The Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) is one of the leading political science research centers in Europe. It is a joint institution of ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, two of the top universities in Europe. The Master of Arts in Comparative and International Studies (MACIS) is a research-oriented graduate program in political science. It is offered by the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS).
The MACIS curriculum concentrates on questions of democracy, political violence, political economy, and sustainable development. Students are recruited on a competitive basis and benefit from small seminar sizes, close student-faculty interaction, and an intellectually stimulating work environment.
The MACIS is a four semester program. All courses are taught in English. With its strong emphasis on methods, theory and research, the program serves as an excellent preparation for subsequent research leading to a PhD degree, or research-oriented employment in the private or public sector.