Political Science, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • French
University of 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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


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; citizenship, justice and democracy
  • International relations
Career 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

Programme Structure

  • Required courses (30 Credits): Thematic and methodological courses
  • Thematic courses (30 Credits): Possible work placement
  • Dissertation (30 Credits)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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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 60 credits of supplementary courses.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 460 International
  • EUR 460 EU/EEA
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester


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