Ecumenical Institute at Bossey

The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey is the international centre for encounter, dialogue and formation of the World Council of Churches. Founded in 1946, the Institute brings together people from diverse churches, cultures and backgrounds for ecumenical learning, academic study and personal exchange.

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Study courses

The Ecumenical Institute offers a variety of study courses: Complementary Certificate in Ecumenical Studies, MAS in Ecumenical Studies, Doctorate in Theology, CAS in Ecumenical Studies.

Complementary Certificate (CC) in Ecumenical Studies

The Complementary Certificate (CC) in Ecumenical Studies/Certificat complémentaire d'études œcuméniques is accredited by the University of Geneva with 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits to be achieved during one-semester (mid-September – end of January).

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Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Ecumenical Studies

Master of Advanced Studies in Ecumenical Studies (MAS)/Maîtrise universitaire d'études avancées en études œcuméniques is accredited by the University of Geneva with 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits to be achieved during one-semester (mid-September – end of June).

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Doctorate in Theology (Ecumenical Studies)

The Doctorate in Theology (mention Ecumenical Studies)/Doctorat en théologie (Mention sciences oecuméniques) is a non-residential academic programme conducted jointly with the Autonomous Faculty of Protestant Theology of the University of Geneva.

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Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Ecumenical Studies

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Ecumenical Studies/le Certificat de formation continue en d'études œcuméniques is accredited by the University of Geneva under the Swiss Higher Education Programme for Continuing Education in accordance with the requirements of the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS) with 25 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits to be achieved during one-semester (mid-September – end of January).

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Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Interreligious Studies

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Interreligious Studies/Certificat de formation continue en études interreligieuses is accredited by the University of Geneva under the Swiss Higher Education Programme for Continuing Education in accordance with the requirements of the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS) with 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits to be achieved during a period of 6 weeks (3 weeks personal learning, 3 weeks residential).

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English as a Tool for Ecumenical Formation: Intensive English Summer Course

This course is offered to students admitted to one of the following courses: Complementary Certificate (CC) in Ecumenical Studies; Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Ecumenical Studies; Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Ecumenical Studies. Applicants who discern a need to enhance their English language proficiency, may apply to the course English as a Tool for Ecumenical Formation: Intensive English Summer Course taking place from mid-June until the beginning of the autumn semester.

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Academic credits

ECTS credits are a value allocated to course units to describe the student workload required to complete them. They reflect the quantity of work each course requires in relation to the total quantity of work required to complete academic study at the institution.

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