About Program

International relations is one of the most popular study areas for international students. It is the study of international problems and issues, which cover political, economic, military, technological, cultural and environmental subjects. Students enrolled in the BSc program are required to complete 44 basic courses with 132 credits and the internship at the end of the third year which must be minimum of 30 calendar days. Courses of the department include political science, law, diplomacy, international politics, geopolitics, geostrategy, political history and political thought, European studies, international organizations, economics, business as well as regional area studies focusing on important regions of the world politics. On completing the program, the students are expected to acquire competency in conceptual and historical information regarding international social and political phenomena, critical and analytical thinking, the development of oral communication, written, and research skills in English, an inter-disciplinary approach to both regional and global conflicts as well as conflict resolution strategies, and theoretical and practical capability for development of leadership, teamwork, decision making, and problem solving skills.

 

Succesful graduates of the program will have the opportunity to seek employment in diplomatic areas, public institutions, international organisations, private companies with international connections, media as well as universities and strategic research organisations.

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of job opportunities for graduates of International Relations department. Graduates may work for governmental agencies such as diplomatic services, non-governmental organizations, international organizations as well as multinational corporations. Other job areas where an International Relations degree would be useful include local governments and municipalities, think tank organizations, media, publishing companies, charity organizations, universities, and financial institutions. 

 

Future opportunities

 

  • International Relations Expert
  • Political Analyst
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign Relations Advisor
  • Politician
  • EU Expert

Student Opinions

Departmental Courses

Year 1

 

Fall

 

BUS101

Intro. to Business Management

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:8

 

COMP103

Computer Applications I

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:4

 

PSYC100

Intro. to Behavioural Science I: Psychology

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:4

 

POLS101

Introduction to Political Science

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:8

 

EGL101

Development of Reading Skills

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:4

 

NH001

National History I

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:2

 

TFL101

Turkish as a Foreign Language I (for Non-Natives)

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:2

 

Spring

 

IRE102

Introduction to International Relations

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:8

 

COMP104

Computer Applications II

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:4

 

HIS104

World History & Civilizations

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:8

 

SOCY100

Intro. to Behavioural Science : Sociology

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:4

 

EGL102

Development of Writing Skill

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:4

 

NH002

National History II

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:2

 

TFL102

Turkish as a Foreign Language II (for Non-Natives)

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:2

 

Year 2

 

Fall

 

BUS211

Microeconomics

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:6

 

IRE201

Comparative Politics I

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:6

 

BUS205

Statistics I

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:6

 

PUB203

Introduction to Law

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:6

 

CS201

Communication Skills I

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:4

 

TURK001

Turkish I(for Turkish Student)

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:2

 

Spring

 

BUS212

Macroeconomics

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:6

 

IRE204

Comparative Politics II

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:6

 

IRE208

International Relations Theory

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:6

 

IRE206

Third World Politics

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:6

 

CS202

Communication Skills II

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:4

 

TURK002

Turkish II

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:2

 

Year 3

 

Fall

 

POLS301

European Political History

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE301

International Organisations

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE305

History & Politics of the Middle East

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE309

International Law

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

EL001

Departmental Elective

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

EL002

Non-Departmental Elective

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

Spring

 

IRE302

History & Politics of the Balkans

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE308

Global Peace & Security

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE312

Foreign Policy Analysis

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

POLS304

Political Ideologies

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

EL003

Departmental Elective

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

EL004

Non-Departmental Elective

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

STJ030

Internship

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:0

 

Year 4

 

Fall

 

POLS401

Political Sociology

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

POLS407

Global Political Economy

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE403

Turkish Diplomatic History & Foreign Politics

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE405

International Politics of Cyprus

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

EL005

Departmental Elective

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:5

 

EL006

Non-Departmental Elective

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:5

 

Spring

 

IRE404

European Union Studies

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE408

Conflict Studies & Dispute Settlement

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

POLS413

Contemporary Human Rights

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

EL007

Departmental Elective

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:5

 

EL008

Departmental Elective

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:5

 

EL009

Non-Elective

CR:(0,0)0

ECTS:5

 

Elective Courses

 

IRE317

Diplomatic Protocol

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE425

Diplomatic Correspondence

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE417

International Conflict Case Studies

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE304

The Caucasus & Central Asia

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE411

Post Cold War International Relations

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE412

Us Foreign Policy

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE415

Turkey-Eu Relations

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE419

Research Methods

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE420

Graduation Project

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE421

Greek-Turkish Relations

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE422

Euro-Mediterranean Relations

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

IRE423

History and Poilitics of the Far East

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

POLS302

Political Psychology

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

POLS303

Turkish Politics

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

POLS408

Media Politics

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

POLS409

Nation State & Nationalism

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

POLS410

Gender Politics

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

POLS412

Theories of Democracy

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

POLS414

International Environmental Politics

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

POLS416

Theories of State

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

ECON318

Labor Economics

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

ECON408

Turkish Economy

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

ECON415

Environmental Economics

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

BUS306

Management Information Systems

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

POLS309

Analysis of Articulations of Political Thought in Films

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:5

 

Faculty Presentation Video

Information
Faculty
Faculty of Political Science
Program
International Relations (BSc)
Degree
Undergraduate Degree
Duration
4 Yıl
Fees
5000 €
Scholarship
Yes
Accreditation
YÖK - YÖDAK
Taught Language
English