Deadline : 28 February, 2019
The Master begins with the interdisciplinary core curriculum. After the first semester, students can choose between two areas of specialisation: «Environment and societies», which focuses on environmental challenges and the way they influence life in society; and «States, societies and development», which examines the formation of states since the colonial era and their role in development-related issues at various levels.
Geneva, which houses many international organisations, is a unique place to study these dynamics. This Master’s programme also places particular emphasis on experience in the field, and students can take advantage of exchanges with UNIGE’s partner universities in Africa. To complete their course, students choose between a «research» option, which includes a fieldwork and a thesis, and a «professionalising» option involving a work placement/internship over several months and a detailed internship report.
DURATION OF STUDIES
2 years (4 semesters)
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Knowledge of English is recommended.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree.
4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 credits ECTS
Required courses from the core curriculum
- Prehistory and precolonial history of Africa
- Colonial history of Africa
- Development economics
- States, territories and development in Africa
- Critical approach to world divisions
- Specialisation 1: Environment and societies
- Specialisation 2: States, societies and development
Work placement/Internship or thesis
Given the length of the programme, Master’s students are allowed to go on exchange for one semester maximum. Students may go on exchange as
early as their 3rd semester and may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The thesis cannot be substituted. A stay in the feld is strongly recommended.
Application deadline is 28 February, 2019.
For more information and to apply, click here.