DEGREE PROGRAMMES

: International Relations (English) Non-Thesis (Evening)

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

Masters Degree in International Relations Non-Thesis (English) (MSc.)

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle (Master's Degree)

Specific Admission Requirements

First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree) diploma, Transcript.

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

1,5 years, 2 semesters per year, 16 weeks per semester, 90 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.
Currently, the International Relations Department has 23 full-time academic personnel, including 2 professors, 3 associate and 5 assistant professors, 3 lecturers and 10 research assistants. In the past few years, members of the Department have been awarded a series of research fellowships such as Turkish Higher Educational Council, Jean Monnet and the British Academy. There are library, computer lab and wireless internet to support the students.

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   Achieve self-discipline and take responsibility for their actions and decisions.
5   Work effectively in groups.
6   Develop skills of critical analysis in relation to the political, socio-cultural, economic and legal developments in national and international agenda.
7   Communicate competently and clearly with colleagues by speaking, reading and writing English at Common European Framework of Reference Level B 1.
8   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.
9   Develop competence on information technology (including computer skills) required by its field.

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

Graduates may apply to the related employment positions in their area of specialization.

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

a. Share of the Obligatory and Elective Courses First Semester: 7 elective, 2 obligatory courses Second Semester: 6 elective, 1 obligatory courses Third Semester: 7 elective, 2 obligatory courses b. Elective Courses in the Department All the elective courses are given by the academic members in the department. Those courses International Organizations, European Integration, The European Union Law, Turkish Political Structure, Middle East Politics, International Law of Human Rights, International Environmental Law, Turkey-EU Relations, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, International Security Problems, Comparative Politics: Main Concepts, US Foreign Policy, International Law, Law of the Sea, Theories and Practices of Conflict Resolution, Selected Issues in EU Law and Graduation Project. c. Other Features of the Program; 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 Graduate students from faculties providing 4 years education and military schools can apply to this 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 7041 INTERNATIONAL POLITICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 9
G 0 - SEMESTER ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 21
TOTAL:   30
 
1 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 IRL 7017 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 2 IRL 7019 EUROPEAN INTEGRATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 3 IRL 7029 EUROPEAN UNION LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 4 IRL 7045 MIDDLE EAST POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 5 IRL 7043 TURKISH POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 6 IRL 7049 INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 7 IRL 7047 INTERNATIONAL LAW OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS 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 7040 FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW COMPULSORY 3 0 0 9
B 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 21
TOTAL:   30
 
2 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 IRL 7012 TURKEY-EU RELATIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 2 IRL 7018 NATIONALISM AND ETHNIC CONFLICT ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 3 IRL 7046 SELECTED ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 4 IRL 7044 COMPARATIVE POLITICS: MAIN CONCEPTS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 5 IRL 7048 U.S. FOREIGN POLICY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 6 IRL 7042 INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PROBLEMS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
 
3 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 IRL 7059 TERM PROJECT COMPULSORY 2 0 0 15
B 2 IRL 7021 TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY COMPULSORY 3 0 0 8
B 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 7
TOTAL:   30
 
3 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 IRL 7025 INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 2 IRL 7027 LAW OF THE INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 3 IRL 7055 SELECTED ISSUES IN EU LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 4 IRL 7051 CONFLICT RESOLUTION THEORIES AND PRACTICES ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 5 IRL 7052 FOREIGN POLICY ANAYSIS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 6 IRL 7035 LAW OF THE SEA ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
 

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) Non-Thesis Program is comprised of courses (at least 75 ECTS), Term Project (15 ECTS), in total 90 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