A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.
Like political science, the study of international relations deals with the connections between the governmental and non-governmental entities of the world. However, such studies are typically in the context of complex sociopolitical issues such as foreign interventionism and terrorism.
From the Fertile Crescent to the birth of Judeo-Christian values, the Middle East is home to thousands of years of human history. As the study, students can get a deeply personal look at historic events and their modern day ramifications.
Master's Program in International Relations in Middle East
The bilingual Master in Advanced European and International Studies-Mediterranean Studies takes place in Nice, Tunis and Istanbul. [+]
Learning and living the Mediterranean The "Mediterranean studies" branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching,encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world.
The Master’s programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in Euro-Mediterranean Studies and International Relations: The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme which aims to educate the next generation of EuroMediterranean decisionmakers. Following the slogan “Learning and living the Mediterranean”, the participants rotate each trimester,moving their place of studies from Nice to Tunis and then to Istanbul. The MAEIS is a one -year programme, subdivided into three terms plus an optional internship (3-6 months).... [-]
The Master in Political Science includes 120 credits over 2 years, including 20 credits for an internship or a research dissertation. [+]
The Master in Political Science includes 120 credits spread over 2 years, including 20 credits for an internship or a research dissertation.
Classes begin in September and end in June, and are divided into compulsory subjects and optional subjects.1st year of the Master
The Common Core (60 credits)
Teaching Units (UE) (40 credits)Political theory (5 credits)Theories of International Relations (5 credits)International organizations and cooperation (5 credits)Comparative Political Sociology (5 credits)Geopolitics (5 credits)Comparative Political Institutions (4 credits)Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (4 credits)Middle East: conflicts and stakes (5 credits)Civilizations of the Middle East (2 credits)... [-]
The Master in International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy has two specializations. Our faculty is composed of professors and law professionals from Paris-Descartes University, from Paris-Sorbonne University, from other prestigious European universities and academic institutions who have achieved worldwide acclaim. Highly specialized experts, diplomats and military experts will contribute to our students strategic thinking and planning. [+]
This multidisciplinary programme has two directions:
The programme of International Law, Diplomacy, and International Relations introduces students to the frameworks and processes underlying international relations. You will learn the key intellectual tools that expose you to contemporary international relations. Specialist study modules focus on the forms of organisation, dispute settlement, the law of treaties, law of the sea and rules governing diplomatic relations. Additionally, you will study economic and financial relations, international trade, economic law in its institutional aspects followed by international criminal and human rights law, environment and sustainable development and nuclear law. Students also explore the historical and geopolitical contexts of international relations, providing a working knowledge of tried and tested diplomatic techniques. ... [-]
Master of Art (M.A.) in International Relations Program responds to a growing need for focused graduate programs in International Relations, offering students thorough training for careers in research, politics, foreign policy and business. [+]
MA in International Relations
Master of Art (M.A.) in International Relations Program responds to a growing need for focused graduate programs in International Relations, offering students thorough training for careers in research, politics, foreign policy and business. The program serves students in two general directions:The first is preparing students for future careers in governmental and non-governmental organizations, both in Turkey and abroad, as well as careers in the private sector, public institutions including foreign service, international organizations, and NGOs. The second is preparing students for Ph.D. programs in Europe and North America. In addition, the MA program makes a valuable contribution to the Department’s and the university’s research environment and academic reputation.The composition of the program reflects the strength of the faculty in a variety of areas such as European Integration, International Political Economy, and Conflict Studies. Individual faculty research also allows students to pursue studies in areas such as Citizenship, Civil Society and Democracy, Development, Globalization, International Relations Theory, Middle East Politics, Migration, Religion and Secularism, and Turkish Politics.The members of the International Relations Department at Koç University are recognized as contributors to the frontiers of knowledge in Turkey and abroad. Our graduate students are exposed to the latest theoretical debates and methodological techniques. They also have the opportunity to participate in the research programs of the faculty members. ... [-]
The Political Sciences and International Relations Department of the Institute of Social Sciences of the Istanbul Aydın University aims to equip the students with a profound knowledge and wide-ranging views on modern global as well as domestic political and international problems. [+]
The Political Sciences and International Relations Department of the Institute of Social Sciences of the Istanbul Aydın University aims to equip the students with a profound knowledge and wide-ranging views on modern global as well as domestic political and international problems. Students will have the basic knowledge on the sources of different problems in both fields. Additionally, the participants of the program will obtain the required skills for the development and analysis of policies on the core subjects.
Training language is English. The students who will be successful in the English Proficiency Exam prepared and conducted by the English Preparatory School of Istanbul Aydın University can enroll the first year of the program. Students who fail the proficiency exam will receive a two-semester English language training at the English Preparation School of the Istanbul Aydın University. Students must obtain a document from the English Teaching Department showing that they have become successful at the end of their language training program or they should secure a successful result at the exams officially recognized by the University such as UDS, KPDS, TOEFL, IELTS, FCE, and CPE.... [-]