The International History and Politics Department of the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, is now opening applications for its two-year Master of International Studies (MIS) in International History and Politics, and its four-year Ph.D. The International History and Politics Section specializes in teaching and researching the historical, political, social, cultural, and ideational dimensions of contemporary global structures and relationships. Besides a reputed faculty with varied interests, the section welcomes each year a distinguished array of visiting professors from around the world. Most of the classes are in the form of small participative seminars with 15-20 students and marked by a collegial atmosphere of debate and discussion. HEI is a bilingual institute in English and French. Its students are expected to have certified competence in one language and passive knowledge of the other.
MIS courses emphasize the role and relevance of historical knowledge for interpreting contemporary issues and developments. Pluridisciplinarity is a well-established part of the HEIís academic tradition, and MIS students in International History and Politics may opt to pursue courses in one or more of the following complementary disciplines: international law, political science and international economics. By the end of the two-year programme, we anticipate MIS students would have acquired the tools, competences and awareness allowing them to engage in academic research or in professional careers in international organizations, governments, media, multinational businesses, NGOs, etc.MIS students may also have the chance to participate in exchange programmes with partner Universities worldwide.
Admission to the programme is open by rigorous selection to promising students having Bachelor degrees/majors from recognized institutions worldwide, in History, Politics (including political science), International Relations, and other related humanities and social science disciplines. Candidates with some experience of independent research are particularly encouraged to apply. International students are strongly encouraged to apply. Scholarships may be available to meritorious and needy students. The deadline for application is 31 January 2007.
The PhD programme is addressed to a small number of accomplished candidates with good MA/DEA degrees from recognized institutions worldwide, who can provide convincing evidence of their ability to pursue an original and significant piece of research to a successful conclusion.
The Ph. D. programme of the section is a recognized and well established platform for advanced graduate research in international history and politics. With research and professional interests that are varied and versatile, the sectionís faculty offers research supervision in a wide range of subjects. A notable feature of the programme is the opportunity it offers of simultaneously combining customized course-work with fast-track immersion in the research and collective life of the section through weekly doctoral seminars and other activities.
Apart from formal research supervision from their thesis adviser, normally a professor of the section, doctoral students can expect wider intellectual support at all stages of their research. The entire programme, culminating in the presentation and defence of a doctoral thesis embodying an original and significant piece of research, is designed to take a maximum of four years.
Doctoral students are eligible for a number of scholarships, teaching assistantships in the section, and research assistantships on specific research projects.
For more information about these programmes and other academic activies of the International History and Politics Department, please visit the web site http://www.hei.unige.ch/sections/hp/
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