Master’s Thesis

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The Executive Master programme promotes academic excellence and independent critical thinking. One of its core outputs is a master’s thesis (21 ECTS) written under the guidance of a faculty member.

Master's Thesis Time Frame

Once the courses have been completed, six to nine additional months are needed to complete the thesis and defend it before a jury. Participants are not required to remain on campus or in Geneva to write their thesis. A class on research skills helps students to research and write their thesis.

Investigating a Subject of Special Interest

The thesis gives students an opportunity to investigate a subject of special interest to them, deepening their knowledge and expertise through research as well as exchanges with experts, scholars and practitioners.

Scholarships

We offer scholarships to outstanding students who are unable to secure the funding required to cover tuition fees and/or the cost of living in Geneva.

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Career Opportunities

Our objective is to produce graduates who will be leaders in the humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice fields.

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Alumni

The Geneva Academy alumni community is made up of over 700 members who work worldwide in the humanitarian and human rights fields.

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Exposure to Practical Work

Our three master's programmes provide a solid foundation for careers in the humanitarian and human rights fields.

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