The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Introduction

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is an institution of research and higher education dedicated to the study of world affairs, with a particular emphasis on the cross-cutting fields of international relations and development issues.

Through our core activities, we aim to promote international cooperation and make a contribution to the progress of developing societies. More broadly, we endeavour to develop creative thinking on the major challenges of our time, foster global responsibility and advance respect for diversity.

We are a cosmopolitan community located in the heart of Geneva, an international city and a centre of global governance. By intensely engaging with international organisations, NGO’s, governments and multinational companies, we participate in global discussions and prepare future policy-makers to lead tomorrow’s world.

Scholarship

Each year the Graduate Institute awards an important number of scholarships to Master and PhD students for its study programs in the field of international affairs, development studies, international economics, political science, international law, international economics and international history and politics. Scholarships are awarded according to academic merit and financial need of students.


There are three categories of scholarship:


•Full scholarships: with a few exceptions, these are worth CHF 18,000. Recipients are exempt from Graduate Institute tuition fees.


•Partial scholarships: the value of these grants varies according to the individual needs of the recipient student. These grants do not cover tuition fees which recipients of partial grants are required to pay.


•Tuition scholarships: these grants cover tuition fees for one academic year. They are awarded to exceptional students.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

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Master

Master in Anthropology and Sociology of Development

Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Anthropology and Sociology of Development is a two-year programme that provides in-depth training in Anthropology and Sociology from an international perspective. [+]

The Master in Anthropology and Sociology of Development is a two-year programme that provides in-depth training in Anthropology and Sociology from an international perspective. The programme aims to provide students with the analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence, and are influenced by, policy interventions, especially – but not exclusively – in the field of development. Other areas of interest include conflict and peacebuilding, location and migration, as well as identity politics.

 

 

Master in Anthropology and Sociology of Development

 

In the area of international and development studies, anthropology and sociology are indispensable for the comparative study of global concerns from below, from the margins and across borders, with a focus on the role of non-State actors and social movements. The new disciplinary programme to be put in place for the 2011-12 academic year aims to provide students with the analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence, and are influenced by, policy interventions, especially – but not exclusively – in the field of development. Other areas of interest include conflict and peace-building, location and migration, as well as identity politics.... [-]


Master in Development Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Development Studies aims to provide students with the methodological and theoretical skills and knowledge, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, enabling them to approach and analyze the major themes of development. [+]

The Master in Development Studies aims to provide students with the methodological and theoretical skills and knowledge, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, which enable them to approach the major themes in the area of development in a pertinent manner.

 

 

Master in Development Studies Overview

 

The Master in Development Studies (MDev) involves areas of interdisciplinary study that are constantly evolving. While historically the focus has been on developing countries, today our approach involves understanding development actors, policies and practices, with a local and regional perspective, while also addressing issues of global concern.

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Master in International Affairs

Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in International Affairs (MIA) is an innovative two-year programme designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary approach to international issues. [+]

This innovative two-year programme - Master in International Affairs provides interdisciplinary training in international relations. It combines the theoretical study of international economics, history, international law and political science along with interdisciplinary seminars and professional workshops.

 

 

Master in International Affairs

 

In today’s rapidly changing world, strong analytical skills and the lens of complementary disciplines are essential to understand new dynamics and to design policy. In this perspective, the Master in International Affairs offers:

a substantial familiarisation with at least two disciplines in international relations, and specialisation in two of the following three innovative themes: Global and regional integration, Security and conflict management, and Global society. an opportunity to acquire or enhance the technical and professional skills that are necessary for effective analysis and decision-making, such as quantitative methods, communication and negotiating techniques, and project management. ... [-]

Master in International Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in International Economics combines analytical rigor and practical applications to provide students with the up-to-date tools, knowledge and intuition needed for economic policy analysis. [+]

The Master in International Economics combines analytical rigor and practical applications to provide students with the up-to-date tools, knowledge and intuition needed for economic policy analysis. The programme prepares students for doctoral studies, research and careers in the public and private sectors. Core classes focus on micro and macroeconomics, trade policy, regional integration, econometrics, development economics and the international monetary and financial system.

 

 

Master in International Economics

 

The 2 years MIS program provides a rigorous training in economics with an emphasis on policy issues. We focus on the international dimension of economics, namely trade, international migrations, international macroeconomics, economic history, and development.... [-]


Master in International History

Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in International History is a two-year programme. It provides students with up-to-date critical, analytical and methodological tools and encourages historically-informed approaches to current policy, politics, economics and culture. [+]

The Master in International History is a two-year programme that sets out to provide participants with the tools and approaches necessary for rigorous analysis of the foreign policies of major powers, political ideas, global economic and social history, the history of international relations as well as subjects with a regional focus.

 

 

Master in International History  

The Master in International History is a two-year programme that provides in-depth training in international history and politics ; it allows students to gain access, subject to certain conditions, to the PhD programme in international history and politics.

 

The MA in International History  requires intensive work at an advanced level in the field of international history and politics, and familiarization with at least one other discipline (anthropology/sociology of development, international economics, international law, or international relations).... [-]


Master in International Relations and Political Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in International Relations and Political Science is a two-year programme designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The programme prepares ... [+]

The Master in International Relations and Political Science is a two-year programme designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The programme prepares students for doctoral studies, research activities as well as careers dealing with different aspects of international relations which require strong analytical and research skills, whether in the public or the private sector.

 

 

Master in International Relations and Political Science

 

The Master in International Studies (MIS) is a two-year program designed for students wishing to develop expertise in international relations. The program prepares students for doctoral studies, research activities, and careers dealing with different aspects of international relations which require strong analytical and research skills, whether in the public or the private sector.... [-]


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