Political Communication & Influence

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What is an MSc Political Communication & Influence?

This program is designed for future political communication executives: communicating with the general public and advising politicians, building a communication strategy for an electoral campaign, managing public and political communication, managing influence communication, setting up communication devices for the images and public perceptions of political and social objects, managing the challenges of crisis communication or lobbying…

The second year of the MSc program allows students to specialize in a particular field of activity. An internship can be completed for this program.

The MSc Political Communication & Influence program

Deuxième année

The courses are given in French.

Thematic seminars :

  • In the country
  • From lobbying to influence
  • Communication and crisis management
  • The new frontiers of institutional and political communication
  • Media training
  • Territories and proximity
  • “From local to global”
  • In a digital world
  • Preparation for careers in communication and public affairs

Competency blocks associated with the course:

  • Define and manage projects and programs of public and territorial institutions
  • Manage human resources and develop skills within a department
  • Managing public budgets and finances
  • Manage the communication of a public institution
  • Evaluate and monitor public policies and projects

The course of the MSc Political Communication & Influence

The year consists of:

  • lectures
  • TD (Tutored Work) courses in small groups
  • group work
  • e-learning
  • seminars
  • face-to-face courses

Throughout the year, students are evaluated through continuous assessment. At the end of each semester, mid-term exams, case studies or oral exams are the methods used to evaluate the students.

Each fundamental course (lectures) is associated with tutorials in small groups and specialized conferences.

Each semester, in addition to lectures, seminars and tutorials, in French and English, students are accompanied in :

  • Their preparation for the professional world and the search for an internship (between 4 and 6 months)
  • In the realization of individual or collective projects
  • In the organization of a series of conferences around public figures.

The prerequisites of the MSc Political Communication & Influence

Applications for the first year of the MSc program are open to holders of or in the process of obtaining a BAC+4 (240 ECTS) or an equivalent foreign degree in humanities, law, social sciences, politics or economics.

Access requirements for the MSc Political Communication & Influence

To enter the MSc 2, students must put together an application and take an oral exam. All the details are explained in the MSc Admission page.

If a new student: the candidate obtains the results of the competition 4 weeks after presenting his/her file to a jury

If you are a former HEIP student: the re-enrollment platform is open from May 1 to July 16, 2022.

Tuition fees for the MSc Political Communication & Influence for the academic year 2022-2023

By YearSchool Fees
Year 270 € of file fees
8 900 € with a reservation deposit of 1 100 €.
92 € CVEC tax to be paid before the start of the school year following registration

Practical information about the MSc Political Communication & Influence

Taux de réussite

For the MSc, the rate of integration into employment is within 6 months after graduation, i.e. 83% (year 2020).


All our speakers are lecturers or experts in their field.


The courses take place in Paris or Lyon:

Campus Paris Cœur Défense 2

82 Esplanade du Général de Gaulle

92934 Paris La Défense

Lyon Campus

25 rue de l’Université
69007 Lyon


The HEIP admission process is accessible to people with physical disabilities since the competition is 100% online.

For people with invisible or mental disabilities, the admission teams may adapt the tests.

All HEIP campuses (Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux and London) are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Referent for disability in Paris and Bordeaux:

Farida Cherkaoui


Referent for disability Lyon :

Karolina Paume


Updated 12 March 2024