Department of European Politics and International Relations
European Politics and International Relations Department offers post-graduate degree programmes at the Master’s (MA) and Ph.D levels. Based on the premise that the European Union has inevitably become a global actor, the post-graduate programmes on EU Politics and International Relations aim to provide students with expertise in the European political integration process and its international impact. To this end, students take two different categories of courses. The first category offers general knowledge on the EU such as Law and Institutions of the Union. The second category is geared to provide specialized knowledge on several topics such as the history, internal political structure and policy processes of the EU, Europeanisation, European foreign policy, Turkey - EU relations and European integration theories.
The Department pursues intensive research in the field of EU Politics and International Relations and maintains a balanced approach towards the theoretical and practical aspects of its research and teaching. The department also aims to stimulate public and academic debate in the field by sustaining an active agenda of seminars, workshops and conferences.
The working language of the post-graduate programmes at the EU Politics and International Relations Department is English. Master’s students are expected to take nine courses whereas Ph.D students are required to take seven courses in their first year. All students are expected to submit their Master’s and Ph.D dissertations within the time range set by the Institute. Under normal conditions, this is one year for Master’s students and three years for PhD students. PhD students are also supposed to pass a Ph.D proficiency exam before starting to write their dissertations.