Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Introduction

For developing better world leadership and a more compassionate world, for understanding the world around us – past, present, and future – and for influencing that world in a humanitarian direction, is what the Geneva School of Diplomacy is all about.

The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations (GSD) prides itself on rigorous teaching and on a faculty renowned for their concern of the individual needs of our students. This tradition is enhanced by the specialized and interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum. Our culture of student engagement establishes the foundation of a stimulating and cosmopolitan atmosphere which fosters the exchange of ideas, research, teaching, and the integration of the students into the world’s most diplomatic community.

The high quality of education is presented by our distinguished faculty - of renowned professors, ambassadors, statesmen and stateswomen - selected for their professional and academic excellence and humanitarian commitment alike. They instruct, research, and publish in both classic and cutting edge areas in the field of International Relations. Their teaching methodology is practice-oriented, ultimately preparing students for highly rewarding careers in international affairs.

GSD offers highly competitive programmes specializing in International Relations at the Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels. As part of the curriculum we help provide our students with unique internship opportunities within the surrounding International Organizations and NGOs. The Geneva School of Diplomacy has traditionally focused on training world class international public and private sector leaders who will influence the world in a humanitarian direction. Located at the very heart of the international community, GSD creates a unique opportunity to interact with global governance actors through a number of specialized seminars (delivered by key experts and scholars from leading universities and international organizations).

Our purpose is to prepare future leaders for their roles on the world stage to advance peace and human rights. Based on its core values, GSD provides high quality, praxis-oriented education, with a commitment to students support, and promotes a philosophy rooted in the School’s motto ‘Serviendo Guberno’ – that to govern is to serve.

All degree programmes are entirely held in English.

We look forward to sharing the Geneva School of Diplomacy experience with you.

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Master

Master of Arts in International Relations (MA-IR)

Online & Campus Combined Full time 12 - 18 months February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The MA-IR programme is a Double Master’s Degree programme with a focus on International Relations, Diplomacy and Business. The programme will better arm graduates to face some of the world’s changing challenges and newer problems. [+]

The MA-IR programme is a Double Master’s Degree programme with a focus on International Relations, Diplomacy and Business. The programme will better arm graduates to face some of the world’s changing challenges and newer problems. Deemed essential today is an ever-deepening alliance between international organisations, international diplomacy and international business. The joint MA-IR is therefore an increasingly sought-after foundation and platform to better understand, cope with and contribute more humanely and intelligently to the emerging challenges of the 21st century. The programme is internationally accredited by The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). [-]

The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR)

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. [-]

MA

MA in International Relations

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The MIR at the Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations (GSD) offers you a rigorous multidisciplinary curriculum, which combines the study of International Relations and Diplomacy, International Law and Political Economy. [+]

MA in International Relations (MIR)

Professionally-Oriented and Relevant for Future Practitioners

The MIR at the Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations (GSD) offers you a rigorous multidisciplinary curriculum, which combines the study of International Relations and Diplomacy, International Law and Political Economy.

The MIR programme provides students with a unique opportunity to combine academic course work with a professionally geared internship within Geneva's diplomatic community. This is an ideal way for students to gain practical experience and apply theoretical knowledge to real world issues. The courses embrace various disciplinary traditions as the curriculum is taught by faculty with varied backgrounds, including diplomacy, political science, law and history.   Entry requirementsApplicants must hold a Bachelor degree. Whilst we accept applications from all varieties of undergraduate majors, a prior degree in international relations, history, social sciences, etc. would be an ideal preparation to commence your MIR studies at GSD.As the language of instruction is English, you must submit proof of your language proficiency.Application procedureGraduation requirements... [-]


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Pregny-Chambésy 1292, Switzerland
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