Masters of University of Geneva

Master of
Law, Economic law, Right of public action, Civil and criminal law

MASTER OF LAW*:

The Master of Law follows the Bachelor programme to complete students' basic legal training. Graduates can therefore enter the job market directly. Thanks to the range of available electives and the dissertation, students may have the opportunity to gain general knowledge in various legal fields.

THEMATIC MASTER'S PROGRAMMES*:

  • Economic law: focuses on topics relating to business, finance, taxation and competition
  • Civil and criminal law: focuses on topics relating to family law, inheritance, legal responsibility, offences and criminal justice
  • Public law: focuses on topics relating to the public interest, public services, the social sector and the environment

 

*This programme is available in a bilingual format (Geneva/Basel).

Master of
Law, Economic law, Right of public action, Civil and criminal law

MASTER OF LAW*:

The Master of Law follows the Bachelor programme to complete students' basic legal training. Graduates can therefore enter the job market directly. Thanks to the range of available electives and the dissertation, students may have the opportunity to gain general knowledge in various legal fields.

THEMATIC MASTER'S PROGRAMMES*:

  • Economic law: focuses on topics relating to business, finance, taxation and competition
  • Civil and criminal law: focuses on topics relating to family law, inheritance, legal responsibility, offences and criminal justice
  • Public law: focuses on topics relating to the public interest, public services, the social sector and the environment

 

*This programme is available in a bilingual format (Geneva/Basel).

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

French

Courses in English.
Passive knowledge of German is strongly recommended.
 

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

A Bachelor of Law from a Swiss university or an equivalent foreign law degree.

Applications

Deadline for Fall Semester: 28 February 2023
(30 April 2023 for Swiss bachelor degree holders)

Deadline for Spring Semester: 30 November 2023
(30 September 2023 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Master of Law, Economic law, Right of public action, Civil and criminal law

3 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
6 core courses (36 credits)
6 electives (36 credits)
Dissertation and seminar (18 credits):
The dissertation is written as part of a seminar; however, students may write their dissertation outside the seminar (12 credits) and supplement it with an additional elective (6 credits).

Videos

civil and criminal law

economic law

right of public action

Student testimonials

Laws

Mobility

Students may earn up to 54 of the 90 ECTS credits from a university approved by the Law Faculty.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

Private or public sector jurist, lawyer, solicitor, judge, legal advisor in government or non-governmental organisations, etc.

Contact information

Ms Caterina Gidari Wassmer
T. +41 (0)22 379 85 63

Ms Bita Bertossa
T. +41 (0)22 379 86 07

Ms Youmna Osta
T. +41 (0)22 379 84 87

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Master in
International and European law

MASTER OF LAW*:

The Master of Law follows the Bachelor programme to complete students' basic legal training. Graduates can therefore enter the job market directly. Thanks to the range of available electives and the dissertation, students may have the opportunity to gain general knowledge in various legal fields.

THEMATIC MASTER'S PROGRAMME*:

  • International and European law: focuses on topics relating to peace and cooperation, international organisations, the European Union, trade and individuals within the international community.

 

*This programme is available in a bilingual format (Geneva/Basel).

Master in
International and European law

MASTER OF LAW*:

The Master of Law follows the Bachelor programme to complete students' basic legal training. Graduates can therefore enter the job market directly. Thanks to the range of available electives and the dissertation, students may have the opportunity to gain general knowledge in various legal fields.

THEMATIC MASTER'S PROGRAMME*:

  • International and European law: focuses on topics relating to peace and cooperation, international organisations, the European Union, trade and individuals within the international community.

 

*This programme is available in a bilingual format (Geneva/Basel).

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of German is strongly recommended.
Courses in English

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

A Bachelor of Law from a Swiss university or an equivalent foreign law degree.

Applications

Deadline for Fall Semester: 28 February 2023
(30 April 2023 for Swiss bachelor degree holders)

Deadline for Spring Semester: 30 November 2023
(30 September 2023 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Master in International and European law

3 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
6 core courses (36 credits)
6 electives (36 credits)
Dissertation and seminar (18 credits):
The dissertation is written as part of a seminar; however, students may write their dissertation outside the seminar (12 credits) and supplement it with an additional elective (6 credits).

Videos

Presentation

Student testimonials

Mobility

Students may earn up to 54 of the 90 ECTS credits from a university approved by the Law Faculty.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

Private or public sector jurist, lawyer, solicitor, judge, legal advisor in government or non-governmental organisations, etc.

Contact information

Ms Caterina Gidari Wassmer
T. +41 (0)22 379 85 63

Ms Bita Bertossa
T. +41 (0)22 379 86 07

Ms Youmna Osta
T. +41 (0)22 379 84 87

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Bilingual Master of
Laws

is a joint programme with the Law Faculty of the University of Basel. It combines language skills and legal knowledge and enables students to obtain a degree from two Swiss universities. Students enrol either in Geneva or Basel and take courses at both universities (min. 30 ECTS credits from each).

Bilingual curriculum is available in the following programmes:

MASTER OF LAW (FREIES MASTERSTUDIUM)

THEMATIC PROGRAMMES:

  • International and European law (Transnationales Recht)
  • Public right of action (Verwaltungsrecht)
  • Civil and criminal law (Generalis)
  • Economic law (Wirtschaftsrecht)
www.unige.ch/droit/mabil

Bilingual Master of
Laws

is a joint programme with the Law Faculty of the University of Basel. It combines language skills and legal knowledge and enables students to obtain a degree from two Swiss universities. Students enrol either in Geneva or Basel and take courses at both universities (min. 30 ECTS credits from each).

Bilingual curriculum is available in the following programmes:

MASTER OF LAW (FREIES MASTERSTUDIUM)

THEMATIC PROGRAMMES:

  • International and European law (Transnationales Recht)
  • Public right of action (Verwaltungsrecht)
  • Civil and criminal law (Generalis)
  • Economic law (Wirtschaftsrecht)
www.unige.ch/droit/mabil

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Languages of instruction

German, French
Some courses in English.

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

A Bachelor of Law from a Swiss university or an equivalent foreign law degree.

Applications

Deadline for Fall Semester: 28 February 2023
(30 April 2023 for Swiss bachelor degree holders)

Deadline for Spring Semester: 30 November 2023
(30 September 2023 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment

Bilingual Master of Laws

3 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Bilingual Master of Laws (90 credits):
In each of the two law faculties (at least 30 credits)
Dissertation and seminars (22 credits)
Bilingual Thematic Master of Laws (90 credits):

In each of the two law faculties (at least 30 credits)

Courses relating to the chosen theme (at least 30 credits)

Dissertation and seminar (22 credits)

The dissertation is written as part of a seminar; however, students may write their dissertation outside the seminar (16 credits) and supplement it with an additional elective (6 credits).


Videos

Presentation

Student testimonials

Mobility

Students may earn up to 30 of the 90 ECTS credits from a university approved by the Law Faculty.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

Private or public sector jurist, lawyer, solicitor, judge, legal advisor in government or non-governmental organisations, etc.

Contact information

Ms Caterina Gidari Wassmer
T. +41 (0)22 379 85 63

Ms Bita Bertossa
T. +41 (0)22 379 86 07

Ms Youmna Osta
T. +41 (0)22 379 84 87

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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: 28 February 2023
(30 April 2023 for Swiss bachelor degree holders)

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
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 2023

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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