Areas of Study
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.
- 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesInternational Relations International Business Public Policy View 15 other Masters in International Relations in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
International7248 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7248 EUR per year during 24 months.
National4530 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4530 EUR per year during 24 months.
- Non-resident students: CHF 8,000 per year
- Resident students: CHF 5,000 per year
Living costs for Genève
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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