Academic programs

Licence AES - Political Science and Europe

General information

Prerequisites for enrolment
Admission conditions
Length of studies
6 semesters
Campus Hannah Arendt
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Cost and financial aid
Initial training  
Continuous training (employees, jobseekers, self-employed)

Licence's degree in Law, Economics and Management, with a major in Economic and Social Administration
Type of course: Political Science and Europe

The AES-Political Science and Europe degree offers a multidisciplinary and demanding training based on the four pillars of social, economic, legal and managerial sciences.


It provides the tools to decipher the major contemporary geopolitical and environmental issues, as well as social and economic problems at the local, national and global levels.

By linking intellectual references and professional skills, the degree contributes to the training of responsible executives concerned with the general interest in the public and private sectors.

It is primarily aimed at students wishing to continue their studies and specialise in a Master's degree.


Students can spend one or two semesters abroad as part of the University's exchange programmes. The studies carried out abroad are validated in the curriculum at Avignon University.

Erasmus field of study

14.0 Social Sciences

ERASMUS field (if applicable)

Sciences sociales


The compulsory internship can last from 4 to 6 weeks. The student chooses a professional sector that they would like to discover and can take advantage of this opportunity to prepare their Master's degree application.


Business partnerships

Promess 84 Network

Research centers partnerships

Institute of Political Studies of Aix-en-Provence

RIUESS: Interuniversity Network of Social and Solidarity Economy

FR Agor@nTIC-Avignon University


Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac

Required former training


Public report of the Parcoursup Vectors Examination Commission available here in PDF format.

Recommended educational background(s)

The AES-Political Science and Europe Licence is open to students holding general baccalaureate degrees (ES, L and S).
High school students with a technical baccalaureate can succeed if they do a lot of work during the first year in particular.
Students with a professional baccalaureate are only exceptionally successful.

Admission conditions

Admission to the first year is subject to a limited capacity of 200 students.

Admission procedures

There is no admission procedure other than pre-registration and registration with the school within the limit of the 250 places available for the first year.

Admission to L2 or L3 is subject to the assessment of the teaching staff.

For foreign candidates, the level of French B2 is required.


At Avignon University, the pre-registration and registration procedures are done online on the website, see the "Registration" section.
Please note that some courses are only accessible after one or several steps of pre-selection and/or selection. Therefore, before registering, you must meet all the conditions for admission.

Students must be able to follow a demanding teaching course in terms of both the diversity of knowledge and the methodological learning required.

To this end, they are closely supervised by the teaching staff from the first year onwards in tutorials and methodological support.

Pedagogical courses

A.E.S. (S1 to S6)
A.E.S. Semester 1
A.E.S. Semester 2
A.E.S. Semester 3
A.E.S. Semester 4
A.E.S. Semester 5
A.E.S. Semester 6

Conditions of validation

Continuous assessment in the units with tutorials.

Final examination in the other teaching units (except for semester 1). Two sessions for final exams only.

Licence labelled TICE (Information and Communication Technology for Education).

Year of highschool graduation
Bac + 3
Level of education obtained after completion
Niveau III

Targeted skill(s)

1) Disciplinary skills:

  • To be able to identify and analyze power relations and the institutional and relational frameworks in which they are structured, in the history of the major geocultural eras
  • To mobilize the necessary elements (concepts and methods) for the practical and theoretical analysis of these relationships
  • To design and use the tools and methods of qualitative and quantitative social science research
  • To use the main tools for taking administrative exams, both in writing (dissertation, summary note, etc.) and orally (interview techniques, role-playing)
  • To know how to formalize a synthesis, build an argument, show critical thinking, question oneself
  • To use accounting and financial management tools of the company
  • To read and interpret company accounts

2) Pre-professional skills:
  • To situate one's role and mission within an organisation in order to adapt and take initiatives
  • To identify the process of production, diffusion and valorisation of knowledge
  • To respect the principles of ethics, deontology and environmental responsibility
  • To work in a team as well as independently and responsibly in the service of a project
  • To design and lead collaborative projects: from project set-up to its promotion to various audiences
  • To identify and situate the professional fields potentially related to the achievements of the mention as well as the possible courses to reach them
  • To characterize and develop one's identity, skills and professional project according to a context
  • To step back from a situation, to evaluate oneself and to question oneself in order to learn

3) Cross-cutting skills:
  • To use the digital tools of reference and the rules of computer security to acquire, process, produce and distribute information as well as to collaborate internally and externally
  • To identify and select various specialized resources to document a subject
  • To analyze and synthesize data for use
  • To develop an argument with critical thinking
  • To use easily the different registers of written and oral expression of the French language
  • To use with ease written and oral comprehension and expression in at least one foreign language

Career Opportunities

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Sector(s) of activity

business administration
social sciences
general or multipurpose training
education - training
economic sciences
Non-profit sector and social economy, business consultancy, banks, insurance companies, small and medium-sized businesses, temporary employment agencies, education, public service, local government...

Functions and professions

Towards responsible and versatile management jobs in the private sector (companies, associations) and public sector
Towards competitive examinations in primary or secondary education
Towards competitive examinations in the local or state civil service (local authorities, administrations)
Towards a wide range of jobs: teacher, trainer, project manager at the General Council or Regional Council, attaché or editor in a local authority, development agent, administrator in an organisation, HR assistant, financial adviser, management controller, department manager, customer manager, executive assistant, etc.

Further studies

Master's Degree in Social Policy
Master in International Business
Master in Law
Professional licenses - IUT Banking/Customer relations/ Production management in the food industry/Distribution trade

A wide range of university Masters: Law, Economics, Social Sciences, Education Sciences, Management, Human Resources, Public Administration...
Competitive exams and Masters from the Institutes of Political Studies.


Teaching campuses
Hannah Arendt Campus

Geographic location
Hannah Arendt Campus, Sainte Marthe site

74, rue Louis Pasteur
84029 Avignon

Director of studies

Christèle Marchand-Lagier

Renaud Descamps

Guillaume Marrel

Patrick Gianfaldoni

Registrar office contact details

+33 (0)4 90 16 27 41

Phone number 2
+33 (0)4 90 16 25 26

The secretariat of the Licence AES-PSE is located on the 2nd floor of the North Building, Sainte Marthe site, Hannah Arendt campus.

Date of update July 2, 2021