The International Affairs & Development (AID) master's degree is designed to provide students with the knowledge and tools they need to pursue careers in international relations and development. The program is interdisciplinary, academically rigorous, professionally relevant, and outward-looking. It opens career opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, with international organizations, or in research and analysis.
Degree Level: Baccalaureate + 5
Dauphine Master’s: DGE – Grand Établissement Master’s Degree
Program Duration: 4 semesters (not including an interim year)
Number of ECTS Credit points: 120
Program Head: Philippe DE VREYER, Professor
Contact : anne-sophie.courtade @ dauphine.psl.eu
Full-time AID students complete their Master’s program over 2 academic years. We advise students who have completed Year 1 of the program to take an interim year before beginning Year 2, in order to gain real-world experience, refine their career projects, and strengthen their résumé. During their interim year, students can effectuate internships in France or abroad, or complete a personal, professional, social, or humanitarian project.
Students who choose to specialize in International Supply Chain Management or in International Economic Assessment can opt for an apprenticeship contract. Apprenticeship track students benefit from individual academic advisory at Paris-Dauphine and a corporate tutor in their company.
How your time is split between the classroom and the workplace depends on your specialization (for example: 2-3 days/week working plus a period of full-time work and the rest in the classroom …).
Click here for more information on the AID apprenticeship track.
With the exception of International Affairs, all 2nd year specialization streams are open to Executive Education students. They study either exclusively with fellow Executive Education students, or alongside full-time students, depending on the specialization..
« In Year 1 of the program, students acquire the theoretical foundations and tools they need to apprehend and analyze today’s complex and challenging economic, political and societal issues at a global level. »
Florence ARESTOFF, Senior Lecturer in Development Economics, coordinator AID Master’s program Year 1.
Philippe DE VREYER, Professor
Program Head - Master’s in International Affairs & Development
Anouk ADROT, Senior Lecturer
Aurélie DAHER, Senior Lecturer
Aléxis TSOUKIAS, Director of Research, CNRS
Stream coordinators - Peace Studies
Florence ARESTOFF, Senior Lecturer
Coordinator M1 major in International Affairs
Régis BOURBONNAIS, Professor
Stream coordinator – International Supply Chain Management
Philippe CHALMIN, Professor
El Mouhoub Mouhoud, Professor
Stream coordinators – International Affairs
Najat EL MEKKAOUI DE FREITAS, Senior Lecturer
Marta MENDENEZ, Senior Lecturer
Stream coordinators – International Economics and Development
Sabine MAGE-BERTOMEU, Senior Lecturer
Aude SZTULMAN, Senior Lecturer
Stream coordinators – International Economic Assessment
Véronique PERRET, Professor
Baptiste VENET, Senior Lecturer
Stream coordinators – Sustainable Development: Corporate and Institutional Responsibility
Average job search duration after graduation
Graduate employment rate - of which 86% are managers, professionals or civil servants
Average annual gross salary
Master’s graduates working abroad
Source: Paris-Dauphine Master’s Graduate Employment Survey for the Class of 2015, carried out in collaboration with Pluricité, a consulting group specialized in public policy assessment, between January and March 2017.
May DE PERTHUIS, Management and Organization Consultant, Eurogroup Consulting
AID Master’s in International Affairs – Class of 2015
"I have been a Management and Organization Consultant with Eurogroup Consulting since June 2016. My studies at Paris-Dauphine, and in particular my AID Master’s 212, gave me the skills and tools I need to understand how organizations and their environments function (marketing, finance, economics, law …). By introducing me to new areas of study (commodity markets, geopolitics), the program broadened my outlook and reinforced my curiosity.The International Affairs specialization offers a balanced curriculum that provides a comprehensive overview of the world today.
I would like to add that the program encouraged me to develop a broad-minded, open perspective, not only because of the scope of the curriculum, but also thanks to a diverse student body. The student body is made up of people from a broad range of personal and academic backgrounds, and from a variety of countries and cultures. So, the human aspect is key. The program’s faculty (I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Tanguy in particular) is incredibly committed, and the student body is active and involved, organizing or co-organizing events throughout the year (alumni encounters, conferences, study trips …).
I loved my time at Paris-Dauphine – most of all my final year! The University is dynamic, always evolving, and offers an amazing range of programs. Paris-Dauphine is also rigorous and demanding, it encourages us to push our limits and set our sights on excellence. It is a place to learn, grow, and forge lasting memories while preparing for our future careers."
Guillemette DE CHAMMARD, Head of Sustainable Development, Club Med - Asia Pacific
AID Master’s in International Affairs – Class of 2014
"I entered Paris-Dauphine in 2008, straight after my Baccalaureate (EcoSci). For the 3rd year of my Bachelor’s, I decided to specialize in the Social Sciences and Applied Economics (I wasn’t a big fan of balance sheets and income statements). So, I spent a year juggling Econometrics and Political Sociology before spending the first year of my Master’s on exchange in Berlin, followed by a year of internships, and a final academic year specializing in International Affairs. I have a real passion for physical commodity markets and have worked in the sector since graduating from Dauphine: Total Africa, an NGO in Bangladesh, and the Max Havelaar Fairtrade Foundation. I have just joined the Club Med group’s Asia Pacific division as Head of Sustainable Development – in my new job, I have the opportunity to combine my interest in environmental issues and in building sustainable supply chains with a love for field work. I believe that Dauphine fosters intellectual rigor and critical thought that each individual student then develops according to their own mind-set and personality."
Our dynamic alumni-driven networks are open to Paris-Dauphine students from day 1. They offer you the perfect ecosystem for building professional ties and relationships that will benefit you as students, as graduates, and throughout your careers, be it in business, civil service, or as entrepreneurs.
Academic, institutional, and corporate partnerships in France and internationally ensure students both a global and real-world perspectiveMore about
The Master’s in International Affairs & Development offers a double degree program for students specializing in International Economic Assessment and in International Economics and Development in partnership with PUC, the Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC).
The program has also developed a partnership with the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (double degree), Università di Pisa - Italy (double degree), and is a member of QTEM, the Quantitative Techniques for Economics & Management Masters Network (QTEM).
Paris-Dauphine is home to some of France’s top research centers and PhD programs in its fields of expertiseMore about
The program is open to French and foreign students who hold a Bachelor’s degree (Bac + 3) in Management, Economics, or the Social Sciences, or a degree officially recognized as equivalent from an Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP), a Grande École, or a Grand Établissement.
Work experience (internships …).
For Economics applicants: excellent academic performance at the Bachelor’s level
For Peace Studies applicants: participation in civic and humanitarian activities during your Bachelor’s.
For Sustainable Development applicants: participation in environmental projects and volunteer activities during your Bachelor’s.
Proficiency in English (excellent level required).
Admissions for the 2019-2020 academic year will open on
January 29th 2019