Master in International Studies, HEI, Geneva, Switzerland
The Department of International History and Politics specializes in teaching and researching the
haistorical, political, social, cultural, and ideational dimensions of contemporary global structures and relationships. Besides a reputed faculty with varied interests, the section welcomes each year a distinguished array of visiting professors from around the world. Most of the classes are in the form of small participative seminars with 15-20 students and marked by a collegial atmosphere of debate and discussion. HEI is a bilingual institute in English and French. MIS students are expected to have certified competence in one language and passive knowledge of the other.
MIS courses emphasize the role and relevance of historical knowledge for interpreting contemporary issues and developments. Pluridisciplinarity is a well-established part of the HEI’s academic tradition, and MIS students in International History and Politics may opt to pursue courses in one or more of the following complementary disciplines: international law, political science and international economics. By the end of the two-year programme, we anticipate MIS students would have acquired the tools, competences and awareness allowing them to engage in academic research or in professional careers in international organizations, governments, media, multinational businesses, NGOs, etc.
MIS students may also have the chance to participate in exchange programmes with partner Universities worldwide.
Admission to the programme is open by rigorous selection to promising students having bachelor degrees/majors from recognized institutions worldwide, in History, Politics (including political science), International Relations, and other related humanities and social science disciplines. Candidates with some experience of independent research are particularly encouraged to apply. International students are strongly encouraged to apply. Scholarships may be available to meritorious and needy students.
The deadline for application is 31 January 2007.
For more information about the programme and details of application procedures please visit our web site http://www.hei.unige.ch/sections/hp/pages/MIS_index.htm,
or contact the Students Department, HEI, P.O. Box 36,
CH-1211 Geneva 21. E-mail inquiries may be addressed
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"Our mind is like an umbrella: it's of use if open" (Anonymous)
"The human mind follows the principle of economy of effort" (H.J. Morgenthau & K.W.Thomson)