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Faculty of Political Sciences
International Relations
BSc (Hons)
4 Years
€ 5,000 excl. Additional Fees
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International Relations (BSc)

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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.


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


Year 1

Fall Semester

  • BUS101  Introduction to Business & Management
  • COMP103 Introduction to Computer & Information Systems I
  • PSYC100  Intro. To Behavioural Science I: Psychology
  • POLS101  Introduction to Political Science
  • EGL101  Development of Reading Skills
  • NH001 NC National History
  • TFL101 NC Turkish as a Foreign Language I 

Spring Semester

  • IRE102  Introduction To International Relations
  • COMP104 Introduction to Computer & Information Systems Il
  • HIS104  World History & Civilizations
  • SOCY100 Intro. To Behavioural Science II: Sociology
  • EGL102  Development of Writing Skills
  • NH002 NC National History II
  • TFL102 NC Turkish as a Foreign Language II 



Year 2

Fall Semester

  • BUS211 Microeconomics
  • IRE201  Comparative Politics I
  • BUS205  Statistics I
  • PUB203 Introduction to Law
  • CS201  Communication Skills I
  • TURK001 NC Turkish I

Spring Semester

  • BUS212 Macroeconomics
  • IRE204  Comparative Politics II
  • IRE208  International Relations Theory
  • IRE206  Third World Politics
  • CS202  Communication Skills II
  • TURK002 NC Turkish II



Year 3

  • Fall Semester
  • POLS301European Political History
  • IRE301  International Organizations
  • IRE305  History & Politics of Middle East
  • IRE309  International Law
  • Departmental Elective
  • Non-Departmental Elective
  • Spring Semester
  • IRE302 History & Politics of Balkans
  • IRE308 Global Peace & Security
  • IRE312 Foreign Policy Analysis
  • POLS304  Political Ideologies
  • Departmental Elective
  • Non-Departmental Elective
  • STJ 030 NC Internship – 30calendar days



Year 4


Fall Semester

  • POLS401 Political Sociology
  • POLS407 Global Political Economy
  • IRE403 Turkish Diplomatic History & Foreign Politics
  • IRE405 International Politics of Cyprus
  • Departmental Elective
  • Non-Departmental Elective

Spring Semester

  • IRE404  EU Studies
  • IRE408 Conflict Studies & Dispute Settlement
  • POLS413  Contemporary Human Rights
  • Departmental Elective
  • Departmental Elective
  • Non-Departmental Elective




Departmental Electives:

  • IRE304  The Caucasus & Central Asia
  • IRE411  Post Cold War International Relations
  • IRE412  US Foreign Policy
  • IRE415  Turkey-EU Relations
  • IRE419  Research Methods
  • IRE421  Turkish - Greek Relations
  • IRE422  Euro-Mediterranean Relations
  • IRE423  History of Politics of the Far East
  • IRE420  Graduation Project
  • POLS302 Political Psychology
  • POLS303  Turkish Politics
  • POLS408  Media Politics
  • POLS409  Nation State & Nationalism
  • POLS410  Gender Politics
  • POLS412  Theories of Democracy
  • POLS414  International Environmental Politics
  • POLS416  Theories of State

Non-Departmental Electives:

  • ECON318  Labour Economics
  • ECON408  Turkish Economics
  • ECON415  Environmental Economics
  • BUS306  Management Information Systems

Service Courses:

  • Language Elective I
  • Language Elective II


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