The degree is earned in three semesters with course work in one or two disciplines and a thesis. Courses, seminars and practical work may be grouped by subject or methodology and offered as a module. Each module then features one or more specific evaluations leading to a grade. The degree requires three modules in the discipline of choice, three optional modules, and the defence of a thesis. Holders of Master of Arts (MA) may go on to advanced study.
This programme is interdisciplinary.
Length of programme: 3 semesters
ECTS credits: 90
500 CHF / semester
During the online application process, applicants with a foreign degree will be charged an administrative fee of 65 CHF, to be deducted from the first-semester tuition fees.
General formation (90 ECTS): 3 semesters, max. 6 semesters.
Formation with spezialisation (120 ECTS): 4 semesters, max. 8 semesters.
1. candidates for the Faculty must meet the University's general enrollment conditions
2. they must also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, referred to below as BA, or a degree considered equivalent by the Dean of the Faculty
3. candidates who hold a diploma or degree equivalent to at least 180 credits from another Faculty of arts or university may be admitted to the Faculty for an MA programme; they may request that their additional credits be treated as equivalents
4. candidates for a Master of Arts/MA in disciplines requiring specific expertise for a BA may be required to do supplementary studies before being admitted.
No work experience is required.
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