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Château d'Aïre

185 – 187 Route d’Aïre
1219 Aïre – Geneva, Switzerland

+41 (0) 22 732 07 12
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Château d'Aïre

187 Route d’Aïre
1219 Aïre – Geneva, Switzerland

+41 (0) 22 732 07 22

(President office related inquiries)


Château d'Aïre

185 Route d’Aïre
1219 Aïre – Geneva, Switzerland

+41 (0) 22 732 07 12
(For admission only)

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All master’s programmes at UMEF are strictly compatible with the Bologna Process and are thus an ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), with a minimum duration of 2 years (i.e. 4 semesters, of which one semester is dedicated to the thesis) and a maximum duration of 3 years on condition of acceptance by the management. To graduate, students need to have acquired 120 ECTS credits through courses and a thesis. Thus, students will be easily mobile among other campuses or institutions. UMEF has two enrolments per year, in October and March. But it should be noted that UMEF has the right to modify the precise dates. To be admitted to the programme, candidates must have obtained a bachelor’s degree or other diplomas judged to be equivalent.

Master of Political Science

The Master of Political Science offers students a high-level course which aim is to introduce them to central issues in political sciences, offer them reflective methodologies as well as other research techniques necessary for a solid comprehension of the fundamental drivers of political life. With a broadly comparative approach, this master course covers all the fields of political science: political thought and theory, international relations, political sociology, public policy and political communications. It allows students to further their knowledge in related fields such as economics, history, law and political marketing.

The course will be taught with lectures and seminars, and write and present personal research papers, based on groundwork. The dissertation will allow them to apply in an active and original form the knowledge acquired in their courses.

Course Description:

Political Sciences 45 ECTS Credits

  • Introduction and concepts in political science I and II

  • Methods in political sciences (qualitative and quantitative) I and II

  • Political institutions

  • Democracy: past, present and future

  • Compared politics

  • Political theory

  • Social Movements

  • Security, peace and conflict

  • Evaluation of public policy

  • European politics

  • Federalism in a comparative perspective

  • Research project in political science

  • Research workshop: 1st step in your dissertation

International relations 9 ECTS Credits

  • Introduction and concepts in international relations

  • The United Nations Functions

  • International development policies

Economics 9 ECTS Credits

  • Current trends in the economy

  • International trade theories

  • Financial markets

Law and Geopolitics 9 ECTS Credits

  • International Economic Law

  • Geopolitics and Geo-economics

  • Geopolitics of commodities

History 9 ECTS Credits

  • History of diplomacy

  • History of globalization: Cultural phenomena

  • The evolution of women in modern societies

Management Science 9 ECTS Credits

  • Political marketing and communication

  • Leaders of the 20th century & 21st century

  • Human capital

Thesis or Internship 30 ECTS Credits

  • Internships can also earn credits. Students may choose either to carry out internships with reports and viva voce or to work outside and defend a Master’s thesis; however, either option is worth 30 ECTS credits.

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