MSc Public Policy & International Cooperation


Help society address major challenges in local, national or international public policy. Your sphere of influence can be as varied as health, urban planning, technology, transportation, taxation, the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and more. The MSc in Publis Policy and International Cooperation prepares you for leadership in private institutions linked to the public sector, local and national governments, NGOs or international organisations.

Audencia offers you a unique advantage. We are highly international, providing you with diverse perspectives, cases and internship opportunities across the globe:

  • 30% or our student body is international
  • 100+ countries represented by international students
  • 50% of our teaching faculty is international
  • 210+ global academic partners

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Key Information

Degree Earned: Master of Science

Language: English

Duration: 24 months, full-time

Programme Start: September

Eligibility See Admissions Pathways for full eligibility requirements, programme options and tuition


At Audencia, we place sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) at the heart of our programmes, research and operations. We are recognised as a Top 30 school globally in the Positive Impact Rating for Business Schools by the UN's PRME Global Forum, and we've played foundational roles in important initiatives like the Global Compact. This means that everything you learn will be in alignment with the Global Goals.

The MSc in Public Policy & International Cooperation provides training in the fundamental theories and practices of public policy along with the sector’s own specific methods and tools, leaving you with the kind of professional profile that is much sought after in the sector:

  • The specific inspection, analysis and assessment techniques and tools associated with national and international government organisations (e.g.: government organisation audits, government project management, project financing, etc.)
  • Thorough knowledge of the logics and operations of European public policy, institutions, OECD compared financial policy, etc.
  • The methodological reflexes and interpreting keys necessary to understand changes to national and international public policy and the organisational situations they generate in the field, and initiate changes that will rise to meet current challenges.

Here are some of examples of teaching modules in the MSc Public Policy & International Cooperation programme:

  • Public Policy: foundations, reforms and challenges
  • Challenges for internal public policies in EU
  • Constraints and opportunities for transition
  • Digital transformation in public sector
  • Change and innovation in the public sector
  • Experiencing in the public sector
  • International public performance
  • International actors, institutions and project finances


Here are a number of examples of positions you could occupy after completing an MSc in Public Policy & International Cooperation:

  • Consultant for the “public-sector" department of a general consultancy agency
  • Consultant for a public-sector specialised consultancy agency
  • Executive officer for a national, regional or local government administration
  • Executive officer for a specialised financing body
  • Manager for a private-sector company in the administrations and local government services sector
  • Professional working for an international organisation, NGO, bi-lateral development and cooperation body.
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Admissions & Finance

Join us in Nantes to internationalise your future career! Here is a breakdown of everything you will need to make it smoothly through the application process.

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Master in Managent and MSc programmes: 

  • Proficiency in English
  • 3-year degree in any field


See Admissions Pathways for full eligibility requirements.

You may begin your online application at any time; you can save it and make changes before submitting. Admissions are open until the programme is full; however, we strongly recommend applying by the early application deadline of 31 January for the September intake.


See Admissions Pathways for a full list of required documents, and detailed admissions process.

2-year MSc programme (all specialisations) 

  • €25,000

2-year Master in Management programme (including MSc specialisation)

  • €33,000


Study abroad option*

For study abroad and summer terms, additional tuition fees may be applied by partner institutions according to the number of credit hours taken. If additional tuition fees apply, these fees will be paid directly to the partner institutions.

*Available to Master in Management students only.

There are a range Audencia scholarships you may be eligible for, as well as an extensive number of external scholarships. 


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