University of Geneva

Introduction

L'Université se présente

Une université ouverte sur la cité et sur le monde

Fondée en 1559, l'Université de Genève est aujourd'hui l’une des plus grandes hautes écoles de Suisse. L'institution jouit d'un rayonnement international privilégié et cultive son ouverture au monde.

Elle se distingue par son patrimoine intellectuel, sa tradition humaniste et la polyvalence de son enseignement et de sa recherche, visant l’excellence dans tous les domaines qu’elle choisit d’investir.

Actrice de la révolution numérique, l’UNIGE est pionnière dans l’utilisation des technologies numériques dans l’ensemble de ses secteurs d’activité.

Politique générale

Seule Haute école généraliste de Suisse romande, l’Université de Genève s'appuie sur sa polyvalence pour assurer une formation supérieure de qualité et garantir l'interdisciplinarité de la recherche. Soucieuse de participer au décloisonnement des savoirs et de suivre les évolutions de la société, elle oeuvre aussi activement en faveur de l’égalité des chances, afin de garantir un accès large aux études et de bonnes conditions de formation.

En conformité avec la Loi sur l'Université, l'UNIGE déploie ses activités sur les trois axes que sont:

  • L'enseignement supérieur de base et approfondi ainsi que la formation continue
  • La recherche scientifique fondamentale et appliquée
  • Le service à la cité

L'Université est imprégnée des valeurs de Genève: ouverture internationale, respect des droits humains, sensibilité aux diverses cultures, à l'éthique, à l'humanisme et à la tradition de recherche scientifique. Elle promeut ces valeur, en particulier en s'engageant à:

  • préserver la liberté académique de ses membres
  • garantir un environnement qui favorise l'apprentissage et la réflexion critique
  • promouvoir l'égalité des chances
  • favoriser la responsabilité sociale et environnementale

Plan stratégique

Dans cette optique, le rectorat et l’ensemble des doyens et doyennes ont établi un Plan stratégique qui explicite la vision d’une université qui

  • est une université polyvalente qui vise à l’excellence dans tous les domaines du savoir qu’elle choisit d’investir. Cette polyvalence lui permet de favoriser l’émergence de domaines inter- et pluridisciplinaires tant dans la recherche que dans l’enseignement.
  • affirme ses liens avec la Genève internationale et est reconnue pour sa capacité à intégrer les enjeux mondiaux dans son enseignement et sa recherche.
  • s’affirme comme université de référence de l’espace suisse et francophone. Elle affirme aussi sa vocation internationale, en s’ouvrant aux langues et cultures du monde dans ses enseignements et ses recherches.
  • est actrice de la révolution numérique, pionnière dans l’utilisation, lorsqu’elle se justifie, des nouvelles technologies dans l’enseignement, la recherche et ses modes de diffusion, la préservation et l’accès au savoir, ainsi que l’administration.

Cette vision se traduit en douze objectifs stratégiques regroupés en quatre thèmes: «Profil de l’Université de Genève», «Attrait de l’Université de Genève auprès des étudiantes et des étudiants», «Attrait de l’Université de Genève auprès des chercheuses et chercheurs et de l’ensemble du personnel» et «Echanges avec la collectivité».

Objectifs

Enseignement

Afin de développer un enseignement de qualité, attractif pour un public de plus en plus hétérogène, l’Université de Genève mise sur:

  • La polyvalence, en proposant des formations dans tous les principaux domaines du savoir et dans des formats adaptés aux multiples profils des étudiants: formation de base, approfondie et continue, en présentiel et à distance.
  • L'innovation, grâce notamment au recours aux technologies numériques dans l’enseignement. L’UNIGE a été l’une des premières haute écoles européennes à proposer des MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) dès 2013. Elle est aussi pionnière dans l’utilisation de «patients virtuels» en médecine. Innovation aussi en matière d’interdisciplinarité, en offrant des formations dans des secteurs clés du monde de demain, telles les sciences de l’environnement, les neurosciences ou la bioinformatique. Innovation enfin dans la mise en pratique des savoirs comme par exemple dans sa Law Clinic.
  • L’évaluation des enseignements, systématique et obligatoire, couplée à un dispositif de soutien pédagogique à l’attention des enseignants.

Les formations de l’UNIGE sont organisées selon le système européen des crédits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ECTS).

La formation de base est composée de deux cursus d’études:

  • le baccalauréat universitaire (bachelor) qui équivaut à 180 crédits ECTS.
  • la maîtrise universitaire (master) qui équivaut, selon les cas, à 90 ou 120 crédits ECTS.

Parallèlement à ces cursus de formation de base, l’Université peut proposer des certificats complémentaires de 30 ou 60 crédits ECTS.

La formation approfondie est constituée par:

  • le certificat de spécialisation qui équivaut à 30 crédits ECTS;
  • la maîtrise universitaire d’études avancées (master of advanced studies – MAS) qui équivaut au minimum à 60 crédits ECTS;
  • le doctorat.

La formation continue comprend:

  • des certificats de formation continue équivalant à 10 crédits ECTS minimum;
  • des diplômes de formation continue équivalant à 30 crédits ECTS minimum;
  • des masters of advanced studies de formation continue (MAS de formation continue) équivalant à 60 crédits ECTS minimum.

Excellence de la recherche

Menant une recherche de qualité dans une grande diversité de disciplines, l’UNIGE se profile parmi les meilleures universités généralistes francophone, comme en témoigne son classement au 53e rang dans le ranking de Shanghaï (2016), au 131e rang dans celui du Times World University (2016), au 61e rang dans celui de Leiden (2015) et au 89e rang dans celui du QS World Universities (2015).

Ses thematiques de recherche couvrent des thèmes aussi variés que, les sciences exactes, naturelles et médicales aux sciences sociales et humaines, et aboutissent chaque année à des résultats fructueux comme l’attestent environ 4000 publications annuelles.

Fruits de son histoire et de choix stratégiques, l’UNIGE a fait émerger de la diversité de ses recherches des domaines de pointe dans lesquels elle excelle. Ainsi, les secteurs phares de la recherche à l’UNIGE sont les sciences de la vie (génétique, biologie moléculaire, bio-informatique), la physique et la chimie, l'astrophysique, et également des champs spécifiques dans les sciences sociales et humaines.

Fruits de son histoire et de choix stratégiques, l’UNIGE a fait émerger de la diversité de ses recherches des domaines de pointe dans lesquels elle excelle. Ainsi, les secteurs phares de la recherche à l’UNIGE sont les sciences de la vie (génétique, biologie moléculaire, bio-informatique), la physique et la chimie, l'astrophysique, et également des champs spécifiques dans les sciences sociales et humaines.

Au niveau national, l’UNIGE figure parmi les leaders suisses pour l’accueil des Pôles de recherche nationaux (PRN). Instrument phare du Fonds national suisse, ces pôles encouragent des réseaux scientifiques à un niveau d'excellence internationale, de la recherche fondamentale à la mise en application. Chaque pôle consiste à renforcer un centre de compétences situé dans une institution de recherche et à l’associer à un réseau d’institutions partenaires où sont aussi menés des projets.

Les pôles actuellement accueillis au sein de l’institution sont SwissMAP, PlanetS, Chemical Biology, Synapsy, LIVES et le CISA.

Ouverte sur le monde l’UNIGE mène des projets de recherche en collaboration avec une centaine de pays. Au niveau européen elle participe activement aux divers programmes de recherche européens et notamment au Programme-cadre H2020 de recherche de l’Union européenne, environ 250 participations à des projets européens, 19 coordinations de projets européens et 43 bourses ERC

Ces succès scientifiques et ce rayonnement de l’UNIGE sont le résultat des talents de ses chercheurs. 4'284 enseignants chercheurs (714 professeur-e-s et 3'570 collaborateurs et collaboratrices de l’enseignement et de la recherche) œuvrent dans ses facultés et 14 centres interfacultaires. Les fonds externes obtenus sur une base compétitive attestent de la vigueur et de l’excellence de la recherche en Suisse. L’Université de Genève se positionne dans les meilleures institutions pour l’attribution de ces financements.

Grâce à l'excellent niveau de leurs travaux, les chercheurs de l'UNIGE sont des partenaires convoités par l'industrie comme en témoignent les nombreux projets de recherche collaborative avec des partenaires industriels suisses et internationaux.

Services à la cité

L’Université de Genève assume pleinement son rôle moteur dans le développement économique, social et culturel de la collectivité qui la finance. Dans cette optique elle privilégie:

  • La création de structures relais entre le monde de la recherche fondamentale et appliquée et l’économie locale. En 2013, elle s’est ainsi associée à la Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale (HES-SO Genève), à l’Union industrielle genevoise et à l’Office de promotion des industries et des technologies pour mettre sur pied le Geneva Creativity Center. Celui-ci a pour vocation de développer un réseau d’experts multidisciplinaires et de soutenir des projets collaboratifs au bénéfice de l’économie. Ces échanges avec la collectivité passent également par la création d’axes de recherche dédiés à des problématiques centrales pour le développement de la société. C’est le cas de la chaire en efficience énergétique, financée par les Services industriels genevois, dans l’optique de la transition énergétique ;
  • Le renforcement des liens avec la Genève internationale, permettant des synergies uniques sur le plan de la formation et de la recherche, bénéfiques aussi bien à la communauté internationale qu’à l’Université. Nombreux sont les chercheurs de l’UNIGE impliqué dans des programmes d’action menés sous les auspices des Nations unies. Quant aux organisations internationales, elles accueillent chaque année plusieurs dizaines d’étudiants en leur offrant des places de stage;
  • La diffusion des connaissances auprès du public le plus large possible et la participation au débat d’idées sur des thématiques d’actualité. Chaque année, l’Université organise plusieurs centaines d’événements publics (conférences, forums et expositions) et accueille des invités de premier rang dans leur domaine.
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Master in Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies

Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies is designed to teach students how to use new technologies in the field of education. It focuses on analysing and designing computerised learning environments and on managing multimedia pedagogical and e-learning projects. Students may do one or several work placements. [+]

Master in Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies The Master in Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies is designed to teach students how to use new technologies in the field of education. It focuses on analysing and designing computerised learning environments and on managing multimedia pedagogical and e-learning projects. Students may do one or several work placements. Curriculum Required courses (66Credits) : Information and communication sciences and technologies; Pedagogical VIdeo games; Media communication and e-learning; User-friendly and ergonomic design; Research methodology for education technologies, etc. Electives (66Credits) Internship (66Credits) Dissertation (66Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Teaching and training: head of training facilities, e-learning instructor, ICT teacher trainer, head of ICT in educational establishments; Education engineering: multimedia developer, course designer; Academic researcher; Ergonomist, corporate NICT expert, webmaster, community manager, etc. Admission Criteria A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree. Merit-based admission. For more information: tecfalabs.unige.ch/maltt/futurs-etudiants/admission Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) Deadline for applications: 15 June 2017. Applications should be sent to Ms. Aline Meyer, Academic Advisor www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in African Studies

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 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 Environment Development economics States, territories and development in Africa Critical... [-]

Master in Biochemistry

Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Biochemistry allows students to specialise in areas like trans-membrane trafficking and membrane biochemistry, genetic engineering, bioinformatics, cognitive neuroscience and immunology. Through this programme, students develop the methodological knowledge and experimental rigour which are essential for conducting research. The programme also provides state-of-the-art training in the area of cellular energy production. Students will master the key concepts in biochemistry from the molecular level to the cellular level in order to understand the precise mechanisms at work in cells. [+]

Master in Biochemistry The Master in Biochemistry allows students to specialise in areas like trans-membrane trafficking and membrane biochemistry, genetic engineering, bioinformatics, cognitive neuroscience and immunology. Through this programme, students develop the methodological knowledge and experimental rigour which are essential for conducting research. The programme also provides state-of-the-art training in the area of cellular energy production. Students will master the key concepts in biochemistry from the molecular level to the cellular level in order to understand the precise mechanisms at work in cells. Curriculum Electives and Work Placement (60Credits) : Electives (45 credits) Current topics in chemical biology and biochemistry; Biochemistry and biophysics of membranes; Cellular and molecular biology; Molecular genetics of development; Principles of neurobiology; Bioinformatics; Bioorganic chemistry; Bioethic, etc. Work placements (15 credits) Research Project and dissertation (60Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Biochemistry leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Medical research laboratories Government and private biomedical analysis laboratories Quality control and assurance Environmental protection Cosmetics and perfumes Pharmaceutical and bioactive compounds Agro-food industry Regulations and scientific patents Management and sales Medical research Biotechnologies Academic research (doctoral, post-doctoral) Private sector research, development and production, etc. Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Biochemistry or Chemistry, or a degree deemed equivalent upon... [-]

Master in Biology

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity. The programme is therefore founded on various disciplines, including animal biology, plant biology, anthropology, cell biology and molecular biology. It allows students to increase their practical knowledge, primarily through laboratory work. It also allows students to do work placements in other fields, such as marine biology, ecology and alpine or tropical botany. In addition to the general Master of Science in Biology, which consists entirely of electives, a number of specialisations are available for a more targeted curriculum. [+]

Master in Biology The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity. The programme is therefore founded on various disciplines, including animal biology, plant biology, anthropology, cell biology and molecular biology. It allows students to increase their practical knowledge, primarily through laboratory work. It also allows students to do work placements in other fields, such as marine biology, ecology and alpine or tropical botany. In addition to the general Master of Science in Biology, which consists entirely of electives, a number of specialisations are available for a more targeted curriculum. AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS: General (electives) Specialisations Biodiversity and systematics Genetics, development and evolution Bioinformatics and data analysis Molecular plant science Curriculum Electives or required courses, depending on the chosen stream (30Credits) Research project and dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master of Science in Biology leads to a number of professions both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Museums and botanical gardens Bioinformatics Ecology-oriented services Scientific journalism Scientific consulting in governmental or private organisations which finance or supervise research Banking sector (for scientific consulting) Fundamental and medical research in public institutions Scientific research and consulting in biotech and pharmaceutical companies Biology teaching in middle school and high school... [-]

Master in Chemical Biology

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Chemical Biology prepares students to think beyond the State-of-the-art. Specifically, students will learn how to probe biological problems at the molecular level using innovative chemistry and biophysical approaches. The Degree is awarded by the University of Geneva in collaboration with the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Students will be embedded within the National Centre for Competence in Research (NCCR) in Chemical Biology where they will receive individualized and highly interdisciplinary (biology, chemistry, physics) training from world-renowned researchers. [+]

Master in Chemical Biology The Master in Chemical Biology prepares students to think beyond the State-of-the-art. Specifically, students will learn how to probe biological problems at the molecular level using innovative chemistry and biophysical approaches. The Degree is awarded by the University of Geneva in collaboration with the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Students will be embedded within the National Centre for Competence in Research (NCCR) in Chemical Biology where they will receive individualized and highly interdisciplinary (biology, chemistry, physics) training from world-renowned researchers. www.nccr-chembio.ch Curriculum Required Courses (25Credits) : Current topics in Chemical biology and Biomembranes; Basic techniques in chemical biology; Tutorial; Microscopy and imaging course and Chemical Biology Courses are scheduled at UNIGE or EPFL Electives (25Credits) : Include courses at either UNIGE or EPFL and include Element of bioinformatics, Biophysics II, Image processing, Chemistry of small Biological Molecules, Cellular signaling, Bioactive compounds screening, etc. Two Practical Placements and dissertation (25Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Chemical Biology leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Regulations and scientific patents Management and sales Academic research (doctoral, post-doctoral) Medical research laboratories Private sector research, development and production, etc. Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Biochemistry or a degree deemed... [-]

Master in Chemistry

Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Chemistry provides advanced training in the areas of analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, mineral chemistry, organic and bio-organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. Using modern laboratory techniques, students learn to synthesise new molecules which can be used in industry and other sectors. The programme also provides training in areas such as spectroscopy and computational chemistry, and provides students with the expertise required to develop methods for identifying new substances. Students also do a work placement in a chemistry laboratory and write a comprehensive final research paper. [+]

Master in Chemistry The Master in Chemistry provides advanced training in the areas of analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, mineral chemistry, organic and bio-organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. Using modern laboratory techniques, students learn to synthesise new molecules which can be used in industry and other sectors. The programme also provides training in areas such as spectroscopy and computational chemistry, and provides students with the expertise required to develop methods for identifying new substances. Students also do a work placement in a chemistry laboratory and write a comprehensive final research paper. Curriculum Electives and work placement (60Credits) : Electives (44 credits) Advanced Spectroscopic Methods; Bioinorganic and Supramolecular Chemistry; Bioorganic Chemistry; Synthesis of Natural Products; Statistical Thermodynamics; Computational Chemistry; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; Mass Spectrometry, etc. 44 credits Research placements Work placements (16 credits) Research project and dissertation (60Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Chemistry leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Government and private biomedical analysis laboratories Quality control and assurance Development of new materials Environmental protection High value-added fine chemistry Workplace safety and hygiene Cosmetics and perfumes Pharmaceutical and bioactive compounds Agro-food industry Inks and pigments Regulations and scientific patents Management and sales Academic research (doctoral, post-doctoral) Private sector research, development and production,... [-]

Master in Computer Sciences

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Computer Sciences rovides comprehensive, multidisciplinary training in the information and communication sciences. It includes courses in various areas, such as science, economics and social sciences, on subjects like data-mining, information research, man-machine interfaces, cryptography and security, distributed computing, automatic language processing and knowledge modelling. [+]

Master in Computer Sciences The Master in Computer Sciences rovides comprehensive, multidisciplinary training in the information and communication sciences. It includes courses in various areas, such as science, economics and social sciences, on subjects like data-mining, information research, man-machine interfaces, cryptography and security, distributed computing, automatic language processing and knowledge modelling. The programme benefits from the excellent synergies that exist within the Computer Science Centre (CUI). Students may also enhance their training with a three-month work placement in a company. This Master’s programme provides students with solid skills in computer science as well as special expertise within their chosen area of specialisation. Curriculum Required courses (30Credits): Information processing and analysis; Metaheuristics for optimisation; Software modelling and verification; Systems modelling and design; Semantic web technology; Seminar of introduction to research; Linguistic and empirical approaches to language processing. Electives (30Credits): Advanced tools; Modelling and simulation of natural phenomena; Security of information systems; Techniques in man-machine interaction; Seminars on emerging industrial and scientific topics; Service innovation lab; Services – from concept to market; Knowledge organisation systems; Project on new information and communication technologies (NTIC); Topics in natural language processing, etc. Dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities A Master in Computer Science leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad,... [-]

Master in Conference interpreting

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. 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 freelance interpreters in a large number of areas and professions,... [-]

Master in Economics

Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Economics enables students to perfect their knowledge and understanding of the issues that influence economic activity. This programme covers various fields, including international economics, labour economics, public economics, monetary and financial economics, environmental economics and econometrics. A key part of this programme is to learn how to use quantitative tools — such as econometric models, statistical methods and numerical methods — and apply them to economic and social phenomena. This programme touches on a variety of different subjects, including consumerism, economic growth, inequality, poverty, unemployment, migration, globalization, climate change and the financial markets. Students may follow a general economics curriculum or chose from among six concentrations. [+]

Master in Economics The Master in Economics enables students to perfect their knowledge and understanding of the issues that influence economic activity. This programme covers various fields, including international economics, labour economics, public economics, monetary and financial economics, environmental economics and econometrics. A key part of this programme is to learn how to use quantitative tools — such as econometric models, statistical methods and numerical methods — and apply them to economic and social phenomena. This programme touches on a variety of different subjects, including consumerism, economic growth, inequality, poverty, unemployment, migration, globalization, climate change and the financial markets. Students may follow a general economics curriculum or chose from among six concentrations. AVAILABLE CONCENTRATIONS: Econometrics International Economics Monetary and Financial Economics Labour Economics Macroeconomics (joint with the University of Leuven and the University of Namur) "A la carte" courses Curriculum Required courses (30Credits) : Dynamic Methods in Economics; Econometrics; Microeconomics; Time Series; International Macroeconomics, etc. Electives and concentration courses (30Credits) : Electives Concentration courses (18-24 credits) Concentration courses (36-42 credits) Dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Master students at the GSEM may go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their third semester. They may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Economics leads to professional opportunities in many sectors, both in Switzerland and abroad, in: Private companies Public institutions Monetary, banking and insurance sectors Economic and econometric research institutions International organisations Healthcare, national insurance, etc.... [-]

Master in Education - Adult Education

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. [+]

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 production of goods and services, but also in the leisure,... [-]

Master in Education - Analysis and Intervention in Educational Systems

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 in Education - Analysis and Intervention in Educational Systems 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. Curriculum Thematic specialisation (30Credits) : Teaching and learning Analysis and regulation of pupils’ learning process in the classroom; speech didactics; psychology of scholarly learning, etc. Education and society: analysis and practice Education policies and systems; Intercultural relations in education, the sociology of student groups with special needs, etc. (21-30 credits) Research preparation (30Credits) : Observation of educational and didactic practices; principles and practice of quantitative data analysis; dissertation preparation seminar, etc. Related areas (30Credits) : max. 9 credits Research internship; the professionalisation of education and teaching; special education; learning, developmental handicaps and educational intervention Electives (30Credits) Dissertation (30Credits) 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 Scientific collaboration in designing... [-]

Master in Environmental Science

Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Environmental Science is offered through University of Geneva’s Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE). ISE pool distinct disciplinary expertise and backgrounds from various faculties, including the Faculty of Science, the Geneva School of Social Sciences and the Geneva School of Economics and Management. [+]

Master in Environmental Science The Master in Environmental Science is offered through University of Geneva’s Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE). ISE pool distinct disciplinary expertise and backgrounds from various faculties, including the Faculty of Science, the Geneva School of Social Sciences and the Geneva School of Economics and Management. This Master program aims at interdisciplinary teaching and research within current dynamic and fast growing environmental fields such as climate, energy, water biodiversity, human ecology, urbanism, governance and health. Bridging these fields is the cornerstone of the curriculum offered to students – committing themselves to environmental careers or to fundamental research – an interdisciplinary approach to environmental sciences based on natural sciences and economic as well as social sciences. Ultimately the master’s program, enable the students to professionally navigate within complex and interdisciplinary environmental context far beyond the usual sectorial approach. This broad understanding of fields in natural sciences and economic and social sciences entailed in environmental management is a unique academic offering in Switzerland. AVAILABLE SPECIALISATION MODULES: Biodiversity ecosystems and society Climate, climatic impacts and governance Sustainable development, urbanization and public action Energy Water sciences www.unige.ch/muse Curriculum Interdisciplinarity and immersion (16Credits) Fundamentals (16Credits) Methods (16Credits) Specialized courses (16Credits) Elective (16Credits) Dissertation (16Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities A Master in... [-]

Master in Ethnomusicology

Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in ethnomusicology is offered jointly by the University of Geneva (Musicology Unit), the University of Neuchâtel (Institute of Ethnology) and the Geneva School (Haute école) of Music. Led by a team of specialists working in close collaboration with the professional sector, the programme also boasts an extensive network of international contacts. Ethnomusicology is the study of music and the practices related to it, in the Western world and beyond. In addition, ethnomusicology focuses on the transmission of music, with particular emphasis on its social and cultural aspects and the rituals associated with it. The programme trains students in methodological approaches in ethnomusicology and includes a segment on reflective musical practice, as well as an internship/work placement or a thesis. [+]

Master in Ethnomusicology The Master in ethnomusicology is offered jointly by the University of Geneva (Musicology Unit), the University of Neuchâtel (Institute of Ethnology) and the Geneva School (Haute école) of Music. Led by a team of specialists working in close collaboration with the professional sector, the programme also boasts an extensive network of international contacts. Ethnomusicology is the study of music and the practices related to it, in the Western world and beyond. In addition, ethnomusicology focuses on the transmission of music, with particular emphasis on its social and cultural aspects and the rituals associated with it. The programme trains students in methodological approaches in ethnomusicology and includes a segment on reflective musical practice, as well as an internship/work placement or a thesis. Curriculum Theory and history of the discipline (24Credits) Methods in ethnomusicology (24Credits) Contemporary research in ethnomusicology (24Credits) Work placement/Internship (24Credits) Thesis (24Credits) Mobility The Faculty encourages mobility at the Master’s level, preferably for one semester given the length of the programme. 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. The Master’s thesis cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, the Master in Ethnomusicology prepares graduates for various career paths. Future professions are largely determined by the orientations students choose during their studies, and include teaching non-Western music, cultural mediation, conservation and promotion of audio-visual heritage, music publishing, cultural journalism, cultural heritage projects, musical creation... [-]

Master in European Studies

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 Gender Studies

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Gender Studies proposes a gender-based reading of the social world and its power relations. Social interaction between the sexes is a central aspect of all societies and is therefore a vital research focus for the social and human sciences. The goal of the Master’s programme is to provide students with the concepts and tools for understanding and analysing current social trends from an interdisciplinary perspective. In line with this objective, students are taught to apply shared concepts, formulate targeted research enquiries to explore gender-related issues, and mobilise the methodologies of various disciplines. [+]

Master in Gender Studies The Master in Gender Studies proposes a gender-based reading of the social world and its power relations. Social interaction between the sexes is a central aspect of all societies and is therefore a vital research focus for the social and human sciences. The goal of the Master’s programme is to provide students with the concepts and tools for understanding and analysing current social trends from an interdisciplinary perspective. In line with this objective, students are taught to apply shared concepts, formulate targeted research enquiries to explore gender-related issues, and mobilise the methodologies of various disciplines. Curriculum Required courses (30Credits) : Gender and history; sociology of gender; methodologies; the labour market; gender and organisations; etc. Electives (30Credits) : Sociology of public problems; Postcolonial Studies; gender, bodies, science and biomedicine; transnational migration and gender, race and class relations, etc. Dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master of Arts in Gender Studies leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Research and teaching Public policies on equality Human resources in business Vocational training and career counselling Journalism and publishing Management of equality projects in businesses NGOs Associations Administration Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Social Sciences or a Bachelor upon approval by the scientific committee, or an equivalent... [-]

Master in Geology

Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Geology is an advanced programme in Earth Sciences that combines basic science and practical applications. It is a joint programme of the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Ecole lémanique des sciences de la Terre - ELSTE), and provides vast academic and practical expertise covering most branches of the Earth sciences. Particular focus is placed on reservoir geology (water, oil), sedimentology, global changes, metalliferous deposits, geochronology and geochemistry, natural dangers and volcanology. Students have access to high-tech methods and laboratories and are involved in field studies on all continents, in cooperation with academic, research and industry partners. [+]

Master in Geology The Master in Geology is an advanced programme in Earth Sciences that combines basic science and practical applications. It is a joint programme of the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Ecole lémanique des sciences de la Terre - ELSTE), and provides vast academic and practical expertise covering most branches of the Earth sciences. Particular focus is placed on reservoir geology (water, oil), sedimentology, global changes, metalliferous deposits, geochronology and geochemistry, natural dangers and volcanology. Students have access to high-tech methods and laboratories and are involved in field studies on all continents, in cooperation with academic, research and industry partners. http://cms.unige.ch/sciences/terre/education/master_geology.php AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS: Geochemistry-Alpine Tectonics-Ore Deposits Geological risk Sedimentary, Environmental, and Reservoir Geology Curriculum Required courses and field work (24Credits) Required courses and field work, limited electives (24Credits) Free electives (24Credits) Research and dissertation (24Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Geology leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Construction of large-scale civil engineering projects Resolution and management of ecological, environmental and land-use problems Natural disaster risk prevention Teaching and scientific research (secondary schools, higher education, museums) Research on and/or exploitation of natural resources (ore, water, building materials) or energy resources (oil... [-]

Master in International Economic History

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

Master in International Economic History [+]

Master in International Economic History The Master in International Economic History is the only advanced degree of its kind in Switzerland. Firmly anchored in approaches and methods used in history, the programme nevertheless focuses significantly on other branches of the social sciences. The goal is threefold: to provide advanced and flexible training for careers in the public or private sector; to prepare students for advanced research in economic and social history, possibly even a PhD; and to enable students to teach at the secondary level. It should be noted that the geography stream allows students to include topics in human geography, such as borders, territoriality, land use planning and urban policy, in their curriculum. AVAILABLE ORIENTATION: Geography Curriculum Required courses (18Credits) : Methodology and current trends in historical research Thematic courses and electives (18Credits) Dissertation (18Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities A Master in International Economic History leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Private sector business, especially banking and finance Public administration International and humanitarian organisations Journalism Secondary school education Academic research and teaching. Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Economic and Social History or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of supplementary courses to be determined based on prior studies. Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 for... [-]

Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping

Campus Full time 6 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping offered by the University of Geneva, in cooperation with the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA), is one of a kind in Europe. The programme focuses on resource/product finance and goods flows, and examines specific economic concepts, such as credit analysis, financial instruments and payment methods for various transactions. Some courses also deal with the legal aspects of shipping, the protection of goods and risk management. The programme is unique in that it combines teaching with practical experience in trading. [+]

Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping The Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping offered by the University of Geneva, in cooperation with the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA), is one of a kind in Europe. The programme focuses on resource/product finance and goods flows, and examines specific economic concepts, such as credit analysis, financial instruments and payment methods for various transactions. Some courses also deal with the legal aspects of shipping, the protection of goods and risk management. The programme is unique in that it combines teaching with practical experience in trading. Curriculum Required courses (72Credits) : Metals, Ores, Minerals; Agri-Commodities Market; Applied Statistics and Probability; Corporate Sustainability and Responsability, International and Swiss Regulation and Taxation, etc. Work placement (72Credits) Dissertation (72Credits) Opportunities Graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature of the Geneva economy, opportunities are usually found in banking, financial institutions, fiduciaries, consulting firms, insurance agencies, local and international manufacturing, international trade companies (e.g. commodities trading, product distribution), international or global organisations (e.g. ICRC, UNHCR, WTO) and public administration. Admission Criteria www.unige.ch/gsem/master/trading Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Journalism and Communication

Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Journalism and Communication is a joint programme offered by the University of Geneva and the University of Neuchâtel (UNINE). The courses for the orientation Information, Communication and the Media are given by the University of Geneva. The core curriculum (24 credits) taught by both universities provides fundamental theoretical grounding in sociology, communication, journalism and the media. The orientation taught in Geneva focuses on communication (with particular emphasis on organisational communication, scientific communication, political communication, etc.), information within the context of the web and the media (strategic information, communication strategy, web and social networking projects, information processing, web marketing, e-reputation), methodological tools and investigative methods. [+]

Master in Journalism and Communication The Master in Journalism and Communication is a joint programme offered by the University of Geneva and the University of Neuchâtel (UNINE). The courses for the orientation Information, Communication and the Media are given by the University of Geneva. The core curriculum (24 credits) taught by both universities provides fundamental theoretical grounding in sociology, communication, journalism and the media. The orientation taught in Geneva focuses on communication (with particular emphasis on organisational communication, scientific communication, political communication, etc.), information within the context of the web and the media (strategic information, communication strategy, web and social networking projects, information processing, web marketing, e-reputation), methodological tools and investigative methods. The programme is designed to respond to the needs of companies and organisations who recruit graduates interested in working in the information and communication sectors in an era of rapidly developing current and new media. Curriculum Required courses: communication and journalism (24Credits) : Media and public relations; theories of communication; information ethics; principles of journalism, etc. Electives: communication, media and new media (24Credits) : Organisational communication and crisis communication; economics of the media and knowledge of its actors; web marketing, e-reputation; qualitative investigative methods, etc. Required courses: dissertation and web projects (24Credits) : Dissertation; communication strategy, web and social networking projects Electives (24Credits) : Information, communication and international organisations; economic and financial information and communication; community management and social networks; digital technologies; international journalism; Europe in the media; applied methods, media analysis and surveys, etc. (21-27 credits) Mobility... [-]

Master in Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Management provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to head a business or an organisation as well as with management tools and techniques and their underpinning principles and theories. The programme is designed to train future executives or researchers who have both comprehensive knowledge of business issues and a specialisation in one or more advanced areas of management, such as marketing, strategic and international management, depending on their concentration. [+]

Master in Management The Master in Management provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to head a business or an organisation as well as with management tools and techniques and their underpinning principles and theories. The programme is designed to train future executives or researchers who have both comprehensive knowledge of business issues and a specialisation in one or more advanced areas of management, such as marketing, strategic and international management, depending on their concentration. AVAILABLE CONCENTRATIONS: Strategic and International Management Quantitative Marketing Curriculum Required courses in all four concentrations (42Credits) Advanced organizational behaviour; branding; controlling and performance; management simulation, etc. Concentration courses (42Credits) Work Placement (42Credits) Dissertation (42Credits) Mobility Master students at the GSEM may go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester. They may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature of the Geneva economy, opportunities are usually found in banking, financial institutions, fiduciaries, consulting firms, insurance agencies, local and international manufacturing, international trade companies (e.g. commodities trading, product distribution), international or global organisations (e.g. ICRC, UNHCR, WTO) and public administration. Admission Criteria www.unige.ch/gsem/master/management Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Mathematics

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Mathematics is an extension of the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics or in Mathematics and Computer Science, which gives students the opportunity to specialise in one of the research areas of the Mathematics section (algebra, analysis, geometry, topology, mathematical physics, probability and statistics, numerical analysis). The programme offers two streams: the “research” stream includes advanced courses for specialisation in a chosen field; the “general” stream allows students to broaden the scope of their degree by choosing electives offered by other university sections or departments. Through this programme, students will learn to use the mathematical tools that are now essential in research, industry, economics and finance. [+]

Master in Mathematics The Master in Mathematics is an extension of the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics or in Mathematics and Computer Science, which gives students the opportunity to specialise in one of the research areas of the Mathematics section (algebra, analysis, geometry, topology, mathematical physics, probability and statistics, numerical analysis). The programme offers two streams: the “research” stream includes advanced courses for specialisation in a chosen field; the “general” stream allows students to broaden the scope of their degree by choosing electives offered by other university sections or departments. Through this programme, students will learn to use the mathematical tools that are now essential in research, industry, economics and finance. AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS: Research General Curriculum Required courses and electives (60Credits) : Electives or advanced courses (40 credits) Knot Theory, Optimisation, Tropical Geometry, Fundamentals of Mathematical Finance Seminar, etc. Seminar (10 credits) Algebra, Geometry and Combinatorics, Numerical, Analysis, Mathematical Physics, etc. Reading project (10 credits) Enables students to begin specialising in the field chosen for their Master’s dissertation Dissertation (60Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Mathematics opens up a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Applied research in the private sector Telecommunications Insurance Banks and financial institutions Pharmaceutical companies and industry Consulting Academic research... [-]

Master in Mathematics and Computer Science

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Mathematics and Computer Science takes an in-depth look at the various fields of mathematics, integrating a sizeable component on programming and new computer technologies. The programme establishes tangible connections between the various theories and methodologies unique to mathematics and computer science. Students are introduced to topics such as modelling, simulation, information management, database design and multimedia security. [+]

Master in Mathematics and Computer Science The Master in Mathematics and Computer Science takes an in-depth look at the various fields of mathematics, integrating a sizeable component on programming and new computer technologies. The programme establishes tangible connections between the various theories and methodologies unique to mathematics and computer science. Students are introduced to topics such as modelling, simulation, information management, database design and multimedia security. Curriculum Required courses and electives (60Credits) : Students must take 12 semester-long courses, including at least 4 in mathematics and 4 in computer science. Geometric Integration, The Ising Model, Number Theory, Knot Theory, Lie Algebras, Probabilistic Algorithms, Parallel Algorithms, Bioinformatics, Data Mining, Multimedia Security, etc. Dissertation (60Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Applied research in the private sector Telecommunications Insurance Banks and financial institutions Pharmaceutical companies and industry Consulting Academic research (doctoral, post-doctoral) Teaching, etc. Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Mathematics or in Mathematics and Computer Science, or a degree deemed equivalent upon review of the application. Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017* (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/immat admissions.unige.ch *Candidates who hold a Swiss Bachelor... [-]

Master in Middle Eastern Studies

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 Physics

Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Physics provides advanced training in physics. It includes specialisations in areas such as particle physics, condensed matter physics, theoretical physics, applied physics, astronomy and astrophysics. The programme and work placements give students the opportunity to work with prestigious institutions, including CERN, ESA and NASA. Through the programme, students acquire both a solid foundation in modern physics and expertise in their field of specialisation. The programme leads to careers in areas such as research, teaching and industry, and develops modelling skills that are very valued, including in the economics and finance sectors. [+]

Master in Physics The Master in Physics provides advanced training in physics. It includes specialisations in areas such as particle physics, condensed matter physics, theoretical physics, applied physics, astronomy and astrophysics. The programme and work placements give students the opportunity to work with prestigious institutions, including CERN, ESA and NASA. Through the programme, students acquire both a solid foundation in modern physics and expertise in their field of specialisation. The programme leads to careers in areas such as research, teaching and industry, and develops modelling skills that are very valued, including in the economics and finance sectors. AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS: Astronomy and astrophysics Applied physics Condensed matter physics Particle and nuclear physics Theoretical physics Curriculum Specialisation courses and electives, seminars, course work (60Credits) Dissertation (60Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Physics leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Industry Management Finance Medical applications Meteorology Climatology, energy and environmental applications Research Teaching, etc. Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Physics, or an equivalent degree. Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017* (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/immat admissions.unige.ch *Candidates who hold a Swiss Bachelor or equivalent degree and have not been able to meet this deadline may contact the... [-]

Master in Political and Cultural Geography

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 in Political and Cultural Geography 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. TWO MODULES: Space, border, globalisation Identity, difference, spatiality AVAILABLE ORIENTATION: Economic and social history Curriculum Required courses (30Credits) : Social and spatial issues; history and epistemology of geography; methods in geography; etc. Two modules (30Credits) : Space, borders, globalisation Identity, difference, spatiality Research or work placement dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities A Master in Political and Cultural Geography leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Land use, spatial development and environmental management Secondary school education International careers (e.g. UN agencies, NGOs, cooperation administration) Research Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Geography with a concentration in spatial approaches, or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of 30-60 credits of supplementary courses. Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 for all graduates of... [-]

Master in Politic Science

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Politic Science is a natural extension of the Bachelor in Political Science. It is designed to strengthen the training acquired at the Bachelor level, to develop research skills in political science and to prepare students for the next stage of their professional development, whether they choose to enter the labour market or pursue an academic career. The programme offers four concentrations, which consist partly of courses in two thematic areas that are taken during the first year and are mandatory for students in the relevant concentration. Students may also do a work placement. [+]

Master in Politic Science The Master in Politic Science is a natural extension of the Bachelor in Political Science. It is designed to strengthen the training acquired at the Bachelor level, to develop research skills in political science and to prepare students for the next stage of their professional development, whether they choose to enter the labour market or pursue an academic career. The programme offers four concentrations, which consist partly of courses in two thematic areas that are taken during the first year and are mandatory for students in the relevant concentration. Students may also do a work placement. POSSIBLE CONCENTRATIONS: Public action and multilevel governance Political mobilisation and communication Political theory International relations Curriculum Required courses (30Credits) : Thematic and methodological courses Thematic courses (30Credits) : Possible work placement Dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities A Master in Political Science leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Banking and insurance Print, audio-visual and electronic media Communications Public relations Human resources Public administration at the Swiss federal, cantonal or local level International organisations NGOs Civil society Academic research and teaching Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Political Science, a Bachelor with at least 60 credits in political science or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of... [-]

Master in Prehistoric Archaeology

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 Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Prehistoric Archaeology leads to a number of professions both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Arcahaeologist(e.g at cantonal archaeology departments and international preventive archaeology programmes in Africa) Teacher and scientific researcher Museum curator Culture-related occupations Secondary school teacher, etc. Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Biology with a concentration in Prehistory, Biology, Archeology or a degree deemed equivalent. Completion of complementary credits could be asked. Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017* (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation... [-]

Master in Psychology

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 Public Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Public Management an interdisciplinary, European and internationally-based, allows students to master the principles and tools for effective and efficient management of public organisations and policies. It critically examines the current recalibration of the role of the State and the various proposals to reform government, liberalise public services and privatise public companies. Students may also do a work placement in lieu of a dissertation. [+]

Master in Public Management The Master in Public Management an interdisciplinary, European and internationally-based, allows students to master the principles and tools for effective and efficient management of public organisations and policies. It critically examines the current recalibration of the role of the State and the various proposals to reform government, liberalise public services and privatise public companies. Students may also do a work placement in lieu of a dissertation. AVAILABLE CONCENTRATIONS: Management Political communication Social policies Europe and international relations Curriculum Required courses (60Credits) : Comparative public policy; public finances; public economics; comparative political economy; drafting legislation; comparative studies of government agencies, etc. Five available concentrations (60Credits) : Management: Administrative oversight; public policy assessment Concentration in Europe and International Relations: Theory of European economic integration; ontroduction to European Law Concentration in Social Policy: Health economics; management of social security schemes Concentration in Political Communication: Organisational communication and crisis communication; political communication: issues, strategies and professions Services science: Social and legal issues in informatics; services interfaces Dissertation or work placement (60Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their third semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities A Master of in Public Management leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Public administration at the European or Swiss federal, cantonal or local level Public companies International organisations NGOs in various sectors... [-]

Master in Russia-East Central Europe

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 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” programme (30Credits) Mobility Due to the brevity of the programme,... [-]

Master in Socio-Economics

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 in Socio-Economics 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). AVAILABLE CONCENTRATION: Demographics Curriculum Required courses (33Credits) : Economic challenges of globalisation; demographic analysis, human development, poverty and inequality; research methodology, socio-economics of social policies, etc. Other courses and electives (33Credits) : Social and spatial issues; public finance; history of the corporate world; business ethics; migration and development, etc. Dissertation or work placement (33Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. Neither the thesis nor the internship report can be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Socio-Economics leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Local, national or international administration and institutions NGOs and, more generally, associations within the social and solidarity economy The private sector: social and environmental responsibility and intercultural dimensions Secondary schools Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Economics,... [-]

Master in Sociology

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Sociology focuses on analysing modern societies and various social structures therein. Students learn to identify the various issues arising from these structures and broadly explore the related policies and social actions. The programme examines topics such as economic planning, management of social problems, and issues surrounding individual identities. It also prepares students for organisational analysis and management through courses on statistical analysis and multidisciplinary approaches to life courses. The programme is designed to develop specific skills, such as critical thinking about sociological concepts and ideas, creating and solving problems, and defining the terms of a research project in order to carry it out using an appropriate approach. [+]

Master in Sociology The Master in Sociology focuses on analysing modern societies and various social structures therein. Students learn to identify the various issues arising from these structures and broadly explore the related policies and social actions. The programme examines topics such as economic planning, management of social problems, and issues surrounding individual identities. It also prepares students for organisational analysis and management through courses on statistical analysis and multidisciplinary approaches to life courses. The programme is designed to develop specific skills, such as critical thinking about sociological concepts and ideas, creating and solving problems, and defining the terms of a research project in order to carry it out using an appropriate approach. AVAILABLE CONCENTRATIONS: Theories and methods Work placement Social policy basics Curriculum Required courses (42Credits) : Conceptual comparisons and contemporary controversies in sociological theory; methodology and statistics; research workshops, etc. Thematic courses (42Credits) Dissertation or work placement (42Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master of Arts in Sociology leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Media Culture Insurance and banking Marketing and advertising Public administration Programming Research (private or public sector) Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Social Sciences or Economics or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of 30-60 credits of supplementary courses. Applications... [-]

Master in Special Education

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Special Education provides advanced training in special support for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities (intellectual, motor, sensory or social). The programme revolves around two issues: inclusion/exclusion processes and learning processes/cognitive intervention. [+]

Master in Special Education The Master in Special Education provides advanced training in special support for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities (intellectual, motor, sensory or social). The programme revolves around two issues: inclusion/exclusion processes and learning processes/cognitive intervention. Integration and rehabilitation can only succeed if persons with disabilities are encouraged to learn skills that enable them to move toward autonomy and self-determination. The programme therefore explores educational intervention and familiarizes students with specialised services and establishments. Particular focus is placed on the relationship between theory and practice regarding learning disabilities, intellectual impairments and social maladaptation. As of September 2017, the programme will no longer be offered in this format. A new programme will take effect and address psycho-educational approaches and educational settings involving handicaps. Details will be posted on the website during the 2016-2017 academic year. Curriculum Thematic courses (21Credits) : Inclusion and early intervention; Juvenile delinquency and deviance; Intellectual impairments; Children with disabilities; Autism: research and educational intervention; Social and adaptive skills and integration of people with special needs, etc. Practice (21Credits) Research preparation (21Credits) Electives (21Credits) Dissertation (21Credits) 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 Educator in specialised services or establishments for children, adolescents or adults with intellectual, motor, sensory or multiple disabilities Educator in specialised services or establishments for children and adolescents with behavioural and social problems Educator or socio-professional teacher (in combination... [-]

Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education

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 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 preparation (18Credits) Dissertation (18Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange... [-]

Master in Speech and Language Therapy

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 in Speech and Language Therapy 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. The objective is two-fold: to train students in the scientific study of speech, language, human communication and related disorders and to prepare them for the primary professional activities of speech and language therapists, namely, counselling and prevention, assessment and diagnosis, support and follow-up of patients with disorders affecting the voice, speech, spoken and written language and the ability to swallow or communicate. As the number of places for the practical training module is limited, the admission process comprises three stages: Eliminatory language proficiency test Evaluation of the admission application and day of examinations Interview (for the applicants with the best examination results) More information on the admission process is available on the website of the Master in Speech and Language Therapy. www.unige.ch/fapse/logopedie/futursetudiants/procedure-admission Curriculum Courses (34Credits) : Communication and language disorders in children; Neuropsychology of language in adults; Clinical audiophonology, etc. Clinical training (34Credits) : Problem-based learning seminar: developmental disorders; Acquired disorders; Practical analysis; Professional awareness; Work placements; Block courses, etc. Electives (34Credits) Research training (34Credits) : Research symposium, Dissertation Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn up to 60... [-]

Master in Standardization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Standardization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development trains future sustainability managers for the private and public sectors. The programme is quintessentially interdisciplinary, involving three disciplines: sociology, management and economics. Courses are primarily taught by in-house professors, external teachers who work in various organisations in Geneva, and teachers appointed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) with the approval of the scientific committee. The curriculum is divided into four parts. The first and most substantial consists of required courses. The second examines standardisation efforts and their impact. The third allows students to expand and strengthen their knowledge through electives chosen from amongst the Master’s courses in Environmental Science and those offered by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The fourth comprises a work placement and a dissertation. [+]

Master in Standardization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development The Master in Standardization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development trains future sustainability managers for the private and public sectors. The programme is quintessentially interdisciplinary, involving three disciplines: sociology, management and economics. Courses are primarily taught by in-house professors, external teachers who work in various organisations in Geneva, and teachers appointed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) with the approval of the scientific committee. The curriculum is divided into four parts. The first and most substantial consists of required courses. The second examines standardisation efforts and their impact. The third allows students to expand and strengthen their knowledge through electives chosen from amongst the Master’s courses in Environmental Science and those offered by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The fourth comprises a work placement and a dissertation. Curriculum Required courses (57Credits) : Environmental Policy and Economics; Global Health; Governance and Public Policy; Corporate Citizenship; Governance of Global Supply chains; Voluntary Consensus Based Standards; Labour Market Policy; Organizational Behavior; Quantitative Methods; Development; The socioeconomics of Globalization; Conformity Assessment; Management Systems for Sustainibility; Strategic Planning of Sustainable Business, etc. Electives (57Credits) Dissertation or work placement (57Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature... [-]

Master in Statistics

Campus Full time February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Statistics focuses on data analysis, methodological problem-solving in a range of disciplines, various types of statistics software or mathematical statistics. The programme is open not only to experts who wish to improve their theoretical skills in statistical research, but also to non-experts who wish to develop their data analysis skills in an area of specialisation acquired at the Bachelor level. [+]

Master in Statistics The Master in Statistics focuses on data analysis, methodological problem-solving in a range of disciplines, various types of statistics software or mathematical statistics. The programme is open not only to experts who wish to improve their theoretical skills in statistical research, but also to non-experts who wish to develop their data analysis skills in an area of specialisation acquired at the Bachelor level. unige.ch/gsem/rcs/master Curriculum Required courses (30Credits) : Generalized Linear and Additive Models; Mixed Linear Models; Multivariate Analysis; Sampling Techniques; Statistical Consulting; Time Series Electives (30Credits) Dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Master students at the GSEM may go on exchange for one or two semesters. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester. They may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master of Science in Statistics opens doors to opportunities in various industries: in agrolimentaire industry, international organizations, in (cantonal and federal) statistics offices, in financial companies, biostatistics (in the pharmaceutical industry ) and in many other areas. Finally, , the continuation of studies with a doctorate is also an option available to students who have completed the master. Admission Criteria www.unige.ch/gsem/master/statistics Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Translation

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 Urban and Regional Development

Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Urban and Regional Development offers in-depth training in the areas of town and country landuse planning, urban development and landscape planning, in the North and in the South. The programme puts a strong emphasis on practical experience (through project-based workshops or internships, for example), allowing students to develop the expertise necessary to make territorial diagnoses and to design and implement urban planning projects or coordinate the processes and stakeholders involved in urban and regional development. Students also acquire in-depth knowledge of the technical, legal, and practical tools used by professionals on a daily basis. [+]

Master in Urban and Regional Development The Master in Urban and Regional Development offers in-depth training in the areas of town and country landuse planning, urban development and landscape planning, in the North and in the South. The programme puts a strong emphasis on practical experience (through project-based workshops or internships, for example), allowing students to develop the expertise necessary to make territorial diagnoses and to design and implement urban planning projects or coordinate the processes and stakeholders involved in urban and regional development. Students also acquire in-depth knowledge of the technical, legal, and practical tools used by professionals on a daily basis. The critical thinking aspect of these activities is another major focus of the programme: while students are required to master various tools and techniques, they must also develop reflective and critical approaches to urban and regional development in order to anticipate current AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS: Regional and urban planning Landscape architecture Regional development in the South Geographic information systems OBJECTIVES: The Master in Urban and Regional Development provides comprehensive training in the areas of regional, city and landscape planning. Training is provided via workshops which foreground the methods and tools used in urban and regional planning professions (diagnostics, projects, drawings, mapping, scale models, etc.). The aim of the programme is to provide in-depth initial training that prepares graduates for the job market. Curriculum Compulsory courses (40Credits) Specialisation courses (40Credits) Three research project workshops (40Credits) Thesis (40Credits) Mobility Students may go on an exchange for one semester, as early... [-]

Master in Wealth Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

Master in Wealth Management combines a professionally-oriented curriculum with sound theoretical and methodological training. This combination is essential to gain in-depth knowledge of both wealth management and the financial sector in general, and to contribute to their evolution, in particular through research. The programme is made up of modules which allow students to develop comprehensive knowledge in risk management, selection and evaluation of financial assets, international finance and banking and financial law. [+]

Master in Wealth Management The Master in Wealth Management combines a professionally-oriented curriculum with sound theoretical and methodological training. This combination is essential to gain in-depth knowledge of both wealth management and the financial sector in general, and to contribute to their evolution, in particular through research. The programme is made up of modules which allow students to develop comprehensive knowledge in risk management, selection and evaluation of financial assets, international finance and banking and financial law. Curriculum Required courses (60Credits) : 5 core modules to choose from Electives (60Credits) Applied course (60Credits) : Wealth Management and Law in Practice Dissertation (60Credits) Mobility Master students at the GSEM may go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their third semester. They may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature of the Geneva economy, opportunities are usually found in banking, financial institutions, fiduciaries, consulting firms, insurance companies, local and international manufacturing, international trading companies (e.g. commodities trading, product distribution), international or global organisations (e.g. ICRC, UNHCR, WTO) and public administration. Admission Criteria www.unige.ch/gsem/master/gemwem Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master multidisciplinary in Asian Studies

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 multidisciplinary in Asian Studies 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, Hindi1 and Korean. 1 This course is part of the Religious Studies programme at the University of Lausanne. Curriculum Courses (5 modules) (60Credits) : Beginner or more advanced levels] Chinese, Japanese, Hindi1, Korean Required courses and electives History, Literature, International relations, Social sciences and development studies, etc. 1 This course is part of the Religious Studies programme at the University of Lausanne. Research (60Credits) : Possibility of a internship either in an Asian country or related to Asia; thematic research and dissertation 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... [-]

Master of Theology

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. AREAS OF STUDY: Old Testament/Hebrew Bible New Testamen History of Christianity Systematic theology Ethics Practical theology Religious studies The Master’s courses are taught in the classroom or via a distance-learning platform, at the University of Geneva or the University of Lausanne. For more information, visit: http://www.unige.ch/collegetheologie Curriculum Courses (90Credits) : Area A: 30 credits Area B: 30 credits Area C: 30 credits Area D: 30 credits Area E: 30 credits Area F: 30 credits Options: 30 credits Dissertation (90Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn no more than 30 credits (or spend no more than one semester) on exchange. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities A Master of Theology leads to a number of opportunities in a variety of fields, such as: academic research (doctorate, post-doctorate), ecclesiastical... [-]

MSc

Bidisciplinary Master of Science

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Bidisciplinary Master of Science provides students with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or Earth and Environmental Sciences the opportunity to further their studies in a field (minor concentration) other than the one chosen at the Bachelor level (major concentration). This programme prepares graduates to work at the crossroads between two scientific branches, in research or in teaching. [+]

Bidisciplinary Master of Science The Bidisciplinary Master of Science provides students with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or Earth and Environmental Sciences the opportunity to further their studies in a field (minor concentration) other than the one chosen at the Bachelor level (major concentration). This programme prepares graduates to work at the crossroads between two scientific branches, in research or in teaching. AVAILABLE DISCIPLINES: Mathematics (120 credits) Computer Science Physics Chemistry Biology Earth and Environmental Sciences Curriculum Required courses (60Credits) : depending on minor concentration (minor mathematics: 90 credits) Research paper and dissertation (60Credits) : combining both fields of study Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Above all, the Bidisciplinary Master’s programme enables students who wish to teach science to train in two teachable disciplines, thereby fulfilling the requirements of the cantonal education departments (DIP) regarding the versatility of teachers. Admission Criteria A Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields: Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Earth and Environmental Sciences; or an equivalent degree. Up to 30 credits of supplementary courses may be necessary depending on the chosen major-minor combination. Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017* (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/immat admissions.unige.ch *Candidates who hold... [-]

MA

Master of Arts

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

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. [+]

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... [-]

Master of Arts with Specialisation

Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

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. [+]

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.... [-]