Master Socio-Economics

  • On Campus
  • 18 months
  • EUR457 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR457 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 Socio-Economics allows students to become well acquainted with concepts and tools enabling them to critically examine interactions between society and the economy, at both the structural and procedural level with a view to optimising these interactions.



Students may specialise in social and spatial issues, development issues and North-South inequalities, population studies, economics, methods or gender perspectives. The programme emphasises the link between theory and practice through research (dissertation) or by putting students’ skills to the test as they move from an academic to professional setting (work placement).

Available concentration:
  • Demographics
Career opportunities

The Master of Arts in Socio-Economics leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in:

  • Local, national or international administration and institutions
  • Secondary schools
  • NGOs and, more generally, all active associations involving the social economy
  • The private sector: social and environmental responsibility and intercultural dimensions.

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
  • EUR457 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR457 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 (33 Credits):
  1. Economic challenges of globalisation
  2. Demographic analysis, human development, poverty and inequality
  3. Research methodology
  • Other courses and electives (30 Credits):
  1. Social and spatial issues
  2. Public finance
  3. History of the corporate world
  4. Business ethics; migration and development
  • Dissertation or work placement (27 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 Economics, Social Sciences or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of 9-30 credits of supplementary courses.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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