M.A. Socio-Economics

  • 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 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

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 (6 max.)

Duration full-time 15 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

  • Required courses, 33 credits

Economic challenges of globalisation; demographic analysis, human development, poverty and inequality; research methodology; etc.

  • Other courses and electives , 30 credits

Social and spatial issues; public finance; history of the corporate world; business ethics; migration and development; etc.

  • Dissertation or work placement, 27 credits

English Language Requirements

Take IELTS test


Level of French required
  • Eliminatory general test for non-Francophones
Admission criteria
  • 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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