Bachelor of International Relations


Program Description

Key information

  • Name: Faculty of Political Sciences - International Relations
  • Qualification: Bachelor
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Accreditation: YOK, YODAK
  • School: Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of International Relations
  • Mode: Full-time
  • Length: 4 years
  • Fees: 6000 Euros
  • Next start date: February 2020
  • Study abroad: Yes

Program overview

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. Courses of the department include political science, law, diplomacy, international politics, geopolitics, geostrategy, political history and political thought, European studies, international organizations, economics, business. The program also offers regional area studies focusing on important regions of the world politics such as the Middle East, the Balkans, the Far East, the Caucasus as well as Central Asia. If you have the diploma of international relations, you will have the opportunity to find jobs in diplomatic areas, public institutions, international organizations, private companies with international connections, media as well as universities and strategic research organizations.

Future opportunities

Graduates of the International Relations department are able to find job opportunities in both public and private institutions. Globalization and rising interaction between nations will further enhance your career opportunities and enable you to expand your horizons regarding the future development of global politics.

Graduates of the International Relations programme also have the chance to continue their career in academic institutions, by attaining a Master's and Ph.D. degree.


First Year

First Semester

  • Intro. to Business& Management
  • Intro. to Computer&Information Systems I
  • Behavioural Science I: Psychology
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Development of Reading Skills
  • National History I.
  • Turkish as a Foreign Language I

Second Semester

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Computer&Information
  • Systems II
  • World History&Civilizations
  • Intro to Behavioural Science II: Sociology
  • Development of Writing Skills
  • National History II.
  • Turkish as a Foreign Language II

Second Year

First Semester

  • Microeconomics
  • Comparative Politics 1
  • Statistics l
  • Introduction to Law
  • Communication Skills l
  • Turkish l

Second Semester

  • Macroeconomics
  • Comparative Politics II
  • International Relations Theory
  • Third World Politics
  • Communication Skills II.
  • Turkish II

Third Year

First Semester

  • European Political History
  • International Organizations
  • History&Politics of Middle East
  • International Law
  • Departmental Elective
  • Non-Departmental Elective (1)

Second Semester

  • History & Politics of Balkans
  • Global Peace&Security
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Political Ideologies
  • Departmental Elective (1)
  • Non-Departmental Elective (2)
  • Internship - 30 calendar days

Fourth Year

First Semester

  • Architectural Design Studio V
  • Graduation Research & preparation
  • Project Management
  • T. Elective
  • T. Elective

Second Semester

  • Graduation Project
  • Portfolio & presentation
  • Professional Practice
  • T. Elective
  • T. Elective

Registration requirements

  • Completed University Application Form;
  • A copy of the photo page of your International Passport;
  • Completed Dormitory Application Form (if you intend to stay in the University accommodation);
  • High School Diploma or equivalent recognized qualifications;
  • Evidence of Competence in the English Language. TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent if available. If you do not have these qualifications your proficiency in English will be tested upon arrival at the University, in accordance with the Foundation English School.
Last updated November 2019

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