Anthropology and Sociology from Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is tailored to students with a strong commitment to anthropology and sociology and a demonstrated capacity for independent research. Through the foundational doctoral seminar, a weekly departmental seminar series and further opportunities to participate in cross-departmental colloquia, we offer a vibrant and welcoming intellectual community for PhD students. During their doctoral studies, candidates will obtain 24 course credits and defend a preliminary thesis dissertation before completing fieldwork and writing their doctoral thesis.
Students at Anthropology and Sociology from Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies will:
- profit most from our unique approach to the major global issues of our time
- carry out their own empirical research based on the solid theoretical and methodological training that we offer
- Anthropology of Populism
- Dealing with the Past and Transitional Justice: Comparative Perspectives
- Environment and Society
- Research Design and Proposal Writing in the Social Sciences
- Research Methods in Anthropology and Sociology
- Social Theory
- The State: post-colonial perspectives
- Violence and the City
- Visual Anthropology
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
or 72 (with minor)
DisciplinesAnthropology Sociology Sustainable Development View 3 other PhDs in Anthropology in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You should hold, or at least receive upon arrival, a master’s degree or its equivalent in a discipline relevant to your study programme, from an accredited university.
- A thesis proposal should be submitted that describes your research project.
- All students must have an excellent command of English.
International7300 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7300 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA4562 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4562 EUR per year during 48 months.
- Swiss residents: CHF 5,000 per year
- Non-residents: CHF 8,000 per year
Living costs for Genève
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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