BACHELOR Public Administration

The Public Administration Degree was created in 1996 to meet the high demand from students who wished to prepare the public, territorial and hospital service selection exams.

For the last 15 years, it has enabled a great many students to pass these exams and to enter professional life rapidly. It also helped certain students to change their career paths, by giving up certain courses of study that did not suit them and by targeting public service careers. Thanks to this Degree, other students were able to study for a further year on preparatory programmes for selection exams, i.e. Master 1 which they could not have enrolled for otherwise (M1 Public Law or Local and Regional Authority Law).
  • Aims
The Public Administration degree provides students with a multidisciplinary programme (legal, economic, humanities, general culture, languages) offering them the skills they need to work in national, regional or local public service positions. As such, this Degree mainly prepares students for the selection exams for categories A and B state public service positions in (regional administration departments, attachés to central administration, prefectural attachés, tax inspectors, customs officers, police, etc.) and territorial public service positions (administrators, local authority officers, etc.). It also offers these students the opportunity to acquire the skills and methods required for sitting the various parts of these exams.

Furthermore, it provides students from literary and scientific courses with the additional training that is considered as indispensable for them to enter a career in administration. The Degree plays a guiding role for these students who wish to change their university curriculums as part of a professional and personal project.

The programme offers classes that are theoretical (refreshing and enhancing the fundamental subjects) and practical (developing methodology through ongoing assessment, work on selection exam subjects, ongoing training on the various exercises and types of exams, etc.) where students acquire the tools required to attain their objectives.
  • Contents or list of themes and subjects taught
- General culture and topical issues: questions on contemporary policies; social policy
- Methodology: dissertation and overview; oral expression techniques; selection exam methodology
- Fundamental internal knowledge: political institutions, administrative law, public finance, administrative institutions
- Fundamental knowledge for expansion: politics and contemporary economic questions, European Union law and international relations, foreign languages
- Personal development project: professional project familiarization; openness