Graduate Institute (IHEID) China Foreign Affairs University 5–year Concurrent BA/MA Programme China Foreign Affairs University and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva have established a programme that will enable a small number of students to complete a BA from China Foreign Affairs University and an MA from the Graduate Institute in 5 years, instead of the normal 6 years.
Scheme Eligible students from China Foreign Affairs University will spend the first three years of BA at China Foreign Affairs University; they will then be able to complete their BA (fourth year) while starting their MA at the Graduate Institute.
MA Programmes at the Institute The MA programmes available at the Graduate Institute are of two categories: - Disciplinary masters: Master in Anthropology and Sociology, Master in International Economics, Master in International History, Master in International Law, Master in International Relations/Political Science. - Interdisciplinary masters: Master in International Affairs, Master in Development Studies.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) As a dual degree student, you spend your first year at The Graduate Institute, Geneva studying in either the Master in International Affairs or Master in Development Studies degree programs. Your second and final year is spent at Harvard Kennedy School, in the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration program.
Year One: The Graduate Institute, Geneva Experience
Immerse yourself in the global development context of International Geneva. The Graduate Institute is located in the United Nations district, surrounded by many of the world’s most influential multilateral institutions and international organisations. The Master programme allows you to return to formal learning with broad exposure to international affairs and development through an interdisciplinary curriculum. Participants in these masters will also choose one specialised topic for their thesis project, to develop expertise on a selected issue of their choice. Participants in the Dual Master can choose from among two programmes at the Institute for this first year experience: - Master in International Affairs - Master in Development Studies During year one, participants will also benefit from the Institute’s public lectures and seminars. The Graduate Institute hosts about 100 public lectures, panel and roundtables each year, bringing influential leaders to campus.
Year Two: The Harvard Kennedy School Experience
Participants advance to Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Mass., USA, where they join a new cohort of peers entering the 1-year Mid-Career Master of Public Administration. Credits obtained during this year at Harvard are recognised by the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and will count towards the second year requirements for the Master from the Institute. At the same time, participants write their dissertation under the remote support and supervision of a Graduate Institute faculty member.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) The Master in Development Studies is an intensive two-year programme that offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the policies and processes of international development, and the practice of development as a profession.
The programme combines training in quantitative and qualitative research methods with courses offering perspectives from the Institute’s core disciplines, including Anthropology, Sociology, History, Law, Political Science and Political Economy.
The programme also includes the completion of a Capstone Project, where students work with one of the Graduate Institute’s partner organisations, as well as professional skills workshops, providing students with the professional tools necessary for effective analysis and ethical decision-making. Students will gain the conceptual and practical tools they need to pursue successful careers in government, international organisations and the non-profit sector.