Institute of Graduate Studies

International Relations

Program Information

Although perceived as a modern concept, the practice and the theory of International Relations (IR) have a long history. The nation-states, the globalization process and the new concepts and phenomena it has brought up have pushed the boundaries of the IR discipline outwards. Hence, the discipline has evolved out of politics and expanded itself over economic, socio-cultural and legal bases. Today, the scholars and practitioners in this area all endeavor for a more coherent and peaceful understanding of the global developments as they emerge. Taking all these into account, the program of Ph.D. in IR at Istanbul Medeniyet University offers a multi-faceted curriculum that helps develop the geographical and temporal insight of its students and provides them with advanced research/scholarly skills.

Admission Requirements

General rules of the university/institute applies.

Minimum Academic Personnel and Higher Education Entrance Examination (ALES) score: 65

Minimum Foreign Language Examination (YDS) score: 65

Program Outcomes

  1. The ability to extend research skills to writing/presenting a coherent thesis based on the acquired knowledge of International Relations theory and current international politics.
  2. The ability to participate in teamwork and to take initiative as required.
  3. The ability to prepare/present her/his research in a national/international symposium or conference.
  4. The habit of observing and following the new scholarly work in the field of IR produced domestically and internationally.
  5. The communicative skills to be able to present/submit research results.
  6. The ability to utilize necessary information and communication technologies.
  7. The professional ethical values to respect social justice, universal rights and the environment.

Curriculum

AUTUMN SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Name

T

A

Credits

ECTS

ULİ 701

Uluslararası İlişkiler Teorileri: Büyük Tartışmalar

3

0

3

7

ULİ 703

Uluslararası İlişkilerde İleri Araştırma Yöntemleri

3

0

3

7

ULİ xxx

Seçimlik Ders  I

3

0

3

7

ULİ xxx

Seçimlik Ders  II

3

0

3

7

TOTAL

12

0

12

28

SPRING SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Name

T

A

Credits

AKTS

ULİ 702

Türk Dış Politikası

3

0

3

7

ULİ 750

Seminer

1

2

0

4

ULİ xxx

Seçimlik Ders  III

3

0

3

7

ULİ xxx

Seçimlik Ders  IV

3

0

3

7

XXX xxx

Seçimlik Ders  V

3

0

3

7

TOTAL

12

0

12

32

COURSE TOTAL

24

0

24

60

ELECTIVE COURSES:

Course Code

Course Name

T

A

Credits

ECTS

AUTUMN

ULİ 705

Uluslararası Sistem: Süreklilik ve Değişim

3

0

3

7

ULİ 707

Uluslararası Politik Ekonomi Sorunları

3

0

3

7

ULİ 709

Dünya Siyasetinde Afrika

3

0

3

7

ULİ 711

Dünya Siyasetinde Orta Doğu

3

0

3

7

ULİ 713

Karşılaştırmalı Siyaset: Seçilmiş Konular

3

0

3

7

ULİ 715

Uluslararası Düzende Güvenlik ve Terörizm

3

0

3

7

ULİ 717

Amerikan Dış Politikası ve Dünya

3

0

3

7

ULİ 719

Ortadoğu’da Devlet ve Toplum

3

0

3

7

SPRING

ULİ 704

Türkiye’de Siyaset: Yapılanma ve  Sorunlar

3

0

3

7

ULİ 706

Ortadoğu’nun Politik Ekonomisi

3

0

3

7

ULİ 708

Türkiye’nin Politik Ekonomisi

3

0

3

7

ULİ 710

Türkiye ve Ortadoğu

3

0

3

7

ULİ 712

Türkiye ve Afrika

3

0

3

7

ULİ 714

Uluslararası Hukuk ve Türkiye

3

0

3

7

ULİ 716

Avrupa Bütünleşmesi ve Türkiye

3

0

3

7

ULİ 718

Dünya Siyasetinde Latin Amerika

3

0

3

7

Course Code

Course Name

T

A

Credits

ECTS

ULİ 760

Doktora Yeterlik Sınavı

0

0

0

30

TOTAL

0

0

0

30

Course Code

Course Name

T

A

Credits

ECTS

ULİ 770

Doktora Tez Önerisi

0

0

0

30

TOTAL

0

0

0

30

Course Code

Course Name

T

A

Credits

ECTS

ULİ 780

Uzmanlık Alan Dersi

4

0

0

30

ULİ 790

Doktora Tezi 

0

0

0

90

TOPLAM

0

0

0

120

GENERAL TOTAL

12

0

0

240

Graduation Requirements

The student must complete the courses successfully and prepare/submit thesis in accordance with the regulations and directives of the university.

Employment Opportunities

Besides pursuing an academic career in higher education and/or think-tanks, the graduates of the program may work as experts/advisors or supervisors in both public and private sector as well as the NGOs. The program is also helpful for pursuing a career in public diplomacy. The administrative and research skills acquired extend the spectrum of positions to be employed.

Contact

Assoc. Prof. Giray GÖZGÖR

Phone: 0 216 280 26 41

e-mail: giray.gozgor@medeniyet.edu.tr