Master Political Science

  • On Campus
  • 18 months
  • EUR460 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR460 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • French ( Find a course )
| Geneva, Switzerland
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; 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

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Starting in

    Apply until:
  • ( International

    Deadline applies if you do not have the same nationality as the university.

  • ( EEA

    Deadline applies if your country of nationality is in the EEA (European Economic Area)

Tuition fee
  • EUR460 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR460 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 18 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the French language. Find French courses on Language Learning Portal.


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.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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