M.A. International Economic History

Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva

Application deadline: February: for all graduates of foreign universities, April: 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
  • French
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The goal is threefold: to prepare students for advanced research in economic and social history, possibly even a PhD; to enable students to teach at the secondary level; and to provide advanced and flexible training for careers in the public or private sector.

It should be noted that the geography stream allows students to include topics in human geography, such as borders, territoriality, land use planning and urban policy, in their curriculum.

Available orientation: * Geography

Career opportunitiesA master in International Economic History leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in:

* Private sector business, especially banking and finance
* Public administration
* International and humanitarian organisations
* Journalism
* Secondary school education
* Academic research and teaching.


* Required courses, 18 credits

Methodology and current trends in historical research

* Thematic courses and electives, 42 credits

E.g. History of international economic regulation, technology, international business and finance, North-South relations; globalisation and society

* Dissertation, 30 credits


Level of French required * Eliminatory general test for non-Francophones

Admission criteria * A Bachelor in Economic and Social History or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of supplementary courses to be determined based on prior studies.


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