Methology at IPZ

The IPZ takes the methodical education and training of its doctoral students extremely seriously. It is the only institute in Switzerland with a chair dedicated explicitly and exclusively to methods. The distinctive curriculum of methods is built up throughout all study phases.

On the following pages you will find detailed information on the following topics:

Why methods?


In addition to curricular method training, since 2017 the IPZ has been organizing the Zurich Summer School for Women in Political Methodology, which provides method training and professional networking for young women researchers who identify themselves as women.

PhD students who have already received their MA degree at the IPZ should be prepared for methodological training at PhD level. They should nevertheless be prepared to work hard.

PhD students who received their MA degree at another university or not at the IPZ may have to catch up on parts of the method training. The main supervisor decides if and which additional courses are necessary.