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MAInternational Relations (with thesis)

Tuition fee $4,000.00 per year
Application fee $100.00 one-time
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The Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Relations is a two-year degree program focusing on the global processes challenging the conventional structure of international politics. The emergence of new security issues, global social movements, ecological problems, ethnic and religious conflicts, the rise of global corporations, global poverty, and gender issues have transformed the field of international relations, which hitherto has been thought of mainly as relations between nation-states. This M.A. program provides students with a broad interdisciplinary education, enabling them to analyze the complexity of global politics. It is an academic program offering high quality training to those interested in pursuing a career in academia, government, diplomacy, the private sector, international business, journalism, an international organization, or in a non-governmental organization either in Turkey or abroad.

Programme structure

We focus on both the academic and professional development of students. Classes are taught by academics who are experts in a wide range of fields. Classes are scheduled on evenings or weekends and are taught entirely in English. Students are required to complete 21 credits (seven courses) and a non-credit seminar, as well as write a graduate thesis. Classes are held at our Maslak Campus, conveniently located in the business center of Istanbul and easily accessible by subway.

We welcome graduates from all disciplines, state and military personnel, employees in nongovernmental organizations, think tanks, members of other voluntary associations, and employees in the private sector and the media.

Apply now! Fall 2018
Application deadline
Sep 15, 2018 23:59
Europe/Istanbul time
Studies commence
Sep 20, 2018

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States