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International Affairs

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

M.A.
24 months
Duration
7596 EUR/year
4747 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The International Affairs programme of Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is an intensive two-year programme offering an interdisciplinary approach to the study of global governance. The programme offers students a sound understanding of the actors, policies and processes that are shaping global governance today.

Overview

The curriculum of the International Affairs programme of Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies combines the integration of different disciplines, analytical rigour and methodological competences with substantive knowledge in thematic specialisations.

Together with professional skills workshops, the use of interactive pedagogical methods, a capstone project and a thesis, students will gain the conceptual and practical tools necessary to pursue leadership positions in diplomacy, international organisations, government and the private sector.

The programme combines training in quantitative and qualitative research methods with a wide choice of courses offering perspectives from the Institute’s core disciplines: anthropology, economy, history, law, political science and sociology.

The programme offers students the possibility to specialise in one of three thematic tracks:

  • Global Security
  • Trade & International Finance
  • Environment, Resources & Sustainability

The programme also includes the completion of a  Capstone Project where students work with one of the Graduate Institute’s partner organisation, participation in professional skills workshops, and the option to validate an internship for credit.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Methods for Social Sciences
  • Social Inquiry and Qualitative Methods for International Affairs and Development
  • Applying Organisation Theories to Practice
  • Gender and International Affairs
  • Global Governance and Regulation: Actors and Processes
  • International Policy Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should hold, or at least receive upon arrival, a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a discipline relevant to your study programme, from an accredited university
    • Professional experience and extracurricular activities are not compulsory but can be an asset to your application
    • Complete the online application form
    • Pay the application fee
    • Provide contact details for two academic referees on the application form
    • Upload all your supporting documents before the deadline

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7596 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4747 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4747 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Non-resident students: CHF 8,000 per year
  • Resident students: CHF 5,000 per year

Funding

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