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MA - Social Sciences (SSP Program), Secondary Study Area
MA - Specialisation 'Switzerland and the Arts : boundaries, territories, identities' (2015->)
Attestation 40 ECTS en espagnol
MA - Mise à niveau Espagnol

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Master of Arts (MA), Social Sciences (Secondary Study Area) (2007 ->)

Programme requirements :The Master of Arts degrees with and without specialisation (120 ECTS credits and 90 ECTS credits respectively) both comprise a main discipline (60 ECTS credits) and, optionally, either a secondary discipline, or reinforcement programme (30 ECTS credits). The Master of Arts degree with specialisation also includes a specialisation programme with a volume of 30 ECTS credits.

Master of Arts

In the list of objectives set out below, the reference [Master 120] indicates knowledge and skills specific to the field of specialisation.

In addition to the competences acquired at university Bachelor's level, by the end of their studies, Master's students will have demonstrated and acquired the following skills and knowledge, where appropriate, in a second language:
Knowledge and understanding:
- in-depth and extensive knowledge of the subject area(s) studied,
- in-depth knowledge of the main theories and methods applied in the disciplinary field(s) studied,
- in-depth knowledge of the issues that these theories and methods imply in relation to current debate,
- [Master 120] specific knowledge in an interdisciplinary and/or professional area of specialisation.

In addition to the skills acquired at the BA, by the end of their Master's programme students will have acquired the following skills, in some cases in a second language:
Application of knowledge and understanding:
- to gather complex data from different kinds of source in multiple languages
- to identify and interrogate existing corpora and compile new corpora for specific research questions,
- to relate knowledge acquired in the principal field of study to knowledge drawn from different fields / different methodological approaches,
- [MA 120] to develop an interdisciplinary approach applied to a specific theme,
- [MA 120] to participate in a research project or professional work experience.
Ability to form judgements:
- to develop new interpretations or new analyses of a body of texts,
- to critically evaluate objects of study and the methodological approach taken
- to critically evaluate methods and results within the disciplinary field as well as the ethical principles underlying them.
Communicative competences:
- to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to an audience of both specialists and non-specialists,
- to give a synthesized account of a complex set of data of diverse and multilingual origins and forms,
- to write an extensive, well-prepared, and clearly-structured paper on an original topic, implementing all the competences acquired during the course of the programme.
Ability to learn independently:
- to formulate original research hypotheses,
- to define an appropriate method for verifying these assumptions,
- to use new technologies to collect comprehensive information on a given topic,
- to assess the relevance and quality of the information collected,
- to document work, identify its weaknesses and define strategies for improvement.
Duration :Full time From 3 to 5 semesters, with exceptions, for the Master of Arts degree worth 90 ECTS credits and from 4 to 6 semesters, with exceptions, for the Master of Arts degree with specialisation worth 120 ECTS credits. 1 credit ECTS = 25-30 hours of workload Part time From 6 to 8 semesters, with exceptions, for the Master of Arts degree worth 90 ECTS credits and from 8 to 10 semesters, with exceptions, for the Master of Arts degree with specialisation worth 120 ECTS credits. 1 credit ECTS = 25-30 hours of workload

 

Master of Arts (MA), Specialisation "Switzerland and the Arts : Boundaries, Territories, Identities" (2015 ->)

Programme requirements :The Master of Arts degrees with and without specialisation (120 ECTS credits and 90 ECTS credits respectively) both comprise a main discipline (60 ECTS credits) and, optionally, either a secondary discipline, or reinforcement programme (30 ECTS credits). The Master of Arts degree with specialisation also includes a specialisation programme with a volume of 30 ECTS credits.

Master of Arts

In the list of objectives set out below, the reference [Master 120] indicates knowledge and skills specific to the field of specialisation.

In addition to the competences acquired at university Bachelor's level, by the end of their studies, Master's students will have demonstrated and acquired the following skills and knowledge, where appropriate, in a second language:
Knowledge and understanding:
- in-depth and extensive knowledge of the subject area(s) studied,
- in-depth knowledge of the main theories and methods applied in the disciplinary field(s) studied,
- in-depth knowledge of the issues that these theories and methods imply in relation to current debate,
- [Master 120] specific knowledge in an interdisciplinary and/or professional area of specialisation.

In addition to the skills acquired at the BA, by the end of their Master's programme students will have acquired the following skills, in some cases in a second language:
Application of knowledge and understanding:
- to gather complex data from different kinds of source in multiple languages
- to identify and interrogate existing corpora and compile new corpora for specific research questions,
- to relate knowledge acquired in the principal field of study to knowledge drawn from different fields / different methodological approaches,
- [MA 120] to develop an interdisciplinary approach applied to a specific theme,
- [MA 120] to participate in a research project or professional work experience.
Ability to form judgements:
- to develop new interpretations or new analyses of a body of texts,
- to critically evaluate objects of study and the methodological approach taken
- to critically evaluate methods and results within the disciplinary field as well as the ethical principles underlying them.
Communicative competences:
- to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to an audience of both specialists and non-specialists,
- to give a synthesized account of a complex set of data of diverse and multilingual origins and forms,
- to write an extensive, well-prepared, and clearly-structured paper on an original topic, implementing all the competences acquired during the course of the programme.
Ability to learn independently:
- to formulate original research hypotheses,
- to define an appropriate method for verifying these assumptions,
- to use new technologies to collect comprehensive information on a given topic,
- to assess the relevance and quality of the information collected,
- to document work, identify its weaknesses and define strategies for improvement.
Duration :Full time From 3 to 5 semesters, with exceptions, for the Master of Arts degree worth 90 ECTS credits and from 4 to 6 semesters, with exceptions, for the Master of Arts degree with specialisation worth 120 ECTS credits. 1 credit ECTS = 25-30 hours of workload Part time From 6 to 8 semesters, with exceptions, for the Master of Arts degree worth 90 ECTS credits and from 8 to 10 semesters, with exceptions, for the Master of Arts degree with specialisation worth 120 ECTS credits. 1 credit ECTS = 25-30 hours of workload

 

Certificate of 40 credits ECTS in Spanish (2013 ->)

 

Mise à niveau MA, Espagnol (2013 ->)

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