M.A. International Economic History

Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva | Geneva, Switzerland
The Master in International Economic History is the only advanced degree of its kind in Switzerland. Firmly anchored in approaches and methods used in history, the programme nevertheless focuses significantly on other branches of the social sciences.

Description of International Economic History

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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 opportunities

A 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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February: for all graduates of foreign universities, April: for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges
Tuition fee
  • EUR 700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 700 Year (EEA)

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 September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS

1.5 years : 3 semesters (5 max.)

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

Course Content

  • 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

Requirements for International Economic History

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.

Work Experience for International Economic History

No work experience is required.

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Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva, Switzerland

Switzerland The University of Geneva is a French-speaking comprehensive University with a wide range of programmes in English. In addition to its nine faculties, it also boasts six National Centres of Competence in Research (PlanetS, SwissMap, Chemical Biology, Affective Sciences, Synaptic Bases of Mental Disease, LIVES Overcoming vulnerabilities) and is a co-founder of the Swiss Network for International Studies.