The MA in International Relations programme aims at providing the students from diverse backgrounds with academic foundation in International Relations. In this way, the students can develop analytical skills to comprehend and explain the increasingly complex nature of international relations.
MA in International Relations programme can be completed with or without writing a thesis. In the thesis track students are required to complete successfully a total of eight courses, five of which are compulsory, a thesis seminar and a master's thesis in at least four semesters. The teaching faculty of the programme are known for their research and expertise in the fields of international relations, European integration, Turkish politics, Turkey-EU relations and comparative politics.
The MA in International Relations programme prepares students for a broad range of career opportunities. Successful students may pursue careers in national and international NGOs, European institutions, international organizations, Turkish diplomatic services, EU offices of governmental and non-governmental agencies, national and international corporations and the like.