Masters of University of Geneva

The Master in
Learning and Teaching Technologies

aims to equip students with in-depth knowledge in the field of educational technologies and to provide training in the creation of digital environments that meet the needs of the target audience and context. The program of study therefore includes a solid foundation of theoretical and applied knowledge regarding the types of learning and teaching encountered today, the different types of digital environments (multimedia, video games, collaborative Web, digital fabrication) and the elements of digital creation (web languages, authoring tools, prototyping software). Students have the possibility of putting their new knowledge to practical use in the framework of one or more internships.
A particularity of the Master's program is alternating between traditional courses and periods of distance learning, supported by intense tutoring and a project-based approach. This is intended to help students understand the specificities of this new form of teaching and learning by experiencing it themselves throughout their training.

The Master's program is open to holders of a Bachelor's degree in any field whose experiences and goals are aligned with the objectives of the Master's program (admission is based on an application). Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to implement and evaluate e-learning tools, create innovative learning environments, or even manage multimedia educational projects for businesses, educational institutions, and consulting firms. They will also have the possibility of pursuing a doctorate in the field.

The Master in
Learning and Teaching Technologies

aims to equip students with in-depth knowledge in the field of educational technologies and to provide training in the creation of digital environments that meet the needs of the target audience and context. The program of study therefore includes a solid foundation of theoretical and applied knowledge regarding the types of learning and teaching encountered today, the different types of digital environments (multimedia, video games, collaborative Web, digital fabrication) and the elements of digital creation (web languages, authoring tools, prototyping software). Students have the possibility of putting their new knowledge to practical use in the framework of one or more internships.
A particularity of the Master's program is alternating between traditional courses and periods of distance learning, supported by intense tutoring and a project-based approach. This is intended to help students understand the specificities of this new form of teaching and learning by experiencing it themselves throughout their training.

The Master's program is open to holders of a Bachelor's degree in any field whose experiences and goals are aligned with the objectives of the Master's program (admission is based on an application). Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to implement and evaluate e-learning tools, create innovative learning environments, or even manage multimedia educational projects for businesses, educational institutions, and consulting firms. They will also have the possibility of pursuing a doctorate in the field.

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters) or 6 semesters part-time

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is required.

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

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

For more information:

maltt.unige.ch/futurs-etudiants/admission

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)

Deadline for applications: 15 June 2022
Applications should be sent to the Academic Advisor

www.unige.ch/enrolment

The Master in Learning and Teaching Technologies

4 semesters (max. 8 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Required courses (66 credits):
  • Theories of Learning and Teaching
  • Web Technologies and Languages
  • Educational Video Games
  • Ergonomics and Design
  • Educational Engineering and Distance Learning
  • Research in Educational Technologies
Electives (18 credits)
Obligatory internship (6 credits)
Dissertation and follow-up seminar (30 credits)

Mobility

Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. 40 credits can be acquired on exchange.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

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

Contact information

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The Master in
Speech and Language Therapy

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

The Master in
Speech and Language Therapy

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

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is required.

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

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

Merit-based admission. A language mastery exam is required in order to be allowed to submit an application for admission.

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2022

www.unige.ch/enrolment

The Master in Speech and Language Therapy

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Courses (39 credits):

Language and Communication Disorders 1 and 2; neuropsychology of language in adults 1 and 2; audilogy, etc.

Clinical training (45 credits):

Problem-based learning seminar: introduction to a reasoned practice in speech and language therapy for children; Acquired disorders: Practical analysis; Professional awareness; Work placements, etc.

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

Videos

Presentation

Student testimonials

Mobility

Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange for one semester.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

This is a recognized training program in Switzerland that allows graduates to exercise speech and language therapy in different contexts:

  • Practice in a private office (2 years of professional experience in an institution required in most cantons)
  • Institutions: schools, hospitals, specialized institutions, etc.

with various populations with reduced capacity for speech, for language, or for communication:

  • Infants, children, adolescents
  • Adults and the aged

Contact information

Ms Valérie Favez
T. +41 (0)22 379 90 15
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The Master in
Education - Analysis and Intervention in Educational Systems

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

The Master in
Education - Analysis and Intervention in Educational Systems

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

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is required.

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

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

Applications

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

Deadline for Spring Semester: 30 November 2022
(30 September 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 Education - Analysis and Intervention in Educational Systems

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

Teaching and learning:

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

Education and society: analysis and practice:

  • Education policies and systems
  • Intercultural relations in education, the sociology of student groups with special needs, etc.
Research preparation (30 credits):
  • Observation of educational and didactic practices
  • Principles and practice of quantitative data analysis
  • Dissertation preparation seminar, etc.
Related areas (9 credits):
  • Research internship
  • The professionalisation of education and teaching
  • Special education
  • Learning, developmental handicaps and educational intervention
Electives (6 credits)
Dissertation (24 credits)

Mobility

Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. A maximum of 30 credits can be acquired outside the Faculty.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

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

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

Contact information

Ms Pascale Pasche-Provini
T. +41 (0)22 379 90 11
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The Master in
Education - Psychoeducational Approaches to Disabilities

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

The Master in
Education - Psychoeducational Approaches to Disabilities

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

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is required.

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

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

Applications

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

Deadline for Spring Semester: 30 November 2022
(30 September 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 Education - Psychoeducational Approaches to Disabilities

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

Mobility

Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. A maximum of 30 credits can be acquired outside the Faculty.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

  • Research in a university, higher-education institute or research centre
  • Education at a university or higher-education institute
  • Reintegration counseling
  • Project management
  • Educational management at a specialised or ordinary institute of education
  • Management of communal, cantonal or federal administrative services/structures
  • Advise for a regional or national association protecting the rights of people in situations of disability
  • Education within a teaching staff

Contact information

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

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The Master in
Education - Adult Education

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

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

The Master in
Education - Adult Education

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

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

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is required.

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

A Bachelor's degree in Educational Sciences. Program also open to holders of Licence, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees from other institutions, subject to recommendation from the Program Committee and validation of a Complementary Certificate in adult education defined by a specific curriculum in the framework of the Bachelor's degree in Educational Sciences, as well as to holders of the continuing education diploma Adult Education - Analysis, Management, and Development.

Applications

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

Deadline for Spring Semester: 30 November 2022
(30 September 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 Education - Adult Education

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

Videos

Presentation

Student testimonials

Mobility

Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. A maximum of 30 credits can be acquired outside the Faculty.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

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

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

Contact information

Ms Pascale Pasche-Provini
T. +41 (0)22 379 90 11
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The Master in
Psychology

constitutes the second part of basic university education. The aim is to deepen students' knowledge of certain specialist areas of psychology.

Students must choose one of the five course programmes offered for the Master's in Psychology. Depending on which course programme they select, students may also have to opt for one or two concentrations from among the four available, which are affective psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology.  

The five course programmes are:

  • CLINICAL INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOLOGY, which provides students with training in the many issues that arise in clinical psychology when dealing with children, teenagers, adults or the elderly. The programme takes an integrative, empirical approach, teaching students to consider the multiple factors that must be taken into account in clinical settings
  • HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, which covers topics such as the psychological causes and consequences of diseases; health promotion and disease prevention; support for patients, their friends and families, and medical staff; and individuals' and society's relationship with the health care system
  • PSYCHOLOGY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, which looks at the factors that prompt individuals to consume, make decisions and behave in a way that can improve our biosystem and people's well-being, both now and for future generations. Students will conduct in-depth analyses of the individual factors influencing sustainability-related behaviour and the strategies that can be adopted to promote this behaviour
  • APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, which is an open programme offering more general training. Students learn how to apply psychological expertise and methods in various areas, including social and organisational settings (e.g. prejudice, discrimination, equality, psychosocial risks and work-related stress), education and psychogerontology
  • ADVANCED RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY, in which students cover two of the four concentrations (affective, cognitive, developmental and social psychology). It prepares students to become PhD students or research assistants, and ultimately for a career in research
www.unige.ch/fapse/lesetudes/maitrises/psycho

The Master in
Psychology

constitutes the second part of basic university education. The aim is to deepen students' knowledge of certain specialist areas of psychology.

Students must choose one of the five course programmes offered for the Master's in Psychology. Depending on which course programme they select, students may also have to opt for one or two concentrations from among the four available, which are affective psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology.  

The five course programmes are:

  • CLINICAL INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOLOGY, which provides students with training in the many issues that arise in clinical psychology when dealing with children, teenagers, adults or the elderly. The programme takes an integrative, empirical approach, teaching students to consider the multiple factors that must be taken into account in clinical settings
  • HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, which covers topics such as the psychological causes and consequences of diseases; health promotion and disease prevention; support for patients, their friends and families, and medical staff; and individuals' and society's relationship with the health care system
  • PSYCHOLOGY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, which looks at the factors that prompt individuals to consume, make decisions and behave in a way that can improve our biosystem and people's well-being, both now and for future generations. Students will conduct in-depth analyses of the individual factors influencing sustainability-related behaviour and the strategies that can be adopted to promote this behaviour
  • APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, which is an open programme offering more general training. Students learn how to apply psychological expertise and methods in various areas, including social and organisational settings (e.g. prejudice, discrimination, equality, psychosocial risks and work-related stress), education and psychogerontology
  • ADVANCED RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY, in which students cover two of the four concentrations (affective, cognitive, developmental and social psychology). It prepares students to become PhD students or research assistants, and ultimately for a career in research
www.unige.ch/fapse/lesetudes/maitrises/psycho

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is required.

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

A Bachelor's in psychology from a Swiss university or a degree deemed equivalent. The dean decides whether a degree is equivalent based on the degree programme, the grades obtained and any additional training.

Applications

Deadline for Fall Semester: 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 Psychology

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

Students can choose one of the following five course programmes:

  • Clinical Integrative Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology of Sustainable Development
  • Applied Psychology
  • Advanced Research in Psychology

Mobility

Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. A maximum of 30 credits can be acquired outside the Faculty.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

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

  • Clinical psychology for children, teenagers or adults
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Gerontology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental communication and education
  • Planning and evaluating interventions
  • Consulting on sustainable development policy
  • Research, etc.

Contact information

MPascale Pasche-Provini
T. +41 (0)22 379 90 11
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The Master in
Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education

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

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

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

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

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

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Passive knowledge of English is required.

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

This course is open to candidates who fulfil the general admission requirements of the University of Geneva and the HEP Vaud. Candidates must hold an ordinary pre-school and primary school teaching diploma (Bachelor's level) or a BA in Speech Therapy or Psychomotricity. Access is also available to candidates with a Bachelor's degree in a related field of study, in particular Educational Sciences, Social Education, Special Education, Psychology or Occupational Therapy, on condition that they take supplementary study courses. Candidates must also show that they have a minimum of 300 hours of professional experience in the children-family or children-community domain with children from 0 to 8 years old.

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

Merit-based admission.

Applications

Deadline: 31 March 2022

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

3 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Theory (18 credits):
  • Inclusive education
  • Parent-professional cooperation
  • Early childhood education and atypical development
Practice (21 credits):
  • Internship focused on the child and its family
  • Internship focused on child and community
  • Application and use of approved assessment and intervention methods
Capstone Seminars (12 credits):
  • Professional Identity and Networks
  • Around Birth
  • Specific Educational Situations
  • Further Studies in Early Childhood Special Education
Research preparation (15 credits)
Dissertation (24 credits)

Mobility

Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. A maximum of 30 credits can be acquired outside the Faculty.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

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

This programme teaches future graduates to:

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

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

Contact information

Ms Pascale Pasche-Provini
T. +41 (0)22 379 90 11
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Mr Francesco Parisi
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The Master in
Special Needs Education Teaching

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

The Master in
Special Needs Education Teaching

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

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Languages of instruction

French

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

Conditions of registration

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

Admission Conditions

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

Admission is application-based.

Applications

Deadline for applications: 15 mars 2022
Applications should be sent to the student affairs

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 Special Needs Education Teaching

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

Political, social and historical context of special education.

Section 2 (12 credits):

Professional role and identity of the special needs teacher.

Section 3 (9 credits):

Professional role and identity of the special needs teacher.

(90 credits):

Teaching and learning in special education contexts:

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

Mobility

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

www.unige.ch/exchange

Professional Prospects

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

Contact information

Ms Aline Meyer et Ms Sercan Erceylan
T. +41 (0)22 379 90 37
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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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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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