Social and Human Sciences (SHS) Program

The SHS program is an integral part of all study plans at EPFL, from the first year of a Bachelor’s degree to the first year of the Master’s degree. It offers students a great freedom of choice, from around 150 courses that cover a wide range of humanities and social sciences.

Among these courses, 18 are also open to UNIL students, 5 of them on a permanent basis.

Courses’ timetables

BA 1st year propedeutic, spring: Tuesday 5.15 pm-7 pm
BA semester 3 and 4: Tuesday 3.15 pm-5 pm
BA semester 5 and 6: Tuesday 1.15 pm-3 pm
Master semester 1 and 2: Wednesday 4.15 pm-7 pm
> Download the SHS 2020-2021 course brochure (pdf)

→ Search for SHS course


Study plans:

→ List of SHS teachers

→ Practical information

→ SHS Contact


Testimonials from students and teachers:
Bachelor course “Artistic Practices A” – creating photographs on the theme of utopia/dystopia


SHS brochure: