Master's Degree in European studies in Geneva in Switzerland

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A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

With the integration of the European economy and greater fluidity of borders comes many new challenges. European studies seeks to help students understand more about the changes inherent in this new paradigm and how to work with them, through such fields of study as politics, business, and culture.

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. Switzerland's independence and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers. Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment.

Geneva is known for diplomacy. That’s probably why their university is specialized in humanist sciences, with the addition of medicine. Private university, institutes and private schools are also specialized in laws, political science, international affairs, history etc.

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Master in European Studies

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in European Studies includes 3 possible orientations: "cultures and societies", “economics, politics and societies” and "institutions, law and societies". [+]

Masters in European studies in Geneva in Switzerland. Master in European Studies The Master in European Studies includes 3 possible orientations: THE ORIENTATION “CULTURES AND SOCIETIES” is part of the legacy of the founder of the European Institute, Denis de Rougemont, for whom culture played an essential role in the construction of Europe. This orientation focuses on the diversity of Europe’s cultural sources, its rich history and its long process of construction. The orientation includes courses in history, the history of ideas, as well as courses which explore the different dimensions of European culture: literature, cinema, intercultural relations, cosmopolitanism, etc. THE ORIENTATION “ECONOMICS, POLITICS AND SOCIETIES” includes courses in political science, sociology and economics. In addition to its focus on the European Union (EU) institutions, internal policies, relations with citizens, the media and security issues, this orientation places particular emphasis on the international aspects of the EU. In relation to economics, the orientation offers unique courses on the economic relations between Europe and the rest of the world, particularly developing countries. THE ORIENTATION “INSTITUTIONS, LAW AND SOCIETIES” focuses on the major role played by law in the process of European integration. The bases, construction, principles and application of European law provide the framework for this orientation. In the context of European integration, European law seems to predate European society. Within this orientation, the issue of how national societies, with their respective laws, and supranational European law can coexist is explored from an interdisciplinary perspective. 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. Curriculum Core curriculum for the 3 concentrations (30Credits) : European culture European history Political integration European law Economic integration Methodological and interdisciplinary seminar (30Credits) Orientation-specific courses and electives (30Credits) Work placement or dissertation (30Credits) 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. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities 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. Admission Criteria Bachelor or equivalent degree. Admission based on application file. Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]