In the area of international and development studies, anthropology and sociology are indispensable for the comparative study of global concerns from below, from the margins and across borders, with a focus on the role of non-State actors and social movements. The disciplinary programme aims to provide students with the analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence, and are influenced by, policy interventions, especially - but not exclusively - in the field of development. Other areas of interest include conflict and peace-building, location and migration, as well as identity politics.
The Master in Anthropology and Sociology of Development is a two-year programme that provides in-depth training in Anthropology and Sociology from an international perspective, including familiarization with at least one other discipline taught at the Institute (international economics, international history and politics, international law or international relations). It allows students to gain access, subject to certain conditions, to the PhD programme in Anthropology and Sociology of Development.
The degree programme comprises compulsory courses, optional seminars and the writing of an original research dissertation (mémoire) in the course of the second year.
Each year the Graduate Institute awards an important number of scholarships to Master and PhD students for its study programs in the field of international affairs, development studies, international economics, political science, international law, international economics and international history and politics. Scholarships are awarded according to academic merit and financial need of students. There are three categories of scholarship: • Full scholarships: with a few exceptions, these are worth CHF 18,000. Recipients are exempt from Graduate Institute tuition fees. • Partial scholarships: the value of these grants varies according to the individual needs of the recipient student. These grants do not cover tuition fees which recipients of partial grants are required to pay. • Tuition scholarships: these grants cover tuition fees for one academic year. They are awarded to exceptional students. To consult a list of scholarships available through the Institute and how to apply for them, please visit: http://www.graduateinstitute.ch/corporate/admissions/fees-scholarships_en.html Please send your scholarship request at the same time as the documents of your application file (procedure is online). The deadline for submitting scholarship is the same as for the application: January 15.
Value of Scholarship(s)
A substantial number of scholarships is allotted each year by the Institute to Master and Ph.D. students on the basis of academic merit and financial need. There are three kinds of scholarships: full scholarships, partial scholarships and tuition scholarships. Their duration is of one year with possible renewals.
Candidates must apply online by the 15th of January at the latest.