M.A. Socio-Economics

University of Geneva

Application deadline: 28 February 2014 for all graduates of foreign universities (30 April 2014 for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges)
Tuition fee:
  • € 700 / Year (EEA)
  • € 700 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 15 months
Languages:
  • French
  • English
Location:
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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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.

Contents

Master of Arts in Socio-Economics:

* 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

Requirements

Level of French required

Eliminatory general test for non-Francophones, with the exception of the following cases:


Admission criteria

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

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