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A PhD is the highest degree delivered by the Faculty of Humanities. In order to obtain this post-graduate degree, students must develop a new and original research project that has not been presented for a PhD or an equivalent degree at another university.

PhD applicants must hold a Master of Arts from the University of Geneva, or an equivalent degree recognized by the Faculty. Professors have the right to accept or reject thesis proposals.

Students can apply to any department that offers a PhD program. They are not required to attend classes during their PhD. They will be registered at the university for the duration of their program, which should take no more than ten semesters.

You will find all the documents and forms relating to the doctorate on the French version of this page.