Master of Arts

University of Geneva

Program Description

Master of Arts

University of Geneva

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts allows students to further explore two disciplines studied at the Bachelor level. Students may choose elective modules consisting of a number of courses and seminars. They must also write a dissertation related to their primary area of study and take required course modules.

Apart from the 29 disciplines offered by the Faculty of Humanities at the Master’s level, students may also apply for:

  • A Master at the Global Studies Institute:
    • Master in European Studies
    • Master Russia-East Central Europe
    • Master in Middle Eastern Studies
    • Master in African Studies
    • Master in Global Health

    www.unige.ch/gsi/fr/masters
  • An interdisciplinary Master in social sciences at the Faculty of social sciences
    www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/formations/masters
  • A Master in information science at the Haute école de gestion
    www.hesge.ch/heg/master_id

Admission based on application.

Language of teaching

French. Except for disciplines involving modern languages (Spanish, Italian, English and German), where courses are offered in the relevant language.

Curriculum

  • Chosen discipline (36Credits) :
    3 teaching modules
  • 2 elective 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 24 credits (or 2 out of 5 modules in the 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:
  • English
  • French


Last updated September 28, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Feb. 2018
Duration
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3 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)
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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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