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The Master multidisciplinary in
Asian Studies

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

 

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

The Master multidisciplinary in
Asian Studies

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

 

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

The Master multidisciplinary in Asian Studies

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

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Working knowledge of English is recommended.

Admission Conditions

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

Applications

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

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Contact Information

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

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

Exchanges
M. Nicolas Fornerod
Nicolas.Fornerod@unige.ch

Mobility

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

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

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

The Master
of Arts

allows students to further explore two disciplines studied at the Bachelor level. Students may choose elective modules consisting of a number of courses and seminars. They must also write a dissertation related to their primary area of study and take required course modules.
Apart from the 29 disciplines offered by the Faculty of Humanities at the Master's level, students may also apply for:

  • A Master at the Global Studies Institute:
    - Master in European Studie
    - Master Russia-East Central Europ
    - Master in Middle Eastern Studies
    - Master in African Studies
    - Master in Global Health

www.unige.ch/gsi/fr/formations/masters

  • An interdisciplinary Master in social sciences at the Faculty of social sciences

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

  • A Master in information science at the Haute école de gestion

www.hesge.ch/heg/master_id

Admission based on application.

The Master
of Arts

allows students to further explore two disciplines studied at the Bachelor level. Students may choose elective modules consisting of a number of courses and seminars. They must also write a dissertation related to their primary area of study and take required course modules.
Apart from the 29 disciplines offered by the Faculty of Humanities at the Master's level, students may also apply for:

  • A Master at the Global Studies Institute:
    - Master in European Studie
    - Master Russia-East Central Europ
    - Master in Middle Eastern Studies
    - Master in African Studies
    - Master in Global Health

www.unige.ch/gsi/fr/formations/masters

  • An interdisciplinary Master in social sciences at the Faculty of social sciences

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

  • A Master in information science at the Haute école de gestion

www.hesge.ch/heg/master_id

Admission based on application.

The Master of Arts

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

The Master of Arts is offered in the following branches:
1. Classical archaeology
2. Egyptology and Coptic history
3. Classical Studies
4. East Asian Studies*
5. Medieval studies*
6. Mesopotamian Studies
7. French as a foreign language*
8. Ancient history
9. Art history*
10. History and anthropology of religions
11. General history*
12. Transnational history*
13. Computer science and humanities
14. English language and literature*
15. Armenian language and literature
16. French language and literature*
17. Greek language and literature*
18. Italian language and literature
19. Latin language and literature
20. German language, literature and civilisation*
21. Arab language, literature and civilisation
22. Chinese language, literature and civilisation*
23. Japanese language, literature and civilisation
24. Russian language, literature and civilisation
25. Hispanic language, literature and civilisation*
26. Linguistics*
27. Comparative literature*
28. Musicology
29. Philosophy*

* Also available during the Spring semester.


Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Languages of instruction

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

Admission Conditions

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

Applications

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

Deadline for the Spring Semester: 30 November 2019
(30 September 2019 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Contact Information

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

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

Exchanges
M. Nicolas Fornerod
Nicolas.Fornerod@unige.ch

Mobility

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

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

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

Disciplines

Ancient history

Classical archaeology

Classical Studies

Egyptology and Coptic history

Greek language and literature

History and anthropology of religions

Latin language and literature

Mesopotamian Studies

Presentation

Student testimonials

Professor

Philippe Collombert

French language and literature

Professor

Patrizia Lombardo

Medieval studies

Computer science and humanities

Linguistics

 

Professor

Jacques Moeschler

German language, literature and civilisation

English language and literature

Presentation

Student testimonials

Professor

Deborah Madsen

Hispanic language, literature and civilisation

Italian language and literature

Assistante

Sarah Finci

Arab language, literature and civilisation

Armenian language and literature

Russian language, literature and civilisation

 

Chinese language, literature and civilisation

Japanese language, literature and civilisation

Philosophy

Maître assistant

Olivier Massin

General history

Transnational history

Professor

Sandrine Kott

Art history

Musicology

Professeurs associée

Leïla El-Wakil

French as a foreign language

Professor

Laurent Gajo

Comparative literature

Presentation

Student testimonials

Professor

Martin Rueff

The Master
of Arts with Specialisation

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

THE PROGRAMME IS OFFERED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

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

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

* Also available during the Spring semester.

The Master
of Arts with Specialisation

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

THE PROGRAMME IS OFFERED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

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

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

* Also available during the Spring semester.

The Master of Arts with Specialisation

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

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French

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

Admission Conditions

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

Applications

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

Deadline for the Spring Semester: 30 November 2019
(30 September 2019 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Contact Information

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

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

Exchanges
M. Nicolas Fornerod
Nicolas.Fornerod@unige.ch

Mobility

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

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

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

The Master of Arts in
ethnomusicology

is offered jointly by the University of Geneva (Musicology Unit), the University of Neuchâtel (Institute of Ethnology), and the Geneva HEM. Historically, ethnomusicology, a discipline aimed at encouraging a better understanding of the world through the study of music, combines three dominant approaches: formal parameters identified by musicologists; contexts and social usages of interest to ethnologists; and acquisition of knowledge through musical practice cultivated in conservatories. While specialists now agree that these three approaches are complementary and indispensable, few programs bring them together. The Master's degree in Ethnomusicology is the first in Switzerland, and one of the very few worldwide, to combine these three complementary and indispensable approaches.

Led by a team of experts who closely collaborate with the professional milieu, the program also takes advantage of a broad network of international contacts. With this program, students acquire the theoretical and methodological competencies of ethnomusicology. The program includes a unit of reflective practice of extra-European music as well as an internship or fieldwork.

Professor

Patrik Dasen

The Master of Arts in
ethnomusicology

is offered jointly by the University of Geneva (Musicology Unit), the University of Neuchâtel (Institute of Ethnology), and the Geneva HEM. Historically, ethnomusicology, a discipline aimed at encouraging a better understanding of the world through the study of music, combines three dominant approaches: formal parameters identified by musicologists; contexts and social usages of interest to ethnologists; and acquisition of knowledge through musical practice cultivated in conservatories. While specialists now agree that these three approaches are complementary and indispensable, few programs bring them together. The Master's degree in Ethnomusicology is the first in Switzerland, and one of the very few worldwide, to combine these three complementary and indispensable approaches.

Led by a team of experts who closely collaborate with the professional milieu, the program also takes advantage of a broad network of international contacts. With this program, students acquire the theoretical and methodological competencies of ethnomusicology. The program includes a unit of reflective practice of extra-European music as well as an internship or fieldwork.

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Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Languages of instruction

French
Knowledge of English is essential.

Admission Conditions

Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education in Switzerland, or a degree judged equivalent. The Master's degree in Ethnomusicology is aimed at three student profiles: musicologists, musicians, and ethnologists. With some targeted complementary studies, it is also open to students with no prior training in one of those three branches.
Admission is based on an application and an interview.

Applications

Admission to the Master'sdegree program in Ethnomusicology is based on an application (admission form, cover letter, CV, copies of diplomas) that is submitted to the Institution in which the student wishes to enroll. The admission process involves the evaluation of the application as well as an interview.

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

Admission examination: en mai 2019

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Contact Information

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

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

Exchanges
M. Nicolas Fornerod
Nicolas.Fornerod@unige.ch

 

The Master of Arts in ethnomusicology

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

Mobility

The Scientific Committee for the Master's degree in Ethnomusicology encourages students to take some of their courses abroad at one of numerous partner institutions.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

With its multi-disciplinary approach, the Master's degree leads to a variety of career prospects, including teaching non-western music, cultural mediation, preservation or valorization of audiovisual heritage, musical publishing, and positions with cultural institutions (museums, festivals, cultural centers). Graduates will also have access to the fields of artistic creation, cultural journalism, North-South cooperation, academic research, and conservatories of non-western music.