M.A. Political Science

  • On Campus
  • 15 months
  • EUR700 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR700 per Year (EEA

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

    )
  • French, English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
Geneva - University of Geneva | Geneva, Switzerland
The Master in Political 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.

Description

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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

AMaster 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

Application deadline February: for all graduates of foreign universities, April: for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges
Tuition fee
  • EUR 700 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR 700 per year (EEA

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

    )

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.

Start date
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS

1.5 years: 3 semesters (max. 5 semesters)

Duration full-time 15 months
Languages
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

  • Required courses, 8 credits

Surveys; comparative methods; qualitative methods, etc.

  • Thematic courses, 52 credits

Possible work placement

  • Dissertation, 30 credits

English Language Requirements

Take IELTS test

Requirements

Level of French required
  • Eliminatory general test for non-Francophones
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 60 credits of supplementary courses.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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