Masters of University of Geneva

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The Master of
Medicine

is primarily taught at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) or affiliated institutions. Theoretical and practical courses are integrated into clinical training modules and focus on clinical procedures and on learning and applying skills in a variety of disciplines, such as internal medicine and primary care, paediatrics, surgery, psychiatry or obstetrics and gynaecology. Some disciplines are crosscutting and studied throughout the programme (e.g. radiology, pathology, clinical pharmacology, forensic medicine and ethics). The third year of the Master's programme is devoted to clinical practice during which students do rotations to strengthen their skills and gain experience.

In accordance with the Swiss federal law on health-care professions (LpMed), all examinations take place on a faculty level, with the exception of those that take place after conferral of the Master's degree, which are federal and common to all Swiss medicine faculties (Federal Examination in Human Medicine - EFMH).

The Master of
Medicine

is primarily taught at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) or affiliated institutions. Theoretical and practical courses are integrated into clinical training modules and focus on clinical procedures and on learning and applying skills in a variety of disciplines, such as internal medicine and primary care, paediatrics, surgery, psychiatry or obstetrics and gynaecology. Some disciplines are crosscutting and studied throughout the programme (e.g. radiology, pathology, clinical pharmacology, forensic medicine and ethics). The third year of the Master's programme is devoted to clinical practice during which students do rotations to strengthen their skills and gain experience.

In accordance with the Swiss federal law on health-care professions (LpMed), all examinations take place on a faculty level, with the exception of those that take place after conferral of the Master's degree, which are federal and common to all Swiss medicine faculties (Federal Examination in Human Medicine - EFMH).

The Master of Medicine

6 semesters (max. 10 semesters) | 180 ECTS credits
First and second-year courses (120 credits):
  • Introduction to the clinical approach
  • Clinical training: internal medicine; paediatrics; surgery; obstetrics and gynaecology; psychiatry; community medicine and primary care; otorhinolaryngology; ophthalmology; neurology; neurosurgery; dermatology; emergency and intensive care; crosscutting disciplines; interprofessional education
  • Master's thesis
Third-year courses (60 credits):

10 months of elective rotations (Internist medicine, paediatrics, surgery, etc.) including 1 compulsory month with a physician or pediatrician.

Interprofessional education

The dissertation, worth 15 credits, can be based on a research project or case study in areas such as basic medicine, clinical medicine, public health or any other relevant field. Students are required to demonstrate their analytical and communication skills.
The Federal Examination in Human Medicine (EFMH) takes place after the conferral of the Master's in Medicine.

Programme length

3 years (6 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Working knowledge of English required for reading scientific texts.

Enrolment and Admission Conditions

Swiss Students
www.unige.ch/admission-medecine/candidatsuisse
International Students
www.unige.ch/admission-medecine/candidatnonsuisse

Applications

Deadline: 30 April 2019
(28 February 2019 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Contact information

Ms Barbara Broers
T. +41 (0)22 379 50 13
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Mobility

During the first and second year of the Master's programme, students may complete part of their clinical training abroad. Third-year students may do clinical internships at foreign hospitals (for up to five months) and to do a three-month internship at another university. The Faculty of Medicine offers two-month internships in tropical medicine and international health, including in Cameroon and Nepal.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

Studies in human medicine prepare graduates for specific activities in numerous professional fields. Graduates generally begin their professional careers as internal medicine doctors before, in some cases, going on to become clinical chiefs of hospitals or outpatient facilities with a view to pursuing the post-graduate qualification of federal specialist. Many graduates end up working in private or group practices, and some go on to careers in hospitals or at university.
But there are many other professional opportunities as well: 

  • Positions in international or non-governmental organisations
  • Role of expert for insurance and health insurance companies, in connection with legal/employment issues 
  • Positions in medical call centres 
  • Medical journalism 
  • Research in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries 
  • IT and medical statistics
  • Non-clinical teaching/research at university

The Master of
Dental Medicine

offers in-depth training in the following fields: preventative dental medicine, oral medicine and pathology, oral surgery, dento-maxillo-facial radiology, cariology, endodontics, dental care for children, orthodontics, fixed prosthesis, gnathology, periodontics, dental biomaterials, gerodontology and partial dentures. This course offers a pathway to the Federal Diploma in Dental Surgery.

In accordance with the law on health-care professions (LpMed), all examinations take place on a faculty level, with the exception of those that take place after conferral of the Master's degree, which are federal and common to all Swiss medicine faculties (Federal Examination in Human Medicine - EFMH).

Professor

Frauke Müller

The Master of
Dental Medicine

offers in-depth training in the following fields: preventative dental medicine, oral medicine and pathology, oral surgery, dento-maxillo-facial radiology, cariology, endodontics, dental care for children, orthodontics, fixed prosthesis, gnathology, periodontics, dental biomaterials, gerodontology and partial dentures. This course offers a pathway to the Federal Diploma in Dental Surgery.

In accordance with the law on health-care professions (LpMed), all examinations take place on a faculty level, with the exception of those that take place after conferral of the Master's degree, which are federal and common to all Swiss medicine faculties (Federal Examination in Human Medicine - EFMH).

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Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Working knowledge of English required for reading scientific texts.

Enrolment and Admission Conditions

Swiss Students
www.unige.ch/admission-medecine/candidatsuisse
International Students
www.unige.ch/admission-medecine/candidatnonsuisse

Applications

Deadline: 30 April 2019
(28 February 2019 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Contact information

Mr Serge Bouillaguet
T. +41 (0)22 379 41 07
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The Master of Dental Medicine

4 semesters (max. 8 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
First and second-year courses (120 credits):
  • Clinical training: preventative dentistry; cariology/endodontics; medicine and oral pathology; orthodontics; oral surgery; biomaterials; fixed prosthesis and gnathology; geriatric dentistry and dentures; radiology/radiation protection; paediatric dentistry; periodonctics; maxillo-facial surgery; general surgery; nose and throat
  • Master's thesis

Professional Prospects

Given the highly specialised nature of the dentistry programme, most graduates remain in the field and work in private dental practices. Others choose a research orientation or find work in a clinic attached to a social, school, or hospital service.

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.

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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.

Admission 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.

unige.ch/gsi/fr/programmes/magh

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2019

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Contact Information

Mr Bogomil Kohlbrenner
T. +41 (0)22 379 04 67
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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.

Upon validation by the program coordinator, students who already hold a Master's degree related to the themes addressed in the program may request equivalencies for the 3rd semester of the program, up to 30 credits. This request is made during the first year, after students have been accepted into the program.


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.

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).

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 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 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

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Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Languages of instruction

English, French

Admission Conditions

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

Applications

Deadline for enrolment at the University: 28 February 2019
(Deadline for applications at the Geneva University Neurocenter: 28 February 2019)

neurocenter.unige.ch/master.php

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Contact Information

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

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.