DEGREE PROGRAMMES

: International Relations (English)

General Description

History

The International Relations masters program aims to equip students with advanced level of theoretical and practical knowledge, (oral, written and research) skills and competency on international relations, as well as on the subfields of International Relations and/or regional studies, and aims to develop analytical and critical thinking skills of the students. The language of the program is English.

Qualification Awarded

Master's Degree in International Relations (English) (MSc.)

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle (Master's Degree)

Specific Admission Requirements

First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree) diploma; a minimum score of 55 from the Academic Graduate Education Entrance Examination (ALES) in the related field or GRE/GMAT equivalent; a minimum score of 50 from the Foreign Language Exams (ÜDS/KPDS/YDS/e-YDS/YÖKDİL) or from equivalent foreign language proficiency exam approved by OSYM or a minimum score of 55 from DEU School of Foreign Languages English Proficiency Test. Transcript; a minimum score of 65 from the graduate school academic proficiency exam.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)

According to the Regulations of Dokuz Eylül University for Graduate Schools, students are not connected to the right for internal transfer, previously taken courses at another graduate programme by another university with a successful grade may be recognized by the related programmes after the letter of the students includes course contents and the transcript, and by the recommendation of the head of the departments and by the decision of the Board of Directors. The courses taken by the outgoing Exchange students have the recognition at the school either as compulsory or elective.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

2 years, 2 semesters per year, 16 weeks per semester, 120 ECTS in total.

Profile of the Programme

The Program aims at providing those who aim at improving themselves in international relations field with required knowledge and enabling them to comment on and improve their knowledge and gain specialization. In order to realise this goal the candidates are aimed at being educated with an interdisciplinary approach, supported by varied field studies, given analytical skills to decipher comtemporary issues.
All members of the academic staff have either earned their postgraduate degrees or conducted research abroad, via fellowships such as Turkish Higher Educational Council, Jean Monnet and the British Academy. The library, computer lab and wireless internet connection are available to support students studies.

Key Learning Outcomes

1   Acquire advanced knowledge in the International Relations discipline.
2   Evaluate critically the acquired knowledge on basic concepts, theories and applications.
3   Define and analyze conflicts which require specialization, offer a resolution by referring to related theoretical approaches, reach a conclusion and report it both verbally and in writing.
4   Acquire necessary knowledge and skills on scientific research methods and ethics of science.
5   Achieve self-discipline and take responsibility for their actions and decisions.
6   Work effectively in groups.
7   Develop skills of critical analysis in relation to the political, socio-cultural, economic and legal developments in national and international agenda.
8   Communicate competently and clearly with colleagues by speaking, reading and writing English at Common European Framework of Reference Level B 1.
9   Convey their ideas and thoughts effectively and clearly to the experts and non-experts, verbally and in writing, by using related language and terminology in their field.
10   Develop competence on information technology (including computer skills) required by its field - to enable them to use critical thinking and to solve problems.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The graduates have various job opportunities both in the public and private sectors. There are graduates in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU specialists, foreign trade specialists in various public institutions and civil society organizations and academicians in various universities.

Access to Further Studies

May apply to third cycle programmes.

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

Obligatory and elective courses continue for one semester. Courses in the second semester provide advanced major and minor studies. Thesis starts in the Third Semester and has 30 ECTS credits per semester. a. Share of the Obligatory and Elective Courses First Semester: 2 electives, 2 obligatory courses. Second Semester: 2 electives, 1 obligatory course (additionally field study and seminar). b. Elective Courses in the Department All the elective courses are given by the academic members in the department. The courses offered are listed below. c. Other Features of the Programme; ca. Elective courses inside/outside the department: There are no elective courses offered outside the department. Elective courses are 3 hours in a week, and continue for one semester. All elective courses are 7 ECTS. cb. Prerequisites All graduate students from faculties and departments except from the ones graduated from departments of international relations, political science and public administration of faculties are obliged to participate in the International Relations Master Adaptation Programme and to take the courses that they did not complete during their bachelors studies from the Department of International Relations (English) before starting the Masters Programme.
T: Theoretical P: Practice L: Laboratory
B: Spring Semester G: Fall Semester H: Full Year
1 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 IRL 5071 THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 11
G 2 SBE 5000 TECHNIQUES OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION ETHICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 5
G 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 14
TOTAL:   30
 
1 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 IRL 5023 FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 2 IRL 5021 WORLD HISTORY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 3 IRL 5017 CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 4 IRL 5009 LAW OF THE SEA ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 5 IRL 5013 EUROPEAN UNION LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 6 IRL 5073 THE RADICAL RIGHT IN CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 7 IRL 5031 CURRENT TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 8 IRL 5059 NATIONALISM AND ETHNIC CONFLICT ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 9 IRL 5057 TURKISH POLITICAL STRUCTURE ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 10 IRL 5061 POST CONFLICT PEACE -BUILDING ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 11 IRL 5063 SELECTED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 12 IRL 5029 TURKEY- EUROPEAN UNION RELATIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
 
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 IRL 5002 CURRENT ISSUES IN TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY COMPULSORY 3 0 0 9
B 2 IRL 5196 SEMINAR COMPULSORY 0 2 0 4
B 3 IRL 5098 FIELD STUDY COMPULSORY 2 0 0 3
B 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 14
TOTAL:   30
 
2 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 IRL 5012 POLITICS OF RELIGION IN THE WORLD ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 2 IRL 5082 CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THEORY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 3 IRL 5030 CURRENT TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 4 IRL 5008 GLOBALIZATION AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 5 IRL 5038 INTERNATIONAL LAW OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 6 IRL 5006 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 7 IRL 5036 ADVANCED COMPARATIVE POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 8 IRL 5064 INTRODUCTION TO THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 9 IRL 5070 EU AS A FOREIGN POLICY ACTOR ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 10 IRL 5072 INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 11 IRL 5074 READINGS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 12 IRL 5076 US FOREIGN POLICY: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 13 IRL 5078 HISTORYOF WARS AND REVOLUTIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 14 IRL 5080 IDEOLOGIES IN TURKEY: PAST AND PRESENT ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 15 IRL 5016 MAJOR ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
 
3.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 IRL 5099 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 
4.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 IRL 5099 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Evaluation and assessment methods for each course is defined in the the Course Description Form which is prepared by related faculty member / s and included in the information package. Exams and course success notes is subject to the relevant articles of the DEU Regulation on Graduate Education.
Dokuz Eylul University, Graduate Education Regulation web address: http://www.sbe.deu.edu.tr/sbe/mevzuat

Graduation Requirements

Second Cycle (Master's Degree) Program with thesis is comprised of courses (at least 51 ECTS), a seminar (3 ECTS) and field study (6 ECTS) and thesis (60 ECTS), in total 120 ECTS credits. Students must have minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.50/4.00 and completed all the courses with at least CB/ S / TP grades.

Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )

Full-time

Programme Director or Equivalent

Head of the Department : Prof. Dr. Elif Yaprak GÜLCAN
yaprak.gulcan@deu.edu.tr
Tel: 0 232 301 8110
Faks:0 232 4535062