Institutions, Organizations, Economics and Society

Sciences eco et sociales
Program type Initial Training
Degree Master's
Graduate program(s) Graduate Program in Social Sciences
Domain(s) Humanities & social sciences
Discipline(s) Economics, Business Administration - Management, Social Science, Sociology
Teaching language(s) French, English
Place Paris

PSL host school

Other PSL school(s) contributing to the curriculum


The “Institutions, Organizations, Economics and Society” Master’s degree program is the result of a collaboration between Dauphine - PSL, MINES Paris - PSL and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). This multidisciplinary program, rooted in a “learn by doing” approach to research, is designed to train a new generation of researchers and experts, able to provide fresh insight into the policies, institutions, organizations and other forces that play a critical role in the contemporary economy. 

This master's degree is part of the graduate program in Social Sciences and the doctoral training in Social Sciences (PSL-EHESS).

Learning outcomes

  • Train a new generation of scientists and experts capable of renewing the analysis of policies, institutions, organizations and actors that make up the contemporary economy
  • To follow an education, in French and in English in the 3 institutions, which combines the contributions of economic and social sciences


A single track in M1 and M2: Economic and Social Sciences.
More information.


The master's degree is primarily addressed at students who wish to undertake a scientific career in higher-education or research institutions. They benefit from the reputation of Dauphine - PSL and MINES Paris - PSL to bring them into international research networks so that they can pursue a doctorate.


Prerequisites Master 1: students with at least a Bachelor's degree in the fields of economics, social sciences (geography, history, political science, sociology), management or engineering (including environmental sciences).
Candidates in M1 will have completed at least an introduction to economics and an introduction to scientific research and its methods, and will have a sufficient level of English to prepare the readings and follow the courses in English.

Selection process: selection based on application and interview, to be completed online on the Dauphine - PSL application portal (MyCandidature) and on the EHESS portal.

Recruitment schedule in 2022
For admission in the first Master’s year of Master
•    Application : from January 25 to February 24, 6:00 pm.
•    Answer on eligibility: April 5
•    Interview: April 21 or 22
•    Answer on admission: May 25
For admission in the first Master’s year of Master
•    Application : from January 25 to March 7 , 6:00 pm.

Tuition fees: More information

Teaching location

  • Dauphine - PSL : Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 75016 Paris
  • Mines Paris - PSL : 60, boulevard Saint-Michel, 75006 Paris
  • EHESS : 54, boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris
  • EHESS : campus Condorcet

School for registration: Dauphine - PSL or EHESS
Degree delivered:National Master’s degree conferred by Université PSL.

  • The core curriculum, designed and taught by teams of two or three teachers of several disciplines (sociology and economics; economics and law; administration and history, etc.) 
  • Learning survey methods: courses in epistemology; wide range of practical work in statistics; use of digital technologies; compulsory initiation data science (over 2 years) possible introduction to the processing of archive and geographical data
  • Immersion in current research: access to varied seminars of the research laboratories of Dauphine - PSL, MINES Paris - PSL and EHESS
  • Insertion in international research networks, bilingual teaching; English courses for social science research; reception of researchers from foreign institutions
  • Set up collective work by and for the students throughout the year: collaborative platform; exchange groups on individual work and support for collective projects 
  • Personalized support by teachers and researchers: regular dialogue when designing theses in M1 and M2; orientation and support in the search for internships with research institutions, in France and abroad.


Master's program managers:
Sylvain Laurens (EHESS)
Paul Lagneau-Ymonet (Dauphine - PSL)


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