Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • € 4,035 / Year (EEA)
  • € 4,035 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014, September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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In todays rapidly changing world, strong analytical skills and the lens of complementary disciplines are essential to understand new dynamics and to design policy. In this perspective, the Master in International Affairs offers:

* a substantial familiarisation with at least two disciplines in international relations, and specialisation in two of the following three innovative themes: Global and regional integration, Security and conflict management, and Global society.
* an opportunity to acquire or enhance the technical and professional skills that are necessary for effective analysis and decision-making, such as quantitative methods, communication and negotiating techniques, and project management.

At the Institute, we are keen on offering the best conditions for independent thinking and collective learning. The MIA programme provides:

* an educational experience based on both small-group seminars and workshops, and larger class settings.
* an opportunity to give free rein to one's creativity and analytical capacity in seminar work based on personal research and in the final dissertation (mémoire).

We are open to the world and value exchanges with international policy-makers and educational partners :

* students can acquire credits through an internship.
* students can spend one semester abroad thanks to exchange agreements with a selection of top institutions across the world.

Contents

The Master in International Affairs offers an interdisciplinary approach to international relations. The programme proposes a combination of theoretical preparation in International Economics, International History, International Law and Political Science as well as interdisciplinary seminars and workshops providing the technical tools necessary for effective analysis and decision-making. Focuses include multilateral cooperation, regional integration, security and conflict management as well as global security.
SEMESTRE 1 | SEMESTER 1

1 COURS OBLIGATOIRE | 1 COMPULSORY COURSE

6 CRÉDITS | 6 CREDITS

Automne | Autumn

* Global Trends and Diversity Marc Hufty

2 COURS À CHOISIR | 2 COURSES TO BE CHOSEN

12 CRÉDITS | 12 CREDITS

Automne | Autumn

* Economic Principles Alessandro Missale
* The History of International Relations Matthew Leitner
* International Law in International Affairs Andrew Clapham
* Introduction to International Relations Thomas Biersteker

SEMESTRE 2 | SEMESTER 2

2 COURS OBLIGATOIRES | 2 COMPULSORY COURSES

12 CRÉDITS | 12 CREDITS

Printemps | Spring

* Epistemology and Methods Annabelle Littoz-Monnet, Oliver Jütersonke
* International Institutions and Regulation Andrea Bianchi, Cédric Dupont

1 COURS À CHOISIR | 1 COURSE TO BE CHOSEN

6 CRÉDITS | 6 CREDITS

Printemps | Spring

* Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences Rahul Mukherjee
* Statistics for International Relations Research II Eugene Horber (for MIA students who already have a good graduate-level grounding in statistics)

1 SÉMINAIRE INTERDISCIPLINAIRE À CHOISIR | 1 INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR TO BE CHOSEN

9 CRÉDITS | 9 CREDITS

Printemps | Spring

* Advanced Topics in International Environmental Law and Policy Jorges Viñuales, Tim Swanson
* International Monetary and Financial Systems: Past, Present and Future Marc Flandreau, Cédric Tille
* The Political Economy of the Crisis Cédric Dupont, Charles Wyplosz
* The Stakes of Humanitarianism: Past and PresentPerspectives Alessandro Monsutti, Davide Rodogno

SEMESTRES 3-4 | SEMESTERS 3-4

3 ATELIERS | 3 WORkSHOPS

9 CRÉDITS | 9 CREDITS

Automne | Autumn

* Crisis Communications Rolf Olsen
* Strategic Project Management Daniel Fino, Dominique Rossier

Printemps | Spring

* Climate Diplomacy Johannah Bernstein
* The Politics and Practice of Reform in International Institutions Bruce Jenks

Automne & printemps | Autumn & Spring

* Negotiation Skills Robert Weibel

SEMESTRES 1-4 | SEMESTERS 1-4

6 COURS À CHOISIR PARMI AU MOINS 2 CONCENTRATIONS DIFFÉRENTES | 6 COURSES TO BE CHOSEN FROM AT LEAST 2 DIFFERENT CONCENTRATIONS

36 CRÉDITS | 36 CREDITS

CONCENTRATION 1:

INTÉGRATION RÉGIONALE ET GLOBALE | GLOBAL AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION
Automne | Autumn

* Applied Game Theory (open if places available) Cédric Dupont
* Development Economics (open if places available) Martina Viarengo
* Economie politique de la biodiversité (ouvert si places disponibles) Marc Hufty
* Evolution contemporaine de la place et des fonctions de lONU au sein du système juridique international (prioritaire) Pierre-Marie Dupuy
* History of European Integration (open if places available) Annabelle Littoz-Monnet
* International Health Law (open if places available) Gian Luca Burci
* International Investment Law (open if places available) Joost Pauwelyn
* International Trade Law (open if places available) Joost Pauwelyn
* Microeconomics of International Migration (open if places available) Slobodan Djajic
* Microeconomics I (open if places available) Richard Baldwin
* Politics and Economics of International Energy (priority) Giacomo Luciani
* Power, Poverty and Wealth in Africa (c 1700-1945) (open if places available) Gareth Austin
* Trade and Development (open if places available) Martina Viarengo
* Trade Policy (priority) Patrick Low
* The United States and East Asia (open if places available) Lanxin Xiang
* Water Management: From Global Theories to Local Realities (open if places available) Ronald Jaubert
* WIPO and International Intellectual Property Law (open if places available) Edward Kwakwa

Printemps | Spring

* China and Globalisation (priority) Lanxin Xiang
* Climate Change and Trade (open if places available)Patrick Low
* The Cultural Politics of European Integration (open if places available) Annabelle Littoz-Monnet
* Democratisation after Communism (open if places available) Andre Liebich
* Econometrics I (open if places available) Nicolas Berman
* Emerging Countries and the Rise of the New Asian
* Capitalisms (open if places available) Philippe Régnier
* European Antitrust (priority) Damien Neven
* Global Public Health: Current and Emerging Issues (priority) Nick Drager
* «Humanité» et «communauté internationale» en droit international positif (open if places available) Pierre-Marie Dupuy
* International Business (priority) Simon Evenett
* International Development (open if places available) Slobodan Djajic
* International Macroeconomics (priority) Charles Wyplosz
* International Moot Court (open if places available) Joost Pauwelyn
* International Organisation (priority) Stephanie Hofmann
* International Trade: Theory and Evidence (open if places available) Nicolas Berman
* Power, Poverty and Wealth in Africa since 1945 (open if places available) Gareth Austin
* Regional and European Economic Integration (priority) Richard Baldwin
* Shining India: Development Policy Issuesin a Transition Country (open if places available) Isabelle Milbert
* Trade and Investment Law Clinic (open if places available) Joost Pauwelyn

CONCENTRATION 2:

SÉCURITÉ ET GESTION DES CONFLITS | SECURITY AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

Automne | Autumn

* Foreign Policies of Major Powers (open if places available) Lanxin Xiang
* Migrations: entre conflits et développement (ouvert si places disponibles) Alessandro Monsutti
* The Responsibility to Protect (priority) Nicolas Michel
* Transatlantic Relations since 1945 (open if places available) Jussi Hanhimäki
* Understanding Terrorism:History, Contexts, and New Challenges (priority) Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
* 1989: Regime Change and Revolution in the Soviet Bloc (open if places available) Andre Liebich

Printemps | Spring

* Asian Security System (priority) Lanxin Xiang
* Civil War and Genocide in Rwanda (open if places available) Ravi Bhavnani
* Colonialism, Decolonisation and the InternationalSystem (open if places available) Gopalan Balachandran
* Comparative Perspectives on Political Liberalisation and Democratisation (priority) Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
* Contemporary Issues in Conflict and Security (open if places available) Keith Krause
* European Security Challenges and Responses (open if places available) Stephanie Hofmann
* Gender Politics in Global Governance (priority) Elisabeth Prügl
* International Criminal Law through the Cases in National and International Courts (open if places available) Paola Gaeta
* Introduction to Modern History and Politics in the Middle East (open if places available) Jordi Tejel
* Nationalism (priority) Andre Liebich
* Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: Concept and Contents (priority) Vincent Chetail
* Research Seminar on Sanctions (open if places available) Thomas Biersteker

CONCENTRATION 3:

SOCIÉTÉ GLOBALE | THE GLOBAL SOCIETY

Automne | Autumn

* Citoyenneté et développement social dans la ville (ouvert si places disponibles) Isabelle Milbert
* Economics of International Environmental Agreements (open if places available) Timothy Swanson
* Feminist Theory (open if places available) Elisabeth Prügl
* Fundamentals of International Environmental Law (open if places available) Jorge Viñuales
* Global Environmental Politics (open if places available) Emily Meierding
* Inégalités de genre, développement et théories féministes postcoloniales (ouvert si places disponibles) Christine Verschuur
* Migration and Development (open if places available) Slobodan Djajic
* Political and Ethical Issues in Historical Enquiry (open if places available) Annabelle Littoz-Monnet
* Political Ideas (open if places available) Andre Liebich
* Politiques urbaines et écologie Isabelle Milbert
* Religion and Secularism in a Comparative PoliticsApproach (open if places available) Amélie Barras
* Secteur privé, développement et inclusion sociale (ouvert si places disponibles) Philippe Régnier
* Sécurité alimentaire: de la production agricoleau droit à lalimentation (ouvert si places disponibles) Christophe Gironde, Christophe Golay
* The Spread of Industrialisation in Asia, Africa and Latin America (priority) Gareth Austin
* State Contracts and International Arbitration (open if places available) Zachary Douglas
* Les usages politiques de lhistoire Sergio Luzatto

Printemps | Spring

* Amérique latine: une histoire environnementale (ouvert si places disponibles) Marc Hufty
* Corporate Responsibility in Transnationaland International Law (open if places available) Zachary Douglas
* Droit diplomatique international (ouvert si places disponibles) Eric Wyler
* Ecologie politique (ouvert si places disponibles) Marc Hufty
* Energy Geopolitics (open if places available) Emily Meierding
* Feminist Approaches to Human Rights (priority) Ratna Kapur
* Gender and Development (open if places available) Martina Viarengo
* Global Migration in History and Historiography (open if places available) Gopalan Balachandran
* Human Rights and Development (open if places available) Christophe Golay
* Inclusion financière (prioritaire) Jean Michel Servet
* International Migration (priority) Slobodan Djajic
* La délimitation maritime en droit international (open if places available) Marcelo Kohen
* Microfinance, entrepreneuriat et développement (ouvert si places disponibles) Philippe Regnier, Jean-Michel Servet
* Philosophie et droit international (ouvert si places disponibles) Pierre-Marie Dupuy
* Rights and Wrongs, Gender Equality andthe International Organisations (open if places available) Christine Verschuur
* Séminaire avancé de jurisprudence environnementale (ouvert si places disponibles) Jorge Viñuales

SEMESTRE 4 | SEMESTER 4

MÉMOIRE | DISSERTATION

30 CRÉDITS | CREDITS

Requirements

Language requirements

The Institute is a bilingual English-French institution; students are therefore required to demonstrate their knowledge of these languages by including the relevant certificates with their application forms.

English

* Level required: candidates are required to demonstrate excellent command of the language, both written and spoken, confirmed by a language certificate:
* Candidates of English mother-tongue and those who have completed secondary or post-secondary education in English, confirmed by a diploma, are exempt from this requirement.

French

* Level required: a passive knowledge of French can be acquired during the first study semester; knowledge of French will be tested at the beginning of the second semester (February or March).
* Candidates of French mother-tongue, candidates who have completed secondary or post-secondary education in French, confirmed by a diploma, or candidates who have obtained a French diploma equivalent to a DELF B2 are exempt from this requirement.
* Request for a waiver of the French requirement: candidates with no prior knowledge of French may request a waiver [pdf]. Upon successful acceptance to the Institute, they will be required to attend an intensive French course during the three weeks preceding the beginning of the autumn semester and for the duration of the first semester; upon completion of the course they will be required to pass a language test.

Masters Academic Requirements

Candidates must hold a Bachelors degree (minimum 180 ECTS credits) or an equivalent qualification in a discipline relevant to the chosen programme:

* Master in International Affairs (MIA):
Bachelors degree in law, economics, history or political science or a related discipline, or a multidisciplinary Bachelors degree in international relations. Holders of a Bachelors degree in another discipline and with a sound academic record are also eligible to apply.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
TOEFL paper-based test score : 600
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

Funding

Each year the Graduate Institute awards an important number of scholarships to Master and PhD students for its study programs in the field of international affairs, development studies, international economics, political science, international law, international economics and international history. Scholarships are awarded according to academic merit and financial need of students.

There are three categories of scholarship:

* Full scholarships: with a few exceptions, these are worth CHF 18,000. Recipients are exempt from Graduate Institute tuition fees.
* Partial scholarships: the value of these grants varies according to the individual needs of the recipient student. These grants do not cover tuition fees which recipients of partial grants are required to pay.
* Tuition scholarships: these grants cover tuition fees for one academic year. They are awarded to exceptional students.

To consult a list of scholarships available through the Institute and how to apply for them, please visit:


Please send your scholarship request at the same time as the documents of your application file (procedure is online). The deadline for submitting scholarship is the same as for the application: January 15, 2012.

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