International Relations / Political Science
Each year, the entering class is made up of around 18 master’s and 10 PhD students from countries around the world.
We offer students a master’s and PhD degree that can be completed in three programs – a two year stand-alone Master’s program; an accelerated five year master’s/doctoral program; and a four year stand-alone PhD program.
The programs combine intellectual rigor with a highly varied set of substantive specialties and courses in order to train sophisticated generalists. The diverse background of both the faculty and the graduate students makes for a cosmopolitan and enriching environment.
As of the 2010-2011 academic year, students who enter at the master’s level can complete both a master’s and PhD degree within five years through the new accelerated master’s/doctoral program. This program has been tailored to transition advanced students into doctoral research after only three semesters of master’s studies.
All three programs concentrate on developing analytical skills that enable students to work and conduct research in a variety of settings: governments, international organisations, NGOs, businesses, and academia.
News & Events
Geneva Political Economy Seminar - 2014
Thursday, 13 March 2014, David Soskice, London School of Economics and Political Science: "Why are Americans truly Disadvantaged, in Comparison to the British Disadvantaged?", (6:15-8:00PM, room M1193 at the University of Geneva, UniMail building)
Tuesday, 1 April 2014, Bruno Amable, Sorbonne Paris: "Social support for market flexibilisation in France: the single labour contract", (6:15-8:00PM, room M2170 at the University of Geneva, UniMail building)
Tuesday, 15 April 2014, Charles Wyplosz, Graduate Institute Geneva: "PADRE: Politically Acceptable Debt Restruction in Europe" (time and room TBD, at the Graduate Institute Geneva, Maison de la Paix building)
Political Science Colloquium - 2013 - 2014
Upcoming colloquium with Prof. David Sylvan on February 28th from 12:15 - 13:30 in S3 (Maison de la Paix). The title of the paper he will be presenting is “Guns, Germs, and Slaves: An Alternative View of the Colonial Origins of Comparative Development”.
Upcoming colloquium events
14 March, 2014
- Thomas Bernauer, ETH Zürich
- “Is it the “Economy – Stupid”? Effects of Economic Conditions on Public Support for Climate Policy”
11 April, 2014
- Daniel Blake, IE Madrid
- "It’s All Relative?: Institutional Experience, Political Capabilities and Investment"
14 April, 2014 (*Sponsored by PGGC)
- Ann Tickner, American University
- “Dealing with Difference: Problems and Possibilities for Dialogue in International Relations”
- **Room A2 from 18:00 - 20:00
9 May, 2014
- Leonardo Arriola, University of California, Berkeley
- "Electoral Violence in Democratizing States"
23 May, 2014
- Scott Page, University of Michigan