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DU Panthéon Sorbonne Master in Economics

Panthéon-Sorbonne Master of Economics (DU PSME)


Domaine : Economie
Mention : Diplôme d'université

The Faculty of Economics at Pantheon Sorbonne University is one of the most reputed Economics departments in France and in the world. In this highly selective educational setting, it has developed since 2007 a quality education program for international students wishing to do their Master studies in Economics at the Sorbonne : the PSME.

A program custom-made for international students wishing to study at the Sorbonne

The PSME program is a first year of Graduate Studies (Diplôme Universitaire), which offers Economics courses taught in English, together with intensive courses in French. The Economics courses correspond to a full program of courses taught in the first year of graduate studies, at what is known as the M1 level in the "Bologna" European Academic System. French courses are intended to prepare the PSME students to attend in 2nd year (M2 level) all Economics courses offered at this level by Paris 1, including courses taught in French. Hence, successful PSME students gain access to  one of the most comprehensive M2 programs existing in France, which includes more than 100 different courses, structures in about 20 specialized programs in the 2nd year. You can find details of these courses on the website of the University of Paris 1 Economics Department.

A truly global program:

The teaching staff of the faculty of economics of Paris Pantheon Sorbonne University is about 130 strong and has a wide array of international cooperation throughout the world, which guarantees a high-level and internationally recognized training. In addition to coursework, students will have the opportunity to participate in several conference and debates with leading international economists, organized year round by the University.

Hence, from the very beginning, the PSME has become a fully global program, highly demanded all over the world. Thus far the PSME has recruited students from over 70 countries : Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Ghana, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Indonesia, India, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Mexico, Moldavia, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam. The biggest inflows of students are from China, the European Union, Russia, USA and South America.

An excellence programme

The number of students is limited to assure quality teaching and recruitment of outstanding students. Only students with a solid background in Economics are admitted. During this first year, students are given further training both in general-purpose economics, i.e. macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics (Fall semester) and in more specialized fields (Spring semester). While the general training gives the necessary foundation for graduate studies in economics, the specialized courses will help students choose a specialization for their second year.

Students will thus have the opportunity to discover the wide variety of master programs in economics offered by Paris 1 through specially-designed introductory courses taught in English, covering Finance, International and Development Economics, Sustainable Development Economics, Public Economics, Theoretical Economics, Enterprise and Human Resources, Health Economics or History and Method of Economics.

Objectif du diplôme : The main objective of the PSME program is to:

*Train international english-speakers in the field of Economics at the Master level and in French. Some students choose to find work directly after the PSME in various fields such as banking, economics, investment, or benefit from a promotion in  their current company upon return.

*Provide students a deeper and more sophisticated knowledge of economic analysis and prepare them for entry to one of the specialised M2 programs offered by the University of Paris..

*Build a world-wide network of highly educated, open-minded individuals with expertise in various fields of economics.

Modalité d'admission :
How to Apply

To apply for the Pantheon Sorbonne Master’s degree in Economics, students must provide the following :

- A detailed CV in English ;

- A cover letter describing their interest in the programme, accomplishments, and future plans ;

- Certified English translations of their academic transcripts and a copy of their Bachelor's Degree in Economics ;

- An English language certificate : TOEFL scores (no older than 3 years, at least 550 for PBT ; 80 for IBT ; 213 for computer-based test) of at least 550 or another certificate deemed to be equivalent ;

- Two letters of recommendation, each in an envelope signed across the seal by the recommending professor ;

- A copy of your passport ;

- The application form.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

All items of the application should be sent

- by e-mail to psme@univ-paris1.fr in one single pdf file


- by mail in a single envelope to :

Diplôme Universitaire
Pantheon Sorbonne Master in Economics - First Year
Direction UFR 02 - PSME Bureau 2202
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
90, rue de Tolbiac
F-75013 Paris

Applications accepted 15 October - 15 May
Nombre de points ECTS : 60 (à l'issue de l'obtention du diplôme)
Niveau de diplôme validé à la sortie : BAC+4
Langue d'enseignement : Anglais
Rythme : Formation initiale
Public : Etudiants international
Coût : 6500 Euros6500 Euros
Lieu(x) d'enseignement : Maison des Sciences Economiques
106-112 Boulevard de l'Hôpital
75013 Paris

Centre Pantheon
12, Place du Panthéon
75005 Paris

Centre Sorbonne
17, Rue de la Sorbonne.
75005 Paris

Site Web du diplôme : http://www.univ-paris1.fr/diplomes/psme/
Espace Pédagogique Interactif : http://cours.univ-paris1.fr/