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Overview

The Master of Arts in International Relations with a concentration on Regional Studies Program has two principle objectives. While students are given a solid foundation in the theory and practice of International Relations, they are given the opportunity to specialize in the politics of one of the four areas in Turkey’s neighborhood, namely

The Middle East (including the Eastern Mediterranean)
Southeastern Europe/Balkans (including Greek-Turkish Studies),
the wider area of Europe (including Western, Southern and Central Europe), and
the Caucasus
The curriculum is designed to reflect the principle objectives of the Program. Therefore, the Program offers courses in the theory of International Relations, Comparative and Regional Studies, and several elective courses, which focus on the four regions from an historical, comparative, and critical perspective.

As society and politics in Turkey’s neighborhood and Europe enter a new phase, it is expected that a new paradigm will emerge and there will be a greater need for well-trained experts. The program is intended to offer an advanced and specialized academic perspective, as well as practical knowledge, to those individuals who will become trained experts on regional issues and realities. Apart from providing an excellent infrastructure for future academics planning to work on different aspects of regional studies, the Program appeals to diplomats, journalists and government officials from the region and beyond.

Programme structure

MA in International Relations with a concentration on Regional Studies Program offers two options to its students.

The first option is a two-year program with thesis, consisting of two semesters dedicated to coursework and two additional semesters devoted to research and writing of an MA thesis. The course load during the first academic year comprises of three compulsory courses, four elective courses and a non-credit seminar. Students normally complete a total of 21 credits and pass the non-credit seminar before proceeding to the thesis-writing stage in their second year. For their elective courses, students may also sign up for courses offered by other graduate programs of the University, such as European Studies, International Political Economy, History, Media, International Law, or Cultural Studies.

The second option is a program with a project, maximum of six semesters. Program with a project requires the completion of ten courses (30 credits) and the writing of a term project. Coursework comprises of four compulsory courses and six elective courses.

Both programs aim to provide the students with a solid foundation in the discipline of International Relations with an area of concentration on the following regions:

The Middle East (including the Eastern Mediterranean),
Southeastern Europe/Balkans (including Greek-Turkish Studies),
the wider area of Europe (including Western, Southern and Central Europe), and
the Caucasus
The Program is intended for future diplomats, academics, journalists and government officials, working or planning to work on the fields of international relations and regional studies.

Apply now! Fall semester 2018
Application deadline
Nov 14, 2017 23:59
Europe/Istanbul time
Studies commence
Sep 20, 2018
Apply now! Winter 2018
Application start
Nov 14, 2017
Application deadline
Jan 20, 2018 23:59
Europe/Istanbul time
Studies commence
Feb 13, 2018

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States