Certificate of specialisation in Linguistics – postgraduate studies

The Department of Linguistics in Geneva offers a 1-year (30 ECTS credits) graduate program in Linguistics to students who hold an MA degree in Linguistics or an equivalent diploma. Courses are in English and French.

The program has three components:

  • Methods of analysis (6 credits)
    We offer three accelerated introductory or "update” courses in the areas of specialization in the department, namely Syntax, Pragmatics and Computational Linguistics. Students are required to take two out of three courses.
  • Specialization (12 credits)
    2 seminars.
  • Research (12 credits)
    Attendance and active participation in the departmental research seminars and the submission of a 25-page research paper.

Courses proposed

Program (in French) (45 Kb, pdf)

Duration of studies

Normally 1 semester, 2 at the maximum

Contacts and registration


  1. Please follow instructions on :
  2. Please send cover letter and CV by email to the address below


Ur Shlonsky, Linguistics Department, Uni-Bastions, 3, Place de l'Université, 1211 Geneva-4
E-mail address :
Phone number: +41 22 379 73 56