Masters in Humanities in Switzerland

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Humanities

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Humanities is a concentration that focuses on what being human means to different people as well as the unique incidents that human beings experience in their lifetime. Studying humanities typically includes learning about philosophy, art, music, and language in order to gain a deeper picture of humankind. 

Switzerland (German: Schweiz, French: Suisse, Italian: Svizzera, Romansch: Svizra. Switzerland has some of the world renown universites like ETH in Zurich, EPFL in Lausanne, IHEID in Geneva, University of Lausanne or the University of St. Gallen. Keep in mind, it's much better to speak the local language, so if you can't speak either French, German or Italian, better go for a language course first.

Top Master Programs in Humanities in Switzerland 2017

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Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

Over the past decades, human rights have known a singular development that upsets the traditional Westphalian order of the world. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities in Switzerland 2017. Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action General objectives Over the past decades, human rights have known a singular development that upsets the traditional Westphalian order of the world. Human rights are often perceived as the panacea of the many ills that convulse today's global society: failing aid to development, impunity, corruption, social injustice, indignity, insecurity… Omnipresent, they are no longer the exclusive matter of international advocacy NGOs: governments, intergovernmental organizations, corporations, development agencies, local organizations working in the fields of health, education, environmental protection, labour… are and will be confronted with the exacting demands of human rights discourse. This cannot be truer than in the field of humanitarian action which has also known (unsurprisingly) a formidable expansion in parallel. This intertwining of human rights and humanitarian action would seem natural but is not in fact historically based, and is both intellectually and pragmatically challenging. Main orientations and specific feature The Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action programme provides students with a unique blend of core social science approaches (philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology) to humanitarianism and human rights intended to deconstruct the intuitive familiarity between the two fields and renew the debate concerning the universalism and political neutrality of human rights and humanitarian action through empirical study. It also offers indispensable courses in international law and global/regional institutional frameworks and advocacy skills. The teaching and learning objective is to give students the tools for strong analytical contextualisation that gives both depth and breadth to the issues and stakes in human rights and humanitarian action and that enable students to make the 'right decision at the right moment' when undertaking action on the ground. Going beyond the offerings of a typical LLM human rights programme or the more professionally oriented 'humanitarian' programmes. Another unique element of the programme is an emphasis on the "French" approach to humanitarian action and human rights while incorporating the pragmatic, judicial American approach to the field. Depending on their career goals, students will specialise during their second year in either the field of human rights or humanitarian action. Career opportunities Master of Human Rights and Humanitarian Action graduates may consider a variety of careers: NGOs, the diplomatic corps/national administrations, international organisations, journalism, and with a prior qualifying course of study, law (practising lawyer, international and regional courts of justice). [-]

Master in Sociology

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

The Master in Sociology focuses on analysing modern societies and various social structures therein. Students learn to identify the various issues arising from these structures and broadly explore the related policies and social actions. The programme examines topics such as economic planning, management of social problems, and issues surrounding individual identities. It also prepares students for organisational analysis and management through courses on statistical analysis and multidisciplinary approaches to life courses. The programme is designed to develop specific skills, such as critical thinking about sociological concepts and ideas, creating and solving problems, and defining the terms of a research project in order to carry it out using an appropriate approach. [+]

Master in Sociology The Master in Sociology focuses on analysing modern societies and various social structures therein. Students learn to identify the various issues arising from these structures and broadly explore the related policies and social actions. The programme examines topics such as economic planning, management of social problems, and issues surrounding individual identities. It also prepares students for organisational analysis and management through courses on statistical analysis and multidisciplinary approaches to life courses. The programme is designed to develop specific skills, such as critical thinking about sociological concepts and ideas, creating and solving problems, and defining the terms of a research project in order to carry it out using an appropriate approach. AVAILABLE CONCENTRATIONS: Theories and methods Work placement Social policy basics Curriculum Required courses (42Credits) : Conceptual comparisons and contemporary controversies in sociological theory; methodology and statistics; research workshops, etc. Thematic courses (42Credits) Dissertation or work placement (42Credits) 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 The Master of Arts in Sociology leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Media Culture Insurance and banking Marketing and advertising Public administration Programming Research (private or public sector) Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Social Sciences or Economics 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 [-]

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 Humanities 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 [-]

Master in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months September 2017 Switzerland Zurich + 1 more

MLS - Master in Liberal Studies (60 credits) [+]

Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Courses Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 60 credits Electives 52 credits / 26 courses Thesis 8 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. CAREER PERSPECTIVES Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their graduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities. Graduate programs are an excellent choice for recent college and university graduates who would like to see their employability in today's job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging graduate studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field of liberal arts. Upon graduation, students mainly start or advance their careers with mid to upper-level positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other graduate and postgraduate programs to further enhance their career prospects. [-]