Program type Continuing Education, Initial Training, Apprenticeship Training
Degree Master's
Domain(s) Humanities & social sciences
Discipline(s) Communications - Journalism
Teaching language(s) French
Place Paris

PSL host school



Founded in 1978 in Paris, the Institut Pratique du Journalisme (IPJ) Dauphine–PSL educates future journalists through a curriculum that was accredited by the industry in 1993. In 40 years, the Institute has trained more than 2,000 journalists who currently work for the most prestigious media outlets. Continuing in the tradition of its founders, the Institute dispenses a best-in-class course of study characterized by a demanding academic framework, innovative teaching methods, and strong focus on experiential learning. Through flipped classrooms, learning-by-doing, peer assessment, and a digital work environment, students acquire considerable skills and knowledge.

Learning outcomes

An active, experience-based teaching method and high academic standards are the cornerstones of the Institut Pratique du Journalisme Dauphine– PSL. Students who enter the IPJ can be assured of a position in the journalism profession upon completing their degree and will have access to a professional network that spans every area of the media.


The Master’s degree program produces high-level professionals trained for the following careers:

  • Editor
  • Reporter
  • Photojournalist
  • Web journalist
  • Anchor
  • Editorial secretary


In M1, 1 course: Journalism.
In M2, 3 courses:
- International and European Journalism
- Economic and social journalism (compulsory course for apprenticeship students)
- Political journalism
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Desired background for M1
Students who hold a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, or students in the third year of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent program, may apply so long as they will have earned the degree by the time they enter the IPJ.

Selection process
Admission to the first year is by a competitive entrance exam: There are five written tests for eligibility: general knowledge, mastery of the French language, logical thinking, news and writing a synopsis. There are four admissions tests: individual journalism interview, individual personality interview, interview in a foreign language, group writing test.

Teaching location

The courses are given in the heart of Paris on the Dauphine - PSL campus.
School for registration: IPJ Dauphine–PSL: 24 rue Saint-Georges, 75009 Paris.
Degree delivered: Institutional Master’s degree conferred by Université PSL and prepared at Dauphine–PSL. This degree is registered with France’s national collective bargaining agreement for journalists.

  • A degree that has been formally recognized by France’s national commission on the employment of journalists, the CPNEJ.
  • Personal attention for each student that is designed to guide students into the most appropriate career, thanks to the program’s especially close ties with the journalism profession, including a network of more than 2,000 alumni active in every area of the media.
  • A flexible, open curriculum that is suited to every student’s career plans and offers opportunities in all types of media.
  • Courses that focus on realities in the field, with hybrid training developed jointly by media professionals (journalists, editors-in-chief, publishers, etc.) and academics.
  • Practice-based learning in which students are placed in real-life situations in their first year (for full-time students) or gain work experience in media companies (for work-study students). Those experiences are combined with high academic standards.
  • An internationally-minded Master’s program that gives students the opportunity to conduct a gap year abroad in a partner institution or at a member school within the PSL community (ENS, Conservatoire, etc.).


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