DEGREE PROGRAMMES

: International Relations (English)

General Description

History

The PhD program in International Relations aims at equipping students with advanced level of theoretical and practical knowledge, (oral, written and research) skills and competency, as well as with specialization on International Relations. In addition, in an attempt to qualify its students for research institutions and universities, the program aims to train the students with critical, creative and original thinking skills. The language of the program is English.

Qualification Awarded

Doctorate Degree in International Relations (English) (PhD)

Level of Qualification

Third Cycle (Doctorate Degree)

Specific Admission Requirements

Second Cycle (Master's Degree) diploma; a minimum Cum. GPA of 80/100 or 3/4; a minimum score of 60 from the nation-wide Academic Graduate Education Entrance Examination (ALES) in the related field or GRE/GMAT equivalent; a minimum score of 60 from the Foreign Language Exams (ÜDS/KPDS/YDS/e-YDS/YÖKDİL) or from equivalent foreign language proficiency exam approved by OSYM. Transcript; a minimum score of 75 from the graduate school academic proficiency exam.

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

Transfer Students:
The transfer student candidates from Turkish or foreign universities are subject to the YOK Legislation "The transfer, double degree, minor degree and inter-institutional credit transfer" and to the evaluation conditions determined by Dokuz Eylul University Senate.
The transfer quotas are determined and announced by Turkish Higher Education Council (YOK). The evaluation of the candidates are done by the school evaluation commmisin and approved by the management

The Graduate Transfers:
The short cycle graduates are given the right to be admitted to the first cycle programs if they comply with the conditions set by the "The transfer of Short Cycle Program Graduates to First Cycle Programs" Legilation of Turkish Higher Education Council (YOK)
The universities inform YOK regarding the quotas and YOK announces the quotas and conditions in "Graduate Transfer Guide" and the placements are managed by YOK due to the results of nationwide graduate transfer exam.

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

4 years, 2 semesters per year,16 weeks per semester, 240 ECTS in total.

Profile of the Programme

The PhD program offers education in the classical fields of international politics, regional studies, political thought and history, international law and related fields of specialization. The students are free to determine their specialization fields by elective courses. The programme aims to develop analytical and communication skills of the students in order to assist them in becoming analytical thinkers.
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   Deepen and develop their knowledge in the field of International Relations and learn to reach original conclusions.
2   Acquire advanced knowledge on regional studies.
3   Learn to use their knowledge on the basic concepts, theories and applications to develop publishable original studies.
4   Develop the ability to publish articles in refereed journals by using relevant approaches and research techniques.
5   Communicate competently and clearly, both verbally and in writing.
6   Analyze international issues from a variety of different perspectives.
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 C 1.
9   Convey their ideas and thoughts effectively and clearly, 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.
11   Acquire awareness on scientific and social ethics.
12   Develop original ideas and approaches for problem solving.
13   Attend the national and international conferences.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The graduates work as academic members in various universities, specialists or consultants in public institutions, research centres and civil society organizations.

Access to Further Studies

Graduates may apply to post doctorate studies.

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

Obligatory and elective courses continue for one semester. The courses offered in the second and third semesters focus on more advanced field studies. Students start their thesis - 30 ECTS credits per semester- following their achievement in the PhD proficiency examination. a. Share of the Obligatory and Elective Courses: First Semester: 2 electives, 1 obligatory course; Second Semester: 2 electives, 2 obligatory courses; Third Semester: 2 electives, 3 obligatory courses. b. Elective Courses in the Department: All elective courses are offered by the academic members in the department. The courses offered are listed below. c. 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. Elective courses are between 8 and 10 ECTS.
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 Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 1 IRL 6083 MAJOR DEBATES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY COMPULSORY 3 0 0 10
G 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 20
TOTAL:   30
 
1 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 2 IRL 6005 ADVANCED ISSUES IN FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 10
G 3 IRL 6009 INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 10
G 4 IRL 6087 SECULARIZATION: HISTORY AND THEORY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 10
G 5 IRL 6055 READING AND RESEARCH IN ASIA ELECTIVE 3 0 0 10
G 6 IRL 6085 INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF THE LATE OTTOMAN AND REPUBLICAN TURKEY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 10
G 7 IRL 6047 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 10
 
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
B 1 IRL 6095 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN COMPARATIVE STUDIES COMPULSORY 3 0 0 9
B 2 SBE 6000 PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND ETHICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 5
B 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 16
TOTAL:   30
 
2 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
B 3 IRL 6060 NEW PERSPECTIVES ON İNTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 4 IRL 6062 DEMOCRATIZATION IN THE MODERN WORLD ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 5 IRL 6064 FROM EMPIRE TO NATION-STATE: TURKISH MODERNITY IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 6 IRL 6066 POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES IN TURKEY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 7 IRL 6078 İNTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL THOUGHT ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 8 IRL 6070 INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 9 IRL 6072 ETHICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 10 IRL 6076 CURRENT ISSUES IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 11 IRL 6068 SELECTED ISSUES IN PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
 
3 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 1 IRL 6073 FIELD STUDY COMPULSORY 3 0 0 3
G 2 IRL 6096 SEMINAR COMPULSORY 0 3 0 3
G 3 IRL 6097 GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW COMPULSORY 3 0 0 6
G 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 18
TOTAL:   30
 
3 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 4 IRL 6057 READING AND RESEARCH IN EUROPE ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
G 5 IRL 6059 CRITICAL IR THEORIES ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
G 6 IRL 6061 INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
G 7 IRL 6065 POST-COLD WAR POLITICS SINCE 1990 ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
G 8 IRL 6067 MAJOR ISSUES IN THE EU LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
G 9 IRL 6077 INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
G 10 IRL 6079 READINGS IN IR THEORY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
G 11 IRL 6081 ISSUES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
G 12 IRL 6074 READING AND RESEARCH IN THE MIDDLE EAST ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
 
4 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
B 1 IRL 6099 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 
5 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 1 IRL 6099 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 
6 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
B 1 IRL 6099 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 
7 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 1 IRL 6099 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 
8 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
B 1 IRL 6099 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

Third Cycle (Doctorate Degree) Program with thesis is comprised of courses (84 ECTS), a field study (3 ECTS), a seminar (3 ECTS) and thesis (150 ECTS), in total 240 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