).

Farkhad ALIMUKHAMEDOV 20h - 5 ECTS Immigration and diversity management in Britain and France from 1930 to present
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Vincent LATOUR 20h - 5 ECTS US Environmental Policy Since 1900
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20h - 5 ECTS Obligatory courses Methodology of Writing
Content

This class is designed and intended to aid students who are not familiar with the methodology of writing in France and in particular at Sciences Po. Structure and writing skills are the key to successful completion of a course of study in France and students will be guided in the elaboration and development of how to formulate and put forward a thesis statement correctly with a plan. The importance of building a strong foundation in the conceptualization and operationalisation of research, with the need to take into account of how to design a project that is to be presented either orally or in written format will be dealt with in a hands-on approach through activities in small groups of students. We shall focus on the predominant emphasis that should be provided in the opening sentence of the introduction, the significance of the definition of the terms to define the framework and scope of the piece that is being written as well as need to back up arguments with critical academic research references.

Susan Schneider 5h - 2 ECTS French as a Foreign Language
Content

The course objectives in the English-speaking University Diploma are to pass along language tools that will allow students to communicate as quickly as possible in an everyday environment.
The course is in French-language medium using basic grammar as well as role-play for communicative competency, both of which are used in a progressive manner.
Diverse audio and visual aids will be used.

Nathalie Pélissier 20h - 5 ECTS
CORE COURSES: SPRING SEMESTER = 2nd Semester The psychology of contemporary issues
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Ashun SIERRA 20h - 5 ECTS The Evolution of American Political Campaigns
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Elio DI PAOLANTONIO 20h - 5 ECTS Media and Society
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Olivier BAISNÉE 20h - 5 ECTS Ireland : Beyond Borders
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Bairbre CHIOSAN, Charlotte RAULT, Marie Violaine LOUVET 20h - 5 ECTS Comparative Public Administrations in Europe
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Jean-Michel EYMERI-DOUZANS 20h - 5 ECTS Management of Rewards in the Public Service
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Jean-Michel EYMERI-DOUZANS 20h - 5 ECTS The United Kingdom and the European Union : from membership to partnership?
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Stéphanie MC LELLAN 20h - 5 ECTS Relations between the United States & Latin America: an Overview
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Mariana PUJOL 20h - 5 ECTS Global Environmental Governance
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Karen DELFAU 20h - 5 ECTS Obligatory courses Methodology of Writing
Content

This class is designed and intended to aid students who are not familiar with the methodology of writing in France and in particular at Sciences Po. Structure and writing skills are the key to successful completion of a course of study in France and students will be guided in the elaboration and development of how to formulate and put forward a thesis statement correctly with a plan. The importance of building a strong foundation in the conceptualization and operationalisation of research, with the need to take into account of how to design a project that is to be presented either orally or in written format will be dealt with in a hands-on approach through activities in small groups of students. We shall focus on the predominant emphasis that should be provided in the opening sentence of the introduction, the significance of the definition of the terms to define the framework and scope of the piece that is being written as well as need to back up arguments with critical academic research references.

Susan Schneider 5h - 2 ECTS French as a Foreign Language
Content

The course objectives in the English-speaking University Diploma are to pass along language tools that will allow students to communicate as quickly as possible in an everyday environment.
The course is in French-language medium using basic grammar as well as role-play for communicative competency, both of which are used in a progressive manner.
Diverse audio and visual aids will be used.

Nathalie Pélissier 20h - 5 ECTS

 

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE


incoming@sciencespo-toulouse.fr


Elio DI PAOLANTONIO, Professor of English
Deputy Director of International Relations & Pedagogical Coordinator of the DU INTERNATIONAL
Tel.:  +33 (0) 6.31.69.46.11

Quitterie DUBOSCQ, Professor of Spanish Deputy Director of International Relations & Pedagogical Coordinator of the DU INTERNATIONAL

Jean-Michel EYMERI-DOUZANS, Professor of Political Science Director of International Relations

Nadia EL GHARBI, Head of International Office
Tel.:  +33 (0)5.61.11.17.97  -   fax:  +33 (0)5.61.11.56.81

Anna READ, Administrative Assistant for International Students
Tel.:  +33(0)5.61.11.02.66 -   fax:  +33 (0)5.61.11.56.81

 
 

Opening hours of the international office : 

The international office is located in room MD218 (block D) and is open to students from Monday to Friday : 

9h - 12h  and 14h -17h

The offices closes at 16h on Friday afternoons. 



 

WELCOME INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS !


For all administrative procedures, you can visit the Toulouse Welcome Desk website, which is available in several languages (French, English, Chinese and Spanish). It covers several themes : higher education in France, practical life, finding accommodation, health care and insurance, culture, leisure and sports activities), student initiatives and associations, language learning, discovery of other cultures, specificities for international students and researchers, discovery of the university towns of the region.


The Federal University of Toulouse also offers support for international students with the Toul' Box :

 

Several packages are available :    

Pack "Start"
Pack "All-in"
 

For more information on Sciences Po Toulouse, you can also consult our French "practical information" page : informations pratiques.



VISA & "Etudes en France"


For information about how to go about getting your student visa, please see the following links :


Students who reside in one of the 65 countries concerned by the procedure must make a specific request on the "Etudes en France" platform.


HOUSING


In the application file, you are asked about your wishes in terms of accommodation:


- You would like a room in a university residence (Crous) 

The monthly rent is around 300 euros.
The allocation of a room in a university residence is done solely through the university. It is therefore useless to contact the CROUS which will refer you to the IEP.

The allocated rooms provide basic furniture with individual bathrooms. Some residences have shared kitchens. Please note that it is not possible for students to request a specific room or residence.

Sciences Po Toulouse has a partnership with the Crous for the Arsenal and Chapou residences.


As the number of rooms in the Crous residences is very limited, we would like to point out that we cannot guarantee accommodation in a university residence for everyone. We will inform you during the first half of July of the outcome of our procedures.

 

- You would like individual or shared accommodation


Rents in Toulouse vary according to the type of accommodation and the location. For example, the rent for an apartment in the city center for one person (studio or T1 bis) is around 380 to 550 euros.

There are other possibilities: homestays, private student residences and hostels, host families.
 
We advise you to start your search as soon as possible because finding accommodation in Toulouse can be difficult.
You can carry out your research through real estate agencies: these charge agency fees and require the payment of a deposit (generally equivalent to two months' rent) which will be refunded to you on your departure.
(Note: some agencies charge around 150€ just to view their listing).
 
You can consult our Housing Guide for more information on the housing offer in Toulouse. The Toulouse Welcome Desk can also assist you in your search for accommodation.



Housing assistance 

In both cases, you will be able to benefit from housing assistance paid by the Caisse d'Allocations Familiales (CAF) from your second month of stay, provided that you obtain your residence permit if you are subject to this obligation.
 
 
 

STUDENT ASSOCIATIONS

The students' association MÔndus welcomes and integrates international students coming to Sciences Po Toulouse. 
Feel free to contact them via email : mondus.iep@gmail.com

or on their social media accounts : Facebook and Instagram


The students at Sciences Po Toulouse are very active in the various associations : civic engagement and debate clubs, sports, theatre, arts... 
Please find the list of associations here or on the dedicated webpage.

 






 

 


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Mise à jour le 25 août 2022


 

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