BA in Multilingual Communication
- Are you interested in communication? Ever thought about making it your career?
- Want to contribute to this multicultural world?
- Are you passionate about languages? Can you imagine yourself working in an international field?
- Do you like traveling, discovering new cultures and developing new linguistic skills?
- Can you see yourself studying at a world-renowned faculty in Geneva that is at the heart of Europe and the centre of the international organization community?
If so, then this is the programme for you!
- 3 languages : A-B1-B2
- 9 modules in 3 years
- 6 areas of study:
- Language and civilization
- Computer science and working methods
- Language technology
- Intercultural communication
- Specialized communication
A distance-learning programme is available for students with the language combination AR-FR-EN. Distance learners share the same curriculum and study regulations as on-campus students. For more information, go to the web page of the Arabic unit or write to .
In September 2021, Sign Language will be added to the FTI’s list of passive languages. For more information, see the TIM department’s accessibility page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at .
- To develop versatile skills in multilingual communication and linguistic mediation:
- Master your working languages
- Develop excellent oral, written, and textual analysis skills
- Learn to translate (practice and methodology)
- Familiarize yourself with translation technology
- Understand the values and references specific to a culture in a multilingual context
- Learn the basics of law, economics, and other specialized fields
- Prepare for an MA in Translation (direct access to the FTI’s programme after the Bachelor), MA in Interpreting, or other degrees in communication and applied languages
Our BA degree can lead to a career in many different fields:
- Mutilingual specialized communication
- Language engineering
- Multilingual document management
- Public relations
- International relations
180 ECTS credits:
- Mandatory courses:
- 120 credits in translation, language and civilization, computer science and working methods, language technology, intercultural communication and specialized communication
- 30 credits in your B language from another university in Switzerland or abroad
- 30 credits from the FTI and/or other UNIGE faculties, or another university in Switzerland or abroad
The programme begins in the Autumn semester of each year, and takes 6 semesters to complete. Courses are taught in the languages from your combination, and in French (or English in some cases).
You will be required to study abroad for a semester (unless you have been granted an exemption) at a Swiss or foreign university that corresponds to your B1 or B2 languages (Directives: study abroad/in other universities).
How to apply
Useful links and documents
- Language combinations
- Study regulations (applicable as of September 2019)
- Marking scheme using quarter-points: conversion table
- Directives: study abroad/in other universities
- Programme and course descriptions
- How to register for courses and exams in other faculties
- Programme directors: Prof. Mathilde FONTANET and Prof. Alexander KÜNZLI
- Guidance, planning and advice: academic advisors
- Admission and enrolment: student secretariat