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A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. Switzerland's independence and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers. Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment.

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Master in Public Opinion and Survey Methodology

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

Public opinion polls and surveys on social, political and consumer behavior have become more important within recent years. At the same time, methods of data collection as well as techniques and tools for analysis and interpretation of this data have been developed and have become more complex. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Switzerland 2017. Master in Public Opinion and Survey Methodology Objectives Public opinion polls and surveys on social, political and consumer behavior have become more important within recent years. At the same time, methods of data collection as well as techniques and tools for analysis and interpretation of this data have been developed and have become more complex. Up to now, no university courses have been offered that take into account this development in a broad sense. There is now a recognised need for professionals who are able to combine strong theoretical, methodological and technical knowledge of survey research and who are moreover aware of the legal issues related to data processing. Acquired skills Students gain methodological insight and knowledge, particularly quantitative and statistical, enabling them to design, implement and analyse a survey in the private or public sector. Further, they develop theoretical skills that allow them to understand how chosen methods and research questions can affect results. The course allows students to develop a large number of cross-disciplinary skills such as: discernment, analytical and summarising skills, research experience, acquisition and transmission of knowledge, independence, and the ability to form judgments in their field of specialisation and related areas. This range of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired during their studies, prepares students for professional careers in very varied sectors of activity. Course structure The Master of Arts comprises 90 ECTS credits and is composed of three parts: a common program of compulsory... [-]

Master in Psychology

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

Acquiring an education and training in work and organizational psychology so as to understand and deal with various phenomena such as human interactions in the work place, effects of work-related factors on employees, and the attitudes and behaviors of individuals towards the organization. [+]

Master in Psychology Master of Science in Psychology, Option in Work and Organizational Psychology Objectives Acquiring an education and training in work and organizational psychology so as to understand and deal with various phenomena such as human interactions in the work place, effects of work-related factors on employees, and the attitudes and behaviors of individuals towards the organization. The curriculum is based on critical thinking and the mastery of appropriate methods of analysis. Specific Assets High interactivity and the application of the most advanced didactic criteria Work in small groups and personalized tutoring Availability of the Professors Valuation of individual contributions Strong link between research and practice Possibilities to participate to international research collaborations Structure of the programme The education and training in work and organizational psychology consist of theoretical teachings, seminars, projects and other individual assignments: an internship and the writing of a Master’s thesis. Optional courses in different disciplines related to organizations (law, management, economics, career guidance) and methodological teachings complete the curriculum. This education and training programme focuses on psychological phenomena in relation to the work place through the study of three domains: Personnel psychology: the focus is on the relation between individuals and the organization, from the starting point of the selection process to the ending phase characterizing the relation between the individual and the organization. The important aspects are: recruitment, selection, career development, work performance, criteria used for evaluating appreciation, and equality of treatment. Work psychology: focuses on the effects of work on employees by... [-]

Master in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) (European & US accreditation)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2018 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. The MIR provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Switzerland 2017. KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty working in academia and international institutions; Providing knowledge and skills to analyze international issues, prepare policy reports and participate in international decision making via international conferences and meetings; Exploring the United Nations system, international regimes, regional agreements and technical cooperation between states; Gaining insight into multilateral diplomacy being in the heart of “International Geneva”. PROFILE The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. The MIR provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions. MIR PROGRAM DETAILS Calendar: The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy program has four starting dates: September, November, March and May. Contents: In addition to core international relations courses, with a focus on the United Nations system and the European Union, foreign policy and geoeconomics, global economy and economic diplomacy, the Master of International Relations and Diplomacy curriculum trains young professionals for decision making positions with courses in international trade organizations and statistics,... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year August 2017 Switzerland Lugano

The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program designed for humanitarian professionals who want to enrich their capacities and enhance their careers. [+]

The way forward for your humanitarian career The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program designed for humanitarian professionals who want to enrich their capacities and enhance their careers. MASHLM provides training in the key areas of supply chain management, process and project management, strategic management, and humanitarian action. Students attend 6 blocks in Lugano, Switzerland. Blocks 1 - 5 are 7 days Block 6 is 12 days and includes thesis defense and graduation The entire program takes 1 year to complete. This format allows participants to earn their master's degree while still working full time. Benefits Work & Study: The part time format allows students to work full time while earning their degree. Relevant: Learning is based on real-world humanitarian challenges. Students take the tools and methodologies learned in class and immediately apply them in the field. Career Enhancement: MASHLM students have been rewarded with greater work responsibilities and job promotions. Networking: Students and faculty come from all over the world and a wide range of organizations, bringing a global perspective to relevant humanitarian issues. Academic Excellence: Faculty come from leading universities and humanitarian organizations including MIT, Georgia Tech, USAID, and the Red Cross. Lean Six Sigma: Students earn a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt certification in addition to their Master (MAS) degree. MODULES: Course work is organized into 5 main areas of study: supply chain management, humanitarian action, strategic management, process and project management, and research methods. COURSES: MASHLM... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Part time 14 - 18 months March 2018 Switzerland Lugano Mendrisio + 1 more

Part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources. Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe. [+]

Enrich your professional profile in the public or private sector with high-level intercultural competencies

 

New edition starting September 18, 2017

The Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC) is a part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources.

 

Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe.

 

This Master's program equips participants with the means to deal successfully with multicultural issues and opportunities at the professional, public, and personal levels.... [-]


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 2017 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. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Switzerland 2017. Master in African Studies 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. The Master begins with the interdisciplinary core curriculum. After the first semester, students can choose between two areas of specialisation: “Environment and societies”, which focuses on environmental challenges and the way they influence life in society; and “States, societies and development”, which examines the formation of states since the colonial era and their role in development-related issues at various levels. Geneva, which houses many international organisations, is a unique place to study these dynamics. This Master’s programme also places particular emphasis on experience in the field, and students can take advantage of exchanges with UNIGE’s partner universities in Africa. To complete their course, students choose between a “research” option, which includes a fieldwork and a thesis, and a “professionalising” option involving a work placement/internship over several months and a detailed internship report report. Curriculum Required courses from the core curriculum (36Credits) : Prehistory and precolonial history of Africa Colonial history of Africa... [-]

Master in Middle Eastern Studies

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

The Master’s programme in Middle Eastern studies allows students to an in-depth understanding of the issues the region is facing, from a historical, cultural and geopolitical perspective. Within this programme, students will study social mobilizations and democratisation processes in the Middle East, the stability in Maghreb and Mashreq countries and the rising of the areas as major player in the field of the arts and heritage. This Master also analyses the influence of new players on the regional stage, including Turkey and the Gulf states, and addresses the economics of oil revenues. [+]

Master in Middle Eastern Studies With its ethnic, religious, economic and political diversity, the Middle East is both a culturally rich and an extremely complex region. It is also a strategic region, vulnerable, and full of promises. Recently, the Arab Springs have put the Middle East in the media spotlight. The challenges of transition in the region come at a time of accelerating economic, political and cultural change, both on the national and the global levels. The Master’s programme in Middle Eastern studies allows students to an in-depth understanding of the issues the region is facing, from a historical, cultural and geopolitical perspective. Within this programme, students will study social mobilizations and democratisation processes in the Middle East, the stability in Maghreb and Mashreq countries and the rising of the areas as major player in the field of the arts and heritage. This Master also analyses the influence of new players on the regional stage, including Turkey and the Gulf states, and addresses the economics of oil revenues. This programme is designed for students who want to specialise in issues related to the Middle East through an open and interdisciplinary approach. Curriculum Required courses in the core curriculum (30Credits) : History of the Contemporary Middle East Geopolitics and Middle Eastern political regimes Orient, orientalism(s) and the West Political Economy Globalization and cultural issues in Middle East Specialised courses (30Credits) : Concentration in one or more areas of the core curriculum Electives (30Credits) Internship or dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Master’s students are... [-]

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. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Switzerland 2017. Master in Russia-East Central Europe 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. This Master’s programme is interdisciplinary: while history and cultural studies are the dominant foci, other disciplines such as economics and political science are also mobilised in various ways within the curriculum. The interactions and connections between Russia and East Central Europe and other regional contexts are also explored. To complete their degree, students may opt for a work placement or a dissertation. The work placement aims to prepare students for professional activity and requires that students write a final report about the experience gained, while the dissertation prepares students for academic research. Curriculum Required courses from the core curriculum (30Credits) : History of the USSR in international relations History of Central and Eastern Europe (1929-1989) History of Ukraine (19th to 21st centuries) The economics of Central and Eastern Europe Specialised courses (30Credits) : Concentration in one or more areas of the core curriculum Electives (30Credits) Internship, thesis, “Geneva Global”... [-]

Master in European Studies

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

The Master in European Studies includes 3 possible orientations: "cultures and societies", “economics, politics and societies” and "institutions, law and societies". [+]

Master in European Studies The Master in European Studies includes 3 possible orientations: THE ORIENTATION “CULTURES AND SOCIETIES” is part of the legacy of the founder of the European Institute, Denis de Rougemont, for whom culture played an essential role in the construction of Europe. This orientation focuses on the diversity of Europe’s cultural sources, its rich history and its long process of construction. The orientation includes courses in history, the history of ideas, as well as courses which explore the different dimensions of European culture: literature, cinema, intercultural relations, cosmopolitanism, etc. THE ORIENTATION “ECONOMICS, POLITICS AND SOCIETIES” includes courses in political science, sociology and economics. In addition to its focus on the European Union (EU) institutions, internal policies, relations with citizens, the media and security issues, this orientation places particular emphasis on the international aspects of the EU. In relation to economics, the orientation offers unique courses on the economic relations between Europe and the rest of the world, particularly developing countries. THE ORIENTATION “INSTITUTIONS, LAW AND SOCIETIES” focuses on the major role played by law in the process of European integration. The bases, construction, principles and application of European law provide the framework for this orientation. In the context of European integration, European law seems to predate European society. Within this orientation, the issue of how national societies, with their respective laws, and supranational European law can coexist is explored from an interdisciplinary perspective. To complete their degree, students may opt for a work placement or a dissertation.... [-]

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. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Switzerland 2017. 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. virtualinstitute.fti.unige.ch All candidates must choose a language combination of 2, 3 or 4 languages, amongst Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Language combinations consist of a mother tongue or primary language and either one other active language or two or three other languages, one of which may be active and the other(s) passive. The choice of combination depends on the candidate’s level of proficiency (active or passive). Languages of teachings French, English and the languages in the student’s chosen combination Curriculum Thematic courses (80Credits) : International organisations, parliamentary procedures and terminology Interpretation theory General consecutive interpreting Consecutive interpreting Supervised practice in consecutive interpreting General simultaneous interpreting Technical simultaneous interpreting Simultaneous interpreting Supervised practice in simultaneous interpreting Dissertation (80Credits) Opportunities The training received at FTI opens up a number of opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Upon the completion of their studies, students of the interpreting stream may find work in-house or as... [-]

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. SPECIALISED TRANSLATION – FOCUS ON LEGAL TRANSLATION Using the same methods as the specialised translation concentration, this concentration delves more specifically into legal translation. It is available to students with one or two passive languages and is contingent upon the completion of 60 credits in legal translation and law from the course list of the M.A. in Translation. The various components of these courses help develop a systematic approach, in each language pairing, to typical problems arising from legal texts and legal translation contexts. TRANSLATION STUDIES 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... [-]

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. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Switzerland 2017. Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education 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. The curriculum is designed to address the challenges of early childhood special education, primarily through the earliest possible intervention with children and their families as a means of prevention and social inclusion; comprehensive analysis of the context of each individual situation; an interdisciplinary approach; a network system primarily focused on working with families; and a solid theoretical background that allows students to assess institutional and individual projects, the methods employed and the criteria for evaluating implemented measures. Curriculum Theory (18Credits) : Inclusive education Parent-professional cooperation Early childhood education and atypical development Practice (18Credits) : Internship focused on the child and its family Internship focused on “child and community” Application and use of approved assessment and intervention methods Integration seminar (18Credits) : Networks and resources Awareness of specific education contexts and situations Reflexive practice and decentring Research... [-]

Master in Psychology

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

The Master in Psychology is a second-cycle programme that allows students to gain in-depth knowledge of specific fields in psychology. Students can choose from four different study plans. For each study plan, students are required to select one or two specializations out of the six specializations offered by the Faculty: affective psychology, applied psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology. [+]

Master in Psychology The Master in Psychology is a second-cycle programme that allows students to gain in-depth knowledge of specific fields in psychology. Students can choose from four different study plans. For each study plan, students are required to select one or two specializations out of the six specializations offered by the Faculty: affective psychology, applied psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology. STUDY PLANS: Intergrative clinical psychology This study plan requires students to specialize in clinical psychology and a second specialization of their choice (affective, cognitive, developmental or social psychology). Applied psychology This study plan requires students to specialize in applied psychology and a second specialization of their choice (affective, cognitive, developmental or social psychology). Basic psychology This study plan requires students to specialize in two areas of basic psychology (affective, cognitive, developmental or social psychology). In-depth research in psychology This study plan requires students to select two areas of specialization (affective, cognitive, developmental or social psychology). New study regulations will come into force in September 2017. The programme will address psycho-educational approaches and educational settings involving handicaps. Details will be posted on the website during the 2016-2017 academic year. The first three study plans require students to complete an internship worth 15 credits; this may include internships in institutions, research internships in labs, and practical and theoretical workshops. The fourth study plan (In-depth research in psychology) does not include an internship; instead, students are required to carry out a more significant research project (dissertation and... [-]

Master in Education - Adult Education

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

The Master in Education - Adult Education gives students the skills necessary to meet the needs of professional settings that provide adult education. These skills include: defining an individual’s training needs based on his/her professional and life experience, and providing the necessary educational support; analysing professional and educational settings to determine their specificities and the skills they require; understanding an institutional environment and its needs; designing, implementing and evaluating training programmes; completing a project as part of a team; organising and leading a working group. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Switzerland 2017. Master in Education - Adult Education The Master in Education - Adult Education gives students the skills necessary to meet the needs of professional settings that provide adult education. These skills include: defining an individual’s training needs based on his/her professional and life experience, and providing the necessary educational support; analysing professional and educational settings to determine their specificities and the skills they require; understanding an institutional environment and its needs; designing, implementing and evaluating training programmes; completing a project as part of a team; organising and leading a working group. This Master’s programme also prepares students for scientific research in the field of adult education. Curriculum Thematic courses (36Credits) : Adults, education and learning trajectories Activity assessment, training and education Learning process and organization Verbal interaction and learning in the workplace European module, international theme-based seminars, etc. European module, international thematic seminars (36Credits) Research preparation (36Credits) Practical module (36Credits) : 360 hours of teaching work placements in a position of responsibility Dissertation (36Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Design, implementation, development and evaluation of educational methods and measures Coordination of teams of teachers Management and supervision of education services Organization and supervision of group training, and educational support Consultancy in education in companies, private institutions, public administrations, educational institutions, associations, NGOs involved in the... [-]