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
1.5 years (3 semesters)
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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:
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.
Private or public sector jurist, lawyer, solicitor, judge, legal advisor in government or non-governmental organisations, etc.
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
T. +41 (0)22 379 84 20 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Caterina Gidari Wassmer
T. +41 (0)22 379 85 63
Ms Bita Bertossa
T. +41 (0)22 379 86 07
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the language. Find courses on Language Learning Portal.
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.
No work experience is required.
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