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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Social sciences focus on the study of social relationships and human society. Courses within social science prepare students for a wide number of careers that deal with people or systems in public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Switzerland (German: Schweiz, French: Suisse, Italian: Svizzera, Romansch: Svizra. Switzerland has some of the world renown universites like ETH in Zurich, EPFL in Lausanne, IHEID in Geneva, University of Lausanne or the University of St. Gallen. Keep in mind, it's much better to speak the local language, so if you can't speak either French, German or Italian, better go for a language course first.

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

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 the 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. [+]

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 the 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.... [-]


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.

Curriculum

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 of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year September 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in International Relations (MA-IR)

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Online & Campus Combined Full time 12 - 18 months February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The MA-IR programme is a Double Master’s Degree programme with a focus on International Relations, Diplomacy and Business. The programme will better arm graduates to face some of the world’s changing challenges and newer problems. [+]

The MA-IR programme is a Double Master’s Degree programme with a focus on International Relations, Diplomacy and Business. The programme will better arm graduates to face some of the world’s changing challenges and newer problems. Deemed essential today is an ever-deepening alliance between international organisations, international diplomacy and international business. The joint MA-IR is therefore an increasingly sought-after foundation and platform to better understand, cope with and contribute more humanely and intelligently to the emerging challenges of the 21st century.

The programme is internationally accredited by The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).... [-]


The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR)

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Part time 2 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR) is a flexible and challenging graduate program aimed at enriching the skills of professionals through a diverse modular curriculum, tailored teaching methods, and an interactive learning environment. [+]

At GSD, we offer Executive Education as part of our commitment to train and develop future leaders. The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR) is a flexible and challenging graduate program aimed at enriching the skills of professionals through a diverse modular curriculum, tailored teaching methods, and an interactive learning environment.

PROGRAM AIMS Understand the dynamics of international politics and diplomatic issues, and to develop the practical skills necessary to master the challenges of 21st-century diplomacy; Advance cross-cultural negotiation and communication skills to better diffuse international frictions, manage crises and encourage international cooperation; Develop competence in dealing with challenges at the global, regional and national levels; Learn and incorporate tools, procedures, and instruments to effectively manage complex projects and programs in international and multicultural environments; Engage in a culturally diverse learning environment and build a network of professional relations with fellow students and faculty. STUDY MODE ... [-]

MA in Psychology, Emphasis in Counseling Psychology

Webster Leiden Campus- Webster University USA
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The mission of the MA in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning. [+]

10% Early bird discount granted in the first year of study for all applications completed before March 1, 2015.

The mission of the MA in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning.

The program aims at educating future psychologists who have sound knowledge of the theory and practice of counseling psychology, who are competent consumers and creative producers of social science research, who are competent in counseling practice, and who are ethical and sensitive to the cultures, values, and worlds of various clients.... [-]


Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Part time 14 - 18 months September 2018 Switzerland Lugano

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. [+]

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

New edition starting October 2, 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 that allows you to pursue your professional activity while studying.

As part of our program you will:

Achieve a higher comprehension of your own culture and the culture of others. Develop a laser focus in analyzing multicultural situations. Gain the necessary skills for mediating conflicts and creating effective solutions. Challenge yourself in intercultural strategic sessions in Asia, N. Africa, and Europe. Make an immediate impact in your organization. ... [-]

MA International Relations

Webster Leiden Campus- Webster University USA
Campus Full time Part time March 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs. Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as globalization, human rights, humanitarian action, and economic development. [+]

The Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs. Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as globalization, human rights, humanitarian action, and economic development. The program can help prepare students to compete for work with a governmental agency, an intergovernmental organization, a nongovernmental organization, or a multinational corporation. This program is also recommended for students planning to pursue a Ph.D., or an academic career at another institution.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:... [-]


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 ... [-]

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 program designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The program 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. [+]

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


Master in Anthropology and Sociology

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

The Master in Anthropology and Sociology is a two-year programme that provides in-depth training in Anthropology and Sociology from an international perspective. [+]

The Master in Anthropology and Sociology of Development is a two-year programme that provides in-depth training in Anthropology and Sociology from an international perspective. The programme aims to provide students with the analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence, and are influenced by, policy interventions, especially – but not exclusively – in the field of development. Other areas of interest include conflict and peacebuilding, location and migration, as well as identity politics.

Master in Anthropology and Sociology

In the area of international and development studies, anthropology and sociology are indispensable for the comparative study of global concerns from below, from the margins and across borders, with a focus on the role of non-State actors and social movements. The new disciplinary programme to be put in place for the 2011-12 academic year aims to provide students with the analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence, and are influenced by, policy interventions, especially – but not exclusively – in the field of development. Other areas of interest include conflict and peace-building, location and migration, as well as identity politics.... [-]


Master in International History

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

The Master in International History is a two-year programme. It provides students with up-to-date critical, analytical and methodological tools and encourages historically-informed approaches to current policy, politics, economics and culture. [+]

The Master in International History is a two-year programme that sets out to provide participants with the tools and approaches necessary for rigorous analysis of the foreign policies of major powers, political ideas, global economic and social history, the history of international relations as well as subjects with a regional focus.

Master in International History

The Master in International History is a two-year programme that provides in-depth training in international history and politics ; it allows students to gain access, subject to certain conditions, to the PhD programme in international history and politics.

The MA in International History requires intensive work at an advanced level in the field of international history and politics, and familiarization with at least one other discipline (anthropology/sociology of development, international economics, international law, or international relations).... [-]


Master in Development Studies

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

The Master in Development Studies aims to provide students with the methodological and theoretical skills and knowledge, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, enabling them to approach and analyze the major themes of development. [+]

The Master in Development Studies aims to provide students with the methodological and theoretical skills and knowledge, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, which enable them to approach the major themes in the area of development in a pertinent manner.

Master in Development Studies Overview

The Master in Development Studies (MDev) involves areas of interdisciplinary study that are constantly evolving. While historically the focus has been on developing countries, today our approach involves understanding development actors, policies, and practices, with a local and regional perspective, while also addressing issues of global concern.

Our program aims to provide students with the interdisciplinary and disciplinary knowledge and know-how, including theory, methodology, and practice, allowing them to address development issues in an effective manner.... [-]


Master in International Affairs

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

The Master in International Affairs (MIA) is an innovative two-year programme designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary approach to international issues. [+]

This innovative two-year programme - Master in International Affairsprovides interdisciplinary training in international relations. It combines the theoretical study of international economics, history, international law and political science along with interdisciplinary seminars and professional workshops.

Master in International Affairs

In today’s rapidly changing world, strong analytical skills and the lens of complementary disciplines are essential to understand new dynamics and to design policy. In this perspective, the Master in International Affairs offers:

a substantial familiarisation with at least two disciplines in international relations, and specialisation in two of the following three innovative themes: Global and regional integration, Security and conflict management, and Global society. an opportunity to acquire or enhance the technical and professional skills that are necessary for effective analysis and decision-making, such as quantitative methods, communication and negotiating techniques, and project management. ... [-]