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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Political science provides individuals with an understanding of the executive, legislative, and judicial processes that are used to govern a country or society. Their impact on the economic and social structure is also examined. 

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.

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Master in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time 1 year Switzerland

The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. The MIR provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions. [+]

Best Masters in Political Science in Switzerland 2017. KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty working in academia and international institutions; Providing knowledge and skills to analyze international issues, prepare policy reports and participate in international decision making via international conferences and meetings; Exploring the United Nations system, international regimes, regional agreements and technical cooperation between states; Gaining insight into multilateral diplomacy being in the heart of “International Geneva”. PROFILE The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. The MIR provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions. MIR PROGRAM DETAILS Calendar: The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy program has four starting dates: September, November, March and May. Contents: In addition to core international relations courses, with a focus on the United Nations system and the European Union, foreign policy and geoeconomics, global economy and economic diplomacy, the Master of International Relations and Diplomacy curriculum trains young professionals for decision making positions with courses in international trade organizations and statistics, executive communication and negotiations, multimedia and internet. The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy is comprised of 14 courses taken over one year. Faculty: The faculty at IUG in Switzerland, is international in experience, practical in orientation and focused on their teaching. The faculty members are student-centered and committed to foster a stimulating learning environment. Study in Switzerland: Geneva is host to the United Nations and specialized agencies such as the World Trade Organization, and is oftern referred to as the capital of peace and diplomacy, making it an ideal place to study international relations. Learn more about studying in Geneva. AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK The International University in Geneva has established a strong network, developing exchange programs with 17 universities worldwide. Learn more about our international network. YOUR CAREER WITH YOUR MIR MIR graduates engage in decision-making careers in: international organizations and diplomatic services; corporate business and financial sector; media, NGOs and civil society. Career services: The International University in Geneva provides for counselling to assist students in their career decisions. The International University in Geneva provides for Career Counselling to assist students. MIR ADMISSION Apply online for the MIR program: Fill in the Application form. MIR entry requirements: Students applying for the MIR program must provide several documents. See the admission requirements. MIR TUITION FEES The tuition of the International University in Geneva, Switzerland, is CHF 36,400 for Master of International Relations graduate program. Learn more about Tuition Fees. The fees include teaching materials, cases and textbooks. [-]

Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with University of St. Gallen)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

This two-year programme intends to prepare students and future decision-makers for internationally-focused jobs, both in the private and public sectors. [+]

Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with University of St. Gallen) Dual Degree with University of Saint Gallen (Switzerland) Sciences Po and the University of St. Gallen, both members of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), have created a dual degree programme which allows students to obtain, after two years of study, the University of St. Gallen's Master in International Affairs and Governance and the Sciences Po Master's degree (in either the Master in Public Policy or the Master in European Affairs). This two-year programme intends to prepare students and future decision-makers for internationally-focused jobs, both in the private and public sectors. First year at Sciences Po During their first year in Paris, students must choose between the Master in Public Policy and the Master in European Affairs. In order to help students of this dual degree to integrate and develop multicultural skills, during the first year at Sciences Po, students of the dual degree are gathered in a Franco-Swiss joint seminar, led by professors of both universities. Master in Public Policy The Master in Public Policy is based on a multidisciplinary approach to public affairs, with courses that explore the intersection between public policy and cutting-edge technologies, and emphasize policy and decision making 2.0. The languages of instruction are English and/or French. Master in European Affairs The Master in European Affairs aims to prepare students and futures managers to work in the European affairs, both in the private and public sectors. During this first year, students acquire a broad knowledge of the legal, economic and political foundations of the European Union, as well as the history and sociology of the European integration project. Second year at St. Gallen The second year of the degree takes places at the University of Saint Gallen, where students join the Master of International Affairs and Governance. In this framework they have the possibility to deepen their knowledge and competences in the subjects that are at the heart of the University of Saint Gallen's expertise: economics, management and business. At Saint Gallen students can follow courses taught in English or in German. Admissions Students interested in this dual degree should apply directly via the admission website. Contact us For more information on the first year at Sciences Po, please contact the academic advisors of the School of Public Affairs. For more information on the second year at St. Gallen, please contact Frank Stadelmaier from the International Affairs Division (Tel: +33-(0)1 45 49 76 08). This is a dual degree with University of St. Gallen. [-]

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. [+]

Best Masters in Political Science in Switzerland 2017. 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". [+]

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 Political and Cultural Geography

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

The Master in Political and Cultural Geography is an advanced-level programme emphasizing the dual specialisation of the Department of Geography in the cultural and political aspects of representations and of territorial and environmental policies. It examines the situations of the South and the North from a global perspective. This programme benefits from a wide network of scientific and professional partnerships in Geneva, French-speaking Switzerland and abroad, in the areas of planning, development of the North and the South, and geographic information. [+]

Best Masters in Political Science in Switzerland 2017. Master in Political and Cultural Geography The Master in Political and Cultural Geography is an advanced-level programme emphasizing the dual specialisation of the Department of Geography in the cultural and political aspects of representations and of territorial and environmental policies. It examines the situations of the South and the North from a global perspective. This programme benefits from a wide network of scientific and professional partnerships in Geneva, French-speaking Switzerland and abroad, in the areas of planning, development of the North and the South, and geographic information. TWO MODULES: Space, border, globalisation Identity, difference, spatiality AVAILABLE ORIENTATION: Economic and social history Curriculum Required courses (30Credits) : Social and spatial issues; history and epistemology of geography; methods in geography; etc. Two modules (30Credits) : Space, borders, globalisation Identity, difference, spatiality Research or work placement dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities A Master in Political and Cultural Geography leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Land use, spatial development and environmental management Secondary school education International careers (e.g. UN agencies, NGOs, cooperation administration) Research Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Geography with a concentration in spatial approaches, or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of 30-60 credits of supplementary courses. Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 for all graduates of foreign universities (30 April 2017 for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR)

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Part time 2 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR) is a flexible and challenging graduate programme aimed at enriching the skills of professionals through a diverse modular curriculum, tailored teaching methods, and an interactive learning environment. [+]

At GSD, we offer Executive Education as part of our commitment to train and develop future leaders. The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR) is a flexible and challenging graduate programme aimed at enriching the skills of professionals through a diverse modular curriculum, tailored teaching methods, and an interactive learning environment. PROGRAMME AIMS Understand the dynamics of international politics and diplomatic issues, and to develop the practical skills necessary to master the challenges of 21st century diplomacy; Advance cross-cultural negotiation and communication skills to better diffuse international frictions, manage crises and encourage international cooperation; Develop competence in dealing with challenges at the global, regional and national levels; Learn and incorporate tools, procedures and instruments to effectively manage complex projects and programmes in international and multicultural environments; Engage in a culturally diverse learning environment and build a network of professional relations with fellow students and faculty. STUDY MODE The Executive Master has been designed for professionals in a related field with a strong interest in the key developments of international politics. It spans over 9 months and includes regular evening classes, weekend workshops, a week-long summer or winter school and a final dissertation. Modules are practice-driven and solution-oriented and will be taught in English by a multinational faculty that includes experienced academics and practitioners. PROGRAMME ELEMENTS Evening Classes Throughout the semester, participants meet every two weeks for two hours to discuss diplomatic challenges and strategies in order to address them. Expect short presentations and frank debates in a workshop atmosphere. The Executive Master Evening Classes are also open to practitioners who desire to network and discuss institutional tactics and strategies. Case Studies & Simulations In each of the two semesters, participants and practitioners take part in three Friday afternoon to Saturday evening case study or simulation sessions that confront them with real world situations, difficult decisions and the need to find sustainable solutions. Expect immersive group-driven and solution-oriented exercises. The Executive Master Case Studies & Simulations are also open to practitioners who desire to engage in practical training. DURATION: 9 MONTHS (60 ECTS) CASE STUDY PROGRAMME SEMESTER 1 (18 Etcs) MODULE 1 Governing Global Issues I MODULE 2 New dimensions of foreign policy, geopolitics and global security I MODULE 3 Fundamental skills for the leaders of tomorrow I SEMESTER 2 (18 Ects) MODULE 1 Governing Global Issues I MODULE 2 New dimensions of foreign policy, geopolitics and global security II MODULE 3 Fundamental skills for the leaders of tomorrow II WINTER OR SUMMER SCHOOL (4 Ects) A one week full immersion course will provide students with a specialized opportunity to explore the key developments issues in global governance. The Executive Master Winter and Summer Schools are also open to practitioners who desire to engage in an intense one week of training. RESEARCH PAPER (20 Ects) To complete the EMIR, participants write a 8’000 to 10’000 words dissertation applying theoretical insights and practical solutions to a problem they face or might face in their professional career. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree from a university or its equivalent. Students are encour­aged to discuss the course with GSD academic tutors prior the submisison of the application. Applicants whose mother tongue is not English must provide evidence of their English language capabili­ties at an approved level. Applicants who fail to reach this standard may be required to complete an agreed English Language tuition programme prior to the com­mencement of the Executive Master programme (EMIR). TARGET GROUP Professionals in a related field with a strong interest in the key developments of international politics. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Students are required to complete modules amounting to 40 credits (ECTS) and to complete a dissertation worth 20 credits. [-]

Master in International Relations and Political Science

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in International Relations and Political Science is a two-year programme designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The programme prepares ... [+]

The Master in International Relations and Political Science is a two-year programme designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The programme prepares students for doctoral studies, research activities as well as careers dealing with different aspects of international relations which require strong analytical and research skills, whether in the public or the private sector.

Master in International Relations and Political Science

The Master in International Studies (MIS) is a two-year program designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The program prepares students for doctoral studies, research activities, and careers dealing with different aspects of international relations which require strong analytical and research skills, whether in the public or the private sector.... [-]


Master in International History

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in International History is a two-year programme. It provides students with up-to-date critical, analytical and methodological tools and encourages historically-informed approaches to current policy, politics, economics and culture. [+]

The Master in International History is a two-year programme that sets out to provide participants with the tools and approaches necessary for rigorous analysis of the foreign policies of major powers, political ideas, global economic and social history, the history of international relations as well as subjects with a regional focus.

 

 

Master in International History  

The Master in International History is a two-year programme that provides in-depth training in international history and politics ; it allows students to gain access, subject to certain conditions, to the PhD programme in international history and politics.

 

The MA in International History  requires intensive work at an advanced level in the field of international history and politics, and familiarization with at least one other discipline (anthropology/sociology of development, international economics, international law, or international relations).... [-]