Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP)

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Description of studies and contacts
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP)
University of Lausanne
UNIL - Mouline
Géopolis - office 2609
CH-1015 Lausanne
E-Mail: ssp@unil.ch
Phone: ++41 (0)21 692 3120
Fax: ++41 (0)21 692 3115
Description, aims and objectives

The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences offers four study path options - political science, social sciences, psychology and sciences in movement and sports - covering the main branches of human sciences. anthropology, history, political science, psychology, social psychology and sociology, sport and life science constitute the bases of an interdisciplinary knowledge of the interactions between the collective and individual dimensions. In its four branches of study, the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences strives to achieve a balance between a critical theoretical approach and the acquisition of empirical research skills specific to each discipline. Its study plans are designed with a generalist slant, combining theory, methodology and practical training, as well as an exchange of core teachings. They thus give each student a broad vision of the social sciences.

Students are prepared for a wide range of professions, in all of which a predominant role is reserved for psychological counselling and vocational guidance, psycho-functional rehabilitation, the provision of support in different areas of training, teaching, communication and culture, management, and of course research in the public and partly state-owned administration, international organizations, NGOs and private enterprises.


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The Faculty’s Major Assets...

> basic subjects benefiting from research on themes of current relevance (deviance, identity and community-related issues, communication, gender, migration, representation and rights of minorities, conflict, globalisation and environment, education and pedagogy, health, sport and handicaps, doping etc.) from a historical or contemporary perspective

> four 1st-2nd cycle study paths in human sciences with syllabuses that encourage clarifying interdisciplinary approaches

> the personalised support of a tutor in each study path to construct one's own degree course

> extensive specialised training for the Masters of Advanced Studies