About Program

The MSc in International Relations (IR) is a program of study for people who want to deepen their knowledge concerning issues of international relevance and/or who wish to prepare for a career in the field of politics, public administration or publicistics.

 

The Master of Science in International Relations curriculum offers the student opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the system of International Relations and International Politics and then to focus on a special area of interest. It is designed to promote career advancement of professionals from every undergraduate background. The MSc IR programs at GAU are specifically designed for the working student.

 

The MSc IR classes are generally scheduled to be convenient for the working student and are programed in the evening hours in a three semester per year format. The normal progression of a student leads to the completion of the degree program in a period of two years.

 

The Master of Science in International Relations program with thesis requires the completion of 3 core courses and 5 elective courses. All courses are 3 semester-hours and students must therefore complete a total of 8 courses plus a seminar and a thesis. The thesis is a complex and consolidated research work, completed over a period of about 4 to 6 months approximately 45,000 words long, presented and defended before a committee of three members of the faculty.

 

 

Career Opportunities

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Departmental Courses

Year 1

 

Fall Semester

 

MGMT500

Research Methods

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:8

 

MIL507

International Law

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:8

 

Spring Semester

 

MIRP501

Advanced Ir Theory

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:8

 

MIRP502

Advanced Comparative Politics

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:8

 

Year 2

 

Fall Semester

 

MIRP514

Middle East

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:8

 

Spring Semester

 

GRP001

Graduation Project

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:15

 

Elective Courses

 

MIRP503

International Political Economy

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:7

 

MIRP523

Policies & Politics of the Eu

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:7

 

MIRP512

The Caucasus & Central Asia

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:7

 

MIRP538

Contemporary Human Right

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:7

 

MIRP531

State and Democracy in the Modern World

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:7

 

MIRP533

Globalization & Modernity

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:7

 

MIRP511

History and Politics of Balkan

CR:(3,0)3

ECTS:7

 

Faculty Presentation Video

Information
Faculty
Institute of Social & Applied Sciences
Program
International Relations (MSc)
Degree
Postgraduate Degree
Duration
2 Years
Fees
6500 €
Scholarship
Yes
Accreditation
YÖK - YÖDAK
Taught Language
English