Political Communication & Influence

Septembre 2022
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MSc Cycle 2nd year – Political Studies

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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. The programs are led by experts in their field with highly developed professional networks. The program is carried out in an alternating school/workplace rhythm.

The vast majority of our teachers and lecturers in the second year are senior civil servants, academics, private sector executives or general officers who have completed their active period. They are all very involved in the professional integration of our students.

Beware! The international admission procedure only concerns you if you are not a French citizen and you live outside of France.


Second year

The courses are given in French.

Applications for the second 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.

Major course topics:

Organization and transformation of the Administration

  • Political analysis (Critical media analysis)
  • Political communication (Crisis communication, Political communication strategy, Crisis management)
  • Lobbying and influence (Lobbying and industries, Geopolitics and influence, Political lobbying)
  • State, Administration and public-private partnerships (A week in the country, French political life and history)
  • Public speaking and writing (Notes and speeches, Political speaking, English)

Pré requis

Applications for the second 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.

Méthodes mobilisées

The courses are lectures and tutorials in small groups. There is also group work and e-learning with assessments at the end of each semester.

The evaluation methods of the training are as follows: continuous assessment throughout the year and mid-term exams at the end of the semester.


All our speakers are lecturers or experts in their field.

Les cours ont lieu

25 rue de l’Université 69007 Lyon

Modalités et délais d’accès

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-enrolment platform is open from May 1 to July 16, 2022


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.

Expérience professionnelle

Semester 2: 4 to 6 month internship

Niveau de performance

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


2nd year ” Political Communication & Influence ” :

70 € 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

Rates updated on April 22, 2022

Updated 12 March 2024