The International Relations/Political Science Department offers a highly innovative, cosmopolitan and enriching academic environment. We concentrate on helping our students develop analytical skills that enable them to work and conduct research in a variety of settings: governments, international organisations, NGOs, businesses and academia.
Our internationally recruited faculty works with a broad array of different theoretical and methodological approaches. The faculty includes scholars working with, among others, constructivist, critical, game theory, feminist, agent-based modelling, rational institutionalist and network approaches.
Master in International Relations / Political Science
The Graduate Institute is preparing us to become proactive participants in world affairs. It’s exciting to be involved and to be part of it.
The Graduate Institute strives to support talented scholars from around the world. Affordable tuition fees and financial aid enable our MA and PhD students to complete their studies with less pressure.
90% of our students find work within four months of graduation. Recent alumni have secured employment with the United Nations, European Commission, Médecins Sans Frontières, HSBC, World Economic Forum, UBS and elsewhere. Others have taken up doctoral, post-doctoral or faculty positions at Cambridge University, Harvard, Sciences Po, Oxford University, Princeton and LSE, to mention just a few. Learn more
The Graduate Institute, Geneva is home to students from all over the world. Roughly 1,000 students from 100 countries are enrolled in our various programmes. Each year, we admit about 20 candidates to our Master in International Economics, while the two PhD programmes in Economics admit a combined total of 12 students each year. While admission rates vary by programme, the Institute generally admits about 30-40% of its applicants.
The Graduate Institute is a specialised school serving a very diverse community in the heart of International Geneva: nearly 20-25% of people in the Swiss city are connected to an international institution. The Institute’s close ties with the international community are reflected in the five social science disciplines taught here, all imbued with a global perspective.