Master's in Humanities Studies in Switzerland

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Humanities Studies

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

If a student is looking to become a social worker, educator or any career involving great artistic skill, Humanities and Social Sciences may be the correct area of study. This field presents a wide array of classes which teach participants a variety of skills that are valuable across many industries.

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Master in Philosophy

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Lugano Mendrisio + 1 more

The Master in Philosophy at USI aims to allow students to deepen their understanding of philosophical problems, to develop the ability to think, argue, write and speak clearly and effectively, and to become acquainted with aspects of current research in philosophy and the history of philosophy. [+]

The Master in Philosophy at USI differs from many other philosophy programs:

It offers courses in contemporary analytic philosophy and in the history of philosophy, ancient and medieval, which are designed to complement each other. Its focus is on theoretical philosophy and its history - especially on metaphysics and the philosophy of mind. It has a strong thematic unity; the topic of the 2017-8 Master is time - the metaphysics of time, temporal consciousness, the logic and linguistics of time, the philosophy of history, the nature of narratives, time and social ontology. It requires students to submit regular written work, to produce research papers and to develop their discussion skills in class. It offers courses in philosophy for up to at least 105 ECTS. ... [-]

Master’s Programme in International Affairs and Governance

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Switzerland St.Gallen

The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students seeking a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisations, and international agencies. [+]

The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students who seek a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisations and international agencies. MIA graduates are trained as generalists and are skilled at integrating the specialist knowledge required to address today’s pressing political, economic, and social problems. Combining interdisciplinary study with a result-oriented approach, the MIA programme prepares graduates for a world in which leaders and professionals must increasingly be able to work across borders, disciplines and sectors.

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The MIA programme is based on a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates the diverse perspectives constitutive of economics, political science, business administration and law.... [-]


Master in African Studies

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

Africa is experiencing radical changes. Whether it is in the economic, social, environmental demographic or political sphere, African societies are evolving fast. This Master’s programme provides the critical distance needed to understand these transformations in all their complexity. The curriculum stands out for its interdisciplinarity, combining approaches from the social, natural and human sciences. It also provides a long-term perspective and gives students the opportunity to study Africa not in isolation, but in terms of the continent’s interactions with the rest of the world. [+]

Master en Etudes africaines

L’Afrique est en profonde mutation. Que ce soit sur le plan économique, social, environnemental, démographique ou politique, les sociétés africaines changent rapidement, et ce Master offre le recul nécessaire pour saisir ces transformations dans toute leur complexité. Le cursus se distingue par son interdisciplinarité, à la charnière entre sciences sociales, sciences naturelles et sciences humaines. Il offre également une perspective de longue durée, et propose d’étudier l’Afrique non pas isolément, mais dans ses interactions avec le reste du monde.

Le Master débute par un tronc commun interdisciplinaire. À l’issue du premier semestre, les étudiants pourront choisir entre deux axes de spécialisation: «Environnement et sociétés», centré sur les défis environnementaux et la façon dont ils ont influencé et influencent la vie en société; «États, sociétés et développement», où l’accent sera mis sur la formation des États depuis l’ère coloniale et leur rôle dans les questions de développement à différentes échelles.... [-]


Master in Russia-East Central Europe

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master Russia-East Central Europe offers specialised education on Russia and the countries comprising East Central Europe. Historically, these are the countries formed after the dissolution of the USSR as well as those which had a shared destiny due to the establishment of communist regimes on their soil. After the collapse of the Soviet bloc and the fall of these regimes, these countries became sovereign states. However, most of them remain linked, whether geographically, culturally, linguistically, or as a result of their shared history of communism. [+]

Master en Russie-Europe médiane

Le Master en Russie-Europe médiane offre un parcours de spécialisation sur la Russie et les pays de l’Europe médiane. Sur le plan historique, il s’agit des pays nés de la désintégration de l’URSS dans sa partie européenne (Caucase compris), ainsi que des pays qui ont connu un destin commun suite à l’instauration sur leur sol de régimes communistes. Après l’éclatement du bloc soviétique et la chute de ces régimes, ces pays ont acquis le statut d’États indépendants. Toutefois, ils restent pour la plupart liés par leur proximité soit géographique, soit culturelle, soit linguistique, ainsi que par les conséquences de leur ancienne appartenance à l’espace communiste.... [-]


Master in Conference interpreting

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Conference interpreting is designed to train future conference interpreters in simultaneous and consecutive interpreting. The programme also examines parliamentary procedures, conference terminology, international organisations and interpretation theory. The range of available languages allows students to choose combinations relevant to the job market. It is a blended-learning programme that combines traditional courses with distance learning through the department’s online portal. The use of cutting edge communication technologies properly equips future interpreters for the current demands of the profession. [+]

Master in Conference interpreting

The Master in Conference interpreting is designed to train future conference interpreters in simultaneous and consecutive interpreting. The programme also examines parliamentary procedures, conference terminology, international organisations and interpretation theory. The range of available languages allows students to choose combinations relevant to the job market. It is a blended-learning programme that combines traditional courses with distance learning through the department’s online portal. The use of cutting edge communication technologies properly equips future interpreters for the current demands of the profession.

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Master in Translation

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

A range of courses is offered under this concentration, covering key aspects of translation theory and practice. The topics of study consist of both basic and applied research from a professional and methodological perspective. Translation studies teaches students the main theoretical approaches to translation, enabling them to think critically about the processes involved in the act of translation and about the empirical reality of published translations. This concentration leads primarily to scientific research and post-secondary teaching. [+]

Master in Translation

SPECIALISED TRANSLATION This concentration introduces students to the translation of financial and legal texts (literary and scientific/technical texts are offered as electives). The areas of specialisation, law and economics, are a significant component. It provides students with advanced professional training in translation and is designed to develop the skills (textual, thematic, strategic, sociolinguistic and technological) needed to implement translation strategies that are tailored to each communication situation and up to professional standards. This concentration trains students to become professional translators capable of translating general and specialised documents into their mother tongue or primary language and leads to a variety of opportunities both nationally and internationally.... [-]


Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education is a joint programme between the University of Geneva and the Vaud Canton Teacher Training College. It offers basic training on how to provide preventative and educational support to children between the ages 0 to 6 whose development is jeopardised, altered or impaired and intervene accordingly in family or social settings. The programme offers solid theoretical and practical training through a range of core courses in special education as well as psychology, medicine, sociology and law components relevant to early childhood special education. [+]

Master en pédagogie spécialisée, orientation éducation précoce spécialisée

Le Master en pédagogie spécialisée, orientation éducation précoce spécialisée est organisé conjointement par l’Université de Genève et la Haute école pédagogique du canton de Vaud (HEP Vaud) et constitue la formation de base pour exercer une activité de soutien préventif et éducatif auprès d’enfants de 0 à 6 ans dont le développement est mis en danger, altéré ou entravé, et effectuer des interventions en conséquence dans le milieu familial ou social. Ce Master propose une solide formation théorique et pratique à travers une offre variée de cours fondamentaux dans le domaine de la pédagogie spécialisée ainsi que des éléments en psychologie, médecine, sociologie et droit, propres au champ de l’éducation précoce spécialisée.... [-]


Master in Education - Analysis and Intervention in Educational Systems

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Education - Analysis and Intervention in Educational Systems is designed for people who seek the training necessary for research in education and for intervention in education systems, and who would like to work in academic research, inspection/assessment, evaluation, or the design of education programmes. This Master’s programme offers courses and an internship that (1) develop students’ knowledge of learning processes, teaching methods, educational settings, the functioning of education systems, and education policies; (2) prepare students to design educational intervention measures; (3) reinforce methodological skills (scientific reasoning, assessment, oral and written presentation of results) and guarantee mastery of quantitative and qualitative tools for research in education. [+]

Master en Sciences de l'éducation - Analyse et intervention dans les systèmes éducatifs

Le Master en Sciences de l'éducation - Analyse et intervention dans les systèmes éducatifs est destiné aux personnes qui souhaitent se former dans les domaines de la recherche en éducation et de l’intervention sur les systèmes éducatifs, et qui envisagent une insertion professionnelle dans la recherche académique, l’expertise, l’évaluation, ou encore la conception de modules de formation. Ce Master offre un ensemble d’enseignements et la possibilité d’un stage dans le but (1) de développer des connaissances sur les processus d’apprentissage, les méthodes d’enseignement, les situations éducatives, le fonctionnement des systèmes éducatifs, l’analyse des politiques; (2) de concevoir des dispositifs d’intervention éducative; (3) de renforcer les compétences méthodologiques (raisonnement scientifique, conduite d’expertises, présentation orale et écrite de résultats) et la maîtrise des outils quantitatifs et qualitatifs de la recherche en éducation.... [-]


Master in Speech and Language Therapy

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Speech and Language Therapy is a professional degree recognised across Switzerland and designed to train speech and language therapists. The programmes combines psychology, language sciences, education, neuroscience and medicine and includes a significant hands-on clinical training component, while providing students with a solid scientific foundation through lectures and research. [+]

Master en Logopédie

Le Master en Logopédie est une formation professionnalisante reconnue au niveau suisse, donnant accès au métier de logopédiste (orthophoniste). Situé au carrefour de la psychologie, des sciences du langage, des sciences de l’éducation, des neurosciences et de la médecine, il fait une large place à la formation clinique, tout en offrant de solides bases scientifiques au travers d’enseignements académiques et d’activités de recherche. Son objectif est double. D’une part, il s’agit de former l’étudiant à l’étude scientifique de la parole, du langage et de la communication humaine et de leurs troubles. D’autre part, le Master vise à préparer l’étudiant aux principales activités professionnelles des logopédistes: conseil et prévention, évaluation et diagnostic, accompagnement et prise en charge des troubles de la voix, de la déglutition, du langage oral et écrit ainsi que de la communication.... [-]


Master of Theology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master of Theology is a 120-credit programme offered jointly by the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne. In order to satisfy the increasing demand for flexibility, a distance learning option is now available: students can decide whether to take each course in the classroom or via our interactive internet platform. [+]

Master of Theology

The Master of Theology is a 120-credit programme offered jointly by the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne. In order to satisfy the increasing demand for flexibility, a distance learning option is now available: students can decide whether to take each course in the classroom or via our interactive internet platform.

Out of the 7 areas of study in theology, students select 6 and complete a programme of 12 credits within each area.

With the 18 remaining elective course credits, students can reinforce their general training in theology (for example via courses in the 7th area) or specialise in one or two of the proposed areas of study.

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Master in Socio-Economics

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Socio-Economics allows students to become well acquainted with concepts and tools enabling them to critically examine interactions between society and the economy, at both the structural and procedural level with a view to optimising these interactions. Students may specialise in social and spatial issues, development issues and North-South inequalities, population-based studies, social policies, inequalities in the labour market or gender perspectives. The programme emphasises the link between theory and practice through research (dissertation) or by putting students’ skills to the test as they move from an academic to professional setting (work placement). [+]

Master en Socioéconomie

Le Master en Socioéconomie offre la possibilité d’acquérir une connaissance approfondie des concepts et des outils permettant d’analyser de manière critique les interactions entre société et économie, tant au niveau des structures que des processus, et ce afin d’oeuvrer à leur optimisation. Les étudiants peuvent se spécialiser dans les enjeux sociaux et spatiaux, les questions de développement et d’inégalités nord-sud, les études de population, les politiques sociales, les inégalités sur le marché du travail ou encore les perspectives de genre. Le Master est orienté vers le passage des théories à la pratique, par la recherche (mémoire) ou par une valorisation concrète des savoirs à la frontière entre études et vie active (stage).... [-]


Master in Political and Cultural Geography

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 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. [+]

Master en Géographie politique et culturelle

Le Master en Géographie politique et culturelle est une formation de haut niveau valorisant la spécialisation du Département de géographie dans le double domaine culturel et politique des représentations et des pouvoirs territoriaux et environnementaux. Elle envisage les situations des Suds et des Nords dans une perspective globale. Ce Master est fondé sur un large réseau de collaborations scientifiques et professionnelles à Genève, en Suisse romande et au niveau international dans les champs de l’aménagement, du développement des Nords et des Suds, et de l’information géographique.

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Master multidisciplinary in Asian Studies

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 months February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master multidisciplinary in Asian Studies is a joint programme of the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (SES) and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The courses broach all aspects of society, from culture to history, economics, politics and international relations. The programme allows students to begin or continue learning an Asian language, such as Chinese, Japanese, Hindi and Korean. [+]

Master pluridisciplinaire en études asiatiques

Le Master pluridisciplinaire en études asiatiques est proposé conjointement par la Faculté des lettres, la Faculté des sciences de la société, la Faculté d’économie et de management et l’Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (IHEID). Les enseignements dispensés abordent tous les aspects de la société, de la culture à l’histoire en passant par l’économie, la politique ou les relations internationales. Ce Master permet de s’initier ou de se perfectionner dans l’apprentissage d’une langue asiatique comme le chinois, le japonais, l’hindi1 ou encore le coréen. 1 Cet enseignement est dispensé dans le cadre du programme des sciences des religions à l’Université de Lausanne.... [-]


Master in Prehistoric Archaeology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Prehistoric Archaeology addresses themes such as general prehistory, the prehistory and protohistory of Europe and Africa, ethnoarchaeology, theoretical archaeology, palaeoanthropology and archaeozoology. Close ties have been established with the Biology and Earth and Environmental Sciences programmes. Archaeological digs form a significant part of the curriculum. There is also a focus on learning analytical methods and techniques, emphasising the links between theory and practice. [+]

Master in Prehistoric Archaeology

The Master in Prehistoric Archaeology addresses themes such as general prehistory, the prehistory and protohistory of Europe and Africa, ethnoarchaeology, theoretical archaeology, palaeoanthropology and archaeozoology. Close ties have been established with the Biology and Earth and Environmental Sciences programmes. Archaeological digs form a significant part of the curriculum. There is also a focus on learning analytical methods and techniques, emphasising the links between theory and practice.

Curriculum Required courses (48Credits) : Neolithic Europe; Europe in the Bronze and Iron Ages; Paleolithic and Neolithic of Africa; Metal Ages in Africa; Theoretical Archaeology; Ethnoarchaeology; Archaeozoology; Palaeoanthropology, etc... Internship with an archaeological dig Electives (48Credits) : The choices must be approved by the person in charge of MA dissertation. Dissertation (48Credits) Mobility ... [-]

Master in International Relations and Political Science

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in International Relations and Political Science is a two-year programme designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The programme prepares ... [+]

The Master in International Relations and Political Science is a two-year programme designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The programme prepares students for doctoral studies, research activities as well as careers dealing with different aspects of international relations which require strong analytical and research skills, whether in the public or the private sector.

Master in International Relations and Political Science

The Master in International Studies (MIS) is a two-year program designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The program prepares students for doctoral studies, research activities, and careers dealing with different aspects of international relations which require strong analytical and research skills, whether in the public or the private sector.... [-]