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Master of Arts

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Living knowledge for our time
The Master of Arts allows students to acquire the knowledge and techniques required for a better grasp of contemporary realities, giving meaning to the intellectual wealth created by mankind over the centuries. In a wide range of disciplines, students follow their programme and put into practice the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach that befits a study of the arts.

The Master of Arts degree offers training in the following disciplines:

  • Cinema
  • Classical Studies
  • Computer Science for the Humanities
  • English
  • French as a Foreign Language
  • German
  • History
  • History of Art
  • History of Religions
  • Italian
  • Language and Communication Studies
  • Medieval French
  • Modern French
  • Philosophy
  • Slavic Studies
  • Spanish
  • South Asian Languages and Cultures

At the end of the first year, students decide in which discipline they will complete their dissertation and whether to choose a Master of Arts worth 90 ECTS credits or a Master of Arts with specialisation worth 120 ECTS credits.

Faculty of Arts

Degree awarded
Master of Arts (MA)

ECTS credits

3 semesters

Teaching language
French and/or the language of the discipline studied. Recommended level: C1.

Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the deadline.

Final enrolment dates
It is possible for students to begin the degree course in either the autumn or the spring semester (autumn semester : 30 April, spring semester : 30 November).

Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland must apply for enrolment at least two months prior to the deadlines indicated above.

More information
Course description

Master of Arts students develop numerous skills that are beneficial in the professional world: independence, sense of responsibility and organisation, discernment, analytical and argumentation skills, mastery of written and oral expression. These assets are greatly appreciated in today’s society and in fields such as the media and communications, international organisations, cultural institutions, museums, teaching, and the public and private sectors.

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts are authentic.
Last update: 5 August 2016

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Version: February 2016


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