Program of Study

How is the Dual Degree Structured?

The UBC Sciences Po Dual Degree is a distinctive program that offers you the opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Sciences Po (L’Institut d’études politiques de Paris) and either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree from UBC over four years of intensive study.

You’ll take your first two years of coursework in France at one of the Sciences Po regional campuses (Le Havre, Menton, Reims) and your third and fourth years at UBC Vancouver in the Faculty of Arts or the Sauder School of Business.

Years 1 at 2 at Sciences Po

In your first two years at Sciences Po, you’ll study at one of the institution’s regional campuses. Each campus is devoted to a particular region of the world and offers an interdisciplinary social sciences curriculum (economics, history, law, sociology, and political science) with a heavy linguistic and cultural focus. With the exception of the Europe-Africa program, the primary language of instruction is English, with additional instruction provided in French alongside opportunities to learn languages of the campus’ regional area of focus.

Regional Campuses

  • Le Havre — Located on the Normandy Coast, focusing on Europe-Asia relations
  • Menton — Located on the French Riviera and focusing on relations between Europe, the Mediterranean countries and the Middle East
  • Reims — Located in the Champagne region and offering programs that focus on Europe’s ties with North America or Africa

Read more about Year 1 and 2 at Sciences Po.

Years 3 and 4 at UBC

After you’ve completing your first two years at Sciences Po, you’ll come to the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus to complete the remainder of your degree in the Faculty of Arts or the Sauder School of Business. At UBC, you’ll focus more deeply on your chosen area of specialization through UBC’s hundreds of course offerings. You’ll have opportunities to complement your studies with undergraduate research experience alongside world-class faculty and scholars.

Read more about Years 3 and 4 at UBC.

University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

The University of British Columbia is one of Canada’s largest and leading research universities. Here, you’ll focus more deeply on your chosen area of specialization through UBC’s hundreds of course offerings. You’ll have opportunities to complement your studies with undergraduate research experience alongside world-class faculty and scholars. UBC offers many extracurricular options and experiential learning opportunities, ranging from Co-op to internships to study abroad programs, and community-based research with partners both on and off campus.

Dual BA Summer Seminars

Students in the Dual BA participate in the Dual BA summer seminars each summer. The summer seminars are a series of courses for Dual BA students with a curriculum designed to bring a global perspective to a current international policy issue. Specially designed for Dual BA students, the summer seminars are a signature of UBC Arts. This enriched course of study gives students a chance to cultivate an informed, reflexive perspective on their international experience, means of challenging common assumptions about difference and commonality.

Graduation

Upon completion of the program, you’ll graduate with two bachelor’s degrees: a Bachelor of Arts from Sciences Po, and either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Commerce from UBC. Like all Sciences Po alumni, you’ll be eligible for guaranteed admission to a Sciences Po graduate program. You’ll also be a member of the global alumni networks of two world-renowned universities, and well prepared for your next challenging endeavour.