This Comparative and International Studies MA program at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology comprises 120 ECTS points and takes 4 semesters to complete. The curriculum concentrates on questions of democracy, political violence, political economy, and sustainable development. All courses are taught in English by a team of internationally renowned professors.
With small class sizes, MACIS students benefit from close student-faculty interaction, and an intellectually stimulating environment. Admission is on a selective basis.
The basic structure and contents correspond to the educational components of a Master's programme at one of the top universities in North America. It thus equips students with a very solid foundation for subsequent PhD research. Likewise, students pursuing non-academic careers can profit from MACIS due to its strong emphasis on analytical skills- tools which are easily transferable, and useful in the private sector, government, and/or international and non-governmental organisations.
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- Research Design & Qualitative Methods
- Statistical Models
- Political Violence
- Political Economy
- Master Colloquium
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesInternational Relations Political Science View 15 other Masters in International Relations in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
You may apply for admission to the MACIS program if you have completed the following:
- BA, BSc (180 ECTS) or equivalent first degree at an internationally recognized university
- Disciplines: Political Science, Public Policy, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Humanities, Business Studies, Law
You must have completed substantial course work (20 ECTS) in the following fields:
- at least 8 ECTS in Methods and Statistics (including linear regression)
- at least 12 ECTS in the areas of International Relations and Comparative Politics. A maximum of 6 ECTS may be substituted by courses in related areas such as Political Economy, Political Sociology, Political Geography, Political Psychology and Public Policy.
International1324 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
National1324 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- Tuition fee: CHF 730/Semester
Living costs for Zürich
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