Masters of University of Geneva

The Master in
European Studies

has been successfully training students from around the world since 1963. It is a truly cross-disciplinary programme, with students choosing between two specialisations: «European economics, politics, institutions and societies» or «Global Europe».
The programme begins with a number of core cross-disciplinary classes, worth a total of 24 credits, that students in both specialisations must complete. Starting in their first semester, students must also select three methodology classes from around ten that are available in order to obtain 18 research-related credits.
Once these credits have been obtained, students then focus on their selected specialisation, which they must choose before starting the Master's programme.

The specialisation «European Economics, Politics, Institutions and Societies» looks at the European project through classes in subjects such as political science, sociology and economics, focusing on the key role that the law has played in the process of European integration. Students will also delve into European culture, in keeping with the vision of the European Institute's founder, Denis de Rougemont, who considered culture to be an essential component of the European project.

With the «Global Europe» specialisation, students will look at Europe's place in the world. This new specialisation offers students the chance to consider the European Union's role in addressing global challenges, its ability to meet those challenges, and its place in international systems as the global balance of power has shifted. The programme covers history, law, political science and economics, and also looks at the defintion of global studies itself.

Students must also take 30 credits in elective classes. This enables them to deepen their knowledge in a number of topics selected from among the array of classes offered by both the GSI and our partner faculties (law, economics and management, humanities, social sciences, etc.).

In addition, students have the option of spending a semester at one of our partner universities.

Lastly, to complete the Master's programme, all students must either carry out an internship or write a research thesis. As part of the internship, which prepares students for the working world, students must write a report summarising their experience. The research thesis gives students the opportunity to work on a specific research question that may or may not be cross-disciplinary. It prepares students for further academic research and, potentially, a PhD.

The Master in
European Studies

has been successfully training students from around the world since 1963. It is a truly cross-disciplinary programme, with students choosing between two specialisations: «European economics, politics, institutions and societies» or «Global Europe».
The programme begins with a number of core cross-disciplinary classes, worth a total of 24 credits, that students in both specialisations must complete. Starting in their first semester, students must also select three methodology classes from around ten that are available in order to obtain 18 research-related credits.
Once these credits have been obtained, students then focus on their selected specialisation, which they must choose before starting the Master's programme.

The specialisation «European Economics, Politics, Institutions and Societies» looks at the European project through classes in subjects such as political science, sociology and economics, focusing on the key role that the law has played in the process of European integration. Students will also delve into European culture, in keeping with the vision of the European Institute's founder, Denis de Rougemont, who considered culture to be an essential component of the European project.

With the «Global Europe» specialisation, students will look at Europe's place in the world. This new specialisation offers students the chance to consider the European Union's role in addressing global challenges, its ability to meet those challenges, and its place in international systems as the global balance of power has shifted. The programme covers history, law, political science and economics, and also looks at the defintion of global studies itself.

Students must also take 30 credits in elective classes. This enables them to deepen their knowledge in a number of topics selected from among the array of classes offered by both the GSI and our partner faculties (law, economics and management, humanities, social sciences, etc.).

In addition, students have the option of spending a semester at one of our partner universities.

Lastly, to complete the Master's programme, all students must either carry out an internship or write a research thesis. As part of the internship, which prepares students for the working world, students must write a report summarising their experience. The research thesis gives students the opportunity to work on a specific research question that may or may not be cross-disciplinary. It prepares students for further academic research and, potentially, a PhD.

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English recommended.

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

Bachelor or equivalent degree.
Admission based on application file.

unige.ch/gsi/fr/programmes/maee

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2022

www.unige.ch/enrolment

The Master in European Studies

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Core curriculum for the 2 concentrations (24 credits):
  • European history
  • Political integration
  • European law
  • Economic integration
Methodological block (18 credits)
Orientation-specific courses (18 credits)
Electives (30 credits)
Internship or thesis (30 credits)

Videos

Student testimonials

Presentation

Mobility

Master's students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester maximum, as early as their third semester of study, and may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. Neither the thesis nor the internship cannot be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

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

Contact information

Ms Maud Preher
T. +41 (0)22 379 37 11
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The Master
Russia - East Central Europe

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

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

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

The Master
Russia - East Central Europe

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

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

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

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English recommended.

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

Bachelor or equivalent degree.
Admission based on application file.

unige.ch/gsi/fr/programmes/marem

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2022

www.unige.ch/enrolment

The Master Russia - East Central Europe

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

Videos

Presentation

Student testimonials

Mobility

Master's students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester maximum, as early as their third semester of study, and may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. Neither the thesis nor the internship cannot be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

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

Contact information

Ms Maud Preher
T. +41 (0)22 379 37 11
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The Master in
Middle Eastern Studies

This program is aimed at students wishing to specialize in Middle East issues. It offers an open and multidisciplinary approach to the study of the politics, history, and culture of the region.
The Master in Middle Eastern Studies (MAMO) allows students to deepen and enrich their knowledge of a strategic, promising and vulnerable region, one which is constantly propelled to the forefront of the world stage, where the ever-increasing interconnection between the various actors (states, civil societies, non-state groups, etc.) has a considerable impact on local and regional dynamics. This Master provides the opportunity to study, among other things, social mobilization, the evolution of relations between Arab countries and Israel or Iran, the development of cultural diplomacy in the Gulf and elsewhere, oil revenues or the impact of global crises, such as COVID-19, on the region. The multidisciplinary approach - be it historical, cultural, geopolitical or other - allows students to grasp the various phenomena in their entirety and provides them with the tools to develop their own analytical skills while broadening their knowledge of the region and its people.
These themes will first be introduced as part of the core curriculum; specialized courses, as well as elective courses (at the University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute, and the Universities of Lausanne and Neuchâtel), will allow each student to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the region, while choosing the themes of the courses according to his/her interests. Exchange semesters at universities in the region studied or internships in Geneva and the Middle East will further strengthen the students' skills. Those who wish to do so can also familiarize themselves with Arabic and Armenian during their basic training and improve their knowledge during a stay in the region.

The Master in
Middle Eastern Studies

This program is aimed at students wishing to specialize in Middle East issues. It offers an open and multidisciplinary approach to the study of the politics, history, and culture of the region.
The Master in Middle Eastern Studies (MAMO) allows students to deepen and enrich their knowledge of a strategic, promising and vulnerable region, one which is constantly propelled to the forefront of the world stage, where the ever-increasing interconnection between the various actors (states, civil societies, non-state groups, etc.) has a considerable impact on local and regional dynamics. This Master provides the opportunity to study, among other things, social mobilization, the evolution of relations between Arab countries and Israel or Iran, the development of cultural diplomacy in the Gulf and elsewhere, oil revenues or the impact of global crises, such as COVID-19, on the region. The multidisciplinary approach - be it historical, cultural, geopolitical or other - allows students to grasp the various phenomena in their entirety and provides them with the tools to develop their own analytical skills while broadening their knowledge of the region and its people.
These themes will first be introduced as part of the core curriculum; specialized courses, as well as elective courses (at the University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute, and the Universities of Lausanne and Neuchâtel), will allow each student to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the region, while choosing the themes of the courses according to his/her interests. Exchange semesters at universities in the region studied or internships in Geneva and the Middle East will further strengthen the students' skills. Those who wish to do so can also familiarize themselves with Arabic and Armenian during their basic training and improve their knowledge during a stay in the region.

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is recommended.

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

Bachelor or equivalent degree.
Admission based on application file.

unige.ch/gsi/fr/programmes/mamo

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2022

www.unige.ch/enrolment

The Master in Middle Eastern Studies

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

Videos

Student testimonials

Presentation

Mobility

Master's students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester maximum, as early as their third semester of study, and may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. Neither the thesis nor the internship cannot be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

Middle East issues are of great importance for the training of students from diverse backgrounds and called upon to work in all sectors of diplomacy, NGOs and international organizations, the media, companies active in this region, as well as the arts and culture.

In addition, at regular intervals, the MAMO organizes events - conferences, colloquia, round tables - which offer students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with contemporary research, and to meet eminent specialists from the region, in addition to those invited to the various courses of the Master's program.

Contact information

MMaud Preher
T. +41 (0)22 379 37 11
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The Master in
Global Health

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

The Master in
Global Health

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

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

English

Passive knowledge of French is recommended. Academic work may be submitted in either English or French. The entire programme can be followed in English, and some of the third semester specialisation courses may be available only in English as well.

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

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

unige.ch/gsi/fr/programmes/magh

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2022

www.unige.ch/enrolment

The Master in Global Health

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

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


Videos

Student testimonials

Presentation

Mobility

Master's students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester maximum, as early as their third semester of study, and may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. Neither the thesis nor the internship cannot be substituted.

Professional Prospects

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

Contact information

Mr Bogomil Kohlbrenner
T. +41 (0)22 379 04 67
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The Master in
African Studies

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

The Master's programme begins with a number of core cross-disciplinary classes. After the first semester, students take more specialised courses and electives. They can choose from a broad range of classes covering topics such as environmental issues, state formation and the development of societies.

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

The Master in
African Studies

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

The Master's programme begins with a number of core cross-disciplinary classes. After the first semester, students take more specialised courses and electives. They can choose from a broad range of classes covering topics such as environmental issues, state formation and the development of societies.

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

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Knowledge of English is recommended.

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

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

unige.ch/gsi/fr/programmes/mafr

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2022

www.unige.ch/enrolment

The Master in African Studies

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 credits ECTS
Required courses from the core curriculum (36 credits):
  • Prehistory and precolonial history of Africa
  • Colonial history of Africa
  • Environment
  • Development economics
  • States, territories and development in Africa
  • Critical approach to world divisions
Specialised courses (42 credits)
Electives (12 credits)
Internship or thesis (30 credits)

Videos

Presentation

Student testimonials

Mobility

Master's students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester maximum, as early as their third semester of study, and may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. Neither the thesis nor the internship cannot be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

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

Contact information

Ms Maud Preher
T. +41 (0)22 379 37 11
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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
The University of Geneva's Centre for Children's Rights Studies is an academic entity, located in Sion, specialised in interdisciplinary studies on children's rights. Through our research, teaching and outreach activities, we aim to better understand questions that affect children as a social group and the child as a social actor and subject of rights. The interdisciplinary approach of children's rights studies seeks to stimulate both theoretical and practical conversations in response to the growing complexity of societal problems.

www.unige.ch/cide

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
The University of Geneva's Centre for Children's Rights Studies is an academic entity, located in Sion, specialised in interdisciplinary studies on children's rights. Through our research, teaching and outreach activities, we aim to better understand questions that affect children as a social group and the child as a social actor and subject of rights. The interdisciplinary approach of children's rights studies seeks to stimulate both theoretical and practical conversations in response to the growing complexity of societal problems.

www.unige.ch/cide

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
It should be noted that some course materials (readings, videos, occasional external interventions) require knowledge of English.

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission 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.

Applications

Deadline: 30 April 2022
(28 February 2022 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment

The Master in Children's Rights

3 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Foundation courses (1st semester) (30 credits):
  • 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

Videos

Presentation

Student testimonials

Mobility

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

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

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

Contact information

T. +41 (0)27 205 73 42
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The Master in
Innovation, Human Development and Sustainability (MIHDS)

The MIHDS stems from a partnership between the University of Geneva and organizations from International Geneva in the framework of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This highly multidisciplinary Master's degree aims to train students to analyze problems and identify innovative solutions in terms of the governance of sustainability. The curriculum contains a high proportion of practical courses (project workshops), but also fundamental courses on sustainability development in all its dimensions (social, economic, and environmental). This Master's programme was created in partnership with Tsinghua University (Beijing). Students can apply either to the Dual or the Single track. The Dual track links two complementary programs, one in Geneva and the other in Beijing (minimum 1 year each), to earn two diplomas after two and a half years of study. Students of the Single track (UNIGE diploma) are required to do an exchange semester at one of the partner universities (currently Tsinghua, Bogotá, Dakar, Exeter, Lund, Medellín, Pisa, Sydney, Yonsei).

THREE AVAILABLE SPECIALISATION MODULES:

  • Sustainable Human Development
  • Sustainable consumption, production and organizations
  • Future cities and regions
unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters-in-english/innovation-human-development-and-sustainability

The Master in
Innovation, Human Development and Sustainability (MIHDS)

The MIHDS stems from a partnership between the University of Geneva and organizations from International Geneva in the framework of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This highly multidisciplinary Master's degree aims to train students to analyze problems and identify innovative solutions in terms of the governance of sustainability. The curriculum contains a high proportion of practical courses (project workshops), but also fundamental courses on sustainability development in all its dimensions (social, economic, and environmental). This Master's programme was created in partnership with Tsinghua University (Beijing). Students can apply either to the Dual or the Single track. The Dual track links two complementary programs, one in Geneva and the other in Beijing (minimum 1 year each), to earn two diplomas after two and a half years of study. Students of the Single track (UNIGE diploma) are required to do an exchange semester at one of the partner universities (currently Tsinghua, Bogotá, Dakar, Exeter, Lund, Medellín, Pisa, Sydney, Yonsei).

THREE AVAILABLE SPECIALISATION MODULES:

  • Sustainable Human Development
  • Sustainable consumption, production and organizations
  • Future cities and regions
unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters-in-english/innovation-human-development-and-sustainability

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters) for the standard program, Single Degree track program

2.5 years (5 semesters) for the special Dual Degree track, leading to both a diploma from UNIGE and a diploma from Tsinghua University

Language of instruction

English

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

Wide range of Bachelor's degrees, including Political Science, Economics, Geography, Environment, Information Technologies, Engineering, or Applied Sciences.
English language certificate .
Merit-based admission.

www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/etudiants/reglements
www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/inscription/admissionmaster

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2022

www.unige.ch/enrolment

The Master in Innovation, Human Development and Sustainability (MIHDS)

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Compulsory core courses (24 credits):
  • Sustainable Development and Political Innovation
  • Workshop 1: Innovation for Sustainable Development
  • Research and Innovation Methodology
Elective core courses (12 credits):
  • Social and environmental dilemmas in capitalism
  • Theories and issues of Global Justice, etc.
Specialization (30 credits):
  • 1 Compulsory Workshop per Specialization (12 credits)
  • 1 Compulsory Course per Specialization (6 credits)
  • Specialisation electives (12 credits)
Mobility (30 credits):

1 year at Tsinghua University (Dual degree)
1 semester at a partner university (Single degree) University of Exeter, Lund University, Universita degli Studi Pisa, Université Cheikh Anta Diop/Dakar, Tsinghua University (Beijing and Shenzhen), Yonsei University, University of Sydney, Universidad Los Andes/Bogota, EAFIT/Medellin

Master's thesis or Internship's thesis/report (24 credits)

Mobility

Dual Degree track students spend 1 year in Tsinghua University, and do their Master's thesis under the supervision of a Tsinghua professor. Single Degree track students spend the third semester of the Master in one of the partner universities.

Professional Prospects

Students acquire theoretical and practical skills that allow them to apply in UN agencies, NGOs, the public sector (national, regional and local administrations) and the private sector.

 

 

 


 

Contact information

Ms Susana Perdiz
T. +41 (0)22 379 71 75
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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
     
  • Climatic impacts
     
  • Sustainable development and urbanization
     
  • Energy
     
  • Water sciences

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING:

As a complement to the Master's in Environmental Science, 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/cgeom).

www.unige.ch/muse

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
     
  • Climatic impacts
     
  • Sustainable development and urbanization
     
  • Energy
     
  • Water sciences

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING:

As a complement to the Master's in Environmental Science, 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/cgeom).

www.unige.ch/muse

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Languages of instruction

French (level B1) / English (level B1)

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission 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.

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2022

www.unige.ch/enrolment

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)

Mobility

Mobility is possible in the 3rd and/or 4th semester. The dissertation is not eligible for equivalence but can be co-directed with the host university.

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

Contact information

Ms Nicole Efrancey Dao
T. +41 (0)22 379 08 76
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The Master in
Neuroscience

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

FOCUSES OF THE REQUIRED MODULES:

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

The Master in
Neuroscience

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

FOCUSES OF THE REQUIRED MODULES:

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

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Languages of instruction

English, French

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

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

Applications

Deadline for enrolment at the University: 28 February 2022
(Deadline for applications at the Geneva University Neurocenter: 28 February 2022)

neurocenter-unige.ch/master

www.unige.ch/enrolment

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)

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Presentation

Student testimonials

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.

Contact information

Ms Delphine Jochaut
T. +41 (0)22 379 52 28
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