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Paris Placement Program

Units of study

  1. BUSS2502/BUSS6504 Paris Placement - Administered by the Business School. This unit is compulsory for all students accepted into the program. The unit requires students to undertake their work placement in Paris as well as undertaking preparatory coursework in reflective and professional practice while concurrently completing coursework on research methods, reporting and other professional writing skills.

    Assessment in this unit will include a self-reflective journal, and an online presentation focusing on the personal and professional development in the work placement and the overall study abroad experience.

  2. Unit of Study taken at SciencesPo (Study Abroad program) will comprise a French Language Unit (16 hours in total) at Beginner or Intermediate Level plus study on the European Union (32 hours in total).

    Classes will cover the history, politics, and economics of the EU, and will include such topics as the political system and institutional functioning of the EU, the economics of integration, monetary and fiscal polies, identity issues (including gender) relating to the EU, and the European economies in the wake of the global financial crisis.


  • Economics of the EU, Economics of integration, EU Governance, the EU Budget, Fiscal Policies, Single Currency- single monetary policy, the EU Banking System, the Eurozone Crisis, European Economies after the world financial crisis.

Upon successful completion of the program students will receive up to 12 elective credit points which cannot count towards a major/specialisation. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have room in your degree to undertake this unit.

It is also your responsibility to ensure that your study plans conform to the relevant degree and faculty resolutions that are applicable to you. Please make sure to read the student responsibilities statement on the current student’s website to ensure you understand those responsibilities. Please refer to the Business School Handbook for the requirements of your degree.