Master in Sociology

University of Geneva

Program Description

Master in Sociology

University of Geneva

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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

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French


Last updated November 17, 2016
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Feb. 2018
Duration
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3 semesters
Full time
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Switzerland - Geneva
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