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The Master multidisciplinary in
Asian Studies

is a joint programme of the Faculty of Humanities, the Genava School of Social Sciences, the Geneva School of Economics and Management and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The courses broach all aspects of society, from culture to history, economics, politics and international relations. The programme allows students to begin or continue learning an Asian language, such as Chinese, Japanese, Hindi* and Korean.

 

*This course is part of the Religious Studies programme at the University of Lausanne.

The Master multidisciplinary in
Asian Studies

is a joint programme of the Faculty of Humanities, the Genava School of Social Sciences, the Geneva School of Economics and Management and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The courses broach all aspects of society, from culture to history, economics, politics and international relations. The programme allows students to begin or continue learning an Asian language, such as Chinese, Japanese, Hindi* and Korean.

 

*This course is part of the Religious Studies programme at the University of Lausanne.

The Master multidisciplinary in Asian Studies

3 semesters (max. 4 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Courses (5 modules) (60 credits):
  • Beginner or more advanced levels
    Chinese, Japanese, Hindi*, Korean
     
  • Required courses and electives
    History, Literature, International relations, Social sciences and development studies, etc.
Research (30 credits):
Possibility of an internship either in an Asian country or related to Asia; thematic research and dissertation

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Working knowledge of English is recommended.

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university or an equivalent foreign degree.
Merit-based admission.

Contact Information

Academic Advisors
Master
Ms Sandra Rubal
T. +41 (0)22 379 73 11
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Post-graduate studies, exchanges, applicants without a Swiss school-leaving diploma, advanced standing
Mr Olivier Frutiger
T. +41 (0)22 379 73 13
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Mobility

Master's students are encouraged to go on exchange, if possible for a single semester, given the duration of the programme. Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Under regulations, students may earn no more than 24 credits. The dissertation cannot be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

Unlike other fields of study, Arts degrees are not geared toward a specific career and graduates generally need to gain additional experience on the job.
Job opportunities may be found in the following areas: teaching, journalism, radio, television, publishing, libraries, documentation centres, archives, bookshops, museums, heritage protection organisations, international organisations, diplomacy, private companies, banks, administration, staff management, tourism, public relations, cultural activities, art dealerships, galleries and literary, linguistic and philosophical research and writing, etc.

Applications

Deadline: 30 April 2018
(28 February 2018 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment
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The Master
of Arts

allows students to further explore two disciplines studied at the Bachelor level. Students may choose elective modules consisting of a number of courses and seminars. They must also write a dissertation related to their primary area of study and take required course modules.

Apart from the 29 disciplines offered by the Faculty of Humanities at the Master's level, students may also apply for:

Admission based on application.

The Master
of Arts

allows students to further explore two disciplines studied at the Bachelor level. Students may choose elective modules consisting of a number of courses and seminars. They must also write a dissertation related to their primary area of study and take required course modules.

Apart from the 29 disciplines offered by the Faculty of Humanities at the Master's level, students may also apply for:

Admission based on application.

The Master of Arts

3 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Chosen discipline (36 credits):
3 teaching modules
2 elective modules (24 credits)
Dissertation (30 credits)

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Except for disciplines involving modern languages (Spanish, Italian, English and German), where courses are offered in the relevant language.

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor of Arts with at least 60 credits in the given discipline, or an equivalent degree. Additional courses may be required depending on prior studies.

Contact Information

Academic Advisors
Master
Ms Sandra Rubal
T. +41 (0)22 379 73 11
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Post-graduate studies, exchanges, applicants without a Swiss school-leaving diploma, advanced standing
Mr Olivier Frutiger
T. +41 (0)22 379 73 13
[javascript protected email address]

Mobility

Master's students are encouraged to go on exchange, if possible for a single semester, given the duration of the programme. Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Under regulations, students may earn no more than 24 credits (2 modules) while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

Unlike other fields of study, Arts degrees are not geared toward a specific career and graduates generally need to gain additional experience on the job.
Job opportunities may be found in the following areas: teaching, journalism, radio, television, publishing, libraries, documentation centres, archives, bookshops, museums, heritage protection organisations, international organisations, diplomacy, private companies, banks, administration, staff management, tourism, public relations, cultural activities, art dealerships, galleries, and literary, linguistic or philosophical research and writing, etc.

Applications

Deadline for the Autumn Semester: 30 April 2018
(28 February 2018 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations)

Deadline for the Spring Semester: 30 November 2018
(30 September 2018 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment
admissions.unige.ch

Disciplines

Ancient history

Classical archaeology

Classical Studies

Egyptology and Coptic history

Greek language and literature

History and anthropology of religions

Latin language and literature

Mesopotamian Studies

Presentation

Student testimonials

Professor

Philippe Collombert

French language and literature

Professor

Patrizia Lombardo

Medieval studies

Computer science and humanities

Linguistics

 

Professor

Jacques Moeschler

German language, literature and civilisation

English language and literature

Presentation

Student testimonials

Professor

Deborah Madsen

Hispanic language, literature and civilisation

Italian language and literature

Assistante

Sarah Finci

Arab language, literature and civilisation

Armenian language and literature

Modern Greek language, literature and civilisation

Russian language, literature and civilisation

 

Chinese language, literature and civilisation

Japanese language, literature and civilisation

Philosophy

Maître assistant

Olivier Massin

General history

Transnational history

Professor

Sandrine Kott

Art history

Musicology

Professeurs associée

Leïla El-Wakil

French as a foreign language

Professor

Laurent Gajo

Comparative literature

Presentation

Student testimonials

Professor

Martin Rueff

The Master
of Arts with Specialisation

allows students to take the modules specific to the Master's programme as well as 2.5 specialised modules. Students must also write a dissertation related to their primary discipline.

THE PROGRAMME IS OFFERED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Art history with specialisation in history and theory of art and architecture*
     
  • East-Asian studies, with a specialisation in philology and translation*
     
  • French language and literature, with a specialisation in theatre
     
  • General history with a specialisation in the construction of historical knowledge*
  • German literature, with a specialisation in literature and knowledge or in Swiss literature and culture*
     
  • Italian language and literature with specialisation in methods of criticism
     
  • Hispanic language, literature and culture with specialisation in research and criticism in Hispanic studies
     
  • Philosophy, with a specialisation in contemporary philosophy, ancient and medieval philosophy or the philosophy of science*
     
  • Antiquity, with a specialisation in:

            - Classical archaeology
            - Egyptology and Coptic history
            - Mesopotamian studies
            - Greek language and literature
            - Ancient history
            - History and anthropology of religions
            - Latin language and literature

* Also available during the Spring semester.

The Master
of Arts with Specialisation

allows students to take the modules specific to the Master's programme as well as 2.5 specialised modules. Students must also write a dissertation related to their primary discipline.

THE PROGRAMME IS OFFERED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Art history with specialisation in history and theory of art and architecture*
     
  • East-Asian studies, with a specialisation in philology and translation*
     
  • French language and literature, with a specialisation in theatre
     
  • General history with a specialisation in the construction of historical knowledge*
  • German literature, with a specialisation in literature and knowledge or in Swiss literature and culture*
     
  • Italian language and literature with specialisation in methods of criticism
     
  • Hispanic language, literature and culture with specialisation in research and criticism in Hispanic studies
     
  • Philosophy, with a specialisation in contemporary philosophy, ancient and medieval philosophy or the philosophy of science*
     
  • Antiquity, with a specialisation in:

            - Classical archaeology
            - Egyptology and Coptic history
            - Mesopotamian studies
            - Greek language and literature
            - Ancient history
            - History and anthropology of religions
            - Latin language and literature

* Also available during the Spring semester.

The Master of Arts with Specialisation

4 semesters (max. 8 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Chosen discipline (36 credits):
3 teaching modules
2 elective modules (24 credits)
2.5 specialised modules (30 credits)
Dissertation (30 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French

Excluding the Master’s in German, Spanish and Italian, in which lectures are given in the language of study.

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor of Arts with at least 60 credits in the given discipline, or an equivalent degree. Additional courses may be required depending on prior studies.

Contact Information

Academic Advisors
Master
Ms Sandra Rubal
T. +41 (0)22 379 73 11
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Post-graduate studies, exchanges, applicants without a Swiss school-leaving diploma, advanced standing
Mr Olivier Frutiger
T. +41 (0)22 379 73 13
[javascript protected email address]

Mobility

Master's students are encouraged to go on exchange, if possible for a single semester, given the duration of the programme. Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Under regulations, students may earn no more than 42 credits (3 modules and a alf) while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

Unlike other fields of study, Arts degrees are not geared toward a specific career and graduates generally need to gain additional experience on the job.
Job opportunities may be found in the following areas: teaching, journalism, radio, television, publishing, libraries, documentation centres, archives, bookshops, museums, heritage protection organisations, international organisations, diplomacy, private companies, banks, administration, staff management, tourism, public relations, cultural activities, art dealerships, galleries, and literary, linguistic or philosophical research and writing, etc.

Applications

Deadline for the Autumn Semester: 30 April 2018
(28 February 2018 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations)

Deadline for the Spring Semester: 30 November 2018
(30 September 2018 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment
admissions.unige.ch

Master of Arts in
ethnomusicology

is offered jointly by the University of Geneva (Musicology Unit), the University of Neuchâtel (Institute of Ethnology) and the Geneva School (Haute école) of Music. Led by a team of specialists working in close collaboration with the professional sector, the programme also boasts an extensive network of international contacts. Ethnomusicology is the study of music and the practices related to it, in the Western world and beyond. In addition, ethnomusicology focuses on the transmission of music, with particular emphasis on its social and cultural aspects and the rituals associated with it. The programme trains students in methodological approaches in ethnomusicology and includes a segment on reflective musical practice, as well as an internship/work placement or a thesis.

Master of Arts in
ethnomusicology

is offered jointly by the University of Geneva (Musicology Unit), the University of Neuchâtel (Institute of Ethnology) and the Geneva School (Haute école) of Music. Led by a team of specialists working in close collaboration with the professional sector, the programme also boasts an extensive network of international contacts. Ethnomusicology is the study of music and the practices related to it, in the Western world and beyond. In addition, ethnomusicology focuses on the transmission of music, with particular emphasis on its social and cultural aspects and the rituals associated with it. The programme trains students in methodological approaches in ethnomusicology and includes a segment on reflective musical practice, as well as an internship/work placement or a thesis.

Master of Arts in ethnomusicology

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Theory and history of the discipline (24 credits)
Methods in ethnomusicology (18 credits)
Contemporary research in ethnomusicology (18 credits)
Work placement/Internship (30 credits)
Thesis (30 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Languages of instruction

French
Knowledge of English is essential.

Admissions Conditions

Bachelor degree from a Swiss university or equivalent degree.
Admission based on application file.

Contact Information

Academic Advisors
Master
Ms Sandra Rubal
T. +41 (0)22 379 73 11
[javascript protected email address]

Post-graduate studies, exchanges, applicants without a Swiss school-leaving diploma, advanced standing
Mr Olivier Frutiger
T. +41 (0)22 379 73 13
[javascript protected email address]

 

Mobility

The Faculty encourages mobility at the Master's level, preferably for one semester given the length of the programme. Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The Master's thesis cannot be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

Thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, the Master in Ethnomusicology prepares graduates for various career paths. Future professions are largely determined by the orientations students choose during their studies, and include teaching non-Western music, cultural mediation, conservation and promotion of audio-visual heritage, music publishing, cultural journalism, cultural heritage projects, musical creation for film and theatre, academic research, access to the programmes of non-Western music conservatories, etc.

Applications

Deadline: 30 April 2018
(28 February 2018 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment
admissions.unige.ch