Socio-Economics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • French
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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


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.

Programme Structure

  • 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)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

A Bachelor in Economics, Social Sciences or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of 9-30 credits of supplementary courses.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 457 International
  • EUR 457 EU/EEA
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester


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