LMD academic program

Master in Public Policy and Development PPD

Master in Public Policy and Development PPD

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Mandatory internship

Internship or master‘s degree dissertation



Public policy and development are at the core of the public debate. Issues such as education and health and other public policies, democracy, foreign aid, governance, human development, infrastructure, and the historical origins and effects of political and economic institutions, are of concern, not only to academics, but also to the general public all over the world.

In the 1st year, Students attend a rigorous academic program in the different economic disciplines and quantitative techniques for social sciences. The common core courses allow them to deepen their knowledge and the elective courses allow students to build up their careers projects, taking into account the specializations in the second year of the master’s programs.

In the 2nd year, the program combines economic theory, state-of-the-art applied microeconometric techniques, and an interdisciplinary approach to issues of development and public policy. While the program is primarily focused on economics, it is based on the belief that insights from related fields such as political science, history, and anthropology, are essential to study the problems of today’s world in depth.




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Prerequisites for enrolment

Bac + 4


Conditions of admission / Conditions of successful application

First year admission: 

  • Aimed at English speakers
  • Students should hold a BSc in Economics, Applied Mathematics within a recognized curriculum considered as consistent with the program and approved by the TSE selection committee.

Second year admission:

  • Admission is based on academic excellence criteria.
  • Applicants from the French system must have passed the TSE International track Master 1 (1st year Master’s) in Applied Economics (or Economics for 2021 transitory admission campaign) or another French University master in Applied Mathematics or an equivalent degree (e.g., engineering school,…). 
  • For foreign degree holders, the required degrees are either a BSc, M.A., or MSc, within a recognized curriculum regarded as consistent with the program and approved by the TSE Selection Committee. 
    Some brushing-up in Economics or Maths might be advisable in some cases. Working knowledge of English is obviously required.




Semester 1


2 electives:

Optional courses
Semester 2


4 electives among:

Compulsory International internship or dissertation                                                                                                                   
Semester 3 


3 among 5 electives:


Semester 4 


3 among 7 electives:

  • Internship or dissertation

* Choice of this option must be validated by the ETE Master Director as well as the PP&D Master Director

** Students who followed the course " Professional Development" in M1 in 2020-2021 will be exempted
*** Upgrade courses in Mathematics, open to students in M1 and M2 of TSE


Internship or master‘s degree dissertation

What's next ?

Level of education obtained after completion

Year of highschool graduation

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Further studies


Job opening

Business sector or job


Conditions of submission

To apply to this master, select on eCandidatures platform:

  • First year: M1 Applied Economics International track
  • Second year: M2 Economics - ERNA – Environmental Policy and Energy Economics path International track

For more details about enrollment and application process, we invite you to visit the Admission section.