Economic Analysis and Policy (UTC-APE)

The Economic Analysis and Policy (APE) Master’s programme is the first degree in economics from the UTC and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Sorbonne University. This International Master’s programme is taught mainly in English. It benefits from a fully unified management. It pools the skills from both institutions and includes the contribution of experts belonging to their respective networks. Economic POlicies for the Global transition (EPOG+) is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in economics, supported by the European Union. It offers a world-class integrated Master's programme on the (digital, socioeconomic, ecological) transition processes with a pluralist approach and interdisciplinary perspectives.

The Economic Analysis and Policy (APE) Master's programme

The APE Master's programme is a world-class programme in economics, relying on the excellence of its training, its partnerships with prominent institutions at national and international levels and the participation of the best students from the different continents. The APE Master's programme provides the French degree awarded in the framework of the EPOG+ (Econonomic Policies for the Global Transition) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree.

The programme pools the skills involved in the IdEx (Initiative of Excellence) headed by Sorbonne University (of which UTC is a member). It also relies on courses taught by teachers and researchers from other institutions in the Ile-de-France region and abroad.

Associated research laboratories

The APE Master's programme is associated to the Knowledge, Organization and Technical Systems lab (COSTECH, EA 2223) at the UTC and Study Group on the Sociological Analysis Methods of the Sorbonne (GEMASS, CNRS UMR 8598) at Sorbonne University.

EPOG+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)

The main objective of the programme is to give birth to a new generation of international experts, able to define and assess economic policies and evolve within different political, social and regional contexts.

Supported by the European Union the EPOG+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree offers a unique integrated world-class programme on the (digital, socioeconomic and ecological) transition processes. Towards this objective, the programme goes beyond the reach of standard economic theory to include various institutionnalist approaches.

The full partners (degree awarding institutions) include a wide set of prestigous institutions: 

  • University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC),
  • Sorbonne University,
  • University of Paris,
  • University of Turin,
  • Berlin School of Economics and Law,
  • University of Roma 3,
  • Vienna University of Economics and Business,
  • University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).

It also involves more than 30 (academic and non-academic) associated partners in Europe and the world.


The very best students from all over the world will be eligible for scholarships awarded for 2 years by the European Commission, based on our selection: 

  • The "Programme countries" scholarships for students from Member States of the European Union (EU) as well as former Yugoslav, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Republic of Macedonia, Turkey;
  • The "Partner countries" scholarships for students from all the other countries.

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Application deadline for the two-year programme (APE Master's programme through the EPOG+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree): January 30, 2020 - 14:00 (Paris time). The course will start in September 2020. The selection will be organised jointly with the EPOG 2.0 programme.

Note that two recommendation letters are needed to apply and have to be provided by the deadline.

For the one-year programme of the APE Master's programme (direct entry into the second year), the applications will be opened later (for the intake starting in September 2021).

Curriculum structure

The 2-year programme provides complementary and interdisciplinary expertise in economic policy: 

  • In the first year, students focus on "Knowledge and innovation policies and digital transition" (Major A) or on "Innovation and development" (Minor C1) at the University of Turin; on "International economics and governance" (Minor B1) or on "International macroeconomics and development" (Minor C2) at the Berlin school of Economics and Law; on "Socioeconomic and ecological economics" (Minor B2) at University Roma Tre; on "Sustainable development and ecological transition" (Minor C3) at Vienna University of Economics and Business. Students with Minors C1 & C2 spend Semester 1 in Europe (Berlin or Turin) and Semester 2 in South Africa (University of Witwatersrand);
  • All students spend the Semester 3 in Paris (UTC, Sorbonne University, Université de Paris) to improve their knowledge in relation to the chosen Minor and develop a common culture in economic policies interdependencies;
  • In Semester 4, students write the Master's thesis (by completing a professional internship or working in a research lab). The cursus ends with a "Master's conference".

The one-year programme (M2) corresponds to Semesters 3 and 4 of the two-year programme.

The main instruction languages are English (and French for some courses). Only English is possible. Students receive a multiple or joint degree from the institution(s) on their pathway.

Partnerships and relations with employers

The partnerships and relations with potential employers are established at several levels:

  • a network of academic partners and non-academic associated partners from the world of business, NGOs, trade unions and international organizations;
  • a set of about forty annual seminars involving personalities from the academic world but also, to a significant extent, leading personalities from the economic, social and political world (policy makers, economic, high officials, trade-unionists, NGO leaders...), 
  • the development of the EPOG alumni network at international level (EPOG Students and Alumni Association), 
  • the participation of invited/associated professors from the professional world (in the context of pooling with other institutions), 
  • the networks of our foreign partners (alumni network, access to local job advertisement); 
  • the possibility of completing an internship (during the Semester 4).

Targeted audience

For the two-year programme (M1-M2): the targeted audience is made of the students who have completed (or are completing) their initial training (Bachelor or Master's degree or any equivalent degree corresponding to at least 180 ECTS). Applicants should have a minimum background in economics, mathematics, statistics or econometrics.

For the one-year programme (M2): the applicant must have completed (or must be completing) a degree corresponding to a minimum of 240 ECTS with a minimum knowledge in economics, mathematics, statistics or econometrics (that minimum requirement is higher than that for the two-year programme).

Some excellent candidates returning to study and motivated for the EPOG programme can also be recruited. A sufficient level of English is required (at least B2 or 6.5 at IELTS or 92 at TOEFL, ...).


students, according to their personal and professional project, will be able to: 

  • pursue in the field of research, on particular by starting a PhD, in France and abroad. The graduates will be able to participate in the creation of a leading international network in political economy focusing on a set of topics related to economic policies in a globalized context: technological change and digital transition, macroeconomic and financial dynamics, environmental regulation, achievement of development goals and territorial development;
  • contribute to providing analysis and solutions to public bodies (international organisations, ministries, large administrations) and private organisations (companies, non-governmental organisations, trade unions, etc.). They can also invest in business creation.

Typically, depending on their study path, the following job opportunities can be mentioned:

  • Major A: Intellectual Property Advisor in legal offices or consulting firms, Intellectual Property Portfolio Manager, Innovation / Research Advocacy Officer, Brand Expert evaluation of property rights, consultant in the field of economic intelligence, researcher...
  • Major B: researcher, economic expert and statistics in administrations, consulting firms, companies, banks, international organisations. Political Analyst, Project Manager, Financial Analyst in the middle / back office, Portfolio and Risk Manager... 
  • Major C: programme or project manager in cooperation and development, policy analyst, consultant, researcher...


Responsable de la mention
David Flacher
Phone : 03 44 23 49 32 | Contact by email

Responsable master
Sandrine Morandat
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Secrétariat du master
Françoise Méresse
Phone : 03 44 23 79 53 | Contact by email

Secrétariat du master
Morgane Boufflers
Phone : 03 44 23 73 23 | Contact by email