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Social Psychology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #151 (ARWU) Lausanne, Switzerland
The Universities of Geneva (UNIGE) and Lausanne (UNIL) offer advanced training to supervise the completion of a doctorate in the field of social psychology. In the long term, the doctoral school makes it possible to obtain a doctorate common to both universities.
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The training is spread over six semesters and is essentially aimed at stimulating thesis work while promoting openness to various theoretical currents. In addition to being part of a research team, it includes a strong methodological component and a more thematic component in different areas of social psychology.

The curriculum consists of modular courses, interlaboratory meetings, internal seminars and dissertation work. The modular courses consist of thematic modules and methodological modules taught in French or English mainly by visiting professors, and interlaboratory meetings taking place on a conference format where doctoral students and established researchers present their research. Internal seminars are a place where doctoral students discuss their current work with local teachers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Mathematics for Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Neuroscience 
  • Psychology
  • Social psychology 
  • Educational Sciences
  • Political science
  • Social Sciences
  • Sport Sciences and Physical Education

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Bachelor and Master transcripts of grades
  • Research proposal

Tuition Fee

  • International

    148 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 74 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    148 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 74 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Lausanne

  • 1609 - 1980 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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