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Master of Arts in Social Sciences

Organiser University of Lausanne - Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Degree awarded Master of Arts (MA) in Social Sciences
ECTS credits 90
Duration 3 semesters
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.
Teaching language French. Recommended level : C1.
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General presentation

The Master of Arts in Social Sciences is conceived as a cycle of training and specialisation. It allows the student to acquire advanced theoretical, analytical and methodological skills in various disciplines and areas of social sciences: anthropology, social policies, social psychology and sociology.

A number of themes are covered in the degree course, in particular: social action, communication and culture, education, social study of sciences, gender studies, identity and social relations, life courses, institutional policies, social development, health and medicine, work.

The Master of Arts in Social Sciences currently offers the following orientations:

  • Cultural and Social Anthropology
  • Gender Studies
  • Life Courses
  • Social Policies and Social Development
  • Health, Medicine, Science
  • Sociology of Communication and Culture

The subject of the dissertation, chosen in the field of the specific orientation, allows students to develop their training according to their interests and career plans.

Timetables and course descriptions Link to Unidoc


Subject to changes.
The French version prevails.
Last update: 18 August 2014

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