M.A. Anthropology and Sociology of Development

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

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

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In the area of international and development studies, anthropology and sociology are indispensable for the comparative study of global concerns from below, from the margins and across borders, with a focus on the role of non-State actors and social movements. The new disciplinary programme to be put in place for the 2011-12 academic year aims to provide students with the analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence, and are influenced by, policy interventions, especially but not exclusively in the field of development. Other areas of interest include conflict and peace-building, location and migration, as well as identity politics.

The Master in Anthropology and Sociology of Development is a two-year programme that provides in-depth training in Anthropology and Sociology from an international perspective, including familiarization with at least one other discipline taught at the Institute (international economics, international history and politics, international law or international relations). It allows students to gain access, subject to certain conditions, to the PhD programme in Anthropology and Sociology of Development.

The degree programme comprises compulsory courses, optional seminars and the writing of an original research dissertation (mémoire) in the course of the second year.

Contents

The Master in Anthropology and Sociology of Development is a programme designed for students interested in the comparative study of global issues from below, from the margins, and across borders. It explores development in a critical and forward-looking manner as pertaining to all regions in the world including the Global South. Courses in the programme equip students with analytical and methodological tools in anthropology and sociology to explore four key themes: Power and conflict; space, population and mobility;
social movements and transformations; culture and identity.

SEMESTRE 1 | SEMESTER 1

3 COURS OBLIGATOIRES | 3 COMPULSORY COURSES

18 CRÉDITS | 18 CREDITS

Automne | Autumn

* Core Issues of Social Theory Antje Linkenbach-Fuchs
* Topics in Globalisation and Postcolonialism Alessandro Monsutti
* World Anthropologies: Uses and Abuses of Culture Isabelle Schulte-Tenckhoff

SEMESTRE 2 | SEMESTER 2

3 COURS OBLIGATOIRES | 3 COMPULSORY COURSES

18 CRÉDITS | 18 CREDITS

Printemps | Spring

* Power, State and Violence Riccardo Bocco
* Qualitative Field Methods in the Social Sciences Alessandro Monsutti
* Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences Nicolas Müller

SEMESTRE 3 | SEMESTER 3

1 COURS OBLIGATOIRE | 1 COMPULSORY COURSE

6 CREDITS | 6 CREDITS

Automne | Autumn

* Ethnography in an International / Transnational Setting TBA

SEMESTRE 4 | SEMESTER 4

1 COURS FORTEMENT RECOMMANDÉ | 1 COURSE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

6 CRÉDITS | 6 CREDITS

Printemps | Spring

* Séminaire des mémorants / Writing Workshop TBA

SEMESTRES 1-4 | SEMESTERS 1-4

3 À 5 COURS OPTIONNELS À CHOISIR DANS LA DISCIPLINE DE SPÉCIALISATION | 3 TO 5 ELECTIVE COURSES TO BE CHOSEN IN THE DISCIPLINE OF SPECIALISATION

18-30 CRÉDITS | 18-30 CREDITS

Automne | Autumn

* Anthropology and the Natural Environment Antje Linkenbach-Fuchs
* Genre, culture et pouvoirs Fenneke Reysoo
* Inégalités de genre, développement et théories féministes postcoloniales Christine Verschuur
* Migrations: entre conflits et développement Alessandro Monsutti

Printemps | Spring

* Anthropologie et développement:éthique et politique de laide Jean-Pierre Jacob
* City Space, Globalisation and Anthropology Isabelle Milbert
* Colonialism, Decolonisation and the InternationalSystem Gopalan Balachandran
* Gender Transformations: kinship, Marriage and Property Fenneke Reysoo
* Questions foncières: gouvernement des hommes et des ressources naturelles dans les pays du Sud Jean-Pierre Jacob
* The Stakes of Humanitarianism: Past and Present Perspectives Alessandro Monsutti, Davide Rodogno

SEMESTRES 1-4 | SEMESTERS 1-4

2 À 4 COURS COMPLÉMENTAIRES À CHOISIR HORS DE LA DISCIPLINE DE SPÉCIALISATION |

2 TO 4 COMPLEMENTARY COURSES TO BE CHOSEN OUTSIDE OF THE DISCIPLINE OF SPECIALISATION

12-24 CRÉDITS | 12-24 CREDITS

COURS EN DROIT INTERNATIONAL | COURSES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW

Automne | Autumn

* Evolution contemporaine de la place et des fonctions de lONU au sein du système juridique international Pierre-Marie Dupuy
* Fundamentals of International Environmental Law Jorge Viñuales
* International Investment Law Joost Pauwelyn
* International Trade Law Joost Pauwelyn
* The Responsibility to Protect Nicolas Michel

Printemps | Spring

* Advanced Topics in International Environmental Law and Policy Jorge Viñuales, Timothy Swanson
* La délimitation maritime en droit international Marcelo Kohen
* Droit diplomatique international Eric Wyler
* Feminist Approaches to Human Rights Ratna Kapur
* «Humanité» et «Communauté internationale » en droit international positif Pierre-Marie Dupuy
* International Criminal Law through the Cases in National and International Courts Paola Gaeta
* International Moot Court Joost Pauwelyn
* Philosophie et droit international Pierre-Marie Dupuy
* Séminaire avancé de jurisprudence environnementale Jorge Viñuales
* Trade and Investment Law Clinic Joost Pauwelyn
* WIPO and International Intellectual Property Law Edward Kwakwa

COURS EN ÉCONOMIE INTERNATIONALE | COURSES IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

Automne | Autumn

* Development Economics Martina Viarengo
* Economic Principles Alessandro Missale
* Economics of International Environmental Agreements Timothy Swanson
* Industrial Organisation Damien Neven
* Microeconomics I Richard Baldwin
* Migration and Development Slobodan Djajic
* Microeconomics of International Migration Slobodan Djajic
* Research Seminar in International Economics Rahul Mukherjee (no credits and annual)
* Trade and Development Martina Viarengo
* Trade Policy Patrick Low

Printemps | Spring

* Climate Change and Trade Patrick Low
* Econometrics I Nicolas Berman
* Economic History Workshop Marc Flandreau
* Economics of International Organisations Damien Neven
* European Antitrust Damien Neven
* Gender and Development Martina Viarengo
* International Business Simon Evenett
* International Development Slobodan Djajic
* International Migration Slobodan Djajic
* International Macroeconomics Charles Wyplosz
* International Monetary and Financial Systems: Past, Present and Future Marc Flandreau, Cédric Tille
* International Trade: Theory and Evidence Nicolas Berman
* Regional and European Economic Integration Richard Baldwin

COURS EN ÉTUDES DU DÉVELOPPEMENT | COURSES IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Automne | Autumn

* Citoyenneté et développement social dans la ville Isabelle Milbert
* Economie politique de la biodiversité Marc Hufty
* The Middle East and North Africa:Change and Continuity in Regional Politics Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
* Politiques urbaines et écologie Isabelle Milbert
* Secteur privé, développement et inclusion sociale Philippe Régnier
* Sécurité alimentaire: de la production agricole au droit à lalimentation Christophe Gironde, Christophe Golay

Printemps | Spring

* Ecologie politique Marc Hufty
* Emerging Countries and the Rise of the New AsianCapitalisms Philippe Régnier
* Human Rights and Development Christophe Golay
* Inclusion financière Jean-Michel Servet
* Microfinance, entrepreneuriat et développement Philippe Régnier, Jean-Michel Servet
* Rights and Wrongs, Gender Equality and the International Organisations Christine Verschuur
* State-Building and War-Making in the Developing World Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou

COURS EN HISTOIRE INTERNATIONALE | COURSES IN INTERNATIONAL HISTORY

Automne | Autumn

* Foreign Policies of Major Powers Lanxin Xiang
* History of European Integration Annabelle Littoz-Monnet
* The History of International Relations Matthew Leitner
* Political and Ethical Issues in Historical Enquiry Annabelle Littoz-Monnet
* Political Ideas Andre Liebich
* Power, Poverty and Wealth in Africa (c 1700-1945) Gareth Austin
* Résistances et protestations au Moyen-Orient:une perspective socio-historique Jordi Tejel
* The Spread of Industrialisation in Asia, Africa and Latin America Gareth Austin
* Transatlantic Relations since 1945 Jussi Hanhimäki
* The United States and East Asia Lanxin Xiang
* Understanding Terrorism:History, Contexts, and New Challenges Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
* Les usages politiques de lhistoire Sergio Luzzatto
* 1989: Regime Change and Revolution in the Soviet Bloc Andre Liebich

Printemps | Spring

* Asian Security System Lanxin Xiang
* China and Globalisation Lanxin Xiang
* Comparative Perspectives on Political Liberalisation and Democratisation Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
* The Cultural Politics of European Integration Annabelle Littoz-Monnet
* Democratisation after Communism Andre Liebich
* Global Migration in History and Historiography
* Gopalan Balachandran
* Histoire globale: institutions et développement /Global History: Institutions and Development (1688-2000) Marc Flandreau
* Introduction to Modern History and Politics in the Middle East Jordi Tejel
* Nationalism Andre Liebich
* Power, Poverty and Wealth in Africa since 1945 Gareth Austin

COURS EN RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES / SCIENCE POLITIQUE | COURSES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS / POLITICAL SCIENCE

Automne | Autumn

* Applied Game Theory Cédric Dupont
* Feminist Theory Elisabeth Prügl
* Global Environmental Politics Emily Meierding
* Introduction to International Relations Thomas Biersteker
* Politics and Economics of International Energy Giacomo Luciani
* Religion and Secularism in a Comparative PoliticsApproach Amélie Barras

Printemps | Spring

* Civil War and Genocide in Rwanda Ravi Bhavnani
* Contemporary Issues in Conflict and Security Keith Krause
* Energy Geopolitics Emily Meierding
* European Security Challenges and Responses Stephanie Hofmann
* Gender Politics in Global Governance Elisabeth Prügl
* International Organisation Stephanie Hofmann
* Research Seminar on Sanctions Thomas Biersteker

TOTAL DES CRÉDITS POUR LES ENSEIGNEMENTS = 90 | TOTAL CREDITS FOR COURSES = 90

MÉMOIRE | DISSERTATION

30 CRÉDITS | 30 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 Anthropology/Sociology of Development: Bachelors degree in anthropology, sociology or a related discipline, or a multidisciplinary Bachelors degree in international relations or development studies.

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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