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International Relations and Political Science

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

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

The International Relations and Political Science programme of Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies prepares students for doctoral studies, research activities, and public or private careers dealing with different aspects in the field of international relations that require strong analytical and research skills.

Overview

The International Relations and Political Science programme of Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies offers students the possibility of completing a master’s degree through two programmes – a stand-alone two-year master’s programme, designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations; and a fast-track master’s programme, which transfers advanced students into doctoral research after three semesters.

Students are equipped with the analytical tools and substantive background to understand a wide range of political topics. Engaging with multiple approaches and methods, students have the opportunity to take courses from a number of sub-fields, including:

  • comparative politics
  • conflict studies
  • political economy
  • international governance
  • methodology

The master's programme is made up of a standard sequence of core courses, as well as several sub-field survey courses; in addition, there are numerous electives that can be taken. During the second year of studies, each student writes a master's thesis or, if he/she is enrolled in the fast-track programme, transitions into the coursework that prepares him/her for writing a dissertation prospectus for doctoral research.

Teaching takes place in small classes, where students are encouraged to foster a sense of inquiry, critique and argument. Students have extensive access to political science faculty, both regular professors in the department as well as visiting professors.  This, as well as the analytical strengths of the curriculum, the proximity to various international governmental and nongovernmental organisations in Geneva, and the broad geographical and cultural range of students in the programme, make for a solid and rewarding grounding in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods: Agent-based Computational Modeling
  • Civil War and Genocide In Rwanda
  • Comparative Politics
  • Designing & Conducting Field Research
  • Everyday Political Economy
  • Feminist Approaches to War and Security

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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