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.

 

 
DAPS – Professional Doctorate
  • Duration: 3–4,5 years
  • 80 ECTS credits
  • At least 2,000 hours of study (classes and individual work)
  • A thesis

 

 
MAS – Master of Advanced Studies / Maîtrise d’études avancées
  • Duration: 1–3 years
  • At least 60 ECTS credits
  • Between 1,500 and 1,800 hours of study (classes and individual work)
  • 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 – Diploma of Advanced Studies / Diplôme de formation continue
  • Duration: 1­–2 years
  • At least 30 ECTS credits
  • Between 750 and 900 hours of study (classes and individual work)
  • A written assignment
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 – Certificate of Advanced Studies / Certificat de formation continue
  • Duration: Up to 1 year
  • At least 10 ECTS credits
  • Between 250 and 300 hours of study (classes and individual work)
  • A written assignment
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.

 

 
COS – Certificate of Open Studies
  • Duration: 1–3 years
  • 6 ECTS credits
  • At least 150 hours of study (classes and individual work)

 

 Additional programmes that lead to other qualifications are also offered.

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