Master of Arts with Specialisation

University of Geneva

Program Description

Master of Arts with Specialisation

University of Geneva

Master of Arts with Specialisation

The Master of Arts with Specialisation allows students to take the modules specific to the Master’s programme as well as 2.5 specialised modules. Students must also write a dissertation related to their primary discipline.

THE PROGRAMME IS OFFERED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Art history with specialisation in history and theory of art and architecture*
  • East-Asian studies, with a specialisation in philology and translation*
  • French language and literature, with a specialisation in theatre
  • General history with a specialisation in the construction of historical knowledge*
  • German literature, with a specialisation in literature and knowledge or in Swiss literature and culture*
  • Italian language and literature with specialisation in methods of criticism
  • Hispanic language, literature and culture with specialisation in research and criticism in Hispanic studies
  • Philosophy, with a specialisation in contemporary philosophy, ancient and medieval philosophy or the philosophy of science*
  • Antiquity, with a specialisation in:
    • Classical archaeology
    • Egyptology and Coptic history
    • Greek language and literature
    • Ancient history
    • History of religion
    • Languages and civilisation of Mesopotamia
    • Latin language and literature.

*also available during the Spring semester

Language of teaching

French. Except for the Master in German Literature where courses are taught in German.

Curriculum

  • Chosen discipline (36Credits) :
    3 teaching modules
  • 2 elective modules (36Credits)
  • 2.5 specialised modules (36Credits)
  • Dissertation (36Credits)

Mobility

Master’s students are encouraged to go on exchange, if possible for a single semester, given the duration of the programme. Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Under regulations, students may earn no more than 42 credits (or 3 out of 7.5 modules in the Specialised Master of Arts) while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Opportunities

Unlike other fields of study, Arts degrees are not geared toward a specific career and graduates generally need to gain additional experience on the job.

Job opportunities may be found in the following areas: teaching, journalism, radio, television, publishing, libraries, documentation centres, archives, bookshops, museums, heritage protection organisations, international organisations, diplomacy, private companies, banks, administration, staff management, tourism, public relations, cultural activities, art dealerships, galleries, and literary, linguistic or philosophical research and writing, etc.

Admission Criteria

A Bachelor of Arts with at least 60 credits in the given discipline, or an equivalent degree. Additional courses may be required depending on prior studies.

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

This school offers programs in:
  • French


Last updated October 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2018
Duration
Duration
4 semesters
Full time
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Autumn Semester: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) - Spring Semester: 30 November 2017 (30 September 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations)
Locations
Switzerland - Geneva
Start date: Feb. 2018
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Autumn Semester: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) - Spring Semester: 30 November 2017 (30 September 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations)
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Feb. 2018
Switzerland - Geneva
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Autumn Semester: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) - Spring Semester: 30 November 2017 (30 September 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations)
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