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http://www.universitieshandbook.com/ The University of Geneva is the second largest university in Switzerland and is a public institution of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. It pursues three …

http://www.universitieshandbook.com/ The University of Geneva is the second largest university in Switzerland and is a public institution of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. It pursues three missions: Teaching (classes are, in general, taught in French), research, and service to the wider community. http://www.universitieshandbook.com/

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  • 1. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA masters 2010-2011
  • 2. |2| UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 www.unige.ch/international Editor University of Geneva Production International Relations Office Cover graphics Sébastien de Haller Texts Press centre(PIP) Translation Raphaël Newman Photos Emmanuelle Baud, Gustavo Carlos, Jacques Erard, François Schaer Print Atelier de reproduction, Université de Genève Number of copies 2000 Date August 2009 Orders International Relations University of Geneva Bd du Pont-d’Arve 40 CH-1211 Geneva 4 international@unige.ch
  • 3. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 |3| Table of Contents 0 | Welcome to the University of Geneva 4 1 | Enrolment 6 2 | Faculty of Sciences 7 3 | Faculty of Medicine 15 4 | Faculty of Arts 19 5 | Faculty of Social Science and Economics 23 6 | Faculty of Law 31 7 | Autonomous Faculty of Protestant Theology 38 8 | Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences 41 9 | School of Translation and Interpretation 46 10 | Institute for Environmental Studies 48 11 | European Institute 49 12 | A ‘+’ for students 50
  • 4. |4| UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 0 | Welcome to the University of Geneva Studying at the university means embarking on a new relationship with knowledge. It means taking the time to understand phenomena in their multiple dimensions, to place them in perspective, work up their historic context, and explore them in all of their complexity. The university is a privileged site of reflexion, where intellectual creation is encouraged in the domains of both teaching and research. The University of Geneva, which in 2009 celebrates its 450th anniversary, is on the cut- ting edge of basic and experimental science, stays informed about the needs and challenges of the society, and provides a space for discovery in which the present is examined while the future is built. It is this feature in particular that makes itself felt virtually the moment new students begin their time at the University of Geneva, re-shaping their relationship with the expertise they are preparing to acquire, adding an intriguing dimension to their lives, and ensuring that their experience is enriching. One’s university years are a rare and precious time, and afford a brand-new perspective on learning. The various faculties at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) offer just such an opportunity to broaden one’s field of knowledge. We are delighted to see our students join us in this pursuit today and thus guarantee a fruitful tomorrow. Cultivating excellence Students at the University of Geneva can take advantage of an infrastructure that is regularly praised for its excellence. Ranked by international surveys among the best European universities, the UNIGE offers a range of programmes unique in French- speaking Switzerland. In addition to its seven faculties – Sciences, Medicine, Arts, Social Science and Economics, Law, Theology, and Psychology and Educational Sciences – and its School of Translation and Interpretation, the UNIGE also comprises several interdisciplinary centres, and has recently inaugurated a programme in environmental studies. Furthermore, it boasts three National Centres of Competence in Research (Physics of New Electronic Materials, Genetics, and Affective Sciences) and is a co-founder of the Swiss Network for International Studies, in which it also plays an active part. The UNIGE at a glance 13,500 students 5,200 employees 200 continuing education programmes 3,800 diplomas awarded 28 bachelor’s degrees 70 master’s degrees 78 doctoral degrees
  • 5. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 |5| A unique setting Students in Geneva enjoy a unique setting. Rated third-highest in international sur- veys of quality of life*, the city of Calvin is only a few hours by train from the major European capitals. Geneva is also host to the European headquarters of the United Nations (UN) and the world headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Internation- al Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), as well as of- fices of such multinationals as Procter&Gamble, Merck-Serono and Firmenich. Its population is accordingly multicultural, and its public life is distinguished by open- mindedness and tolerance. Furthermore, thanks to its prime geographic location – on the shores of Lake Geneva and less than an hour from Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps – the city enjoys an abundance of parkland and offers a wide range of leisure activities. Geneva is also home to a wealth of cultural institutions, such as the Grand Théâtre, an internationally acclaimed opera house, and many musical, cinematic and artistic venues. * Source: Mercer Human Ressource Consulting, 2009 In the heart of the city The UNIGE’s various facilities are situated in the heart of the city. Uni Bastions, inaugu- rated in 1872 in the park opposite the Mur des Réformateurs, is the oldest building.Today it houses the Faculty of Arts, the Autonomous Faculty of Protestant Theology, and the Institute for the History of the Reformation. Sciences, meanwhile, have their headquarters in three main buildings (Sciences I, II and III) on the banks of the Arve. Not far away, the Geneva-Lausanne School of Pharmacy has had its home since 2004 in a building near the Institute of Physics. The University Medical Centre (CMU), close to Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), houses much of the Faculty of Medicine, notably its basic medical research laboratories. Inaugurated in November 1999, the Uni Mail complex is one of Switzerland’s largest university facilities. Uni Pignon, on the same grounds, has accommodated part of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences since 2003. An ideal environment In addition to the many services intended to ease student entry into the academic world, the UNIGE also offers a range of sport and cultural activities. Affordably priced courses are available in everything from visual arts to paragliding, including dance, photography, tennis and football.
  • 6. |6| UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 1 | Enrolment Enrolling at the University of Geneva Enrolment at the University of Geneva requires a secondary-school diploma, a Swiss school-leaving certificate, or a foreign degree deemed equivalent. The complete list of conditions and procedures for enrolment may be found at: www.unige.ch/dase/immatriculation/Immatenglish.html Cost of studies Every student enrolled at the University of Geneva is subject to a tuition fee of CHF 500 per semester. This fee is payable during the months of October and February by means of special pre-addressed postal deposit slips. Holders of foreign degrees pay an enrol- ment fee of CHF 65. Important deadlines 31 January 2010: last chance to pre-enrol at the School of Translation and Interpretation (ETI), Uni Mail, CH-1211 Geneva 4, tel. +41 22 379 87 08 15 February 2009: last chance to pre-enrol for medical studies by way of the Conference of Rec- tors of Swiss Universities, P.O. Box 607, CH-3000 Bern 9, tel. +41 31 306 60 55 (mornings) 28 February 2010: last chance to enrol at the Faculty of Social Science and Economics (SES), Uni Mail, CH-1211 Geneva 4, tel. +41 22 379 80 16/17/18/19 Enrolment deadlines for other Master Programmes should be verified with the relevant Faculty. Applications for enrolment, including additional documentation required for online enrolment, must be mailed by 30 April 2010 at the latest to the Admission Office. Online enrolment: www.unige.ch/dase/immatriculation/Immatenglish.html Admission Office University of Geneva 24, rue Général-Dufour CH – 1211 Geneva 4 Tel.: +41 22 379 71 11 Mon-Fri: 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
  • 7. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 |7| 2 | Faculty of Sciences From astronomy to earth sciences Discover other solar systems, develop new materials, understand the role and function of genes, prevent risks of natural disasters, synthesize new molecules and grasp the magic of quantum teleportation: these are some of the challenges faced in the 57 dif- ferent programmes offered by the Faculty of Sciences. The birthplace of molecular biology in the aftermath of the Second World War and, since 2000, home to two National Centres of Competence in Research (Physics of New Electronic Materials and Genetics), the Faculty also hosts the Geneva-Lausanne School of Pharmacy. It collaborates closely with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. Alumni and past academic staff of the Faculty of Sciences include a Fields Medal winner in mathematics and two Nobel Laureates in medicine. Master Programmes Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Computer Science, Physics, Chem- istry, Biochemistry, Biology, Prehistoric Archaeology, Environmental Studies, Geology, P r o t e o m i c s a n d B i o i n f o r m a t i c s *, Pharmacy, Neurosciences** * Together with the Faculty of Medicine ** Together with the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences Academic advisor Xavier.Chillier@unige.ch
  • 8. |8| UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Science in Mathematics Advanced training in mathematics with specialization in one of the following fields: algebra and geometry, analysis and mathematical physics, probability and statistics, numerical analysis. Optional courses; seminar; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits*: 90 Teaching language: French and English, limited knowledge of French may be sufficient Criteria for admission: www.unige.ch/etudes/admission.html Contact address: secretariat-math@unige.ch Career opportunities: research, teaching of mathematics at different levels, banking sector, insurance www.unige.ch/sciences/Enseignements/Formations/Masters.html Master of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science Advanced training in mathematics and computer science. The interface of mathematics and computer science; includes such topics as numerical analysis and algorithms. Optional courses; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French and English, limited knowledge of French may be sufficient Criteria for admission: Bachelor in Mathematics and Computer Science or Bachelor in Mathematics, or Bachelor in Computer Science Contact address: secretariat-math@unige.ch Career opportunities: research, teaching, banking sector, insurance, corporate IT www.unige.ch/sciences/Enseignements/Formations/Masters.html Master of Science in Computer Science Optional courses; practical work; research projects; optional internship outside university; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French and English, limited knowledge of French may be sufficient Criteria for admission: Bachelor in Computer Science or equivalent Contact address: Pierre.Leone@unige.ch Career opportunities: IT specialist, analyst, programmer http://cui.unige.ch/Enseignement/Sciences.html * ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits: a measure of the work required for a given programme. One semester equals 30 ECTS credits. One credit corresponds to 25-30 hours of work. ECTS enables students to move from one European university to another.
  • 9. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 |9| Master of Science in Physics Advanced training in physics with specialization in one of the following fields: nuclear and particle physics; condensed-matter physics; theoretical physics; astronomy and as- trophysics; applied physics. The Master of Science in Physics is earned with a combina- tion of theory courses, practical work and tutorials. Obligatory courses; optional courses; practical work; research project. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French or English, depending on the requirements of the students Criteria for admission: www.unige.ch/etudes/admission.html Contact address: secretariat-physics@unige.ch Career opportunities: physicist, astronomer, astrophysicist www.unige.ch/sciences/physique/index_en.html Master of Science in Chemistry The Master of Science in Chemistry provides solid advanced training in molecular sci- ences as well as in the fields of analytical, bio-organic, environmental, materials, mineral, organic, organometallic, physical and polymer chemistry. The programme comprises theory courses, internships and an experimental master’s project. Optional courses; research projects; obligatory internships; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: English; passive proficiency in French desirable Criteria for admission: Bachelor in Chemistry or degree considered equivalent Contact address: info-chimie@unige.ch Career opportunities: public and private laboratories, chemist, analyst, synthe- sis, teacher, environment and waste, food processing, cos- metics and perfumes, patents, business and representa- tion www.unige.ch/sciences/chimie/ Master of Science in Biochemistry The Master of Science in Biochemistry provides a solid advanced training in molecular and biomolecular sciences in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetic en- gineering, bioinformatics, toxicology, cognitive neurosciences, immunology, endocrinology and transduction. Optional courses; research projects; obligatory internships; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: English; passive proficiency in French desirable Criteria for admission: Bachelor in Biochemistry or degree considered equivalent Contact address: info-chimie@unige.ch Career opportunities: public and private laboratories, biochemist, teacher, biomedicine, food processing, cosmetics and perfumes, environment and waste, patents, business and representation www.unige.ch/sciences/chimie/
  • 10. | 10 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Science in Biology Master’s thesis (research project) in almost any field of biology, such as molecular biol- ogy, cell biology, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, genetics, plant biology, microbiology, anthropology, systematics, biomedical research. In addition to the Mas- ter’s thesis (60 ECTS), optional courses for 30 ECTS. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French and English, limited knowledge of French may be sufficient Criteria for admission: admission to the programme is conditional upon posses- sion of a Bachelor in Biology granted by the Faculty or of a degree, in a minimum of 180 ECTS, considered equivalent Contact address: Conseiller-etudes-biolo@unige.ch Career opportunities: basic, applied and medical research in academia or in biotechnology companies, secondary school teacher, ecology and environmental impact services, museum curator, scientific journalist, governmental or private regulatory offices, biotechnology expert in the banking system www.unige.ch/sciences/biologie/ Master of Science in Prehistoric Archaeology Instruction takes the form of courses, seminars, practical work and fieldwork (archaeological digs). Specific training in prehistory is offered (theoretical archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, European neolithic, metal age in Europe/European protohistory, African prehistory) and is supplemented with courses at the Faculty of Arts as well as by a substantial individual assignment lasting a year (master’s thesis). Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: candidates to the programme leading to a Master of Sci- ence in Prehistoric Archaeology must hold a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology with a specialty in Prehistory (granted by the Faculty), a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Bachelor of Science in Archaeology, or a degree considered equivalent. Depending on the type of bachelor’s degree held, a complementary minimum of 12 ECTS may be required (co-requisite) Contact address: Marie.Besse@unige.ch Career opportunities: archaeologist, excavation technician, museum curator, career academic, instructor, scientist, journalist http://anthro.unige.ch
  • 11. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 11 | Master of Science in Geology The Master of Science in Geology offers a solid formation combining fundamental sci- ence with applied skills. Since the Master is run jointly by the Universities of Geneva and of Lausanne, it draws on an unusually broad pool of faculty expertise which covers most orientations of Earth Sciences. Master students can use extensive state of art analytical facilities and are involved in field studies all over the world in cooperation with academic, research and industrial partners. Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: French and English, limited knowledge of French may be sufficient Criteria for admission: Bachelor in geology (180 ECTS) or degree considered equivalent. Contact Pascale Dalla Piazza, ELSTE Masters co-ordinator, for more details Contact address: infoterre@unige.ch, Pascale.DallaPiazza@unige.ch Career opportunities: the master is designed to open the door to careers in academia, administration and industry (e.g. reservoir geology, energy and mineral resources, environmen- tal geology, engineering geology, natural hazards) www.unige.ch/sciences/terre/admin/masters/terre_masters.html Master of Science in Pharmacy The Master of Science in Pharmacy degree provides a solid education and training for future pharmacists whether they intend to practise as hospital or community pharmacists or work in an industrial, academic or administrative environment. The degree also enables its holder to undertake a Ph.D. thesis. Furthermore, begin- ning in the academic year 2010-2011, the Master of Science in Pharmacy degree will be required in order for a candidate to take the examination leading to the Swiss diploma for pharmacists. The first year of the programme includes compulsory courses, optional practical work and a research project. The second year includes 12 weeks of compulsory courses, 20 weeks of pharmacy practice in an approved pharmacy with a further 10 weeks of work placement in either a public or hospital pharmacy. Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Sciences Contact address: InfoCursus-pharm@unige.ch Career opportunities: community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, industry, academia, humanitarian career, administration http://www.unige.ch/sciences/pharm/f/etudes/master-pharma.php?lang=
  • 12. | 12 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Science in proteomics and bioinformatics The master is jointly organized by the Department of Structural Biology and Bioinfor- matics (Faculty of Medicine), the Department of Informatics (Faculty of Sciences), and the Swiss-Prot and Proteome Informatics Group (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics). The aim is to provide students with a complete training in methods and techniques in the fields of proteomics and bioinformatics. Upon completion of their studies, gradu- ates will be capable of producing, analysing and understanding proteomic data. They will have acquired the know-how necessary for the development and creation of bioin- formatic tools and databases. Obligatory courses; optional courses; practical work, obligatory internship. Duration of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: English and French Criteria for admission: candidates must hold one of the following degrees from the University of Geneva: Bachelor in Biology, Bachelor in Biochemistry, Bachelor or Diploma in Medicine, Bach- elor in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bachelor in Computer Sciences, Bachelor in Chemistry, or a degree considered equivalent Contact address: Patricia.Palagi@isb-sib.ch Career opportunities: this master’s degree programme prepares students for research in proteomics and bioinformatics as well as in life sciences in general, and for a career in the phar- maceutical industry or in biotechnology. It may also lead to doctoral studies in biology, biochemistry or bioinformatics www.mpb.unige.ch/
  • 13. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 13 | Master of Science in Environmental Science The programme is intended for those who wish to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the study of how the environment functions, and how it interacts with humanity and human society. It is organized by the the Faculty of Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Science and Eco- nomics of the University of Geneva. Three specializations are possible: natural environmental science (bio-geo-chemical cycles, nat- ural resources and biodiversity); climate and energy; globalization, urbanism and governance. Common core syllabus: introduction to interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity; spe- cialized courses in environmental science; transdisciplinary workshops and seminars; final project. Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: French and English, limited knowledge of French may be sufficient Criteria for admission: 1. students who meet the conditions for enrolment at the University of Geneva may be admitted to prepara- tory studies for a Master of Environmental Science; they must hold a Bachelor of Science or of Social Science and Economics from the University of Geneva or another in- stitution, or a degree or certificate of training considered equivalent by the Institute’s Academic Committee 2. admission is granted on the basis of a candidate’s ex- perience; a candidate may be asked to do a maximum 60 credits of additional training; the Institute’s Aca- demic Committee shall decide on admission 3. students are enrolled at the University and registered at the Faculty of Sciences Contact address: Catherine.Cornut@unige.ch Career opportunities: consulting engineer’s office; environment department in an industrial enterprise, a municipal, cantonal or federal administration; teaching and research; non-governmen- tal (e.g. WWF, Red Cross) or international organization (e.g. United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization, World Meteorological Organization) www.unige.ch/muse
  • 14. | 14 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Science in Neuroscience Organized by the Faculty of Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Psychol- ogy and Educational Sciences of the University of Geneva. The Master of Science in Neuroscience constitutes an interdisciplinary training in the field of neuroscience and comprises: diverse theoretical training affording students ad- vanced insight into the field as well as mastery of techniques specific to it; research training; an initiation to scientific communication. Duration of programme: 3 semesters minimum and 5 semesters maximum ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: some courses are offered exclusively in English and oth- ers in French Criteria for admission: candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in sciences or medicine or psychology or a diploma considered equivalent Contact address: Mona.Spiridon@unige.ch Career opportunities: the training aims to meet the needs of students plan- ning a career in connection with neurosciences within a national or international research and/or teaching body, hospital or university http://neurocenter.unige.ch/master.php
  • 15. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 15 | 3 | Faculty of Medicine From DNA to bedside manner Committed to the continuous adaptation of its teaching curriculum to developments in biomedicine as well as to the needs of an evolving society, the Faculty of medicine plays a leading role today in the development of medical education in Switzerland. It was the first of its kind in Switzerland to provide a new-problem-base method of medi- cal learning. To date it is the only medical faculty to be officially accredited in Switzer- land by the Organisation of Quality Accreditation (OAQ). The medical faculty of Geneva works in close collaboration with the Geneva University Hospitals in order to develop the practice of clinical medicine. It hosts the only School of dental medicine in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. While the quality of its research is today widely recognized, the Faculty of medicine of the University of Geneva has promoted the development of a number of fields among which diabetes, infectious diseases, genetics, neurosciences and transplants. Master Programmes Human Medicine*, Dental Medicine, Movement and Sports Sciences, Proteomics and Bioinformatics**, Neuroscience*** * Master over a three years period that includes a: 6th year of study with essentially clinical options (: 6th year is com- pulsory in order to pass the Swiss Federal Medical Examination) ** Undertaken jointly with the Faculty of Sciences *** Undertaken jointly with the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences Academic advisors Faculty of Medicine: Jean-Francois.Balavoine@unige.ch Section of Dental Medicine: Jean-Pierre.Bernard@unige.ch Institute of Movement Sciences and Sports Medicine: Bengt.Kayser@unige.ch
  • 16. | 16 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Medicine The master in medicine seeks to achieve the following general goals: to gain the necessary theo- retical knowledge and practical know-how in the field of human health, to be acquainted with all illnesses that may afflict human health, including their etiology, symptoms, prevention and treatment, to master the techniques acquired in the fields of prevention, diagnostic, therapy and rehabilitation; to gain general understanding of the scientific foundations of medicine. Structure of master studies: first year, introduction to clinical procedures and rotations in major clinical services (learning in the clinical environment); second year, continua- tion of rotations, synthesis and preparation for exams (final exam for physicians, second part); third year: optional studies and internships (ten months), final exam for physicians, third part. Duration of programme: 6 semesters ECTS credits*: 180 Teaching language: French; good proficiency in English recommended Criteria for admission: www.unige.ch/etudes/admission.html Contact address: Student Secretariat, tel. +41 22 379 50 13 Career opportunities: physician, researcher in basic or clinical medicine www.unige.ch/medecine/enseignement/formationsDeBase/medecineHumaine.html Master of Dental Medicine In addition to medical training in specific fields, the Master of Dental Medicine offers advanced training in the following: preventive dentistry, stomatology, oral surgery, den- tal and maxillo-facial radiology, maxillo-facial surgery, cariology, endodontics, pedo- dontics, orthodontics, oral physiophathology and periodontology, fixed prosthodontics, occlusion, temporo-mandibular disorders, biomaterials, gerodontology and removable prosthodontics. A Master in Dental Medicine can be earned in four semesters with a combination of the- ory (courses, problem-based learning, seminars), clinical instruction and odonto-tech- nical work. During clinical training, which fills approximately 50% of the programme, students care for patients under the guidance of experienced clinicians. Duration of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: www.unige.ch/etudes/admission.html Contact address: Student Secretariat, tel. +41 22 379 40 90 Career opportunities: practitioner of dental medicine in private practice, uni- versity clinic, specialized dental service, hospital environ- ment www.unige.ch/medecine/enseignement/formationsDeBase/etudeMedecineDentaire.html * ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits: a measure of the work required for a given programme. One semester equals 30 ECTS credits. One credit corresponds to 25-30 hours of work. ECTS enables students to move from one European university to another.
  • 17. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 17 | Master in Movement and Sport Sciences The Institute of Movement Sciences and Sports Medicine (ISMMS) at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Institute of Sport Sciences at the University of Lausanne (IS- SUL) offer a joint Master in Movement and Sport Sciences (SMS) under the aegis of the “Triangle Azur” agreement, with the following five specializations: - Teaching is offered by the UNIGE and the UNIL; in Geneva, this specialization is composed of 60 credits in SMS and 30 to 60 credits in a second subject - Training and Performance is offered jointly by the UNIGE and the UNIL - Adapted Physical Activities and Health is offered jointly by the UNIL and the UNIGE - Social Sciences and Sports is offered by the UNIL - Sports and Leisure Management is offered by the UNIL The degree comprises three parts: specific training in movement and sport sciences; training offered by other institutes or faculties; thesis (15-30 credits). Duration of programme: 3 or 4 semesters ECTS credits: 90 or 120 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: www.unige.ch/etudes/admission.html Contact address: ismms-medecine@unige.ch Career opportunities: school teacher depending on cantonal requirements; trainer/coach or researcher in movement and sport sci- ences; specialist in rehabilitation, integration of persons with disabilities, conception and management of fitness programmes; researcher; journalist; member of management at a major club or federation; researcher or other specialist in private and public sectors http://ismms.unige.ch Master of Science in Neurosciences Organized by the Faculty of Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Psychol- ogy and Educational Sciences of the University of Geneva. The Master of Science in Neuroscience constitutes an interdisciplinary training in the field of neuroscience and comprises: diverse theoretical training affording students ad- vanced insight into the field as well as mastery of techniques specific to it; research training; an initiation to scientific communication. Duration of programme: 3 semesters minimum and 5 semesters maximum ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: some courses are offered exclusively in English and others in French Criteria for admission: candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in sciences or medicine or psychology or a diploma considered equivalent Contact address: Mona.Spiridon@unige.ch Career opportunities: the training aims to meet the needs of students plan- ning a career in connection with neurosciences within a national or international research and/or teaching body, hospital or university http://neurocenter.unige.ch/master.php
  • 18. | 18 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Science in proteomics and bioinformatics The master is jointly organized by the Department of Structural Biology and Bioinfor- matics (Faculty of Medicine), the Department of Informatics (Faculty of Sciences), and the Swiss-Prot and Proteome Informatics Group (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics). The aim is to provide students with comprehensive training in methods and techniques in the fields of proteomics and bioinformatics. Upon completion of their studies, graduates will be capable of producing, analysing and understanding proteomic data. They will have acquired the know-how necessary for the development and creation of bioinfor- matic tools and databases. Obligatory courses; optional courses; practical work, obligatory internship. Duration of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: English and French Criteria for admission: candidates must hold one of the following degrees from the University of Geneva: Bachelor in Biology, Bachelor in Biochemistry, Diploma in Medicine, Bachelor in Pharma- ceutical Sciences, Bachelor in Computer Sciences, Bach- elor in Chemistry, or a degree considered equivalent Contact address: Patricia.Palagi@isb-sib.ch Career opportunities: this master’s degree programme prepares students for research in proteomics and bioinformatics as well as in life sciences in general, and for a career in the pharma- ceutical industry or in biotechnology. It may also lead to doctoral studies in biology, biochemistry or bioinformatics www.mpb.unige.ch/
  • 19. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 19 | 4 | Faculty of Arts Knowledge, imagination and discovery Investigative work, research, surprising correspondences, close reading – the Faculty of Arts gives new meaning to the study of the ‘humanities’. In the footsteps of the ancient Egyptians, reading over a poet’s shoulder or puzzling out linguistic arcana – whether from Switzerland or abroad – this faculty deserves its French appellation, ‘of letters’, by taking the text as its primary focus. Whether mythological, religious, profane, literary or analytic, written texts are the mirror of the various civilizations out of which they arise. And, whether blinking on a screen, scratched onto papyrus, erected by the roadside or on a tablet, engraved in stone or displayed in lights, issued in the form of a declaration of war or a publicity slogan, they remain fascinating objects of knowledge. Master Programmes Humanities*, Museum Studies**, Specialized Multidisciplinary Master in Asian Studies*** * Disciplines taught: ancient Eastern Mediterranean studies, ancient Greek language and literature, ancient history, Arabic studies, Armenian studies, art history, Chinese studies, classical archaeol- ogy, classical studies, classical tradition, comparative literature, computer science for the humanities, Egyptology and Coptic, English studies, Far Eastern studies, Mediaeval French and Latin studies, French as a foreign language, French language and literature, general history, German studies, Hispanic studies, history and civilization of the Middle Ages, history of religions, Italian studies, Japanese studies, language and civilization of Mesopotamia, Latin language and literature, lin- guistics, Modern Greek studies, musicology, philosophy, Romance languages, Russian studies**** ** Offered jointly by the Faculties of Arts of the Universities of Geneva, Neuchâtel, Lausanne and Fribourg *** Offered jointly by the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Social Science and Economics, and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies **** Portuguese and Rhaeto-Romansh are taught in some of these programmes Academic advisor Olivier.Frutiger@unige.ch
  • 20. | 20 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Arts The degree is earned in three semesters with course work in one or two disciplines and a thesis. Each discipline has its own curriculum and programme. Courses, seminars and practical work may be grouped by subject or methodology and offered as a module. Each module then features one or more specific evaluations leading to a grade. The degree requires three modules in the discipline of choice, three optional modules, and the defence of a thesis. Holders of a Master of Arts (MA) may go on to advanced study. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits*: 90 Teaching language: French; good proficiency in English indispensable / English, German, Italian, Spanish for English, German, Italian, Hispanic studies Criteria for admission: 1. candidates for the Faculty must meet the University’s general enrolment conditions 2. they must also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, referred to below as a BA, or a degree considered equiva- lent by the Dean of the Faculty 3. candidates who hold a diploma or degree equivalent to at least 180 credits from another faculty of arts or university may be admitted to the Faculty for a MA pro- gramme; they may request that their additional credits be treated as equivalents 4. candidates for a Master of Arts/MA in disciplines re- quiring specific expertise for a BA may be required to complete supplementary studies before being admitted Contact address: Olivier.Frutiger@unige.ch Career opportunities: teaching, journalism, radio, television, publishing, librar- ies, documentation centres, archives, bookstores, mu- seums, heritage bodies, international organizations, diplomacy, companies, banks, administration, human re- sources management, tourism, public relations, cultural management, art dealing, galleries, literary research and creation, linguistics, philosophy, etc. www.unige.ch/lettres/etudes/formations/maitrise.html * ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits: a measure of the work required for a given programme. One semester equals 30 ECTS credits. One credit corresponds to 25-30 hours of work. ECTS enables students to move from one European university to another.
  • 21. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 21 | Specialized Multidisciplinary Master in Asian Studies The Master in Asian Studies offers multidisciplinary (culture, language, history, soci- ety, economics, politics, external relations, development cooperation) and intercultural training. Among its staff are academics from various sections of the University of Geneva (the Faculty of Social Science and Economics and the Faculty of Arts) and of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, as well as experts from foreign universities, international organizations and specialized institutions. It ad- dresses both non-specialists and those who have already embarked on the study of Asia, whether in the humanities or in the social sciences. The aim of instruction is to give students a well-rounded knowledge of Asian countries, both as such and in their relations with the rest of the world. It is unique in combining theory and practice, and thus offering students the most complete preparation pos- sible for dealings with Asia in various professions. Apart from their academic studies, candidates must also learn an Asian language and get the opportunity to do research or an internship, either in an Asian country or at an institution working with Asia. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French; good proficiency in English indispensable Criteria for admission: to submit an application for this Master in Asian Stud- ies, candidates must meet the conditions for enrolment at the University of Geneva and must hold a BA granted by a Swiss university (minimum of 180 ECTS credits) or a degree granted by a university considered equivalent by the Academic Committee; admission is based on care- ful study of the application and is decided by the Aca- demic Committee Contact address: Nicolas.Zufferey@unige.ch, Jaya.Krishnakumar@unige.ch Career opportunities: teaching, journalism, radio, television, publishing, librar- ies, documentation centres, archives, bookstores, mu- seums, heritage bodies, international organizations, diplomacy, companies, banks, administration, human re- sources management, tourism, public relations, cultural management, art dealing, galleries, literary research and creation, linguistics, philosophy, etc. www.unige.ch/maspea/index.html
  • 22. | 22 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Arts in Museum Studies The programme offers training to anyone interested in museography. It includes cours- es on the conservation of historic items as well as on the relationship between objects exhibited in a museum and various visitor groups. Combining theory with practice, the programme requires participants to familiarize themselves in the course of an intern- ship with the organization of exhibitions, the management of collections, and the re- ception of visitors. The degree is offered jointly by the Faculties of Arts of the Universi- ties of Geneva, Neuchâtel, Lausanne and Fribourg. Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: Bachelor in a discipline compatible with museography, or a degree considered equivalent by each university’s authorities, on prior consultation with the Academic Committee; the latter may require candidates to un- dergo supplementary training in the courses of the pro- gramme: such supplementary training may not exceed 30 ECTS credits Contact address: Olivier.Frutiger@unige.ch Career opportunities: teaching, journalism, radio, television, publishing, libraries, documentation centres, archives, museums, heritage bodies, tourism, cultural management, art dealing, galleries, etc. www.unige.ch/lettres/etudes/formations/maitrise.html
  • 23. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 23 | 5 | Faculty of Social Science and Economics From the local to the global Election analysis, the emergence of social movements, economic globalization, finance, marketing, issues of mobility, the evolution of working conditions or the balance of international political power: whether on the local or on the global level, society’s great debates all have their place in the broad range of disciplines united in the Faculty of Social Science and Economics. The creation in 2005 of a Bachelor in International Relations now enables Geneva to offer a complete training in its traditional field of activity, which comprises both in- ternational relations and providing a home to the bodies that allow such relations to flourish. Master Programmes Management (HEC); Economics; Socio-Economics; Geography and Territory Science; Sociology; Political Science; International Economic History; Gender Studies; Statistics; Finance*; Accounting, Auditing and Finance**; Specialized Master in Communication and Media Sciences; Specialized Master in Public Management; Specialized Master in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping * Offered jointly with the Universities of Lausanne and Neuchâtel ** Offered jointly with the University of Lausanne Academic advisors Economics; Socio-Economics, Geography and Territory Sciences; Sociology; International Economic History; Gender Studies: Christiane.Antoniades@unige.ch Management (HEC); Finance; Accounting, Auditing and Finance: Marc.Pochon@unige.ch Political Science; Statistics; Communication and Media Sciences; Public Management; International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping: Valérie.Vulliez@unige.ch
  • 24. | 24 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Science in Management Aims: advanced knowledge and skills in the management of companies and organizations, more specifically in the disciplines of marketing and international management; develop- ment of analytical skills and synthesis as well as constructive criticism in a range of fields. Courses and seminars, internship and thesis in a company or laboratory research; four specializations to choose from: international management, marketing and sales, stra- tegic management, information systems and services science. Length of programme: 3 semesters / 4 for information systems and services sci- ence orientation ECTS credits*: 90 / 120 for information systems and services science orientation Teaching language: English Criteria for admission: minimum prerequisite degree: Bachelor in Business Management or degree considered equivalent; Bachelor or Master in another field and successful completion of a reorientation course worth between 30 and 60 credits Contact address: Benoit.Lecat@unige.ch Career opportunities: marketing, international management, management controlling, organization, human resources, etc. www.hec.unige.ch/www/hec_en/m1/FormationInitiale/MasterGestion.html Master of Science in Economics The programme enables young economists to deepen their knowledge and understand- ing of the complex mechanisms underlying economic and social phenomena and to ac- quire advanced econometric, statistical and computational skills for empirical analysis. Obligatory courses in micro- and macroeconomics, econometrics, dynamic methods, time series analysis, thesis. Optional courses with opportunities to specialize in one of four areas: applied economics, econometrics, monetary and financial economics, public economics. Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: English, with some optional courses in French Criteria for admission: bachelor’s degree in economics with major in economic theory, mathematics, statistics and econometrics; bach- elor’s degree in another discipline and completion of a preliminary programme (up to 60 credits) Contact address: mscecon@unige.ch Career opportunities: a wide range of careers in private corporations and pub- lic institutions: money and banking, finance and insur- ance, public and private institutes for economic and statistical analysis, governmental institutions, international organizations, universities and specialist colleges, the me- dia, health and social security, etc. www.unige.ch/ses/mscecon * ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits: a measure of the work required for a given programme. One semester equals 30 ECTS credits. One credit corresponds to 25-30 hours of work. ECTS enables students to move from one European university to another.
  • 25. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 25 | Master of Arts in Geography and Territory Science Specialization in the fields of cultural and political representations and powers, both territorial and environmental. Contents: a large network of academic and professional collaborations, in Geneva, French-speaking Switzerland and internationally, in the fields of geographic planning, development and information, offers two specializations: economic and social history or human geography, with three sub-specializations: cultures, powers, globalization; territorial development; geographical information. International conference series, cross-disciplinary workshops, thesis or internship. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French, lectures occasionally in English Criteria for admission: Bachelor or Master in Geography, with a major in spatial approaches, or degree considered equivalent; Bachelor or Master in another field and successful completion of a reorientation course worth between 30 and 60 credits Contact address: Evelyne.Miazza@unige.ch Career opportunities: research, university and secondary-school instruction related to history, careers in territorial development (performing studies and managing projects), careers in geomatics www.unige.ch/ses/geo/etudes/Master-1.html Master of Arts in Sociology Training in the analysis of contemporary societies, understanding their structure and evolution, identifying the problems they face, and becoming familiar with the basic policies and forms of social activism associated with such issues; judicious deployment of concepts and ideas; identification and solution of problems, establishing research parameters and implementing them in the form of a specific methodology. Contents: introduction to research by means of workshops involving conceptual development, investigative methods applied in teamwork, and individual work, all on a specific topic. This active strategy is supplemented by more traditional university courses and seminars. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French and English Criteria for admission: Bachelor or Master in Economics and/or Social Science, or degree considered equivalent; Bachelor or Master in another field and successful completion of a reorienta- tion course worth between 30 and 60 credits Contact address: Sandra.Lancoud@unige.ch Career opportunities: specialized work in a particular field of sociology, economic and social planning, management of social services, media communications, organizational analysis and management www.unige.ch/ses/socio/enseignements/master.html
  • 26. | 26 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Arts in Political Science Aims: perfecting expertise acquired during basic training, developing research skills in the field of political science, preparing for a professional career (job market or academia). Contents: courses/seminars on topics and methodologies, general seminar, research col- loquium, thesis or internship. There are five special fields to choose from: public action and multilevel governance; opinion, elections and social movements; political theory: citizenship, justice and democracy; logic and means of international action; generalist. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French and/or English Criteria for admission: Bachelor or Master in Economics and/or Social Science, or degree considered equivalent; Bachelor or Master in another field and successful completion of a reorienta- tion course worth between 30 and 60 credits Contact address: Pascal.Sciarini@unige.ch Career opportunities: media, communication, public relations, banks and in- surance companies, public administration, internation- al oganizations, NGOs and professional associations, teaching and research www.unige.ch/ses/spo/Etudes/Maitrise-2.html Master of Arts in International Economic History Objectives: certification for research projects in economic and social history (doctoral dissertation); high-level, multipurpose training for a career in the public or private sec- tor. If desired, preparation for secondary-school instruction (Master in Economic and Social History, Human Geography Specialist). Contents: reflections on current research topics in economic and social history, courses and seminars in international economic history, history of the Third World, history of business, history of innovation and technological development, history of populations, social history, analytical and technical tools borrowed from other social-science disci- plines (economics, econometrics, management, sociology, political science, geography), master’s thesis (original archival research). Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French and English Criteria for admission: Bachelor or Master in Economic and Social History or de- gree considered equivalent (or a minimum 60 credits in the various fields of the discipline); Bachelor or Master in another field and successful completion of a reorienta- tion course worth between 30 and 60 credits Contact address: Youssef.Cassis@unige.ch Career opportunities: teaching at secondary-school level, research (university, public and private institutions), archives (public and pri- vate, including corporate), journalism, public adminis- tration, international and humanitarian organizations, banking and finance www.unige.ch/ses/istec/etudes/maitrise.html
  • 27. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 27 | Master of Arts in Public Management Aims: mastering theories and tools necessary for public action, particularly the analysis of public policy, public economy, public law and the management of public organizations. Contents: common obligatory core syllabus. There are five special fields to choose from: management, environmental management, social policy, international politics, e-government; thesis or internship at a more professional level. Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: French and English Criteria for admission: minimum prerequisite degree: Bachelor or Master in Social Sciences or Law, or degree considered equivalent; Bachelor or Master in another field and successful com- pletion of a reorientation course worth between 30 and 60 credits Contact address: Frederic.Varone@unige.ch Career opportunities: public service, supervisory bodies (accounting course), parliamentary services (Management Controlling Com- mittee), associations, NGOs, international oganizations, public service enterprises, private consultants www.unige.ch/ses/map Master of Arts in Communication and Media Sciences Objective: training specialists in communication for rapid entry into professional life or research. Common core syllabus: content, discourse, and image analysis; the practice of research; practitioners’ forum; theoretical instruction: sociology, media, reception, political infor- mation, communication, multidisciplinary approaches: law, economics, ethics, history, sociology and media; specializations: communication in politics, on television, for the tourism industry, in intercultural contexts, within the academy, etc. Two mentions: me- dia; communication and journalism. Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: minimum prerequisite degree: Bachelor or Master, or de- gree considered equivalent; a reorientation course worth between 30 and 60 credits is available for all other cases Contact address: Marie-Antoinette.Belloccio@unige.ch Career opportunities: media: press, radio, television, internet, as a journalist, member of editorial board, editorial secretariat; commu- nication: communications director, head of communica- tions, press attaché; public sector (local/community, re- gional, national, international organizations) and private sector; research: the Communication and Media doctor- al school at the University of Geneva, various research groups, applied research on commission www.unige.ch/ses/socio/communication/enseignements/master.html
  • 28. | 28 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Arts in Gender Studies Interdisciplinary training in gender studies from a social-science perspective; mastery of concepts and tools for understanding and analysing social change in its association with social relations between the sexes; analysis of evolving labour relations, policy is- sues and cultural change, from the point of view of a range of disciplines: sociology, economics, law, political science, history, anthropology, education sciences. Courses and seminars, thesis. Obligatory instruction in basic concepts (gender, equal- ity) and the gender aspect of social-science disciplines. Optional instruction in specific topics in three specializations: socio-economics, politics, culture. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French (and/or English depending on instructor) Criteria for admission: www.unige.ch/etudes/admission.html Contact address: Veronique.Savary@unige.ch Career opportunities: research in the social sciences, public policy on equal- ity, human resources and promotion of equality in com- panies, professional training and guidance, journalism, publishing, NGOs, associations and administrations www.unige.ch/etudes-genre Master of Arts in Socio-Economics Aims: advanced expertise in the field of socio-economics; mastery of tools and concepts necessary for the critical analysis of interactions between society and economy, on the level of structures as well as processes, with an eye to optimizing such interactions. Obligatory courses and seminars: 30 credits. Optional courses in social sciences, eco- nomics, demographics, methods and gender issues: 30 credits. From theory to practice by way of research (thesis) or by practical enhancement of know-how on the interface between studies and professional activity (internship): 30 credits. Orientation in popu- lation studies. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French, some optional courses in English Criteria for admission: minimum prerequisite degree: Bachelor or Master in Eco- nomics and/or Social Sciences comprising basic studies in economics and social sciences, Bachelor or Master in another field and successful completion of a reorienta- tion course worth between 30 and 60 credits Contact address: Michel.Oris@unige.ch Career opportunities: the private sector, with a focus on corporate social re- sponsibility; social economy (cooperatives, union, etc.), associations, NGOs, nonprofit organizations; public serv- ice, in various challenging positions www.unige.ch/ses/infosPratique/contact/respMaitrises/socioEcon.html
  • 29. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 29 | Master of Science in Statistics This programme emphasizes practical data analysis, developments of statistical models, and the use of various statistical software. The methods are applied to data analysis in economics, social, human and life sciences. Contents: mention disciplinary: obligatory courses, practical work, optional internship, obligatory thesis and optional courses in other related fields may be taken in other master programmes; mention methodology: introduction to research in statistics, ob- ligatory and optional courses, practical work and obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: English (some optional courses in French) Criteria for admission: requirements: bachelor’s degree with good knowledge of statistics; bachelor’s degree in another discipline and completion of a preliminary programme (up to 60 credits) Contact address: masterstat@unige.ch Career opportunities: statistical consultant for governmental, medical and social institutions, industry and finance, pharmaceu- tical sector, statistical research www.masterstat.unige.ch Master of Arts in International Trading, Commodity Finance and Shipping Developed with and for professionals, this innovative academic programme is conduct- ed to best fit in with the demands of working while studying. Students study part time, and work part time in Geneva, in a trading, shipping, specialized commodity finance bank or services company related to these activities. This multidisciplinary academic programme equips students with an understanding of the international supply and demand for commodities; an advanced training in com- modity hedging, price risk and commodity finance; an ongoing relationship with the trading, finance and shipping companies and organizations. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: English Criteria for admission: bachelor’s degree. GMAT of 500 points; part-time employ- ment in a trading, shipping, specialized commodity finance bank or services company related to these activities Contact address: trading@hec.unige.ch Career opportunities: trading, shipping, specialized commodity finance banks or services companies http://tradingmaster.ch
  • 30. | 30 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Science in Accounting, Control and Finance Organized by the Faculty of Social Science and Economics of the University of Geneva, and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the Uni- versity of Lausanne. Aims: mastery of technical know-how required for a career in accounting, solid sup- plementary theoretical training in related disciplines for a better grasp of the conse- quences of a given course of action in professional life, as well as for students planning on pursuing research for a doctorate. 3 semesters of course work (90 credits) in financial accounting, management control- ling, finance, audits and taxes, 1 semester spent as an intern at a company, followed by preparation of a thesis worth 30 credits. The internship is waived for students who plan to earn a doctoral degree and replaced with a research thesis worth 30 credits. Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: French, some courses in English Criteria for admission: minimum prerequisite degree: Bachelor or Master in Fi- nance or Business Management; holders of a bachelor’s or master’s degree awarded by a foreign university or in a different discipline may be required to take a reorien- tation course worth 60 credits Contact address: mccf@unige.ch Career opportunities: chartered accountant (the degree is equivalent to the ex- ams required to become a Certified Federal Accountant); administrative and financial manager, management controller, financial analyst, loan officer, tax consultant www.mccf.ch Master of Science in Finance Organized by the Faculties of Social Science and Economics of the Universities of Ge- neva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel. Aims: advanced mastery of methods used in modern finance; introduction to profes- sional life together with the high-level theoretical and methodological training re- quired for advanced understanding of general careers in finance and their evolution, particularly by way of research. The common obligatory core syllabus comprises four courses, with three specializations to choose from (financial analysis, wealth management, financial engineering and risk management), optional courses, internship and thesis. Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: French and/or English Criteria for admission: minimum prerequisite degree: Bachelor or Master in Management or Business granted by a Swiss university; degree considered equivalent by the Academic Commit- tee; Bachelor or Master in another field and successful completion of a reorientation course worth between 30 and 60 credits Contact address: masterfinance-hec@unige.ch Career opportunities: banks, insurance companies, management firms, invest- ment funds www.hec.unil.ch/mscf
  • 31. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 31 | 6 | Faculty of Law From the individual to the international community Charged as it is with establishing the rules for human social interaction, the law is a discipline in constant flux. Compulsory reading for aspiring judges and lawyers since antiquity, the law has never ceased to broaden its sphere and today encompasses such diverse fields as finance and the economy, humanitarian and environmental law, cul- ture and international relations… In this same spirit of open-mindedness, the Faculty of Law at the University of Geneva cultivates a special relationship with three of the top-ten law schools in the United States and, alone in Europe, enjoys a student and faculty exchange agreement with the renowned Harvard Law School. Its teachers and researchers benefit from their proximity to numerous international organizations, are deeply involved in developing an international legal system, and maintain close ties to such bodies as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Criminal Tribunals (ICT). Master Programmes Master of Laws and Bilingual Master (with Basel) of Laws, Civil and Criminal Law, Business Law, International and European Law, Law and Public Action, Life Sciences Law (Specialized Interdisciplinary Master of Laws) Academic advisors Caterina.GidariWassmer@unige.ch Bita.Bertossa@unige.ch
  • 32. | 32 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Laws The Master of Laws offers thorough legal training and provides direct entry into the professional world. Its selection of optional courses and thesis requirement enable stu- dents to acquire a general education in the various fields of legal studies. Obligatory courses; optional courses; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits*: 90 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: admission to the master’s programme following the bachelor’s law degree requires a bachelor’s law degree from a Swiss university or a legal degree from a foreign university considered equivalent to a bachelor’s law de- gree from a Swiss university Contact address: Caterina.GidariWassmer@unige.ch, Bita.Bertossa@unige.ch Career opportunities: corporate and public legal counsel, lawyer, notary, judge, legal counsel at a governmental or non-governmental organization, etc. www.unige.ch/droit/etudes/formation/master.html Bilingual Master of Laws of the Law Faculties of Geneva and Basel The Master of Laws offers thorough legal training and provides direct entry into the professional world. Its selection of optional courses and thesis requirement enable stu- dents to acquire a general education in the various fields of legal studies. Conducted bi- lingually, the programme allows students to attend the Faculties of Law in both Geneva and Basel so as to perfect their command of legal language in French and German. Obligatory courses; optional courses; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French/German Criteria for admission: admission to the master’s programme following the bachelor’s law degree requires a bachelor’s law degree from a Swiss university or a legal degree from a foreign university considered the equivalent of a bachelor’s law degree from a Swiss university Contact address: manjolia.manoku@unige.ch Career opportunities: corporate and public legal counsel, lawyer, notary, judge, legal counsel at a governmental or non-governmental organization, etc. www.unige.ch/droit/etudes/formation/master.html * ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits: a measure of the work required for a given programme. One semester equals 30 ECTS credits. One credit corresponds to 25-30 hours of work. ECTS enables students to move from one European university to another.
  • 33. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 33 | Master of Laws in Civil and Criminal Law The Master of Laws in Civil and Criminal Law offers thorough legal training and pro- vides direct entry into the professional world. Its selection of pivotal courses and thesis requirement offer students general training with special attention paid to family law, inheritance, liability, violations and criminal justice. Obligatory courses; optional courses; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: admission to the master’s programme following the bachelor’s law degree requires a bachelor’s law degree from a Swiss university or a legal degree from a foreign university considered equivalent to a bachelor’s law de- gree from a Swiss university Contact address: Caterina.GidariWassmer@unige.ch, Bita.Bertossa@unige.ch Career opportunities: corporate and public legal counsel, lawyer, notary, judge, legal counsel at a governmental or non-governmental organization, etc. www.unige.ch/droit/etudes/formation/master.html Bilingual Master of Laws in Civil and Criminal Law of the Law Faculties of Geneva and Basel The Master of Laws in Civil and Criminal Law offers thorough legal training and pro- vides direct entry into the professional world. Its selection of pivotal courses and the- sis requirement offer students general training with special attention paid to family law, inheritance, liability, violations and criminal justice. Conducted bilingually, the pro- gramme allows students to attend the Faculties of Law in both Geneva and Basel so as to perfect their command of legal language in French and German. Obligatory courses; optional courses; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French/German Criteria for admission: admission to the master’s programme following the bachelor’s law degree requires a bachelor’s law degree from a Swiss university or a legal degree from a foreign university considered the equivalent of a bachelor’s law degree from a Swiss university Contact address: manjolia.manoku@unige.ch Career opportunities: corporate and public legal counsel, lawyer, notary, judge, legal counsel at a governmental or non-governmental organization, etc. www.unige.ch/droit/etudes/formation/master.html
  • 34. | 34 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Laws in Economic Law The Master of Laws in Economic Law offers thorough legal training and provides direct entry into the professional world. Its selection of pivotal courses and thesis require- ment offer students general training with special attention paid to corporate law, fi- nance, taxes and competition. Obligatory courses; optional courses; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: admission to the master’s programme following the bachelor’s law degree requires a bachelor’s law degree from a Swiss university or a legal degree from a foreign university considered equivalent to a bachelor’s law de- gree from a Swiss university Contact address: Caterina.GidariWassmer@unige.ch, Bita.Bertossa@unige.ch Career opportunities: corporate and public legal counsel, lawyer, notary, judge, legal counsel at a governmental or non-governmental organization, etc. www.unige.ch/droit/etudes/formation/master.html Bilingual Master of Laws in Economic Law of the Law Faculties of Geneva and Basel The Master of Laws in Economic Law offers thorough legal training and provides direct entry into the professional world. Its selection of pivotal courses and thesis require- ment offer students general training with special attention paid to corporate law, fi- nance, taxes and competition. Conducted bilingually, the programme allows students to attend the Faculties of Law in both Geneva and Basel so as to perfect their command of legal language in French and German. Obligatory courses; optional courses; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French/German Criteria for admission: admission to the master’s programme following the bachelor’s law degree requires a bachelor’s law degree from a Swiss university or a legal degree from a foreign university considered the equivalent of a bachelor’s law degree from a Swiss university Contact address: manjolia.manoku@unige.ch Career opportunities: corporate and public legal counsel, lawyer, notary, judge, legal counsel at a governmental or non-governmental organization, etc. www.unige.ch/droit/etudes/formation/master.html
  • 35. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 35 | Master of Laws in International and European Law The Master of Laws in International and European Law offers thorough legal training and provides direct entry into the professional world. Its selection of pivotal courses and thesis requirement offer students general training with special attention paid to issues of peace and cooperation, international organizations and the European Union, as well as to trade and the individual in an international world. Obligatory courses; optional courses; obligatory thesis. . Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: admission to the master’s programme following the bachelor’s law degree requires a bachelor’s law degree from a Swiss university or a legal degree from a foreign university considered equivalent to a bachelor’s law de- gree from a Swiss university Contact address: Caterina.GidariWassmer@unige.ch, Bita.Bertossa@unige.ch Career opportunities: corporate and public legal counsel, lawyer, notary, judge, legal counsel at a governmental or non-governmental organization, etc. www.unige.ch/droit/etudes/formation/master.html Bilingual Master of Laws in International and European Law of the Law Faculties of Geneva and Basel The Master of Laws in International and European Law offers thorough legal training and provides direct entry into the professional world. Its selection of pivotal courses and thesis requirement offer students general training with special attention paid to issues of peace and cooperation, international organisations and the European Union, as well as to trade and the individual in an international world. Conducted bilingually, the programme allows students to attend the Faculties of Law in both Geneva and Basel so as to perfect their command of legal language in French and German. Obligatory courses; optional courses; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French/German Criteria for admission: admission to the master’s programme following the bachelor’s law degree requires a bachelor’s law degree from a Swiss university or a legal degree from a foreign university considered the equivalent of a bachelor’s law degree from a Swiss university Contact address: manjolia.manoku@unige.ch Career opportunities: corporate and public legal counsel, lawyer, notary, judge, legal counsel at a governmental or non-governmental organization, etc. www.unige.ch/droit/etudes/formation/master.html
  • 36. | 36 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Laws in the Law of State Action The Master of Laws in the Law of State Action offers thorough legal training and pro- vides direct entry into the professional world. Its selection of pivotal courses and thesis requirement offers students general training with special attention paid to general interest topics, to public services, social issues and the environment. Obligatory courses; optional courses; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: admission to the master’s programme following the bachelor’s law degree requires a bachelor’s law degree from a Swiss university or a legal degree from a foreign university considered equivalent to a bachelor’s law de- gree from a Swiss university Contact address: Caterina.GidariWassmer@unige.ch, Bita.Bertossa@unige.ch Career opportunities: corporate and public legal counsel, lawyer, notary, judge, legal counsel at a governmental or non-governmental organization, etc. www.unige.ch/droit/etudes/formation/master.html Bilingual Master of Laws in the Law of State Action of the Law Faculties of Geneva and Basel The Master of Laws in the Law of State Action offers thorough legal training and pro- vides direct entry into the professional world. Its selection of pivotal courses and the- sis requirement offer students general training with special attention paid to general interest topics, to public services, social issues and the environment. Conducted bilin- gually, the programme allows students to attend the Faculties of Law in both Geneva and Basel so as to perfect their command of legal language in French and German. Obligatory courses; optional courses; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French/German Criteria for admission: admission to the master’s programme following the bachelor’s law degree requires a bachelor’s law degree from a Swiss university or a legal degree from a foreign university considered the equivalent of a bachelor’s law degree from a Swiss university Contact address: manjolia.manoku@unige.ch Career opportunities: corporate and public legal counsel, lawyer, notary, judge, legal counsel at a governmental or non-governmental organization, etc. www.unige.ch/droit/etudes/formation/master.html
  • 37. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 37 | Master in Life Sciences Law The programme provides advanced knowledge of Swiss law in the areas of health, pharmaceuticals and intellectual property rights applicable to technology (patents), together with a sound knowledge of international law in these areas. It offers an over- view of comparative health and intellectual property law and introduces the principles of bioethics. For students without previous legal training, its aim is to develop gen- eral skills in legal argumentation, whereas for students without previous academic training, it is to provide basic instruction in biology and medicine as an aid to grasping the legal principles elaborated in the other courses. Obligatory courses; optional courses; obligatory thesis; optional internship. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French; passive proficiency in English (written and spo- ken) and in German (written) recommended Criteria for admission: conditions for admission to the master’s programme as well as regulations and academic schedule are available at www.unige.ch/droit/mdv.; the programme is open to holders of degrees from the Faculty of Law as well as to those with a master’s or bachelor’s degree from the Fac- ulties of Social Science and Economics, Medicine or Psy- chology.; additional conditions apply to the admission of holders of a master’s or bachelor’s degree from another faculty Contact address: Dominique.Manai@unige.ch, Philippe.Ducor@unige.ch Career opportunities: legal counsel at a public health department, a pharma- ceutical or bio-tech company, or an international or non- governmental organization in the fields of health or in- tellectual property; lawyer, patent agent www.unige.ch/droit/mdv/index.html
  • 38. | 38 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 7 | Autonomous Faculty of Protestant Theology From Calvin to e-learning Heir to the legacy of Jean Calvin, the Autonomous Faculty of Protestant Theology studies the sources, the discourses, and the practices of Christianity. In addition to this prestigious history, however, it is also one of the very few faculties of theology in the French-speaking world to feature a complete bachelor’s programme by correspond- ence (bachelor by e-learning). Future pastors and students from all walks of life and religious convictions, are trained in an environment of intellectual freedom and dialogue. Together with the Faculties of Theology at the Universities of Lausanne and Neuchâtel, the Faculty offers a cutting-edge theological education, in the form of both a bachelor’s and a master’s programme. Master Programmes Theology, Ecumenical Studies* * Offered jointly with the Ecumenical Institute of the Château de Bossey Academic advisor conseiller-theologie@unige.ch
  • 39. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 39 | Master of Theology Organized by the Faculties of Theology of the Universities of Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel. The master of theology marks the conclusion of the second level of basic training in theology. It aims to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in several branches of theology. Branches offered are Biblical studies, history of Christianity, religious studies, systematic theology and ethics, and practical theology. The programme includes writing a master’s thesis in one of those branches. Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits*: 120 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: students may enrol for the Master of Theology at the Faculties of theology of the Universities of Geneva, Lausanne or Neuchâtel (at the candidate’s discretion); candidates must also meet the general conditions for enrolment at the university of their choice; candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in theology or any other degree considered equivalent; holders of bachelor’s de- grees in other disciplines may attend reorientation courses Contact address: conseiller.theologie@unige.ch Career opportunities: ecclesiastical professions as well as positions in such fields as education, journalism, media, politics and hu- man resources www.unige.ch/theologie * ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits: a measure of the work required for a given programme. One semester equals 30 ECTS credits. One credit corresponds to 25-30 hours of work. ECTS enables students to move from one European university to another.
  • 40. | 40 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Theology in Ecumenical Studies The Master of Theology in Ecumenical Studies is an advanced programme featuring in- dividual research work and Biblical studies, as well as on-site visits and seminars devoted to inter-religious communities. In addition, since master’s candidates are required to live in residence and do their course work at the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, they have the opportunity to develop personal relations with fellow students of theology in Geneva from around the world. Students are, however, also permitted to write their master’s the- sis in their country of origin. The programme, which is intended for holders of a bachelor’s degree in theology or other related discipline, is designed to last four semesters, the first two featuring seminars, the second two devoted to writing a master’s thesis. Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: courses are held in English; the thesis may be written in English, French or German Criteria for admission: candidates must meet the general conditions for en- rolment at the University of Geneva.; they must hold a bachelor’s degree in theology or any other degree con- sidered equivalent; holders of bachelor’s degrees in oth- er disciplines may attend reorientation courses Contact address: bossey@wcc-coe.org Career opportunities: ecclesiastical professions as well as positions in such fields as education, journalism, media, politics and hu- man resources www.unige.ch/theologie/enseignements/formations.html www.oikoumene.org/fr/activities/bossey/programme-academique-de-bossey/ master-programmes.html
  • 41. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 41 | 8 | Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences From pedagogy to affective sciences Following in the footsteps of Jean Piaget, its illustrious forebear, the Faculty of Psychol- ogy and Educational Sciences (FPSE) uses the latest methods in a field of interest to every one of us. As it trains future psychologists, speech therapists, teachers, special education experts and continuing education professionals, the Faculty investigates both the devel- opment and mental health of human beings, and issues related to their education and upbringing. In addition to enjoying a broadly acknowledged, excellent reputation in research, the FPSE is also a driving force in the National Centre of Competence in Research in Affec- tive Sciences, an institution that studies the role of affects and emotions in shaping our behaviour and decision-making processes. It also hosts a specialized unit for the study of new learning and teaching technologies (TECFA). Master Programmes Psychology; Advanced Learning and Teaching Technology*; Speech and Language Thera- py*; Education Sciences; Special Education; Interdisciplinary Master in Neurosciences* * Admission on the basis of experience Academic advisors General information faculty programmes: Valerie.Kiciman@unige.ch Psychology: Anastasie.Tryphon@unige.ch Educational Sciences: Pascale.Pasche-Provini@unige.ch
  • 42. | 42 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Science in Psychology The Master of Science in Psychology is the second level of basic training in psychology. It aims to impart advanced knowledge in certain specific areas of psychology. Obligatory courses; optional courses; free courses; obligatory thesis Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits*: 120 Teaching language: French; good passive knowledge of English recommended Criteria for admission: candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a degree considered equivalent; holders of a Master from a French university may be admitted to the first year of the master in psychology; they may be awarded a limited number of equivalencies depending on their previous studies Contact address: Anastasie.Tryphon@unige.ch Career opportunities: institutional or private-sector psychologist www.unige.ch/fapse/lesetudes/formations/maitrises/psycho.html Master of Science in Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies The programme aims to impart fundamental applied knowledge in the area of educa- tional technologies, open and distance learning, and information and communication systems management. Diploma holders may go on to advanced study. Obligatory courses; optional courses; obligatory internship; obligatory thesis Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: candidates for admission must hold a bachelor’s degree (a minimum of 180 ECTS credits) or a degree considered equivalent by the dean; candidates must also show oral and written proficiency in French as well as fundamen- tal skills in information and communication technolo- gies; with their application they must also submit an ad hoc form to be evaluated by the Academic Committee as part of the admission process Contact address: Valerie.Kiciman@unige.ch Career opportunities: education and training: training manager, e-learning specialist, trainer of ICT trainers, ICT manager at an academic institution; educational design: multimedia developer, course designer; ergonomist, corporate NICT specialist, webmaster, community manager, etc. www.unige.ch/fapse/lesetudes/formations/maitrises/tecfa.html * ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits: a measure of the work required for a given programme. One semester equals 30 ECTS credits. One credit corresponds to 25-30 hours of work. ECTS enables students to move from one European university to another.
  • 43. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 43 | Master of Science in Speech and Language Therapy The Master of Science in Speech and Language Therapy programme aims to train stu- dents in the scientific study of speech, language and human communication, as well as dysfunctions thereof. It also prepares students to perform the principal professional activities of the speech therapist: consulting and prevention, evaluation and diagnostics, coaching and man- agement of dysfunctions of the voice, of deglutition, of speech, of oral and written lan- guage and of communication. Obligatory courses; optional courses; obligatory internship; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: admission is granted on the basis of the candidate’s ex- perience, on condition that the candidate: a) holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from a Swiss university or a degree considered equivalent; b) has successfully completed the prerequisite courses; c) has been accepted for the admissions process Contact address: Anastasie.Tryphon@unige.ch Career opportunities: institutional or private-sector speech therapist www.unige.ch/fapse/lesetudes/formations/maitrises/logo.html Master of Science in Education Orientation Analysis and intervention in educational systems Multipurpose training prepares students to analyse and intervene in educational systems, both academic and extracurricular. Training depends on advanced technical knowledge of education sciences and aims to build skills in the analysis of a range of complex educational situations, as well as in intervention and research into education sciences. Obligatory courses; optional courses; free courses; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: www.unige.ch/dase/immatriculation/Immatenglish.html Contact address: Pascale.Pasche-Provini@unige.ch Career opportunities: evaluation, educational consulting, education research, project management, management and planning of cor- porate educational systems, of public services and institu- tions, and of associations and international organizations www.unige.ch/fapse/lesetudes/formations/maitrises/aise.html
  • 44. | 44 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 Master of Science in Education orientation Adult Education Responds to the need for professional skills development, a requirement at once politi- cal, institutional and societal, as well as more generally for the development of personal experience within specific social groups. Offers advanced training in topics germane to the field of adult education combined with associated research methods. Helps to develop skills in the creation of training methods, in the conduct of interventions and in the evaluation process by alternating between the acquisition of basic knowledge, the study of methodologies, and the acquisition of professional experience. Obligatory courses; optional courses; free courses; obligatory internship; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: www.unige.ch/dase/immatriculation/Immatenglish.html Contact address: Pascale.Pasche-Provini@unige.ch Career opportunities: conceiving and implementing training; coordinating peda- gogical teams; managing training; group leader; consultant www.unige.ch/fapse/lesetudes/formations/maitrises/fa.html Master of Science in Special Education Offers advanced study of educational intervention and the integration of children, youths and adults with special needs. Obligatory internship; obligatory courses; optional courses; free courses; obligatory thesis. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: www.unige.ch/dase/immatriculation/Immatenglish.html Contact address: Pascale.Pasche-Provini@unige.ch Career opportunities: pedagogical consultancy staff member, specialist edu- cator, trainer in educational institutions offering ap- plied sciences and pedagogy, faculty member at a uni- versity, college or an institute for specialized research and/or development www.unige.ch/fapse/lesetudes/formations/maitrises/speciale.html
  • 45. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 45 | Master of Science in Neurosciences Organized by the Faculty of Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Psychol- ogy and Educational Sciences of the University of Geneva. The Master of Science in Neurosciences constitutes an interdisciplinary training in the field of neurosciences and comprises: diverse theoretical training affording students advanced insight into the field as well as mastery of techniques specific to it; research training; an initiation to scientific communication. Length of programme: 3 semesters minimum and 5 semesters maximum ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: some courses are offered exclusively in English and oth- ers in French Criteria for admission: candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in sciences, medi- cine, psychology, or a diploma considered equivalent Contact address: Mona.Spiridon@unige.ch Career opportunities: the training aims to meet the needs of students plan- ning a career in connection with neurosciences within a national or international research and/or teaching body, hospital or university http://neurocenter.unige.ch/master.php
  • 46. | 46 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 10 | School of Translation and Interpretation From Arabic to Russian Founded in 1941, the School of Translation and Interpretation (ETI) at the University of Geneva is one of the oldest of its kind in the world. Its proximity to the UN and nu- merous international organizations makes it a world-renowned centre of competence. With a teaching staff numbering roughly one hundred, abundant IT resources, and one of Europe’s best equipped and most specialized libraries, ETI offers a comprehensive training, granting a Bachelor in Multilingual Communication, a Master in Translation, a Master in Interpretation, and a Doctorate. The generalist nature of the Bachelor in Multilingual Communication means it can serve as a stepping stone to other master’s programmes, in Geneva or elsewhere, for example in public relations, media, tourism, or linguistic mediation. The languages of instruction are Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Master Programmes Translation*; Conference Interpreting* * Candidates must have passed the admission exam set out in the School’s regulations Academic advisor Doris.Schmidt@unige.ch
  • 47. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 47 | Master of Arts in Translation The aim is to train translators to translate both general and specialized texts written in a passive language into their native language or language of education; to reflect on the theory and practice of translation; to develop facility with translation aids and a basic understanding of the underlying technology. The master’s degree is offered with four different specializations: translation studies, specialized translation, terminology, translation technologies. Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits*: 120 Teaching language: depending on the language combination chosen/French Criteria for admission: bachelor’s degree in multilingual communication from the ETI or degree considered equivalent by the Admis- sion Board; passage of entrance exam for holders of oth- er university degrees; registration deadline: 31 January Contact address: Doris.Schmidt@unige.ch Career opportunities: positions in multilingual communication, translator, writer/editor, terminologist, translation specialist www.unige.ch/eti/enseignement/bologne/descriptionMaTrad.pdf Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting The aim is to train conference interpreters to provide simultaneous or consecutive in- terpretation at meetings and conferences in their chosen language combination, as well as to reflect on the theory and practice of interpretation. Length of programme: 3 semesters ECTS credits: 90 Teaching language: depending on the language combination chosen/French Criteria for admission: candidates must hold the bachelor’s degree in multilin- gual communication or degree considered equivalent by the School, have spent at least four months in a country whose official language figures in the candidate’s lan- guage combination, and successfully pass written and oral examinations; registration deadline: 31 January Contact address: Doris.Schmidt@unige.ch Career opportunities: conference interpreter www.unige.ch/eti/enseignement/bologne/plan_etudes_ma_int_2005.pdf http://virtualinstitute.eti.unige.ch * ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits: a measure of the work required for a given programme. One semester equals 30 ECTS credits. One credit corresponds to 25-30 hours of work. ECTS enables students to move from one European university to another.
  • 48. | 48 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 10 | Institute for Environmental Studies From global warming to governance Inaugurated in spring 2009, the Institute for Environmental Studies is helping to make Geneva a world capital of sustainable development. It offers courses towards a Master in Environmental Studies with three possible specializations: natural environmental studies; climate and energy; globalization, urbanism and governance. It also carries on research projects with such prestigious institutions as the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). Master of Science in Environmental Science The programme is intended for those who wish to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the study of how the environment functions, and how it interacts with humanity and human society. It is organized by the the Faculty of Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Science and Eco- nomics of the University of Geneva. Three specializations are possible: natural environmental science (bio-geo-chemical cycles, natural resources and biodiversity); climate and energy; globalization, urban- ism and governance. Common core syllabus: introduction to interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity; spe- cialized courses in environmental science; transdisciplinary workshops and seminars; final project. Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: French and English, limited knowledge of French may be sufficient Criteria for admission: 1. students who meet the conditions for enrolment at the University of Geneva may be admitted to prepara- tory studies for a Master of Environmental Science; they must hold a Bachelor of Science or of Social Science and Economics from the University of Geneva or another in- stitution, or a degree or certificate of training considered equivalent by the Institute’s Academic Committee 2. admission is granted on the basis of a candidate’s ex- perience; a candidate may be asked to do a maximum 60 credits of additional training; the Institute’s Aca- demic Committee shall decide on admission 3. students are enrolled at the University and registered at the Faculty of Sciences Contact address: Catherine.Cornut@unige.ch Career opportunities: consulting engineer’s office; environment department in an industrial enterprise, a municipal, cantonal or fed- eral administration; teaching and research; non-govern- mental (e.g. WWF, Red Cross) or international organiza- tion (e.g. United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization, World Meteorological Organization) www.unige.ch/muse
  • 49. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 49 | 11 | European Institute From Geneva to Brussels Founded in 1963 by Denis de Rougemont, the European Institute at the University of Geneva coordinates and promotes post-graduate work in European studies. It also hosts research into current European affairs, as the European Union is created and enlarged. The Institute unites teachers and researchers from the Faculties of Law, Arts, and Social Science and Economics. Its international reputation among students of European cul- ture, the fruit of its founder’s ambition, is maintained to this day by a multidimensional approach to particularist issues. Master of Arts in European studies Offers students interdisciplinary training in European issues, with a focus on culture, history and literature (“Cultures and Societies”); law and institutions (“Institutions, Law and Societies”); economics, politics and sociology (“Economies, Politics and Societies”). Length of programme: 4 semesters ECTS credits: 120 Teaching language: French Criteria for admission: experience; mastery of French Contact address: Silvio.Guindani@unige.ch Career prospects: European institutions, international organizations, NGOs, public administration, private sector www.unige.ch/ieug/etudes/master.html
  • 50. | 50 | UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 12 | A ‘+’ for students The UNIGE accommodates some 13,500 students from more than 130 countries. In the interest of smoothing their way into campus life, and thus ensuring a successful academic experience, the Students’ Social and Administrative Division offers new arrivals general services under the aegis of ‘Student+’. Guidance The ‘Successful study’ workshops support students in their academic work by providing them with tools to enhance their note-taking skills, improve their time management, better prepare for exams, and memorize strategically. A team is also ready to answer questions posed by new students throughout the year: just write to SOS-etu@unige.ch Information Welcome and integration: www.unige.ch/dase/boussole ‘Successful study’: www.unige.ch/dase/reussir Accommodation As is the case in most large university towns, housing in Geneva must be sought some months in advance of arrival. The University’s Housing Office is happy to assist and advise prospective students. Information Welcome and integration: www.unige.ch/dase/bulog/accueil.html Entering the professional world Students can take advantage of information, advice and documentation as they plan the end of their studies and their entry into professional life. The Uni-Employment Cen- tre offers a range of services free of charge, including courses and seminars in job-hunt- ing, orientation, computing resources, internships. It also organizes conferences and meetings with companies. The Placement Office, for its part, has a wide range of em- ployment available for those who need to help finance their studies, including teach- ing, baby-sitting, tutoring, and secretarial work. Information Uni-Employment Centre: www.unige.ch/dase/cunie Placement Office: www.unige.ch/dase/bupla/presentation.html Health Depression, eating disorders, addiction or sexual problems: Health Antenna offers sup- port and advice on all medical issues by way of free and confidential consultations. The Psychological Counselling Centre offers individual appointments as well as work- shops and conferences to respond to students’ psychological difficulties. Information Health Antenna: www.unige.ch/dase/sante Psychological Counselling Centre: www.unige.ch/dase/conseil-psychologique
  • 51. UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA | MASTERS 2010-2011 | 51 | Sports and culture Students enrolled at the University of Geneva have some fifty sports activities to choose from, including gymnastics, skiing, mountaineering, team sports, swimming and ten- nis. The Sports and Cultural Activities Office also offers courses, internships and work- shops in music, theatre, dance and sculpture, as well as providing information on local cultural events and organizing three film series a year. Information Cultural Activities: www.unige.ch/acultu Sports Activities: www.unige.ch/dase/sports