Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Master in International Relations and Political Science

Address:

132 rue de Lausanne

Po Box 136

Geneva, Geneve 1211

Switzerland

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master in International Relations and Political Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The programme prepares students for doctoral studies, research activities as well as careers dealing with different aspects of international relations which require strong analytical and research skills, whether in the public or the private sector. The program is aimed at providing the analytical tools and the substantive background to understand a wide range of topics, both in the present and in various likely futures. Students follow a standard sequence of core courses, as well as several subfield 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, depending on whether he/she wishes to transfer to the doctoral program, a dissertation prospectus. Throughout their studies, students have extensive access to political science faculty, both regular professors in the unit and recurring or one-time visitors. Classes for the most part are small and students work closely with faculty. This access, as well as the analytical strengths of the curriculum, the proximity to various international governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Geneva, and the broad geographical and cultural range of students in the program, make for a solid and rewarding grounding in the field.

Accreditation:

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is accredited by the Conférence Universitaire Suisse.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 120

In State Tuition (per year): 3000 CHF

Out State Tuition (per year): 5000 CHF

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