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The Master in
Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies

is designed to teach students how to use new technologies in the field of education. It focuses on analysing and designing computerised learning environments and on managing multimedia pedagogical and e-learning projects. Students may do one or several work placements.

Professor

Daniel Peraya

The Master in
Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies

is designed to teach students how to use new technologies in the field of education. It focuses on analysing and designing computerised learning environments and on managing multimedia pedagogical and e-learning projects. Students may do one or several work placements.

The Master in Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies

4 semesters (max. 8 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Required courses (66 credits):
  • Information and communication sciences and technologies
  • Pedagogical VIdeo games
  • Media communication and e-learning
  • User-friendly and ergonomic design
  • Research methodology for education technologies, etc.
Electives (18 credits)
Internship (6 credits)
Dissertation (30 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is required.

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree. Merit-based admission.

For more information:
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Contact Information

Ms Aline Meyer
T. +41 (0)22 379 90 37
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Mobility

Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange.

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Professional Prospects

  • Teaching and training: head of training facilities, e-learning instructor, ICT teacher trainer, head of ICT in educational establishments
  • Education engineering: multimedia developer, course designer
  • Academic researcher
  • Ergonomist, corporate NICT expert, webmaster, community manager, etc.

Applications

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

Deadline for applications: 15 June 2018
Applications should be sent to Ms. Aline Meyer, Academic Advisor

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The Master in
Speech and Language Therapy

is a professional degree recognised across Switzerland and designed to train speech and language therapists. The programmes combines psychology, language sciences, education, neuroscience and medicine and includes a significant hands-on clinical training component, while providing students with a solid scientific foundation through lectures and research. The objective is two-fold: to train students in the scientific study of speech, language, human communication and related disorders and to prepare them for the primary professional activities of speech and language therapists, namely, counselling and prevention, assessment and diagnosis, support and follow-up of patients with disorders affecting the voice, speech, spoken and written language and the ability to swallow or communicate.

Professor

Pascal Zesiger

The Master in
Speech and Language Therapy

is a professional degree recognised across Switzerland and designed to train speech and language therapists. The programmes combines psychology, language sciences, education, neuroscience and medicine and includes a significant hands-on clinical training component, while providing students with a solid scientific foundation through lectures and research. The objective is two-fold: to train students in the scientific study of speech, language, human communication and related disorders and to prepare them for the primary professional activities of speech and language therapists, namely, counselling and prevention, assessment and diagnosis, support and follow-up of patients with disorders affecting the voice, speech, spoken and written language and the ability to swallow or communicate.

The Master in Speech and Language Therapy

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Courses (34 credits):

Communication and language disorders in children; neuropsychology of language in adults; clinical audiophonology, etc.

Clinical training (50 credits):

Problem-based learning seminar: developmental disorders; Acquired disorders: Practical analysis; Professional awareness; Work placements; Block courses, etc.

Electives (6 credits)
Research training (30 credits):
Research symposium; Dissertation.

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is required.

Admissions Conditions

  • Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Geneva with prerequisites.
  • Bachelor in Psychology from outside the University of Geneva, as long as the applicant has earned or is enrolled for the Complementary Certificate in Psycholinguistics (30 credits) at the University of Geneva.
  • Swiss Bachelor's degree in Education or an equivalent degree, on condition that candidates prove they have obtained a minimum of 18 credits in the area of methodology and as long as the applicant has earned or is enrolled for the complementary certificates in Psycholinguistics (30 credits) and Psychology of Speech and Language Therapy (60 credits) at the University of Geneva.
  • Bachelor in Humanities and Human Sciences from the University of Neuchâtel, on condition that candidates prove they have obtained a minimum of 18 credits in the area of methodology and as long as the applicant has earned or is enrolled for the Complementary Certificate in the Psychology of Speech and Language Therapy (60 credits) at the University of Geneva.
  • Interdisciplinary Bachelor in Linguistics and Psychology from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Geneva.

    Merit-based admission.

Contact Information

Ms Valérie Favez
T. +41 (0)22 379 90 15
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Mobility

Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn up to 60 credits while on exchange for one or two semesters.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

This Master's programmes enables graduates to work as speech and language therapists (the degree is recognised in Switzerland) in various settings, such as private practices, schools, specialised institutions and hospitals.

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
Education - Analysis and Intervention in Educational Systems

is designed for people who seek the training necessary for research in education and for intervention in education systems, and who would like to work in academic research, inspection/assessment, evaluation, or the design of education programmes. This Master's programme offers courses and an internship that (1) develop students' knowledge of learning processes, teaching methods, educational settings, the functioning of education systems, and education policies; (2) prepare students to design educational intervention measures; (3) reinforce methodological skills (scientific reasoning, assessment, oral and written presentation of results) and guarantee mastery of quantitative and qualitative tools for research in education.

Professeur associé

Abdeljalil Akkari

The Master in
Education - Analysis and Intervention in Educational Systems

is designed for people who seek the training necessary for research in education and for intervention in education systems, and who would like to work in academic research, inspection/assessment, evaluation, or the design of education programmes. This Master's programme offers courses and an internship that (1) develop students' knowledge of learning processes, teaching methods, educational settings, the functioning of education systems, and education policies; (2) prepare students to design educational intervention measures; (3) reinforce methodological skills (scientific reasoning, assessment, oral and written presentation of results) and guarantee mastery of quantitative and qualitative tools for research in education.

The Master in Education - Analysis and Intervention in Educational Systems

3 semesters (max. 5 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Thematic specialisation (21 credits):

Teaching and learning:

  • Analysis and regulation of pupils' learning process in the classroom
  • Speech didactics
  • Psychology of scholarly learning, etc.

Education and society: analysis and practice:

  • Education policies and systems
  • Intercultural relations in education, the sociology of student groups with special needs, etc.
Research preparation (27 credits):
  • Observation of educational and didactic practices
  • Principles and practice of quantitative data analysis
  • Dissertation preparation seminar, etc.
Related areas (9 credits):
  • Research internship
  • The professionalisation of education and teaching
  • Special education
  • Learning, developmental handicaps and educational intervention
Electives (9 credits)
Dissertation (24 credits)

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is required.

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor of Education. Applicants with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in another field may also be admitted upon approval by the programme committee and completion of a complementary certificate in education consisting of a tailored curriculum within the Bachelor of Education.

Contact information

Ms Pascale Pasche-Provini
T. +41 (0)22 379 90 11
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Mobility

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.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

  • Scientific collaboration in designing and managing education measures
  • Assessment of teaching and training measures, systems and policies
  • Basic and applied education research
  • Education consulting

in a range of contexts, such as private businesses and institutions, government entities, research departments, associations and international organisations.

Applications

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

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

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The Master in
Education - Psychoeducational Approaches to Disabilities

trains students to treat and find responses to a multitude of challenges in the field of special education. This may consist of current questions surrounding the inclusion of children, adolescents and adults who have serious difficulties, disorders or impairments at school, in institutional settings and/or in the working world, as well as in society at large. It may also involve helping to rebuild the social connections of people who, as a result of various difficulties over the course of their lives, now find themselves on the margins of society. In this Master's programme, students develop their theoretical knowledge and their analytical and intervention skills with regard to these issues, with the primary aim of improving the living standards of people who frequently find themselves in situations of disability. This MA offers several internships to help students translate what they learn into practical skills.

Professeur associé

Marco Hessels

The Master in
Education - Psychoeducational Approaches to Disabilities

trains students to treat and find responses to a multitude of challenges in the field of special education. This may consist of current questions surrounding the inclusion of children, adolescents and adults who have serious difficulties, disorders or impairments at school, in institutional settings and/or in the working world, as well as in society at large. It may also involve helping to rebuild the social connections of people who, as a result of various difficulties over the course of their lives, now find themselves on the margins of society. In this Master's programme, students develop their theoretical knowledge and their analytical and intervention skills with regard to these issues, with the primary aim of improving the living standards of people who frequently find themselves in situations of disability. This MA offers several internships to help students translate what they learn into practical skills.

The Master in Education - Psychoeducational Approaches to Disabilities

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Foundations of psychoeducational perspectives (12 credits):
  • Concepts, systems of classification and methods of evaluation of situations and types of disability
  • Multiple viewpoints and collaborations
  • Social welfare, legislation and service quality management
Lectures in thematic areas (30 credits):
  • Early inclusion and intervention
  • Juvenile delinquency and deviance
  • Learning disabilities
  • Cognitive intervention for individuals suffering from learning difficulties
  • Autism: education-based research and intervention
  • Social and adaptive skills and integration in people with special education needs
  • Psychological approaches to visual impairments, etc.
Practical domain (21 credits)
Research preparation (21 credits)
Option classes (12 credits)
Thesis (24 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is required.

Admissions Conditions

Bachelor's in Educational Sciences or Psychology. Candidates who hold Bachelor's degrees in Human Sciences other than Educational Sciences and Psychology may be admitted subject to approval by the programme committee. If admitted, said students must simultaneously enrol, from the first semester, in the non-specialised Complementary Certificate in Educational Sciences.

Contact information

Ms Pascale Pasche-Provini
T. +41 (0)22 379 90 11
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Mobility

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.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

  • Researcher in a university, higher-education institute or research centre
  • Lecturer at a university or higher-education institute
  • Reintegration counsellor
  • Project manager
  • Head teacher at a specialised or ordinary institute of education
  • Manager of communal, cantonal or federal administrative services/structures
  • Advisor for a regional or national association protecting the rights of people in situations of disability
  • Member of teaching staff

Applications

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

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

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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.

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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
Education - Adult Education

gives students the skills necessary to meet the needs of professional settings that provide adult education. These skills include: defining an individual's training needs based on his/her professional and life experience, and providing the necessary educational support; analysing professional and educational settings to determine their specificities and the skills they require; understanding an institutional environment and its needs; designing, implementing and evaluating training programmes; completing a project as part of a team; organising and leading a working group.

This Master's programme also prepares students for scientific research in the field of adult education.

Professeur associé

Jean-Michel Baudoin

The Master in
Education - Adult Education

gives students the skills necessary to meet the needs of professional settings that provide adult education. These skills include: defining an individual's training needs based on his/her professional and life experience, and providing the necessary educational support; analysing professional and educational settings to determine their specificities and the skills they require; understanding an institutional environment and its needs; designing, implementing and evaluating training programmes; completing a project as part of a team; organising and leading a working group.

This Master's programme also prepares students for scientific research in the field of adult education.

The Master in Education - Adult Education

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Thematic courses (36 credits):
  • Adults, education and learning trajectories
  • Activity assessment, training and education
  • Learning process and organization
  • Verbal interaction and learning in the workplace, etc.
European module, international thematic seminars (15 credits)
Research preparation (21 credits)
Practical module (24 credits):
360 hours of teaching work placements in a position of responsibility.
Dissertation (24 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is required.

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor of Education. Applicants with a continuing education diploma in Adult Education - Analysis, Management and Development or a Bachelor's or Master's in another field may also be admitted upon approval by the programme committee and completion of a complementary certificate in education consisting of a tailored curriculum within the Bachelor of Education.

Contact information

Ms Pascale Pasche-Provini
T. +41 (0)22 379 90 11
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Mobility

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.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

  • Design, implementation, development and evaluation of educational methods and measures
  • Coordination of teams of teachers
  • Management and supervision of education services
  • Organization and supervision of group training, and educational support
  • Consultancy in education

in companies, private institutions, public administrations, educational institutions, associations, NGOs involved in the production of goods and services, but also in the leisure, sport, cultural and personal development sectors.

Applications

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

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

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The Master in
Psychology

constitutes the second part of basic training. The aim of the programme is to deepen students' knowledge of certain specialist areas in psychology.

There are five possible course programmes for the Master's in Psychology; students must choose one of these five programmes. Choosing one of the first four course programmes means focusing on two of the six possible career paths offered by the Section (two with a practical focus: the applied and clinical branches, and four pure research paths: the affective, cognitive, developmental and social branches). It is not possible to combine the clinical and applied streams. The fifth programme offers specialist training in the area of disability.

The five course programmes are as follows:

CLINICAL INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOLOGY
This course programme consists of one clinical course and a second pure psychology course to be chosen by the student (affective, cognitive, developmental or social).

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
This course programme consists of the obligatory applied psychology course and a second pure psychology course to be chosen by the student (affective, cognitive, developmental or social).

PURE PSYCHOLOGY
This course programme consists of two pure psychology courses to be chosen by the student (affective, cognitive, developmental or social).

IN-DEPTH PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
This course programme is comprised of two pure psychology subjects to be chosen by the student (affective, cognitive, developmental or social).

PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL APPROACHES AND SITUATIONS OF DISABILITY
This course programme is composed mainly of psychology classes supplemented with classes in speech therapy and educational sciences.

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Professor

Guido Gendolla

The Master in
Psychology

constitutes the second part of basic training. The aim of the programme is to deepen students' knowledge of certain specialist areas in psychology.

There are five possible course programmes for the Master's in Psychology; students must choose one of these five programmes. Choosing one of the first four course programmes means focusing on two of the six possible career paths offered by the Section (two with a practical focus: the applied and clinical branches, and four pure research paths: the affective, cognitive, developmental and social branches). It is not possible to combine the clinical and applied streams. The fifth programme offers specialist training in the area of disability.

The five course programmes are as follows:

CLINICAL INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOLOGY
This course programme consists of one clinical course and a second pure psychology course to be chosen by the student (affective, cognitive, developmental or social).

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
This course programme consists of the obligatory applied psychology course and a second pure psychology course to be chosen by the student (affective, cognitive, developmental or social).

PURE PSYCHOLOGY
This course programme consists of two pure psychology courses to be chosen by the student (affective, cognitive, developmental or social).

IN-DEPTH PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
This course programme is comprised of two pure psychology subjects to be chosen by the student (affective, cognitive, developmental or social).

PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL APPROACHES AND SITUATIONS OF DISABILITY
This course programme is composed mainly of psychology classes supplemented with classes in speech therapy and educational sciences.

www.unige.ch/fapse/lesetudes/formations/maitrises/psycho

The Master in Psychology

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits

5 curricula:

  • Intergrative clinical psychology
  • Applied psychology
  • Basic psychology
  • In-depth research in psychology
  • Psychoeducational Approaches and Situations of Disability course programme

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is required.

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor in Psychology or an equivalent degree. In some cases, additional courses may be necessary to fulfil the requirements of a given concentration. They may be taken before or concurrently with Master-level courses, according to the file.

Contact information

MPascale Pasche-Provini
T. +41 (0)22 379 90 11
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Mobility

Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn up to 60 credits while on exchange for one or two semesters.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

A Master in Psychology leads to a number of opportunities in a variety of fields, such as:

  • Child, adolescent or adult clinical psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Health-care
  • Research
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Training
  • Communications
  • Human resource management
  • Guidance
  • Career counselling, etc.

Applications

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

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

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The Master in
Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education

is a joint programme between the University of Geneva and the Vaud Canton Teacher Training College. It offers basic training on how to provide preventative and educational support to children between the ages 0 to 6 whose development is jeopardised, altered or impaired and intervene accordingly in family or social settings. The programme offers solid theoretical and practical training through a range of core courses in special education as well as psychology, medicine, sociology and law components relevant to early childhood special education.

The curriculum is designed to address the challenges of early childhood special education, primarily through the earliest possible intervention with children and their families as a means of prevention and social inclusion; comprehensive analysis of the context of each individual situation; an interdisciplinary approach; a network system primarily focused on working with families; and a solid theoretical background that allows students to assess institutional and individual projects, the methods employed and the criteria for evaluating implemented measures.

The Master in
Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education

is a joint programme between the University of Geneva and the Vaud Canton Teacher Training College. It offers basic training on how to provide preventative and educational support to children between the ages 0 to 6 whose development is jeopardised, altered or impaired and intervene accordingly in family or social settings. The programme offers solid theoretical and practical training through a range of core courses in special education as well as psychology, medicine, sociology and law components relevant to early childhood special education.

The curriculum is designed to address the challenges of early childhood special education, primarily through the earliest possible intervention with children and their families as a means of prevention and social inclusion; comprehensive analysis of the context of each individual situation; an interdisciplinary approach; a network system primarily focused on working with families; and a solid theoretical background that allows students to assess institutional and individual projects, the methods employed and the criteria for evaluating implemented measures.

The Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education

3 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Theory (18 credits):
  • Inclusive education
  • Parent-professional cooperation
  • Early childhood education and atypical development
Practice (21 credits):
  • Internship focused on the child and its family
  • Internship focused on child and community
  • Application and use of approved assessment and intervention methods
Integration seminar (12 credits):
  • Networks and resources
  • Awareness of specific education contexts and situations
  • Reflexive practice and decentring
Research preparation (15 credits)
Dissertation (24 credits)

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is required.

Admissions Conditions

This course is open to candidates who fulfil the general admission requirements of the University of Geneva and the HEP Vaud. Candidates must hold an ordinary pre-school and primary school teaching diploma (Bachelor's level) or a BA in Speech Therapy or Psychomotricity. Access is also available to candidates with a Bachelor's degree in a related field of study, in particular Educational Sciences, Social Education, Special Education, Psychology or Occupational Therapy, on condition that they take supplementary study courses. Candidates must also show that they have a minimum of 300 hours of professional experience in the children-family or children-community domain.

Prospective students may apply to the Vaud Canton Teacher Training College.

Merit-based admission.

Contacts Information

Ms Pascale Pasche-Provini
T. +41 (0)22 379 90 11
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Mr Jean-Marc Böhlen
etudiants-ps@hepl.ch

Mobility

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.

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Professional Prospects

Upon completion of the programme, students obtain a Master in Special Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education and a Diploma in Special Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education.

This programme teaches future graduates to:

  • Support children within at home or in early childhood care facilities;
  • Work with parents or other people involved in the education of these children to assess their development and to define and achieve a number of support and education goals;
  • Detect the factors that limit or jeopardise children's development early on.

The diploma is a protected professional degree that enable graduates to practise in Switzerland.

Applications

Deadline: 30 March 2018www.hepl.ch

The Master in
Special Needs Education Teaching

trains special needs teachers to carry out full teaching responsibilities for students aged 4 to 20, taking into consideration academic targets and the particularities of special education contexts (assistance with integration into ordinary classes, specialised classes, specialised institutions). At once academic and vocational, this Master's programme trains professionals by giving them scientific knowledge of the facts of special needs education. A particular stream is reserved for students with ordinary teaching diplomas who are working professionally as special needs teachers.  

The Master in
Special Needs Education Teaching

trains special needs teachers to carry out full teaching responsibilities for students aged 4 to 20, taking into consideration academic targets and the particularities of special education contexts (assistance with integration into ordinary classes, specialised classes, specialised institutions). At once academic and vocational, this Master's programme trains professionals by giving them scientific knowledge of the facts of special needs education. A particular stream is reserved for students with ordinary teaching diplomas who are working professionally as special needs teachers.  

The Master in Special Needs Education Teaching

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Section 1 (9 credits):

Political, social and historical context of special education.

Section 2 (12 credits):

Professional role and identity of the special needs teacher.

Section 3 (9 credits):

Professional role and identity of the special needs teacher.

(90 credits):

Teaching and learning in special education contexts:

  • Contributions to teaching and learning in various professional contexts
  • Internships and analysis of professional activity
  • Training in methodology
  • Thesis

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Languages of instruction

French

Candidates must have Level A2 language skills in German and English in accordance with the Common European Framework of References for languages.

Admissions Conditions

Candidates must hold a recognised ordinary teaching diploma for pre-school, primary or secondary school teaching
or, must take 30 to 60 credits of supplementary study courses, BA  in a related field (for example: Educational Sciences, Social Education, Special Education, Speech Therapy, Psychology or Occupational Therapy) awarded by a recognised Swiss or foreign third-level institution.

Admission is application-based.

Contact relatif aux études

Ms Aline Meyer
T. +41 (0)22 379 90 37
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Mobility

The exchange programme runs for one semester and carries up to 30 credits.
Alternatively, students may complete an internship with the same amount of credits.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

This Master's degree qualifies the holder to work as a special needs teacher in various public, subsidised and private organisations.

Applications

Deadline for applications: 16 mars 2018
Applications should be sent to the student affairs

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

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

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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