During the Anthropology and Sociology programme of Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, students acquire a breadth and depth of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary knowledge, as well as research skills across a variety of methodological approaches.
We aim to foster in our students the analytical, methodological and conceptual capacities needed to develop nuanced understandings of, and responses to, the transnational and globalised dimensions of many of today’s most urgent social, cultural, political and economic problems. Students that complete our programme are well-prepared for careers in the international, public, private and nonprofit sectors. A number of our master students also go on to pursue PhDs in ANSO or other internationally competitive doctoral programmes.
The master curriculum enables students to combine broad disciplinary training with the development of specialised research interests. Compulsory courses in social theory and research methods, as well as recommended courses in research design and ethnographic writing, give students a solid foundation in anthropology and sociology. Students also have the freedom to pursue their particular interests by choosing from an array of elective disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses within and outside the department.
Making the most of the Graduate Institute’s location, master students may also take up internships in one of Geneva’s many international or nongovernmental organisations. The Graduate Institute also offers opportunities to study abroad for a semester through its numerous exchange programmes.
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- Anthropological Approaches to Diaspora and Mobility
- Anthropological Perspectives on Reproductive Politics in the 21st Century
- Anthropology in/of Institutions
- Anthropology of Populism
- Anthropology of Tourism
- Archive, Memory, History
- 24 months
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DisciplinesAnthropology Sociology View 6 other Masters in Sociology 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
International7596 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7596 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA4747 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased 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
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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