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

Degree :Master of Arts (MA)
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) in Digital Humanities, Theological Studies (2016 ->)

Programme requirements :The Master of Arts (MA) in Digital Humanities (120 ECTS credits) is comprised of two 60 ECTS credits programs: a common program in "Digital Cultures, Societies and Humanities" (60 ECTS credits) and a second program selected among the disciplines offered by the three partner Faculties, which is comprised of coursework (30 ECTS credits) and of a Master's thesis (30 ECTS credits).
    • - M29425 - Mandatory

      Level : Maîtrise
      • - M29426 - Optionnelle - Evaluation mode: Evaluation à crédits

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Polytheistic structures in the Hebrew BibleJan Rückl3Course+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional6
        Polytheistic structures in the Hebrew BibleJan RücklCourse+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional6

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Jan Rückl1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        V A C A T1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
      • - M29427 - Optionnelle - Evaluation mode: Evaluation à crédits

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Baptism in Early ChristianityAnne-Catherine Baudoin3Course+SeminarSpring semesterOptional6
        Baptism in Early ChristianityAnne-Catherine BaudoinCourse+SeminarSpring semesterOptional6

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Anne-Catherine Baudoin1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
      • - M29428 - Optionnelle - Evaluation mode: Evaluation à crédits

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Martyrdoms Narratives. Between history and worship.Frédéric Amsler2CourseAutumn semesterOptional6
        Free Will? The Controvery between Luther and ErasmusUeli ZahndCourse+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional6

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Michel Grandjean1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Ueli Zahnd1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
      • - M29429 - Optionnelle - Evaluation mode: Evaluation à crédits

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Reformed theology: key writings from the 16th centuryChristophe Chalamet3Course+SeminarSpring semesterOptional6
        Reformed theology: key writings from the 16th centuryChristophe ChalametCourse+SeminarSpring semesterOptional6

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Christophe Chalamet1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Christophe Chalamet1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
      • - M29430 - Optionnelle - Evaluation mode: Evaluation à crédits

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Feminist EthicsSarah Stewart-Kroeker3Course+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional6
        Sarah Stewart-KroekerCourse+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional6

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Sarah Stewart-Kroeker1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Sarah Stewart-Kroeker1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
      • - M29431 - Optionnelle - Evaluation mode: Evaluation à crédits

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Death and Afterlife: Proclamation and Practices of the churchesÉlisabeth Parmentier3SeminarSpring semesterOptional6
        Death and Afterlife: Proclamation and Practices of the churchesÉlisabeth ParmentierSeminarSpring semesterOptional6

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Élisabeth Parmentier1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Élisabeth Parmentier1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
    • - M29433 - Mandatory

      Level : Maîtrise
      • - M29434 - Optionnelle - Evaluation mode: Evaluation à crédits

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Polytheistic structures in the Hebrew BibleJan Rückl3Course+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional6
        Polytheistic structures in the Hebrew BibleJan RücklCourse+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional6
        Jean-Daniel MacchiSeminarSpring semesterOptional6

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Jan Rückl1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        V A C A T1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Jean-Daniel Macchi1Oral examination, Written examOptional6.00
      • - M29435 - Optionnelle - Evaluation mode: Evaluation à crédits

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Baptism in Early ChristianityAnne-Catherine Baudoin3Course+SeminarSpring semesterOptional6
        Baptism in Early ChristianityAnne-Catherine BaudoinCourse+SeminarSpring semesterOptional6

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Anne-Catherine Baudoin1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
      • - M29436 - Optionnelle - Evaluation mode: Evaluation à crédits

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Martyrdoms Narratives. Between history and worship.Frédéric Amsler2CourseAutumn semesterOptional6
        Free Will? The Controvery between Luther and ErasmusUeli ZahndCourse+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional6
        Guided Personal Research in the History of ChristianityFrédéric AmslerSeminarSpring semesterOptional6

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Michel Grandjean1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Ueli Zahnd1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Frédéric Amsler1Oral examination, Written examMandatory6.00
      • - M29437 - Optionnelle - Evaluation mode: Evaluation à crédits

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Reformed theology: key writings from the 16th centuryChristophe Chalamet3Course+SeminarSpring semesterOptional6
        Reformed theology: key writings from the 16th centuryChristophe ChalametCourse+SeminarSpring semesterOptional6

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Christophe Chalamet1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Christophe Chalamet1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
      • - M29438 - Optionnelle - Evaluation mode: Evaluation à crédits

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Feminist EthicsSarah Stewart-Kroeker3Course+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional6
        Sarah Stewart-KroekerCourse+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional6
        François DermangeSeminarSpring semesterOptional6

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Sarah Stewart-Kroeker1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Sarah Stewart-Kroeker1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        François Dermange1Oral examination, Written examOptional6.00
      • - M29439 - Optionnelle - Evaluation mode: Evaluation à crédits

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Death and Afterlife: Proclamation and Practices of the churchesÉlisabeth Parmentier3SeminarSpring semesterOptional6
        Death and Afterlife: Proclamation and Practices of the churchesÉlisabeth ParmentierSeminarSpring semesterOptional6

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Élisabeth Parmentier1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Élisabeth Parmentier1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
    • - M29441 - Mandatory - Evaluation mode: Evaluation à crédits

      Level : Maîtrise
      • - M29442 - Optionnelle

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Polytheistic structures in the Hebrew BibleJan Rückl3Course+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional6
        Polytheistic structures in the Hebrew BibleJan RücklCourse+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional6
        Jean-Daniel MacchiSeminarSpring semesterOptional6
        Aramaic IJürg Hutzli2Course+Practical workAnnualOptional6

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Jan Rückl1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        V A C A T1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Jean-Daniel Macchi1Oral examination, Written examOptional6.00
        The Exodus Tradition in the Hebrew Bible Jaeyoung Jeon1Written and Oral validationOptional3.00
        Aramaic IJürg Hutzli1Written and Oral validationOptional6.00
      • - M29443 - Optionnelle

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Baptism in Early ChristianityAnne-Catherine Baudoin3Course+SeminarSpring semesterOptional6
        Baptism in Early ChristianityAnne-Catherine BaudoinCourse+SeminarSpring semesterOptional6
        Introduction to the TargumsDavid Hamidovic2SeminarAutumn semesterOptional3

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Anne-Catherine Baudoin1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Simon Butticaz, Andreas Dettwiler1Written validationOptional3.00
      • - M29444 - Optionnelle

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Martyrdoms Narratives. Between history and worship.Frédéric Amsler2CourseAutumn semesterOptional6
        Free Will? The Controvery between Luther and ErasmusUeli ZahndCourse+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional6
        Guided Personal Research in the History of ChristianityFrédéric AmslerSeminarSpring semesterOptional6
        Enrico Norelli, Ghislain WaterlotCourse+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional3
        M.-C. PitassiCourseAutumn semesterOptional3

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Michel Grandjean1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Ueli Zahnd1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Frédéric Amsler1Oral examination, Written examMandatory6.00
        Enrico Norelli, Ghislain Waterlot1Written validationOptional3.00
        M.-C. Pitassi1ValidationOptional3.00
        Daniela Solfaroli Camillocci1ValidationMandatory3.00
      • - M29445 - Optionnelle

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Reformed theology: key writings from the 16th centuryChristophe Chalamet3Course+SeminarSpring semesterOptional6
        Reformed theology: key writings from the 16th centuryChristophe ChalametCourse+SeminarSpring semesterOptional6
        Christophe ChalametCourseAutumn semesterOptional3
        Hans-Christoph AskaniCourseSpring semesterOptional3

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Christophe Chalamet1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Christophe Chalamet1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Christophe Chalamet1Validation, Written and Oral validation with markOptional3.00
        Hans-Christoph Askani1ValidationOptional3.00
      • - M29446 - Optionnelle

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Feminist EthicsSarah Stewart-Kroeker3Course+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional6
        Sarah Stewart-KroekerCourse+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional6
        François DermangeSeminarSpring semesterOptional6
        Enrico Norelli, Ghislain WaterlotCourse+SeminarAutumn semesterOptional3
        Ethics in times of disasterV A C A TCourseSpring semesterOptional3

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Sarah Stewart-Kroeker1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Sarah Stewart-Kroeker1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Enrico Norelli, Ghislain Waterlot1Written validationOptional3.00
        François Dermange1ValidationOptional3.00
      • - M29447 - Optionnelle

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Death and Afterlife: Proclamation and Practices of the churchesÉlisabeth Parmentier3SeminarSpring semesterOptional6
        Death and Afterlife: Proclamation and Practices of the churchesÉlisabeth ParmentierSeminarSpring semesterOptional6
        BlessingOlivier Bauer2CourseSpring semesterOptional3

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Élisabeth Parmentier1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Élisabeth Parmentier1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
        Olivier Bauer1ValidationOptional3.00
        Olivier Bauer1ValidationOptional3.00
      • - M29448 - Optionnelle

        Level : Maîtrise

        List of courses :

        CoursesTeacher(s)Hours per weekTypeSemesterStatusCredits
        Religion and spirituality in healthcare institutions (I.) Pierre-Yves Brandt2CourseAutumn semesterOptional3
        Ethnography in Institutions: Theories and MethodsPaola Juan2SeminarSpring semesterOptional3
        Jörg StolzCourse+SeminarSpring semesterOptional6

        Liste des épreuves :

        ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
        Matthieu Pellet1Written and Oral validation with markOptional6.00
    • - M29449 - Mandatory - Credits: 30.00 - Evaluation mode: Evaluation à crédits

      Level : Maîtrise

      Liste des épreuves :

      ExaminationTeacher(s)Coef.ModalitiesStatusCredits
      Master's Thesis in Theology1DissertationMandatory30.00

 

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Italian (2013 ->)

Programme requirements :60 credits ECTS in the first year, 20 each in three different subjects, 120 credits ECTS in the second (2 year) stage, 50 credits in each major and 20 in the options programme.

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts provides a solid foundation of expertise in two disciplinary fields belonging to languages and literature and/or historical sciences and/or philosophy and theoretical sciences. By studying a third disciplinary field or a range of options, students will have the possibility of expanding their awareness of cultural diversity in the humanities. By the end of their Bachelor's degree, and in a second language if necessary, students will be able to:

- identify corpora of different types and from different periods in each of the main disciplinary fields,
- compare these same corpora using methodological tools and research instruments that allow them to be interpreted by placing them in an historical, linguistic, cultural or social context,
- analyse these same corpora in relation to specific themes or issues and from a range of different perspectives,
- relate the knowledge acquired in one of the main disciplinary fields to the knowledge acquired in other disciplinary field(s) studied,
- express themselves orally and in writing on complex subjects in a clear and well-structured manner,
- identify, through analysis and synthesis of information, the issues at stake on a given topic, in addition to putting various points of view into perspective and taking a position on the topic
- build on their knowledge with a high degree of autonomy, using third languages where appropriate,
- cooperate with other students in group work,
while respecting intellectual property values and ethics.
Duration :From 6 to 10 semesters, with exceptions, for the Bachelor of Arts degree worth 180 ECTS credits. 1 credit ECTS = 25-30 hours of workload

 

Complément de formation en langues classiques, Grec ancien, MA (2015 ->)

Degree :Master of Arts (MA)
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
  • - M27979 - Mandatory - Credits: 5.00 - Evaluation mode: Evaluation à crédits

    Code : MA-GREC-CF
    Level : Libre Ma
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