M.A. Geography and Territory Science

University of Geneva

Application deadline: 28 February 2014 for all graduates of foreign universities (30 April 2014 for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges)
Tuition fee:
  • € 700 / Year (EEA)
  • € 700 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 15 months
Languages:
  • French
  • English
Location:
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The Master in Geography and Territorial Sciences enables students to study spatial development and geographic information with a view to perfecting their skills in land-use planning. The programme also addresses issues such as culture, authority and globalisation. It offers two possible concentrations as well as an economic and social history stream for prospective teachers. Graduates of the programme are also eligible for advanced degrees in urban planning or for teaching.

Available concentrations:

* Cultural and political spaces
* Spatial development and geographic information: South and North

Available orientation:

* Economic and social history

Career opportunities

AMaster in Geography and Territorial Sciences 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

Contents

Master in Geography and Territorial Sciences:

* Required courses 27 credits

E.g. Social and spatial stakes; issues surrounding territories, borders and tourism

* Electives, 39 credits

* Dissertation 24 credits

Requirements

Level of French required

Eliminatory general test for non-Francophones with the exception of the following cases:


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.

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