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The Master in
European Studies

includes 3 possible orientations:

THE ORIENTATION «CULTURES AND SOCIETIES»
is part of the legacy of the founder of the European Institute, Denis de Rougemont, for whom culture played an essential role in the construction of Europe. This orientation focuses on the diversity of Europe's cultural sources, its rich history and its long process of construction. The orientation includes courses in history, the history of ideas, as well as courses which explore the different dimensions of European culture: literature, cinema, intercultural relations, cosmopolitanism, etc.

THE ORIENTATION «ECONOMICS, POLITICS AND SOCIETIES»
includes courses in political science, sociology and economics. In addition to its focus on the European Union (EU) institutions, internal policies, relations with citizens, the media and security issues, this orientation places particular emphasis on the international aspects of the EU. In relation to economics, the orientation offers unique courses on the economic relations between Europe and the rest of the world, particularly developing countries.

THE ORIENTATION «INSTITUTIONS, LAW AND SOCIETIES»
focuses on the major role played by law in the process of European integration. The bases, construction, principles and application of European law provide the framework for this orientation. In the context of European integration, European law seems to predate European society. Within this orientation, the issue of how national societies, with their respective laws, and supranational European law can coexist is explored from an interdisciplinary perspective.

To complete their degree, students may opt for a work placement or a dissertation. The work placement aims to prepare students for professional activity and requires that students write a final report about the experience gained, while the dissertation prepares students for academic research.

Professeur associé

René Schwok

The Master in
European Studies

includes 3 possible orientations:

THE ORIENTATION «CULTURES AND SOCIETIES»
is part of the legacy of the founder of the European Institute, Denis de Rougemont, for whom culture played an essential role in the construction of Europe. This orientation focuses on the diversity of Europe's cultural sources, its rich history and its long process of construction. The orientation includes courses in history, the history of ideas, as well as courses which explore the different dimensions of European culture: literature, cinema, intercultural relations, cosmopolitanism, etc.

THE ORIENTATION «ECONOMICS, POLITICS AND SOCIETIES»
includes courses in political science, sociology and economics. In addition to its focus on the European Union (EU) institutions, internal policies, relations with citizens, the media and security issues, this orientation places particular emphasis on the international aspects of the EU. In relation to economics, the orientation offers unique courses on the economic relations between Europe and the rest of the world, particularly developing countries.

THE ORIENTATION «INSTITUTIONS, LAW AND SOCIETIES»
focuses on the major role played by law in the process of European integration. The bases, construction, principles and application of European law provide the framework for this orientation. In the context of European integration, European law seems to predate European society. Within this orientation, the issue of how national societies, with their respective laws, and supranational European law can coexist is explored from an interdisciplinary perspective.

To complete their degree, students may opt for a work placement or a dissertation. The work placement aims to prepare students for professional activity and requires that students write a final report about the experience gained, while the dissertation prepares students for academic research.

The Master in European Studies

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Core curriculum for the 3 concentrations (30 credits):
  • European culture
  • European history
  • Political integration
  • European law
  • Economic integration
Methodological and interdisciplinary seminar (6 credits)
Orientation-specific courses and electives (54 credits)
Work placement or dissertation (30 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English recommended.

Admissions Conditions

Bachelor or equivalent degree.
Admission based on application file.

Contact information

Ms Maud Preher
T. +41 (0)22 379 37 11
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Mobility

Master's students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester maximum, as early as their third semester of study, and may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

With the knowledge and skills acquired in the Master's programme, graduates find employment in a wide range of areas. Students often go on to work in public policy planning and implementation at the regional, national or European levels. Many opportunities can also be found in the international sector, particularly in Geneva, in European institutions, international organisations, NGOs or multinational companies. This programme also prepares graduates for further studies in journalism.

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2018

www.unige.ch/enrolment
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The Master
Russia - East Central Europe

offers specialised education on Russia and the countries comprising East Central Europe. Historically, these are the countries formed after the dissolution of the USSR as well as those which had a shared destiny due to the establishment of communist regimes on their soil. After the collapse of the Soviet bloc and the fall of these regimes, these countries became sovereign states. However, most of them remain linked, whether geographically, culturally, linguistically, or as a result of their shared history of communism.

This Master's programme is interdisciplinary: while history and cultural studies are the dominant foci, other disciplines such as economics and political science are also mobilised in various ways within the curriculum. The interactions and connections between Russia and East Central Europe and other regional contexts are also explored.

To complete their degree, students may opt for a work placement or a dissertation. The work placement aims to prepare students for professional activity and requires that students write a final report about the experience gained, while the dissertation prepares students for academic research.

Professeurs associée

Korine Amacher

The Master
Russia - East Central Europe

offers specialised education on Russia and the countries comprising East Central Europe. Historically, these are the countries formed after the dissolution of the USSR as well as those which had a shared destiny due to the establishment of communist regimes on their soil. After the collapse of the Soviet bloc and the fall of these regimes, these countries became sovereign states. However, most of them remain linked, whether geographically, culturally, linguistically, or as a result of their shared history of communism.

This Master's programme is interdisciplinary: while history and cultural studies are the dominant foci, other disciplines such as economics and political science are also mobilised in various ways within the curriculum. The interactions and connections between Russia and East Central Europe and other regional contexts are also explored.

To complete their degree, students may opt for a work placement or a dissertation. The work placement aims to prepare students for professional activity and requires that students write a final report about the experience gained, while the dissertation prepares students for academic research.

The Master Russia - East Central Europe

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Required courses from the core curriculum (30 credits):
  • History of the USSR in international relations
  • History of Central and Eastern Europe (1929-1989)
  • History of Ukraine (19th to 21st centuries)
  • The economics of Central and Eastern Europe
  • Critical approach to the division of the world
Specialised courses (48 credits):
Concentration in one or more areas of the core curriculum.
Electives (12 credits)
Internship, thesis, "Geneva Global" programme (30 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English recommended.

Admissions Conditions

Bachelor or equivalent degree.
Admission based on application file.

Contact Information

Ms Maud Preher
T. +41 (0)22 379 37 11
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Mobility

Due to the brevity of the programme, Master's students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester maximum. Students may go on exchange as early as their third semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

With the integration of certain East-Central European states in the European Union and NATO and Russia's complex relationships with NATO, the EU and its close neighbors, there is a clear and urgent need for specialists in various sectors, including international and regional organisations, national and European institutions, and journalism.

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2018

www.unige.ch/enrolment
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The Master in
Middle Eastern Studies

With its ethnic, religious, economic and political diversity, the Middle East is both a culturally rich and an extremely complex region. It is also a strategic region, vulnerable, and full of promises. Recently, the Arab Springs have put the Middle East in the media spotlight. The challenges of transition in the region come at a time of accelerating economic, political and cultural change, both on the national and the global levels.

The Master's programme in Middle Eastern studies allows students to an in-depth understanding of the issues the region is facing, from a historical, cultural and geopolitical perspective. Within this programme, students will study social mobilizations and democratisation processes in the Middle East, the stability in Maghreb and Mashreq countries and the rising of the areas as major player in the field of the arts and heritage. This Master also analyses the influence of new players on the regional stage, including Turkey and the Gulf states, and addresses the economics of oil revenues.

This programme is designed for students who want to specialise in issues related to the Middle East through an open and interdisciplinary approach.

Professor

Silvia Naef

The Master in
Middle Eastern Studies

With its ethnic, religious, economic and political diversity, the Middle East is both a culturally rich and an extremely complex region. It is also a strategic region, vulnerable, and full of promises. Recently, the Arab Springs have put the Middle East in the media spotlight. The challenges of transition in the region come at a time of accelerating economic, political and cultural change, both on the national and the global levels.

The Master's programme in Middle Eastern studies allows students to an in-depth understanding of the issues the region is facing, from a historical, cultural and geopolitical perspective. Within this programme, students will study social mobilizations and democratisation processes in the Middle East, the stability in Maghreb and Mashreq countries and the rising of the areas as major player in the field of the arts and heritage. This Master also analyses the influence of new players on the regional stage, including Turkey and the Gulf states, and addresses the economics of oil revenues.

This programme is designed for students who want to specialise in issues related to the Middle East through an open and interdisciplinary approach.

The Master in Middle Eastern Studies

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Required courses in the core curriculum (30 credits):
  • History of the Contemporary Middle East
  • Geopolitics and Middle Eastern political regimes
  • Orient, orientalism(s) and the West
  • Political Economy
  • Globalization and cultural issues in Middle East
Specialised courses (48 credits):
Concentration in one or more areas of the core curriculum.
Electives (12 credits)
Internship or dissertation (30 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is recommended.

Admissions Conditions

Bachelor or equivalent degree.
Admission based on application file.

Contact Information

MMaud Preher
T. +41 (0)22 379 37 11
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Mobility

Master's students are allowed to go on exchange for one semester maximum. Students may go on exchange as early as their third semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

Students from diverse academic backgrounds will benefit from an in-depth understanding of the issues surrounding the Middle East, and such knowledge is essential for anyone going on to a career in diplomacy; NGOs and international organisations; the media; companies with economic ties in the region; cultural heritage and the arts.

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2018

www.unige.ch/enrolment
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The Master in
Global Health

of the University of Geneva is a two year full time programme which aims to study contemporary health issues from interdisciplinary and international perspectives. The MScGH mission is to provide students the toolbox to understand and analyse health issues whose determinants are interlinked and whose complexity transcends borders and sectors of activity.
In our interdependent world, significant health issues such as emerging and remerging infectious diseases, the rise of chronic conditions, and the impact of climate change on health are intersectoral and transnational challenges which require collaboration and cooperation among multiple actors. To respond to these challenges, new educational opportunities are needed in addition to traditional training programmes in medicine or public health.
The MScGH seeks to combine the most relevant approaches on global health drawing on the perspectives of all relevant academic disciplines and global health actors based in Geneva. The MScGH is specifically designed to take advantage of the rich international environment of Geneva. It provides an opportunity to study where many health issues are discussed at the global level and to accomplish practical training in different setting such as NGOs and international organizations.

Professor

Antoine Flahault

The Master in
Global Health

of the University of Geneva is a two year full time programme which aims to study contemporary health issues from interdisciplinary and international perspectives. The MScGH mission is to provide students the toolbox to understand and analyse health issues whose determinants are interlinked and whose complexity transcends borders and sectors of activity.
In our interdependent world, significant health issues such as emerging and remerging infectious diseases, the rise of chronic conditions, and the impact of climate change on health are intersectoral and transnational challenges which require collaboration and cooperation among multiple actors. To respond to these challenges, new educational opportunities are needed in addition to traditional training programmes in medicine or public health.
The MScGH seeks to combine the most relevant approaches on global health drawing on the perspectives of all relevant academic disciplines and global health actors based in Geneva. The MScGH is specifically designed to take advantage of the rich international environment of Geneva. It provides an opportunity to study where many health issues are discussed at the global level and to accomplish practical training in different setting such as NGOs and international organizations.

The Master in Global Health

4 semesters* (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Disciplinary and methodological foundations (30 credits):
3 Disciplinary courses  (18 credits)
2 Methodological seminars  (12 credits)
Interdisciplinary integration of knowledge (30 credits):
Required interdisciplinary courses.
Specialization (30 credits):
Variable with at least one methodological seminar.
Applying knowledge and skills (30 credits):
Master Thesis and work placement/internship.

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

English
Courses are taught in English. Academic work can be handed over in English or in French. Passive knowledge of French is recommended. While the entire Master can be completed in English, some specialization during the third semester are offered in French only.

Admissions Conditions

Bachelor or equivalent degree.
Admission based on application file.
The MScGH welcomes application from students interested in global health with a background in any academic discipline.

Contact Information

Mr Beat Stoll
T. +41 (0)22 379 04 67
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Professional Prospects

The MScGH aims to prepare students to work in organizations such as international organizations (e.g. WHO, UNICEF, ICRC...), civil society such as non-governmental organization (e.g. MSF, Care, Oxfam...), public sector at national (e.g. Ministry of health of foreign affairs, development agency) or local level (e.g. public health authorities), public private partnerships and private sector (e.g. pharmaceutical industry).

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2018

www.unige.ch/enrolment
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The Master in
African Studies

Africa is experiencing radical changes. Whether it is in the economic, social, environmental demographic or political sphere, African societies are evolving fast. This Master's programme provides the critical distance needed to understand these transformations in all their complexity. The curriculum stands out for its interdisciplinarity, combining approaches from the social, natural and human sciences. It also provides a long-term perspective and gives students the opportunity to study Africa not in isolation, but in terms of the continent's interactions with the rest of the world.

The Master begins with the interdisciplinary core curriculum. After the first semester, students can choose between two areas of specialisation: «Environment and societies», which focuses on environmental challenges and the way they influence life in society; and «States, societies and development», which examines the formation of states since the colonial era and their role in development-related issues at various levels.

Geneva, which houses many international organisations, is a unique place to study these dynamics. This Master's programme also places particular emphasis on experience in the field, and students can take advantage of exchanges with UNIGE's partner universities in Africa. To complete their course, students choose between a «research» option, which includes a fieldwork and a thesis, and a «professionalising» option involving a work placement/internship over several months and a detailed internship report.

Senior Lecturer

Didier Péclard

The Master in
African Studies

Africa is experiencing radical changes. Whether it is in the economic, social, environmental demographic or political sphere, African societies are evolving fast. This Master's programme provides the critical distance needed to understand these transformations in all their complexity. The curriculum stands out for its interdisciplinarity, combining approaches from the social, natural and human sciences. It also provides a long-term perspective and gives students the opportunity to study Africa not in isolation, but in terms of the continent's interactions with the rest of the world.

The Master begins with the interdisciplinary core curriculum. After the first semester, students can choose between two areas of specialisation: «Environment and societies», which focuses on environmental challenges and the way they influence life in society; and «States, societies and development», which examines the formation of states since the colonial era and their role in development-related issues at various levels.

Geneva, which houses many international organisations, is a unique place to study these dynamics. This Master's programme also places particular emphasis on experience in the field, and students can take advantage of exchanges with UNIGE's partner universities in Africa. To complete their course, students choose between a «research» option, which includes a fieldwork and a thesis, and a «professionalising» option involving a work placement/internship over several months and a detailed internship report.

The Master in African Studies

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 credits ECTS
Required courses from the core curriculum (36 credits):
  • Prehistory and precolonial history of Africa
  • Colonial history of Africa
  • Environment
  • Development economics
  • States, territories and development in Africa
  • Critical approach to world divisions
Specialised courses (42 credits):

Choice between:

  • Specialisation 1: Environment and societies
  • Specialisation 2: States, societies and development
Electives (12 credits)
Work placement/Internship or thesis (30 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Knowledge of English is recommended.

Admissions Conditions

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree.
Merit-based admission.

Contact Information

Ms Maud Preher
T. +41 (0)22 379 37 11
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Mobility

Given the length of the programme, Master's students are allowed to go on exchange for one semester maximum. Students may go on exchange as early as their 3rd semester and may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The thesis cannot be substituted. A stay in the feld is strongly recommended.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

Africa is a new hub of economic and demographic growth. As its role in the international stage becomes more and more pronounced, so do the social inequalities generated by this growth. Graduates of the programme have the skills needed to understand and address the issues at stake in Africa, and they find work in a variety of sectors such as diplomacy, international organisations and NGOs, the media, industry, including multinationals operating in Africa, or in the promotion and protection of historical and cultural heritage.

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2018

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The Master in
Children's Rights

is built around an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum that relies upon the theoretical and practical knowledge that has been developed in the area of children's rights, and active student participation is a key aspect of the programme. Classes are held from Monday to Thursday midday. The multidisciplinary profiles of the faculty members (law, psychology, sociology, education sciences), their active involvement in various academic and professional networks, and the programme's close ties with the International Institute for Children's Rights (IDE) in Sion all contribute to the dynamism of this Master's programme.

THE INTERFACULTY CENTRE FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
With the creation of the new Interfaculty Centre for Children's Rights (CIDE), based in Sion in the Canton of Valais, the University of Geneva has made an important contribution to the visibility and prestige of interdisciplinary training in children's rights, both in Switzerland and abroad.

Building upon the activities of its professors and researchers, who come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, and mobilising the competencies of its partner faculties (Law, Psychology and Education Sciences, Sciences of Society, Medicine), the CIDE analyses the major transformations that have affected the status of children over time, and in particular the social and legal changes which followed the 1989 Convention on children's rights, the most widely ratified international treaty. Almost every nation now recognises the child as a subject of rights - and no longer just an object of measures of protection - and therefore as an actor in society, capable of exercising the fundamental rights which belong to every human being.

With this new understanding of the status of the child, new professional and institutional practices have developed. Better implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (for example, the situation of the child within the family or the school, the status of children in civil and criminal courts, North- South relations, development cooperation, etc.) involves numerous theoretical, conceptual and practical challenges.

In order to prepare students for careers in the various professional sectors which have been transformed by these changes, the CIDE offers a flagship training programme which has been a resounding success since it was launched in 2008: the Interdisciplinary Master in Children's Rights.

www.unige.ch/cide

Full professor

Philip Jaffé

The Master in
Children's Rights

is built around an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum that relies upon the theoretical and practical knowledge that has been developed in the area of children's rights, and active student participation is a key aspect of the programme. Classes are held from Monday to Thursday midday. The multidisciplinary profiles of the faculty members (law, psychology, sociology, education sciences), their active involvement in various academic and professional networks, and the programme's close ties with the International Institute for Children's Rights (IDE) in Sion all contribute to the dynamism of this Master's programme.

THE INTERFACULTY CENTRE FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
With the creation of the new Interfaculty Centre for Children's Rights (CIDE), based in Sion in the Canton of Valais, the University of Geneva has made an important contribution to the visibility and prestige of interdisciplinary training in children's rights, both in Switzerland and abroad.

Building upon the activities of its professors and researchers, who come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, and mobilising the competencies of its partner faculties (Law, Psychology and Education Sciences, Sciences of Society, Medicine), the CIDE analyses the major transformations that have affected the status of children over time, and in particular the social and legal changes which followed the 1989 Convention on children's rights, the most widely ratified international treaty. Almost every nation now recognises the child as a subject of rights - and no longer just an object of measures of protection - and therefore as an actor in society, capable of exercising the fundamental rights which belong to every human being.

With this new understanding of the status of the child, new professional and institutional practices have developed. Better implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (for example, the situation of the child within the family or the school, the status of children in civil and criminal courts, North- South relations, development cooperation, etc.) involves numerous theoretical, conceptual and practical challenges.

In order to prepare students for careers in the various professional sectors which have been transformed by these changes, the CIDE offers a flagship training programme which has been a resounding success since it was launched in 2008: the Interdisciplinary Master in Children's Rights.

www.unige.ch/cide

The Master in Children's Rights

3 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Foundation courses (1st semester) (30 credits):
  • Introduction
  • Theoretical foundations of the discipline and interdisciplinarity
Specialised courses according to subject area (2nd semester) (30 credits):
  • Interdisciplinary seminars
  • Group project
Specialisation (3rd semester) (30 credits):
  • Dissertation
  • Work placement or research orientation

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

French

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor or Master from a Swiss university in law, curative education, psychology, education sciences, humanities, social and political science.

Other diplomas from a Swiss university, HES or HEP may be recognized if equivalencies are established and/ or if certain conditions are met. Foreign students with a Bachelor degree of 180 ECTS or an equivalent degree from a university that is officially recognised by the authorities of the country where the degree was completed may also be admitted.

Contact Information

T. +41 (0)27 205 73 06
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Mobility

Students may study abroad or in another Swiss university during the third semester.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

The MIDE responds to the needs of a wide range of students interested in children's rights. Many institutions and organisations are having to adapt to the new status of the child as a subject of rights. With the knowledge acquired during the MIDE programme, graduates are prepared for diverse professional tracks, and many have found careers in international organisations, NGOs, child protection and child welfare services, universities of teacher education, offices for the advancement of youth, youth counseling services, courts, residential and/or foster care institutions, etc. Some graduates have opted for an academic career by pursuing research activities or a doctorate, while others have returned to their professional functions or previous fields of study with certified, comprehensive knowledge of children's rights.

Applications

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

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The Master in
innovation, human development and sustainability

is part of a University of Geneva (UNIGE) partnership with Tsinghua University (THU), China's top university, on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This highly interdisciplinary master focuses on defining and developing concrete institutional solutions for the SDGs through hands-on, team-based and project-driven activities, in parallel with courses on the fundamentals of sustainable development in all its dimensions - human, environmental and institutional - taught by experts from UNIGE, THU and a range of Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Geneva.

Students will benefit from mentorship from experts in Geneva's international organizations. A special focus of this Master is an intercultural experience between Europe and China, and more specifically between Geneva, Beijing and Shenzhen. Courses given by experts in China provide deep insight into how the world's largest economy is tackling major sustainable development issues. Strong involvement of scholars working with national and regional government institutions on public policy issues related to sustainable development, as well as opportunities to interact with the high-tech entrepreneurial environments in Beijing and Shenzhen, and be part of teams that conceive, design and develop practical hardware, software and policy solutions for tracking progress towards sustainable development.

THREE AVAILABLE SPECIALISATION MODULES:

  • Sustainable Human Development
  • Standards, Governance and Sustainability
  • Future Cities and Regions
www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/innovation-human-development-and-sustainability

Professor

Bernard Debarbieux

The Master in
innovation, human development and sustainability

is part of a University of Geneva (UNIGE) partnership with Tsinghua University (THU), China's top university, on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This highly interdisciplinary master focuses on defining and developing concrete institutional solutions for the SDGs through hands-on, team-based and project-driven activities, in parallel with courses on the fundamentals of sustainable development in all its dimensions - human, environmental and institutional - taught by experts from UNIGE, THU and a range of Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Geneva.

Students will benefit from mentorship from experts in Geneva's international organizations. A special focus of this Master is an intercultural experience between Europe and China, and more specifically between Geneva, Beijing and Shenzhen. Courses given by experts in China provide deep insight into how the world's largest economy is tackling major sustainable development issues. Strong involvement of scholars working with national and regional government institutions on public policy issues related to sustainable development, as well as opportunities to interact with the high-tech entrepreneurial environments in Beijing and Shenzhen, and be part of teams that conceive, design and develop practical hardware, software and policy solutions for tracking progress towards sustainable development.

THREE AVAILABLE SPECIALISATION MODULES:

  • Sustainable Human Development
  • Standards, Governance and Sustainability
  • Future Cities and Regions
www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/innovation-human-development-and-sustainability

The Master in innovation, human development and sustainability

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Basic courses (30 credits):
  • Sustainable Development bootcamp in China
  • Sustainable Development and political agendas
  • Intercultural issues for sustainability
  • Governing through knowledge
  • Workshop 1: Making and Doing
Specialization (30 credits):

1 workshop per module:

  • Practice of Sustainable Human Development
  • Standard-Setting for Sustainable Development
  • Urban and regional development

Other courses:

  • Human development, Concepts and Measures
  • Voluntary, consensus-based standards
  • Public policies and social justice in the city, etc.
1 semester in Tsinghua University (30 credits)
Master thesis or Internship report (30 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

English

Admissions Conditions

Bachelor degree in social and political sciences, economics, geography and environment, information technology, engineering and applied sciences.

Certificate of Proficiency in English.

Merit-based admission.

Contact information

Geneva School of Social Sciences
Uni Mail, 40 bd du Pont-d’Arve
1211 Genève

Academic advisor
Mr Mathieu Petite
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Mobility

Students spend the third semester of the Master in China, either in Shenzhen or in Beijing. The fourth semester (Master thesis) could take place in various institutional (internships) and geographical contexts.

Professional Prospects

Candidates will gain both theoretical understanding and practical field experience that will prepare for employment on sustainable development projects, which are increasingly strategic for both public and private sector institutions as well as in the UN, other IGOs and NGOs.

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2018 for all graduates of foreign universities (30 April 2018 for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges)

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The Master in
Environmental Science

is offered through University of Geneva's Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE). ISE pool distinct disciplinary expertise and backgrounds from various faculties, including the Faculty of Science, the Geneva School of Social Sciences and the Geneva School of Economics and Management.

This Master program aims at interdisciplinary teaching and research within current dynamic and fast growing environmental fields such as climate, energy, water biodiversity, human ecology, urbanism, governance and health.

Bridging these fields is the cornerstone of the curriculum offered to students - committing themselves to environmental careers or to fundamental research - an interdisciplinary approach to environmental sciences based on natural sciences and economic as well as social sciences.

Ultimately the master's program, enable the students to professionally navigate within complex and interdisciplinary environmental context far beyond the usual sectorial approach. This broad understanding of fields in natural sciences and economic and social sciences entailed in environmental management is a unique academic offering in Switzerland.

AVAILABLE SPECIALISATION MODULES:

  • Biodiversity ecosystems and society
     
  • Climate, climatic impacts and governance
     
  • Sustainable development, urbanization and public action
     
  • Energy
     
  • Water sciences
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Professor

Martin Beniston

The Master in
Environmental Science

is offered through University of Geneva's Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE). ISE pool distinct disciplinary expertise and backgrounds from various faculties, including the Faculty of Science, the Geneva School of Social Sciences and the Geneva School of Economics and Management.

This Master program aims at interdisciplinary teaching and research within current dynamic and fast growing environmental fields such as climate, energy, water biodiversity, human ecology, urbanism, governance and health.

Bridging these fields is the cornerstone of the curriculum offered to students - committing themselves to environmental careers or to fundamental research - an interdisciplinary approach to environmental sciences based on natural sciences and economic as well as social sciences.

Ultimately the master's program, enable the students to professionally navigate within complex and interdisciplinary environmental context far beyond the usual sectorial approach. This broad understanding of fields in natural sciences and economic and social sciences entailed in environmental management is a unique academic offering in Switzerland.

AVAILABLE SPECIALISATION MODULES:

  • Biodiversity ecosystems and society
     
  • Climate, climatic impacts and governance
     
  • Sustainable development, urbanization and public action
     
  • Energy
     
  • Water sciences
www.unige.ch/muse

The Master in Environmental Science

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Interdisciplinarity and immersion (16 credits)
Fundamentals (18 credits)
Methods (8 credits)
Specialized courses (27 credits)
Elective (18 credits)
Dissertation (33 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French (level B1) / English (level B1)

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor degree in Science, Economics, Social Science, International Relations, Medicine, Law or another degree deemed to be equivalent. HES (University of Applied Sciences) students who are specializing in environmental sciences are eligible for this programme, provided that their application is accepted and that they successfully complete additional courses, which may be equivalent to a maximum of 30 credits.

Merit-based admission.

Contact information

Ms Nicole Efrancey Dao
T. +41 (0)22 379 08 76
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Mobility

Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master's degree.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

A Master in Environmental Science leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, in areas such as:

  • Government policy analysis and decision making: implementation of Sustainability agendas ( eg. Agenda-21) urban, land-use, transport and energy planning
  • Private sector consulting for companies: resources management, carbon emission limitation, energy savings
  • International negotiations: post-Kyoto international negotiations (2012 and beyond), biodiversity, health, habitat
  • Sectorial opportunities: energy (renewable energy, energy savings, constructions), chemical lab analysis, used waters, environmental heritage management (biodiversity, etc.), health, natural and financial risks, urban and land planning
  • Consulting firm, administration, politics, scientific journalism, teaching, cooperation
  • Fundamental research: physics, biology, chemistry, climatology, the humanities and social sciences

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*Candidates who hold a Swiss Bachelor or equivalent degree and have not been able to meet this deadline may contact the Faculty's academic advisor and the person in charge of the Master's programme to find out if it is possible to join the course.

The Master in
Neuroscience

is a joint programme of the Faculty of Psychology and Education, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science. It is managed by the Geneva University Neurocenter (GUN) and focuses on theory, while also introducing students to scientific research and writing. The courses deal with brain function investigative techniques, neurobiology and cognitive and emotional processes. The programme is designed for students who want to work in neurosciences, including in hospitals and academia.

FOCUSES OF THE REQUIRED MODULES:

  • Methodology, signal analysis, statistics
  • Neurobiological fundamentals of cells and molecules
  • Cognitive and affective sciences

Adjointe scientifique

Mona Spiridon

The Master in
Neuroscience

is a joint programme of the Faculty of Psychology and Education, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science. It is managed by the Geneva University Neurocenter (GUN) and focuses on theory, while also introducing students to scientific research and writing. The courses deal with brain function investigative techniques, neurobiology and cognitive and emotional processes. The programme is designed for students who want to work in neurosciences, including in hospitals and academia.

FOCUSES OF THE REQUIRED MODULES:

  • Methodology, signal analysis, statistics
  • Neurobiological fundamentals of cells and molecules
  • Cognitive and affective sciences

The Master in Neuroscience

3 semesters (max. 5 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Required courses and electives (30 credits):
  • Principles of Neurobiology
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Techniques for Investigating Brain Functions
  • Introduction to Cognitive and Affective
  • Neuroscience
  • Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
  • Neurobiology of Vigilance States
  • PET and MRI Imaging in Neuroscience, etc.
Research project (60 credits)

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Languages of instruction

English, French

Admissions Conditions

Bachelor of Science, Medicine or Psychology, or an equivalent degree.
Merit-based admission.

Contact Information

Ms Delphine Jochaut
T. +41 (0)22 379 08 93
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Mobility

It is possible to fulfil some of the option requirements at another university. Students may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master's degree.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

The Master of Science in Neuroscience is designed to meet the needs of students with a Bachelor of Science in Medicine or Psychology, or an equivalent degree, who are looking for a career related to neuroscience in national and international research and/or teaching institutions, hospitals or academia. It can lead to a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Lausanne (Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School) as well as further training at associate faculties, upon completion of prerequisites required by the given faculty.

Applications

Deadline for enrolment at the University: 28 February 2018*
(Deadline for applications at the GUN: 31 March 2018)

neurocenter.unige.ch/master.php

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

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