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The Master in
Political and Cultural Geography

teaches students the most up-to-date - and inherently political and cultural - critical approach, one that has profoundly changed the face of human geography in recent years. Students will learn to analyse how imaginary geographies and systems of domination are interconnected, and how these are involved in the production of objects and spatial structures. Not only is this Master's on the leading edge of scientific developments, it also takes an innovative approach to teaching - for example, the use of a documentary film-making workshop as an educational tool.

www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/geographie

Professor

Juliet Fall

The Master in
Political and Cultural Geography

teaches students the most up-to-date - and inherently political and cultural - critical approach, one that has profoundly changed the face of human geography in recent years. Students will learn to analyse how imaginary geographies and systems of domination are interconnected, and how these are involved in the production of objects and spatial structures. Not only is this Master's on the leading edge of scientific developments, it also takes an innovative approach to teaching - for example, the use of a documentary film-making workshop as an educational tool.

www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/geographie

The Master in Political and Cultural Geography

3 semesters (max. 5 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Required classes (30 credits):
  • Social and Spatial Issues
  • History and Epistemology of Geography
  • Critical Approach to the Division of the World, etc.
Workshops (12 credits):
  • Documentary Film-Making Workshop
  • Identities and Civility Workshop
  • Terrain Workshop
Option classes and electives (24 credits):
  • Visual Culture and Social Sciences: the World in Films and Cartoons
  • Exoticism: from «Discovery» to Tourist Attraction
  • Mountains: Imaginary Geographies and Planning
Master's thesis or work placement dissertation (24 credits)

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Working knowledge of English is recommended

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor's in Geography with a concentration in spatial approaches, or an equivalent degree in another field.

Contact information

MMathieu Petite
T. +41 (0)22 379 80 07
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Mobility

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

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

A Master in Political and Cultural Geography leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in:

  • Land use, spatial development and environmental management 
  • Secondary school education
  • International careers (e.g. UN agencies, NGOs, cooperation administration) 
  • Research

Applications

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

www.unige.ch/enrolment
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The Master in
Sociology

offers students the critical tools and means to evaluate social, organisational, and individual dynamics in the economic, political, and social spheres of the modern world. The programme is aimed at training future sociologists in the fundamental qualitative and quantitative methods of the discipline: digital, visual, and anthropological methods, as well as network construction and analysis. The programme is designed around a full-scale group research project that allows students to put the methodologies they have studied into practice. In this stimulating environment, students will learn how to create problems and engineer their solutions, and how to define the terms of a research project and carry it out successfully. Individual coaching means students can develop conceptual and methodological autonomy, allowing them to make their own unique contributions to sociological knowledge.

www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/sociologie

The Master in
Sociology

offers students the critical tools and means to evaluate social, organisational, and individual dynamics in the economic, political, and social spheres of the modern world. The programme is aimed at training future sociologists in the fundamental qualitative and quantitative methods of the discipline: digital, visual, and anthropological methods, as well as network construction and analysis. The programme is designed around a full-scale group research project that allows students to put the methodologies they have studied into practice. In this stimulating environment, students will learn how to create problems and engineer their solutions, and how to define the terms of a research project and carry it out successfully. Individual coaching means students can develop conceptual and methodological autonomy, allowing them to make their own unique contributions to sociological knowledge.

www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/sociologie

The Master in Sociology

3 semesters (max. 5 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Required courses (24 credits):

Research forum and master class in Sociology

Option methodology classes (6 credits):
  • Network Analysis
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods, etc.
Option classes and electives (36 credits):
  • Organisational Anthropology
  • Visual Creation for the Social Sciences
  • Social Analysis Clinic
  • Life Course Analysis
  • Sustainable Consumption, etc.
Master's thesis or work placement dissertation (24 credits)

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Languages of instruction

French, English

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor in Social Sciences or Economics or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of 6-30 credits of supplementary courses.

Contact Information

Mr Mathieu Petite
T. +41 (0)22 379 80 07
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Mobility

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

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

The Master of Arts in Sociology leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in:

  • Media 
  • Culture
  • Insurance and banking
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Public administration 
  • Programming 
  • Research (private or public sector)

Applications

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

www.unige.ch/enrolment
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The Master in
Political Science

is a natural extension of the Bachelor in Political Science. It is designed to strengthen the training acquired at the Bachelor level, to develop research skills in political science and to prepare students for the next stage of their professional development, whether they choose to enter the labour market or pursue an academic career. This Master's programme offers students a choice of three specialisations composed of three courses in their chosen area of specialisation and two required methodology courses.

SPECIALISATION OPTIONS:

  • Political Behaviour
  • Comparative and International Politics
  • Political Theory
www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/science-politique

The Master in
Political Science

is a natural extension of the Bachelor in Political Science. It is designed to strengthen the training acquired at the Bachelor level, to develop research skills in political science and to prepare students for the next stage of their professional development, whether they choose to enter the labour market or pursue an academic career. This Master's programme offers students a choice of three specialisations composed of three courses in their chosen area of specialisation and two required methodology courses.

SPECIALISATION OPTIONS:

  • Political Behaviour
  • Comparative and International Politics
  • Political Theory
www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/science-politique

The Master in Political Science

3 semesters (max. 5 semesters | 90 ECTS credits
Required courses (36 credits):

Themes and methodology, according to specialisation:

  • International Politics
  • International Relations and Domestic Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Electoral Behaviour: From Classical Approaches to Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Movements
  • Political Behaviour: Institutions, Parties and Campaigns
  • Critical Theories of Race and Post-Colonialism
  • Theories of Citizenship, Justice and Multiculturalism
  • Normative Political Theory
Option classes and electives (30 credits):
  • Institutions and Conflict
  • Security and Citizenship
  • Social Inequality and Representation
  • Data Tools for Political and Policy Analysis
  • Modes of Governance in International Relations, etc.
Master's thesis or work placement dissertation (24 credits)

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

French, English

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor in Political Science, a Bachelor with at least 60 credits in political science or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of 60 credits of supplementary courses.

Contact information

Mr Gaetan Clavien
T. +41 (0)22 379 80 05
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Mobility

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

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

A Master in Political Science leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: 

  • Public administration
  • NGOs
  • Banking and insurance 
  • Print, audio-visual and electronic media 
  • Communications 
  • Public relations 
  • Human resources 
  • International organisations
  • Civil society
  • Academic research and teaching

Applications

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

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

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
  • The Future of Cities and Territories
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
  • The Future of Cities and Territories
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)

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

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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
www.unige.ch/muse

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
International Economic History

is the only advanced degree of its kind in Switzerland. Firmly anchored in approaches and methods used in history, the programme nevertheless focuses significantly on other branches of the social sciences. The goal is threefold: to provide advanced and flexible training for careers in the public or private sector; to prepare students for advanced research in economic and social history, possibly even a PhD; and to enable students to teach at the secondary level. It should be noted that the geography stream allows students to include topics in human geography, such as borders, territoriality, land use planning and urban policy, in their curriculum.

www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/histoire-economique-internationale

The Master in
International Economic History

is the only advanced degree of its kind in Switzerland. Firmly anchored in approaches and methods used in history, the programme nevertheless focuses significantly on other branches of the social sciences. The goal is threefold: to provide advanced and flexible training for careers in the public or private sector; to prepare students for advanced research in economic and social history, possibly even a PhD; and to enable students to teach at the secondary level. It should be noted that the geography stream allows students to include topics in human geography, such as borders, territoriality, land use planning and urban policy, in their curriculum.

www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/histoire-economique-internationale

The Master in International Economic History

3 semesters (max. 5 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Required methodology classes (24 credits):
  • Methodology in International Economic History Research
  • Current Research Directions in International Economic History
  • Advanced research seminar
Thematic courses and electives (42 credits):
  • State and Society
  • Gender in the Making
  • 19th-20th Century Work, Techniques, and Consumption
  • History of International Economic Regulation
  • Economic History of North-South Relations
  • History of Capitalism
  • Capitalism and Business
  • History of Economic Globalisation, etc.
Master's thesis or work placement dissertation (24 credits)

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Working knowledge of English is recommended

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor in Economic and Social History or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of supplementary courses to be determined based on prior studies.

Contact information

Mr Gaetan Clavien
T. +41 (0)22 379 80 05
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Mobility

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

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

A Master in International Economic History leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in:

  • Private sector business, especially banking and finance
  • Public administration
  • International and humanitarian organisations
  • Journalism
  • Secondary school education
  • Academic research and teaching.

Applications

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

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

The Master in
Public Management

The Master's in Public Management is an interdisciplinary programme with strong European and international foundations. It is a point of intersection between the academic and professional worlds, and helps students to master the tools and principles of effective and efficient management of public policy and organisations. It offers a critical examination of the current re-evaluation of the role of the State and the various proposals to reform government, liberalise public services, and privatise public companies. Students may complete a work placement in lieu of a thesis.

This Master's programme is the sole Swiss partner of the prestigious EMPA (European Master in Public Administration) network, which includes around ten institutions renowned for their public management studies programmes. Students of the Master's in Public Management may spend one semester at a partner university. In addition to the Master's from UNIGE, students have the possibility of obtaining the European EMPA degree.

www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/management-public

The Master in
Public Management

The Master's in Public Management is an interdisciplinary programme with strong European and international foundations. It is a point of intersection between the academic and professional worlds, and helps students to master the tools and principles of effective and efficient management of public policy and organisations. It offers a critical examination of the current re-evaluation of the role of the State and the various proposals to reform government, liberalise public services, and privatise public companies. Students may complete a work placement in lieu of a thesis.

This Master's programme is the sole Swiss partner of the prestigious EMPA (European Master in Public Administration) network, which includes around ten institutions renowned for their public management studies programmes. Students of the Master's in Public Management may spend one semester at a partner university. In addition to the Master's from UNIGE, students have the possibility of obtaining the European EMPA degree.

www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/management-public

The Master in Public Management

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Required courses (60 credits):
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Public Finances
  • Public Economics
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Drafting legislation
  • Comparative studies of government agencies, etc.
Available concentrations (30 credits):
  • Specialisation in Management:
    Administrative oversight; public policy assessment
  • Specialisation in Europe and International Relations:
    Theory of European economic integration; introduction to European Law
  • Specialisation in Social Policy:
    Health economics; management of social security schemes
  • Specialisation in Political Communication:
    Organisational communication and crisis communication; political communication: issues, strategies and professions
  • Specialisation in Standards, Governance and Sustainability:
    Corporate Citizenship; Voluntary, consensus based-standards
  • Specialisation in Future cities and regions:
    Public policies for spatial justice; Sustainable consumption
Dissertation or work placement (30 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Working knowledge of English and passive knowledge of German are recommended.

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor in Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Management, Law or an equivalent degree in another field.

Contact Information

Mr Gaetan Clavien
T. +41 (0)22 379 80 05
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Mobility

Master's students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. 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

A Master in Public Management leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in:

  • Public administration at the European or Swiss federal, cantonal or local level 
  • Public companies 
  • International organisations
  • NGOs in various sectors 
  • Civil society
  • Monitoring bodies
  • Parliamentary support services 
  • Private consulting
  • Print, audio-visual and electronic media 
  • Communications 
  • Public relations 
  • Human resources 
  • Teaching and scientific research

Applications

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

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

The Master in
Journalism and Communication, concentration in media and digital communications

is offered in partnership with the University of Neuchâtel (UNINE). The UNINE programme prepares students for a career in journalism, while the University of Geneva programme emphasises communications and digital crafts and is considered a specialisation media and digital communications. The core curriculum (18 credits) taught by both universities provides fundamental theoretical grounding in sociology, communication, journalism and the media. The specialisation conferred in Geneva provides training in communications (in particular, the in-depth study of organisational communication, scientific communication, political communication, etc.), information in the context of the internet and the media (strategic information, communication strategy, web and social media projects, information processing, digital marketing, online reputation management), methodological tools, and survey methods. This Master's programme is designed to respond to the needs of companies and organisations who recruit graduates interested in working in the information and communication sectors in an era of rapidly developing current and new media.

unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/journalisme-communication

Professor

Patrick Badillo

The Master in
Journalism and Communication, concentration in media and digital communications

is offered in partnership with the University of Neuchâtel (UNINE). The UNINE programme prepares students for a career in journalism, while the University of Geneva programme emphasises communications and digital crafts and is considered a specialisation media and digital communications. The core curriculum (18 credits) taught by both universities provides fundamental theoretical grounding in sociology, communication, journalism and the media. The specialisation conferred in Geneva provides training in communications (in particular, the in-depth study of organisational communication, scientific communication, political communication, etc.), information in the context of the internet and the media (strategic information, communication strategy, web and social media projects, information processing, digital marketing, online reputation management), methodological tools, and survey methods. This Master's programme is designed to respond to the needs of companies and organisations who recruit graduates interested in working in the information and communication sectors in an era of rapidly developing current and new media.

unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/journalisme-communication

The Master in Journalism and Communication, concentration in media and digital communications

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Required courses: communication and journalism (18 credits):

Innovation and Sociology in Communication; Theories of Communication, Media and Public Relations; Media Law; Information Strategy

Thesis, internship and project (36 credits):

Thesis; Communication Strategy; Research Practice

In-Depth Communication (30 credits):

Organisational and Crisis Communication; Communication and Global Health; Political Communication; Speech and Content Analysis; Economics of the Media, Digital Society, and Knowledge of its Actors; Introduction to Digital Communications; Storytelling; Contemporary Revolutions and Challenges in Journalism; Information and New Media

Digital and Applied Communications (30 credits):

Practitioners' Forum; Information Processing; Online Reputation Management; Digital Marketing and Data Analytics; Audience, Publicity, the Internet, and Social Networks; Videos, Photos, and Digital Technology; Applied Work, Practice of Communication

Electives (6 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French

Admissions Conditions

Bachelor or equivalent degree.

Contact Information

Mr Gaetan Clavien
T. +41 (0)22 379 80 05
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Mobility

Master's students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. 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

The Master in Journalism and Communication leads to professional opportunities in many sectors, both in Switzerland and abroad, such as:

  • Traditional professions in communication
  • Communication professions in the digital context (e.g.: Head of Digital Communications)
  • Web and digitally-oriented professions 
  • Professions closely associated with journalism and the media

Applications

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

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

The Master in
Gender Studies

proposes a gender-based reading of the social world and its power relations. Social interaction between the sexes is a central aspect of all societies and is therefore a vital research focus for the social and human sciences. The goal of the Master's programme is to provide students with the concepts and tools for understanding and analysing current social trends from an interdisciplinary perspective. In line with this objective, students are taught to apply shared concepts, formulate targeted research enquiries to explore gender-related issues, and mobilise the methodologies of various disciplines.

www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/etudes-genre

Professor

Marylène Lieber

The Master in
Gender Studies

proposes a gender-based reading of the social world and its power relations. Social interaction between the sexes is a central aspect of all societies and is therefore a vital research focus for the social and human sciences. The goal of the Master's programme is to provide students with the concepts and tools for understanding and analysing current social trends from an interdisciplinary perspective. In line with this objective, students are taught to apply shared concepts, formulate targeted research enquiries to explore gender-related issues, and mobilise the methodologies of various disciplines.

www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/etudes-genre

The Master in Gender Studies

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Required courses (60 credits):
  • Gender and History in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Gender Studies Research Workshop
  • Gender and the Labour Market in Europe
  • Geography of Gender
  • Gender, Bodies, and Biomedicine
  • Transnational Migration and Gender, Race, and Class Relations, etc.
Electives (30 credits):
  • Sociology of Public Problems
  • Critical Theories of Race and Post-Colonialism
  • Politics of Sexuality
  • Gender and Citizenship, etc.
Master's thesis or work placement dissertation (24 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Working knowledge of English is recommend

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor in Social Sciences or a Bachelor upon approval by the scientific committee, or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of a complementary programme designed by the scientific committee.

Contact information

Mr Mathieu Petite
T. +41 (0)22 379 80 07
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Mobility

Master's students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange from their 3rd semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at the host faculty. The Master's thesis may not be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

The Master of Arts in Gender Studies leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in:

  • Research and teaching 
  • Public policies on equality 
  • Human resources in business 
  • Vocational training and career counselling 
  • Journalism and publishing 
  • Management of equality projects in businesses 
  • NGOs 
  • Associations 
  • Administration

Applications

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

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

The Master in
Socio-Economics

allows students to become well acquainted with concepts and tools enabling them to critically examine interactions between society and the economy, at both the structural and procedural level with a view to optimising these interactions. Students may specialise in development and North-South inequality, population studies or social policy. The programme emphasises the link between theory and practice through research (dissertation) or by putting students' skills to the test as they move from an academic to professional setting (work placement).

SPECIALISATION OPTIONS:

  • Social Policy
  • Development and Migration
  • Demographics
www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/socioeconomie

Professor

Michel Oris

The Master in
Socio-Economics

allows students to become well acquainted with concepts and tools enabling them to critically examine interactions between society and the economy, at both the structural and procedural level with a view to optimising these interactions. Students may specialise in development and North-South inequality, population studies or social policy. The programme emphasises the link between theory and practice through research (dissertation) or by putting students' skills to the test as they move from an academic to professional setting (work placement).

SPECIALISATION OPTIONS:

  • Social Policy
  • Development and Migration
  • Demographics
www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/socioeconomie

The Master in Socio-Economics

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Required courses (54 credits):
  • Human Development: Concepts and Measures
  • Theoretical and Practical Socio-Economics Workshop
  • Socio-Economics of Social Policy
  • Heterodox Economics
  • Economic and Social Demographics
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • Survey Data Analysis, etc. 
Other courses and electives (42 credits):
  • Social and Spatial Issues
  • Socio-Economics of Inequality
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Population and Development: Data Sources and Methods of Analysis
  • Health Economics
  • Demographic Challenges in World Regions
  • Challenges of International Migration, etc.
Master's thesis or work placement dissertation (24 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Working knowledge of English is recommended

Admissions Conditions

A Bachelor in Economics, Social Sciences or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of 6-30 credits of supplementary courses.

Contact Information

Mr Mathieu Petite
T. +41 (0)22 379 80 07
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Mobility

Master's students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange from their 3rd semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at the host faculty. The Master's thesis may not be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

The Master in Socio-Economics leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in:

  • Local, national or international administration and institutions 
  • NGOs and, more generally, associations within the social and solidarity economy
  • The private sector: social and environmental responsibility and intercultural dimensions
  • Secondary schools

Applications

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

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

The Master in
Standardization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development

trains future sustainability managers for the private and public sectors. The programme is quintessentially interdisciplinary, involving three disciplines: sociology, management and economics. Courses are primarily taught by in-house professors, external teachers who work in various organisations in Geneva, and teachers appointed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) with the approval of the scientific committee. The course programme is divided into 3 units. The first and largest unit is composed of required classes on the three foundational topics of the Master's (standardization, social regulation and sustainable development). In the second unit, students take elective classes from the Master's programmes of the University and the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies. The third unit of the programme is devoted to students' work placements and thesis projects.

www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/standardization

The Master in
Standardization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development

trains future sustainability managers for the private and public sectors. The programme is quintessentially interdisciplinary, involving three disciplines: sociology, management and economics. Courses are primarily taught by in-house professors, external teachers who work in various organisations in Geneva, and teachers appointed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) with the approval of the scientific committee. The course programme is divided into 3 units. The first and largest unit is composed of required classes on the three foundational topics of the Master's (standardization, social regulation and sustainable development). In the second unit, students take elective classes from the Master's programmes of the University and the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies. The third unit of the programme is devoted to students' work placements and thesis projects.

www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters/standardization

The Master in Standardization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Required courses (78 credits):
  • Comparative Labour Markets
  • Environmental Economics
  • Global Health
  • Contemporary Capitalisms
  • The Economics of Globalisation
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Governance of Global Supply Chains
  • Voluntary, Consensus-Based Standards
  • Voluntary Standards
  • Governance and SDGs
  • Policy
  • Programme and Project Evaluation
  • Quantitative Methods
Electives (18 credits)
Master's thesis or work placement dissertation (24 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

English

Required classes are taught in English.
More information: standardization.unige.ch

Admissions Conditions

Bachelor's in Social Sciences or equivalent qualification, in addition to an English proficiency test (all students) and GRE or GMAT test (international students).

Admission is application-based.

Contact information

MMathieu Petite
T. +41 (0)22 379 80 07
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Mobility

Master's students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange from their 3rd semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at the host faculty. The Master's thesis may not be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

Graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature of the Geneva economy, opportunities are usually found in banking, financial institutions, fiduciaries, consulting firms, insurance agencies, local and international manufacturing, international trade companies (e.g. commodities trading, product distribution), international or global organisations (e.g. ICRC, UNHCR, WTO) and public administration.

Applications

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

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

The Master in
Urban and Regional Development

offers in-depth training in the areas of town and country landuse planning, urban development and landscape planning, in the North and in the South. The programme puts a strong emphasis on practical experience (through project-based workshops or internships, for example), allowing students to develop the expertise necessary to make territorial diagnoses and to design and implement urban planning projects or coordinate the processes and stakeholders involved in urban and regional development. Students also acquire in-depth knowledge of the technical, legal, and practical tools used by professionals on a daily basis.

The critical thinking aspect of these activities is another major focus of the programme: while students are required to master various tools and techniques, they must also develop reflective and critical approaches to urban and regional development in order to anticipate current

SPECIALISATION OPTIONS:

  • Regional and urban planning
  • Landscape architecture
  • Regional development in the South

OBJECTIVES:

The Master in Urban and Regional Development provides comprehensive training in the areas of regional, city and landscape planning. Training is provided via workshops which foreground the methods and tools used in urban and regional planning professions (diagnostics, projects, drawings, mapping, scale models, etc.).
The aim of the programme is to provide in-depth initial training that prepares graduates for the job market.

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING:

As a complement to the Master's in Territorial Development, students have the option of taking the Complementary Certificate in Geomatics (30 credits). The certificate is designed to provide students with training centred on new simulation technologies which use spatial referencing, in a practical, interdisciplinary setting.

www.unige.ch/gedt/formations/maitrise-en-developpement-territorial

Professor

Bernard Debarbieux

The Master in
Urban and Regional Development

offers in-depth training in the areas of town and country landuse planning, urban development and landscape planning, in the North and in the South. The programme puts a strong emphasis on practical experience (through project-based workshops or internships, for example), allowing students to develop the expertise necessary to make territorial diagnoses and to design and implement urban planning projects or coordinate the processes and stakeholders involved in urban and regional development. Students also acquire in-depth knowledge of the technical, legal, and practical tools used by professionals on a daily basis.

The critical thinking aspect of these activities is another major focus of the programme: while students are required to master various tools and techniques, they must also develop reflective and critical approaches to urban and regional development in order to anticipate current

SPECIALISATION OPTIONS:

  • Regional and urban planning
  • Landscape architecture
  • Regional development in the South

OBJECTIVES:

The Master in Urban and Regional Development provides comprehensive training in the areas of regional, city and landscape planning. Training is provided via workshops which foreground the methods and tools used in urban and regional planning professions (diagnostics, projects, drawings, mapping, scale models, etc.).
The aim of the programme is to provide in-depth initial training that prepares graduates for the job market.

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING:

As a complement to the Master's in Territorial Development, students have the option of taking the Complementary Certificate in Geomatics (30 credits). The certificate is designed to provide students with training centred on new simulation technologies which use spatial referencing, in a practical, interdisciplinary setting.

www.unige.ch/gedt/formations/maitrise-en-developpement-territorial

The Master in Urban and Regional Development

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Required classes (30 credits):

2 workshops (18 credits)

Thesis (30 credits)
Specialisation classes (60 credits):
1 workshop (9 credits)

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Some courses are given in English

Admissions Conditions

Bachelor's degree in geography, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental studies, law, political science, sociology, history, anthropology, ethnology or an equivalent degree.

Merit-based admission.

Applicants from universities of applied sciences whose prior course of study is related to urban planning may be accepted for the Master's programme if their application is approved and they pursue a complementary programme of co-requisites (between 10 and 30 credits).

Contact information

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

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

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

The Master in Urban and Regional Development prepares graduates for careers in regional and urban planning, landscape architecture and environmental management. Graduates find work in a variety of settings: specialised consulting firms, cantonal or municipal planning offices, local planning bodies, regional parks, development cooperation agencies, research agencies, etc.

Applications

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

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