Types

Degree programmes

The UNIGE offers degree programmes in 12 fields, in French and in English.

These programmes are primarily aimed at graduates of universities and universities of applied sciences and arts, with relevant professional experience. Some programmes are open to individuals who do not hold a university degree but who can demonstrate they hold equivalent qualifications and proven professional experience. Click here for more information on admission requirements.

The degree programmes provide either comprehensive or more focused training in specific areas, giving participants the opportunity to update their knowledge, specialise in specific areas and upskill, or re-train when considering a change of career.

MAS – Master of Advanced Studies DAS – Diploma of Advanced Studies CAS – Certificate of Advanced Studies
Duration: 1–3 years Duration: 1­–2 years Duration: Up to 1 year
At least 60 ECTS credits At least 30 ECTS credits  At least 10 ECTS credits 
Between 1,500 and 1,800 hours of study (classes and individual work) Between 750 and 900 hours of study (classes and individual work) Between 250 and 300 hours of study (classes and individual work)
A written assignment A written assignment A written assignment
Possibly a work placement    
MAS programmes offered in Switzerland enable participants to obtain an additional university-level qualification. They provide comprehensive  training in a highly specialised field that is directly related to the participant’s profession and can open up new career opportunities. The certificate comes with a diploma supplement that clearly sets out the course programme. MBAs, MPHs and Executive Master’s degrees fall under this category. DAS programmes provide thorough training in a specific area and lead to an additional university-level qualification that is directly related to the participant’s profession and can open up new career opportunities. CAS programmes are the shortest degree programmes.They provide participants with specific knowledge of a particular area, as well as giving them an additional university-level qualification relating to their profession.

 

 Additional programmes that lead to other qualifications are also offered.

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