M.A. International Economic History

  • 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 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.



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 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 (5 max.)

Duration full-time 15 months
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

English Language Requirements

Take IELTS test


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

No work experience is required.

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