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Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP)

Description, aims and objectives | Degrees awarded | Useful links

WEB SITE: www.unil.ch/ssp
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP)
University of Lausanne
UNIL - Dorigny
Géopolis - office 2642
CH-1015 Lausanne
E-Mail: ssp@unil.ch


Phone: ++41 (0)21 692 3100
Fax: ++41 (0)21 692 3115

Description, aims and objectives

The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences offers four study path options - political science, social sciences, psychology and sciences of sport and physical education - covering the main branches of human sciences. Anthropology, history, political science, psychology, social psychology and sociology thus constitute the bases of an interdisciplinary knowledge of the interactions between the collective and individual dimensions. In its four branches of study, the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences strives to achieve a balance between a critical theoretical approach and the acquisition of empirical research skills specific to each discipline. Its study plans are designed with a generalist slant, combining theory, methodology and practical training, as well as an exchange of core teachings. They thus give each student a broad vision of the social sciences.

Students are prepared for a wide range of professions and, above all, for psychological counselling and vocational guidance, social work, psycho-functional rehabilitation, physical education, teaching, communication, management, and of course research in the public and partly state-owned administration, international organizations, NGOs and private enterprises.

Degrees awarded



Masters of Advanced Studies


° programmes taught in English

Useful links


The Faculty’s Major Assets...

> basic subjects benefiting from research on themes of current relevance (deviance, identity and community-related issues, communication, gender, migration, representation and rights of minorities, education and pedagogy, sport and handicaps, etc.) in a historical perspective

> four 1st-2nd cycle study paths in human sciences with syllabuses that encourage clarifying interdisciplinary approaches

> the personalised support of a tutor in each study path to construct one's own degree course

> extensive specialised training for the Masters of Advanced Studies

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