Master's Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in Geneva in Switzerland

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Humanities and Social Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

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 of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Part time 14 - 18 months February 2017 Switzerland Lugano

Part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources. Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe. [+]

Enrich your professional profile in the public or private sector with high-level intercultural competencies

 

The Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC) is a part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources.

 

Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe.

 

This Master's program equips participants with the means to deal successfully with multicultural issues and opportunities at the professional, public, and personal levels.... [-]


Master in African Studies

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

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.<a href="/www.unige.ch/immat" ></a> [+]

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 begins with the interdisciplinary core curriculum. After the first semester, students can choose between two areas of specialisation: “Environment and societies”, which focuses on environmental challenges and the way they influence life in society; and “States, societies and development”, which examines the formation of states since the colonial era and their role in development-related issues at various levels. 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 report. Curriculum Required courses from the core curriculum (36Credits) : 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 (36Credits) : Choice between: Specialisation 1: Environment and societies Specialisation 2: States, societies and development Electives (36Credits) Work placement/Internship or thesis (36Credits) Mobility Given the length of the programme, Master’s students are allowed to go on exchange for one semester maximum. Students may go on exchange as early as their 3rd semester and may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The thesis cannot be substituted. A stay in the field is strongly recommended. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities 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. Admission Criteria Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree. Merit-based admission. Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 www.unige.ch/immat admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Middle Eastern Studies

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

The Master’s programme in Middle Eastern studies allows students to an in-depth understanding of the issues the region is facing, from a historical, cultural and geopolitical perspective. Within this programme, students will study social mobilizations and democratisation processes in the Middle East, the stability in Maghreb and Mashreq countries and the rising of the areas as major player in the field of the arts and heritage. This Master also analyses the influence of new players on the regional stage, including Turkey and the Gulf states, and addresses the economics of oil revenues. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Geneva in Switzerland. Master in Middle Eastern Studies With its ethnic, religious, economic and political diversity, the Middle East is both a culturally rich and an extremely complex region. It is also a strategic region, vulnerable, and full of promises. Recently, the Arab Springs have put the Middle East in the media spotlight. The challenges of transition in the region come at a time of accelerating economic, political and cultural change, both on the national and the global levels. The Master’s programme in Middle Eastern studies allows students to an in-depth understanding of the issues the region is facing, from a historical, cultural and geopolitical perspective. Within this programme, students will study social mobilizations and democratisation processes in the Middle East, the stability in Maghreb and Mashreq countries and the rising of the areas as major player in the field of the arts and heritage. This Master also analyses the influence of new players on the regional stage, including Turkey and the Gulf states, and addresses the economics of oil revenues. This programme is designed for students who want to specialise in issues related to the Middle East through an open and interdisciplinary approach. Curriculum Required courses in the core curriculum (30Credits) : 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 (30Credits) : Concentration in one or more areas of the core curriculum Electives (30Credits) Internship or dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Master’s students are allowed to go on exchange for one semester maximum. Students may go on exchange as early as their third semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Students from diverse academic backgrounds will benefit from an in-depth understanding of the issues surrounding the Middle East, and such knowledge is essential for anyone going on to a career in diplomacy; NGOs and international organisations; the media; companies with economic ties in the region; cultural heritage and the arts. Admission Criteria Bachelor or equivalent degree. Admission based on application file. Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 www.unige.ch/immat admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Russia-East Central Europe

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

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. [+]

Master in Russia-East Central Europe 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. Curriculum Required courses from the core curriculum (30Credits) : 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 Specialised courses (30Credits) : Concentration in one or more areas of the core curriculum Electives (30Credits) Internship, thesis, “Geneva Global” programme (30Credits) Mobility Due to the brevity of the programme, Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester maximum. Students may go on exchange as early as their third semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities 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. Admission Criteria Bachelor or equivalent degree. Admission based on application file. Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

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 Humanities and Social Sciences 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 [-]

Master in Conference interpreting

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Conference interpreting is designed to train future conference interpreters in simultaneous and consecutive interpreting. The programme also examines parliamentary procedures, conference terminology, international organisations and interpretation theory. The range of available languages allows students to choose combinations relevant to the job market. It is a blended-learning programme that combines traditional courses with distance learning through the department’s online portal. The use of cutting edge communication technologies properly equips future interpreters for the current demands of the profession. [+]

Master in Conference interpreting The Master in Conference interpreting is designed to train future conference interpreters in simultaneous and consecutive interpreting. The programme also examines parliamentary procedures, conference terminology, international organisations and interpretation theory. The range of available languages allows students to choose combinations relevant to the job market. It is a blended-learning programme that combines traditional courses with distance learning through the department’s online portal. The use of cutting edge communication technologies properly equips future interpreters for the current demands of the profession. virtualinstitute.fti.unige.ch All candidates must choose a language combination of 2, 3 or 4 languages, amongst Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Language combinations consist of a mother tongue or primary language and either one other active language or two or three other languages, one of which may be active and the other(s) passive. The choice of combination depends on the candidate’s level of proficiency (active or passive). Languages of teachings French, English and the languages in the student’s chosen combination Curriculum Thematic courses (80Credits) : International organisations, parliamentary procedures and terminology Interpretation theory General consecutive interpreting Consecutive interpreting Supervised practice in consecutive interpreting General simultaneous interpreting Technical simultaneous interpreting Simultaneous interpreting Supervised practice in simultaneous interpreting Dissertation (80Credits) Opportunities The training received at FTI opens up a number of opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Upon the completion of their studies, students of the interpreting stream may find work in-house or as freelance interpreters in a large number of areas and professions, such as international organisations, NGOs, publishing, translation agencies, administration, documentation centres, research institutes, banking, insurance, courts, the media and teaching, etc. Interpreters are often required to travel. Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Multilingual Communication, or an equivalent degree. In addition, students must pass an entrance exam and have an excellent command of the languages in their chosen combination. They must also provide evidence that they have spent at least three months in a country where one of the passive languages in their chosen combination is the official language. Additional courses may be required depending on prior studies. Applications Registration deadline for FTI entrance examinations: 31 January 2017 Deadline for enrolment at the University: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Translation

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

A range of courses is offered under this concentration, covering key aspects of translation theory and practice. The topics of study consist of both basic and applied research from a professional and methodological perspective. Translation studies teaches students the main theoretical approaches to translation, enabling them to think critically about the processes involved in the act of translation and about the empirical reality of published translations. This concentration leads primarily to scientific research and post-secondary teaching. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Geneva in Switzerland. Master in Translation SPECIALISED TRANSLATION This concentration introduces students to the translation of financial and legal texts (literary and scientific/technical texts are offered as electives). The areas of specialisation, law and economics, are a significant component. It provides students with advanced professional training in translation and is designed to develop the skills (textual, thematic, strategic, sociolinguistic and technological) needed to implement translation strategies that are tailored to each communication situation and up to professional standards. This concentration trains students to become professional translators capable of translating general and specialised documents into their mother tongue or primary language and leads to a variety of opportunities both nationally and internationally. SPECIALISED TRANSLATION – FOCUS ON LEGAL TRANSLATION Using the same methods as the specialised translation concentration, this concentration delves more specifically into legal translation. It is available to students with one or two passive languages and is contingent upon the completion of 60 credits in legal translation and law from the course list of the M.A. in Translation. The various components of these courses help develop a systematic approach, in each language pairing, to typical problems arising from legal texts and legal translation contexts. TRANSLATION STUDIES A range of courses is offered under this concentration, covering key aspects of translation theory and practice. The topics of study consist of both basic and applied research from a professional and methodological perspective. Translation studies teaches students the main theoretical approaches to translation, enabling them to think critically about the processes involved in the act of translation and about the empirical reality of published translations. This concentration leads primarily to scientific research and post-secondary teaching. TRANSLATION TECHNOLOGIES This concentration focuses on terminology and computer-assisted translation, which are now an integral part of translation and two key components of the profession. Computers are vital to managing terminological data and conducting research. This concentrationrevolves around four main areas, which are covered through a range of courses focused on both practice and research: IT tools for translator-terminologists, IT and basic linguistics, translation tools and the multilingual internet. It is designed to train not only translator-terminologists and experts in new translation technologies but also experts in multilingual linguistic engineering, thus paving the way for new translation-related occupations. All applicants must choose a combination of 2 to 3 languages for the concentrations in «Translations studies», « Specialised translation – focus on legal translations» and «Translation Technologies», and of 2 to 4 languages for the concentrations in «Specialised translation». Available languages are Arabic1,English, French, German, Italian, Russian2 and Spanish. 1 Only as an active language 2 Only as a passive language Languages of teachings French and the languages in students’ chosen combinations The active language (A) is considered the target language while the passive languages (B1, B2 and B3) are considered source languages. Curriculum New study regulations will come into force in September 2017. Details will be posted on the website during the 2016-2017 academic year. Required courses : Specialised translation: 75-100 credits Specialised translation – focus legal translation: 75-100 credits Translation studies: 75-90 credits Translation technologies: 75-90 credits Electives : Specialised translation: 0-20 credits Specialised translation – focus on legal translation: 0-20 credits Translation studies: 5-20 credits Translation technologies: 5-20 credits Core courses : Advanced translation and revision (15-45 credits) Dissertation : (20-25 credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange to another university upon the completion of 60 credits. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The training received at FTI opens up a number of opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Upon the completion of their studies, FTI student may find work in-house or as freelance translators in a large number of areas and professions, such as international organisations, NGOs, publishing, translation agencies, administration, documentation centres, research institutes, banking, insurance, courts, the media and teaching. Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Multilingual Communication from FTI, provided that the language combination is the same. A degree in a similar field may be deemed equivalent, provided that the language combination is the same. Additional courses may be required depending on prior studies. Applicants holding other university degrees must pass an entrance examination. http://www.unige.ch/admission-fti/MAtraduction Applications Registration deadline for FTI entrance examinations: 31 January 2017 Deadline for enrolment at the University: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

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 or 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. [+]

Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education 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 or 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. Curriculum Theory (18Credits) : Inclusive education Parent-professional cooperation Early childhood education and atypical development Practice (18Credits) : Internship focused on the child and its family Internship focused on “child and community” Application and use of approved assessment and intervention methods Integration seminar (18Credits) : Networks and resources Awareness of specific education contexts and situations Reflexive practice and decentring Research preparation (18Credits) Dissertation (18Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities 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 will enable graduates to practise in Switzerland*. *Subject to recognition by the CDIP (in process) Admission Criteria This programme is open to applicants who meet the general admission criteria of both the University of Geneva and the Vaud Canton Teacher Training College. They must have a Bachelor of Preschool or Primary Education. Applicants with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Therapy or in Pyschomotor Therapy or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, particularly education, social education, special education, psychology and occupational therapy, may also be admitted upon the completion of additional courses. Prospective students may apply to the Vaud Canton Teacher Training College. Applications Deadline: 30 March 2017 www.hepl.ch [-]

Master in Psychology

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

The Master in Psychology is a second-cycle programme that allows students to gain in-depth knowledge of specific fields in psychology. Students can choose from four different study plans. For each study plan, students are required to select one or two specializations out of the six specializations offered by the Faculty: affective psychology, applied psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Geneva in Switzerland. Master in Psychology The Master in Psychology is a second-cycle programme that allows students to gain in-depth knowledge of specific fields in psychology. Students can choose from four different study plans. For each study plan, students are required to select one or two specializations out of the six specializations offered by the Faculty: affective psychology, applied psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology. STUDY PLANS: Intergrative clinical psychology This study plan requires students to specialize in clinical psychology and a second specialization of their choice (affective, cognitive, developmental or social psychology). Applied psychology This study plan requires students to specialize in applied psychology and a second specialization of their choice (affective, cognitive, developmental or social psychology). Basic psychology This study plan requires students to specialize in two areas of basic psychology (affective, cognitive, developmental or social psychology). In-depth research in psychology This study plan requires students to select two areas of specialization (affective, cognitive, developmental or social psychology). New study regulations will come into force in September 2017. The programme will address psycho-educational approaches and educational settings involving handicaps. Details will be posted on the website during the 2016-2017 academic year. The first three study plans require students to complete an internship worth 15 credits; this may include internships in institutions, research internships in labs, and practical and theoretical workshops. The fourth study plan (In-depth research in psychology) does not include an internship; instead, students are required to carry out a more significant research project (dissertation and presentation worth 45 credits as opposed to 30 credits). This fourth study plan is aimed at students who are particularly interested in research and may wish to pursue their studies in a PhD programme. Each study plan also requires students to complete various methodological courses. Curriculum The Master in Psychology, 4 curricula: Intergrative clinical psychology Applied psychology Basic psychology In-depth research in psychology Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn up to 60 credits while on exchange for one or two semesters. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities A Master in Psychology leads to a number of opportunities in a variety of fields, such as child, adolescent or adult clinical psychology, neuropsychology, health-care, research, education, prevention, training, communications, gerontology, human resource management, guidance and career counselling. Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Psychology or an equivalent degree. In some cases, additional courses may be necessary to fulfil the requirements of a given concentration. They may be taken before or concurrently with Master-level courses, according to the file. Applications Deadline for Fall Semester: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) Deadline for Spring Semester: 30 November 2017 (30 September 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment http://admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Education - Adult Education

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

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. [+]

Master in Education - 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. Curriculum Thematic courses (36Credits) : Adults, education and learning trajectories Activity assessment, training and education Learning process and organization Verbal interaction and learning in the workplace European module, international theme-based seminars, etc. European module, international thematic seminars (36Credits) Research preparation (36Credits) Practical module (36Credits) : 360 hours of teaching work placements in a position of responsibility Dissertation (36Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities 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. Admission Criteria A Bachelor of Education. Applicants with a continuing education diploma in “Adult Education – Analysis, Management and Development” or a Bachelor’s or Master’s in another field 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 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) Deadline for Spring Semester: 30 November 2017 (30 September 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Special Education

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Special Education provides advanced training in special support for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities (intellectual, motor, sensory or social). The programme revolves around two issues: inclusion/exclusion processes and learning processes/cognitive intervention. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Geneva in Switzerland. Master in Special Education The Master in Special Education provides advanced training in special support for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities (intellectual, motor, sensory or social). The programme revolves around two issues: inclusion/exclusion processes and learning processes/cognitive intervention. Integration and rehabilitation can only succeed if persons with disabilities are encouraged to learn skills that enable them to move toward autonomy and self-determination. The programme therefore explores educational intervention and familiarizes students with specialised services and establishments. Particular focus is placed on the relationship between theory and practice regarding learning disabilities, intellectual impairments and social maladaptation. As of September 2017, the programme will no longer be offered in this format. A new programme will take effect and address psycho-educational approaches and educational settings involving handicaps. Details will be posted on the website during the 2016-2017 academic year. Curriculum Thematic courses (21Credits) : Inclusion and early intervention; Juvenile delinquency and deviance; Intellectual impairments; Children with disabilities; Autism: research and educational intervention; Social and adaptive skills and integration of people with special needs, etc. Practice (21Credits) Research preparation (21Credits) Electives (21Credits) Dissertation (21Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Educator in specialised services or establishments for children, adolescents or adults with intellectual, motor, sensory or multiple disabilities Educator in specialised services or establishments for children and adolescents with behavioural and social problems Educator or socio-professional teacher (in combination with a Swiss advanced federal certificate) for the vocational training of adolescents and young adults with disabilities Educator for the integration of persons with disabilities With the required experience, education manager or director of a specialised establishment or a specialised counselling or advocacy service (E.g. Pro Infirmis, an association for parents of children with disabilities, the Red Cross) or an academic counselling service Trainer in a teaching institute such as a university, college or specialised research and/or development facility Admission Criteria A Bachelor of Education, including the courses under “prequalification for special education”. Applicants who have not taken these courses must first complete the complementary certificate in special education (30 credits). Applicants with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a field other than education may be admitted upon approval by the programme committee. They must first obtain the complementary certificate in special education (30 credits) and another basic certificate in education (30 credits). They may receive advanced standing depending on their prior studies. Applications Deadline for Fall Semester: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) Deadline for Spring Semester: 30 November 2017 (30 September 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Education - Analysis and Intervention in Educational Systems

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

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. [+]

Master in Education - Analysis and Intervention in Educational Systems 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. Curriculum Thematic specialisation (30Credits) : 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. (21-30 credits) Research preparation (30Credits) : Observation of educational and didactic practices; principles and practice of quantitative data analysis; dissertation preparation seminar, etc. Related areas (30Credits) : max. 9 credits Research internship; the professionalisation of education and teaching; special education; learning, developmental handicaps and educational intervention Electives (30Credits) Dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities 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. Admission Criteria A Bachelor of Education. Applicants with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in another field 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 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) Deadline for Spring Semester: 30 November 2017 (30 September 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Speech and Language Therapy

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

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. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Geneva in Switzerland. Master in Speech and Language Therapy 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. As the number of places for the practical training module is limited, the admission process comprises three stages: Eliminatory language proficiency test Evaluation of the admission application and day of examinations Interview (for the applicants with the best examination results) More information on the admission process is available on the website of the Master in Speech and Language Therapy. www.unige.ch/fapse/logopedie/futursetudiants/procedure-admission Curriculum Courses (34Credits) : Communication and language disorders in children; Neuropsychology of language in adults; Clinical audiophonology, etc. Clinical training (34Credits) : Problem-based learning seminar: developmental disorders; Acquired disorders; Practical analysis; Professional awareness; Work placements; Block courses, etc. Electives (34Credits) Research training (34Credits) : Research symposium, Dissertation Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn up to 60 credits while on exchange for one or two semesters. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities This Master’s programmes enables graduates to work as speech and language therapists (the degree is recognised in Switzerland) in various settings, such as private practices, schools, specialised institutions and hospitals. Admission Criteria Admission is merit-based Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Geneva with prerequisites 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, as long as the applicant has earned 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, as long as the applicant has earned or is enrolled for the Complementary Certificate in the Psychology of Speech and Language Therapy 60 credits) at the University of Geneva Interdisciplinary Bachelor in Linguistics and Psychology from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Geneva Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies

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

The Master in Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies is designed to teach students how to use new technologies in the field of education. It focuses on analysing and designing computerised learning environments and on managing multimedia pedagogical and e-learning projects. Students may do one or several work placements. [+]

Master in Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies The Master in Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies is designed to teach students how to use new technologies in the field of education. It focuses on analysing and designing computerised learning environments and on managing multimedia pedagogical and e-learning projects. Students may do one or several work placements. Curriculum Required courses (66Credits) : Information and communication sciences and technologies; Pedagogical VIdeo games; Media communication and e-learning; User-friendly and ergonomic design; Research methodology for education technologies, etc. Electives (66Credits) Internship (66Credits) Dissertation (66Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities 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. Admission Criteria A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree. Merit-based admission. For more information: tecfalabs.unige.ch/maltt/futurs-etudiants/admission Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) Deadline for applications: 15 June 2017. Applications should be sent to Ms. Aline Meyer, Academic Advisor www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master of Theology

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

The Master of Theology is a 120-credit programme offered jointly by the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne. In order to satisfy the increasing demand for flexibility, a distance learning option is now available: students can decide whether to take each course in the classroom or via our interactive internet platform. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Geneva in Switzerland. Master of Theology The Master of Theology is a 120-credit programme offered jointly by the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne. In order to satisfy the increasing demand for flexibility, a distance learning option is now available: students can decide whether to take each course in the classroom or via our interactive internet platform. Out of the 7 areas of study in theology, students select 6 and complete a programme of 12 credits within each area. With the 18 remaining elective course credits, students can reinforce their general training in theology (for example via courses in the 7th area) or specialise in one or two of the proposed areas of study. AREAS OF STUDY: Old Testament/Hebrew Bible New Testamen History of Christianity Systematic theology Ethics Practical theology Religious studies The Master’s courses are taught in the classroom or via a distance-learning platform, at the University of Geneva or the University of Lausanne. For more information, visit: http://www.unige.ch/collegetheologie Curriculum Courses (90Credits) : Area A: 30 credits Area B: 30 credits Area C: 30 credits Area D: 30 credits Area E: 30 credits Area F: 30 credits Options: 30 credits Dissertation (90Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn no more than 30 credits (or spend no more than one semester) on exchange. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities A Master of Theology leads to a number of opportunities in a variety of fields, such as: academic research (doctorate, post-doctorate), ecclesiastical professions (ministry, chaplaincy), social services (marriage counsellor, care, support), the media (journalism, communications), government and non-governmental organisations, the book industry (publishing, bookshops). Admission Criteria A Bachelor of Theology or equivalent degree Enrolment at one of the two faculties of theology (Geneva or Lausanne). Applications Deadline for the Autumn Semester: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) Deadline for the Spring Semester: 30 November 2017 (30 September 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]