Master Law of State Action

Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva

Application deadline: 30 April
Tuition fee:
  • € 700 / Year (EEA)
  • € 700 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 15 months
Partnership: Joint
  • French
  • German
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The Bilingual Master of Laws is a joint programme with the Law Faculty of the University of Basel. It combines language skills and legal knowledge and enables students to obtain a degree from two Swiss universities. Students enrol either in Geneva or Basel and take courses at both universities (min. 30 ECTS credits from each).

Bilingual curriculum is available in the following programmes

* Master of Law (Freies Masterstudium)
* Thematic programmes * International and European law (Transnationales Recht)
* Public right of action (Verwaltungsrecht)
* Civil and criminal law (Generalis)
* Economic law (Wirtschaftsrecht)

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Academic calendar

Programme outline

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Bilingual Thematic Master of Laws

3 semesters (max. 6 semesters), 90 ECTS credits

In each of the two law faculties, at least 30 credits

Courses relating to the chosen theme, at least 30 credits

Dissertation and seminar, 22 credits

The dissertation is written as part of a seminar; however, students may write their dissertation outside the seminar (16 credits) and supplement it with an additional elective (6 credits).

Language of instruction



Level of French required

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

Admission criteria

A Bachelor of Law from a Swiss university or an equivalent foreign law degree.


Students may earn up to 30 of the 90 ECTS credits from a university approved by the Law Faculty.

Career opportunities

Private or public sector jurist, lawyer, solicitor, judge, legal advisor in government or non-governmental organisations, etc.

Tuition fees

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.


Deadline for Fall Semester: 30 April 2014

(Students who require an entry visa to Switzerland are strongly advised to apply by 28 February 2014)

Deadline for Spring Semester: 30 November 2014

(Students who require an entry visa to Switzerland are strongly advised to apply by 30 September 2014)



Faculty of Law: Uni Mail, 40 bd du Pont-d´Arve, 1211 Genève 4

Student affairs:

T. +41 (0)22 379 84 20

Academic advisors:

Ms Caterina Gidari Wassmer

T. +41 (0)22 379 85 63

Ms Bita Bertossa

T. +41 (0)22 379 86 07


Admission to the Master's programme following the Bachelor's law degree requires a Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university or a legal degree from a foreign university considered equivalent to a Bachelor's law degree from a Swiss university.

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