International Relations (Thesis)


General Information

MS in International Relations program founded in the 2005-2006 academic year and consist of courses involving regional politics, international law, Turkish foreign policy and political theory topics. Students may complete the program with or without writing a thesis. The language of instruction is Turkish. The academic staff consists of 4 professors, 1 associate professor, 2 assistant professors, and 2 instructors.

Qualification Awarded

The students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Master of Science in International Relations. 

Level of Qualification

Master Degree (Second Cycle)

Admission Requirements

Students who wants to apply International Relations Master Program, should graduated from related departments such as Political Science and International Relations, International Relations, Political Science and Public Administration. Candidates for Master's degree program are admitted by interviews. Number of students to be admitted to graduate programs and the qualifications of prospective students, will be announced before the beginning of each year. The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the Graduate School with the documents: 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 50 out of 100 from the Proficiency Exam conducted by Ufuk University Foreign Language Department, or at least 50 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 50. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interview. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on: 50% of ALES, 25% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 50 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 60 at least are accepted into the Master's programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School. 

Arrangements for the Recognition of Prior Learning

The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Master's Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Master's Programme at UFUK University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. 

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The programme consists of both thesis and without thesis programmes. Thesis programme a minimum of eight courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 24 local credits. In without thesis programme, students should take minimum of 30 local credits and one “semester project”. The seminar course, thesis and semester project are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. A student is required to successfully complete the designated list of courses and meet the requirement of a minimum of 120 ECTS credits in thesis programme and 90 ECTS credits in without thesis programme. The student must have a minimum GPA of 2.50/4.00 and no falling grades. In thesis programme, students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and at least 3 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. 

Profile of the Programme

Political Science and International Relations offer synthesis of analyses by bringing together various disciplines. The students of Political Science and International Relations Bachelor Programme in our University, benefit from the interdisciplinary education that is a combination of different areas such as Sociology, Psychology, Statistics, Law, Economics, History and Philosophy. The principle goal of this programme is to provide our students with the ability to think analytically and critically as well as comprehending and interpreting the political, social, economic, cultural phenomena and dynamics. Furthermore, in accordance with the Political Science and International Relations Bachelor Programme, our department offers a comprehensive education, enabling our students to obtain a broad perspective on Social Sciences. In this regard, our department is committed to raising individuals with self-awareness and ability to explain the current affairs.

Key Learning Outcomes

Programme Qualifications

1

To grasp the advanced conceptual and theoretical frameworks of Political Science and International Relations discipline.

2

To apply the advanced conceptual and theoretical frameworks of Political Science and International Relations discipline to contemporary and historical events.

3

To comprehend the historical development process of political and economic institutions and bodies and conduct a process analysis in that context.

4

To evaluate national and international legal framework.

5

To utilize the cyclical and contemporary knowledge on regions and states such as the Balkans, Middle East, Russian Federation, Central Asia, Europe and United States of America.

6

To think in a non reductive, critical and analitic manner.

7

To obtain the ability to take the initiative for thinking and behaving independently.

8

To be able to express themsleves freely and creatively.

9

To develop problem solving skills.

10

To utilize the conceptual and theoretical structures of Political Science and International Relations discipline effectively in developing original arguments.

11

To respond to the needs of public and private sectors.

12

To effectively use the research techniques and analyze the outcomes.

13

To obtain the skills of time management, team work and leaderships.

14

To utilize the relevant computer proggrammes relevant to the job definitions.

15

To communicate in oral and written foreign languages effectively.

16

To consider the social, scientific and professional ethical rules in conducting studies in social sciences.

17

To specialize in fields such as international law, regional policies, international economics, international politics, Turkish foreign policy and history of political thought.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

The graduates of the Master’s Programme have opportunities of employment of in a variety of private sectors and public agencies as a academic staff, and specialists in International Relations.

Access to Further Studies

Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.

Courses - Term, Credit and ECTS Credit
- 1 -
Semester Type Course Code Course Name Credits ECTS Credits
1
Compulsory
ULT505
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
3
7,5
1
Compulsory
ULİ503
FOREIGN POLICY OF THE USA
3
7,5
1
Compulsory
ULİ505
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
3
7,5
1
Compulsory
ULİ518
EU TURKEY RELATIONS
3
7,5
- 2 -
Semester Type Course Code Course Name Credits ECTS Credits
2
Compulsory
ULİ502
COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS
3
7,5
2
Compulsory
ULİ506
EU LAW
3
7,5
2
Compulsory
İŞL514
RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
3
7,5
2
Elective
ULİ504
TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY
3
7,5
- 3 -
Semester Type Course Code Course Name Credits ECTS Credits
3
Compulsory
ULİ511
THESIS STUDY
0
0
3
Compulsory
ULİ517
SEMINAR
3
15
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Students are required to take a mid-term and final examination for course evaluation. The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade and the final examination grade with the contribution of 40% and 60% respectively. To pass any course, a student must receive at least 60 out of 100. Students whose Cum GPA are at least 2.50 are considered successful. Students whose Cum GPA lower than 2.50 (CB) must retake the courses that they had CC grades.The assessment for each course is described in detail in "Individual Course Description".

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations”.

Mode of Study

Full-time

Programme Director

Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations
Prof. Dr. Oya Akgönenç Muğisuddin

Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences

Department of Political Science and International Relations

Dr. Rıdvan Ege Kampüsü, Kampüsü Kızılcaşar Mah. 06830

İncek-Gölbaşı/Ankara

Courses – Key Learning Outcomes Relation Matrix

International Relations Courses – Key Learning Outcomes Relation Matrix

 

PQ1

PQ2

PQ3

PQ4

PQ5

PQ6

PQ7

PQ8

PQ9

PQ10

PQ11

PQ12

PQ13

PQ14

PQ15

PQ16

PQ17

ULİ 518

                 

ULT 505

                 

ULİ 503

                 

ULİ 505

                 

ULİ 502

                 

ULİ 504

                 

ULİ 506

                 

ISL 514

                 

ULİ 517

                 

ULİ 511

                 
NQF-HETR/Program Competencies Matrix

Category

Basic Field Qualification

Programme Qualification

Knowledge 1

Has the advanced basic conceptual knowledge related to the field in a way that takes the reflections of the application into consideration.

1-To grasp the advanced conceptual and theoretical frameworks of Political Science and International Relations discipline.

2-To apply the advanced conceptual and theoretical frameworks of Political Science and International Relations discipline to contemporary and historical events.

10- To utilize the conceptual and theoretical structures of Political Science and International Relations discipline effectively in developing original arguments.

Knowledge 2

Comprehends the interdisciplinary interaction related to the field.

3- To comprehend the historical development process of political and economic institutions and bodies and conduct a process analysis in that context.

17- To specialize in fields such as international law, regional policies, international economics, international politics, Turkish foreign policy and history of political thought.

Knowledge 3

Can comprehend basic concepts in Social and Behavioral Sciences and has comprehensive knowledge of the relationships between concepts.

1- To grasp the advanced conceptual and theoretical frameworks of Political Science and International Relations discipline.

3- To comprehend the historical development process of political and economic institutions and bodies and conduct a process analysis in that context.

10- To utilize the conceptual and theoretical structures of Political Science and International Relations discipline effectively in developing original arguments.

Knowledge 4

Has the basic knowledge of the functioning rules of relationships

between people and societies.

1- To grasp the advanced conceptual and theoretical frameworks of Political Science and International Relations discipline.

3- To comprehend the historical development process of political and economic institutions and bodies and conduct a process analysis in that context.

Knowledge 5

Has the basic knowledge of the reasons and the outcomes of the transformations that the societies experienced.

2- To apply the advanced conceptual and theoretical frameworks of Political Science and International Relations discipline to contemporary and historical events.

3- To comprehend the historical development process of political and economic institutions and bodies and conduct a process analysis in that context.

Knowledge 6

Has the skills to conduct a research, plan the research and the ability to apply it as required by Social and Behavioral Sciences.

6- To think in a non reductive, critical and analitic manner.

7- To obtain the ability to take the initiative for thinking and behaving independently.

12- To effectively use the research techniques and analyze the outcomes.

Knowledge 7

Has the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to gather information through data analysis.

12- To effectively use the research techniques and analyze the outcomes.

14- To utilize the relevant computer programmes relevant to the job definitions.

Skill 1

Has the ability to analyze the theoretical knowledge related to the field and to evaluate its reflections in application.

2- To apply the advanced conceptual and theoretical frameworks of Political Science and International Relations discipline to contemporary and historical events.

5- To utilize the cyclical and contemporary knowledge on regions and states such as the Balkans, Middle East, Russian Federation, Central Asia, Europe and United States of America.

6- To think in a non reductive, critical and analitic manner.

Skill 2

Posses the theoretical knowledge on social and behavioral sciences and has the ability to turn that knowledge into reports in the professional life and prepare papers in line with the academic rules.

7- To obtain the ability to take the initiative for thinking and behaving independently.

9- To develop problem solving skills.

11-To respond to the needs of public and private sectors.

12- To effectively use the research techniques and analyze the outcomes.

16- To consider the social, scientific and professional ethical rules in conducting studies in social sciences.

Skill 3

Has the ability to utilize the knowledge related to the field to make decisions, imply them and turn them into behaviours.

7- To obtain the ability to take the initiative for thinking and behaving independently.

8- To be able to express themsleves freely and creatively.

9- To develop problem solving skills.

13- To obtain the skills of time management, team work and leaderships.

Skill 4

Has the ability to convey the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field to the others.

6- To think in a non reductive, critical and analitic manner.

8- To be able to express themsleves freely and creatively.

15- To communicate in oral and written foreign languages effectively.

Skill 5

Interprets the knowledge on the relevant field and synthesize the knowledge from different disciplines and produce new information.

6- To think in a non reductive, critical and analitic manner.

10- To utilize the conceptual and theoretical structures of Political Science and International Relations discipline effectively in developing original arguments.

Skill 6

Makes original oral and written presentations in internationaland/or national meetings in his/her field.

8- To be able to express themsleves freely and creatively.

15- To communicate in oral and written foreign languages effectively.

Skill 7

Identifies the problems related to the field and generates solutions/recomendations by using research methods.

9- To develop problem solving skills.

10- To utilize the conceptual and theoretical structures of Political Science and International Relations discipline effectively in developing original arguments.

12- To effectively use the research techniques and analyze the outcomes.

Competence (Working Independently and Taking Responsibility)  1

Solves the problems related to the field either by her/his own or as a team.

7- To obtain the ability to take the initiative for thinking and behaving independently.

9- To develop problem solving skills.

13- To obtain the skills of time management, team work and leaderships.

Competence (Working Independently and Taking Responsibility)  2

Takes personal or team work responsibility and where necessary takes the initiative to solve any problems regarding the implementation of the field.

7- To obtain the ability to take the initiative for thinking and behaving independently.

9- To develop problem solving skills.

13- To obtain the skills of time management, team work and leaderships.

16- To consider the social, scientific and professional ethical rules in conducting studies in social sciences.

Competence (Working Independently and Taking Responsibility)  3

Plans and manages all sorts of projects and goals related to the field.

7- To obtain the ability to take the initiative for thinking and behaving independently.

11- To respond to the needs of public and private sectors.

13- To obtain the skills of time management, team work and leaderships.

Competence (Working Independently and Taking Responsibility)  4

Demonstrates leadership and responsibility awarenss in need of a team work.

7- To obtain the ability to take the initiative for thinking and behaving independently.

11- To respond to the needs of public and private sectors.

13- To obtain the skills of time management, team work and leaderships.

Competence (Working Independently and Taking Responsibility)  5

Sets the visioni goals and targets related to the working field.

10- To utilize the conceptual and theoretical structures of Political Science and International Relations discipline effectively in developing original arguments.

Competence (Working Independently and Taking Responsibility)  6

Expands the borders of knowledge in the field by publishing at least one article individually or by team work.

10- To utilize the conceptual and theoretical structures of Political Science and International Relations discipline effectively in developing original arguments.

12- To effectively use the research techniques and analyze the outcomes.

13- To obtain the skills of time management, team work and leaderships.

Competence (Learning)  1

Evaluates the outcomes of the research conducted in the field throughcause and effect relation critically.

6- To think in a non reductive, critical and analitic manner.

10- To utilize the conceptual and theoretical structures of Political Science and International Relations discipline effectively in developing original arguments.

12- To effectively use the research techniques and analyze the outcomes.

Competence (Learning)  2

Detects the shortcomings of knowledge and implementattion in the field.

6- To think in a non reductive, critical and analitic manner.

9- To develop problem solving skills.

Competence (Learning)  3

Shows constant interest and enthusiasm for the relevant field.

5- To utilize the cyclical and contemporary knowledge on regions and states such as the Balkans, Middle East, Russian Federation, Central Asia, Europe and United States of America.

8- To be able to express themsleves freely and creatively.

10- To utilize the conceptual and theoretical structures of Political Science and International Relations discipline effectively in developing original arguments.

Competence (Learning)  4

Evaluates the basic knowledge and skills of the field in a productive and critical manner, identifies and meets the learning needs.

6- To think in a non reductive, critical and analitic manner.

7- To obtain the ability to take the initiative for thinking and behaving independently.

10- To utilize the conceptual and theoretical structures of Political Science and International Relations discipline effectively in developing original arguments.

Competence (Learning)  5

Follows national and international publications related to the field.

12- To effectively use the research techniques and analyze the outcomes.

15- To communicate in oral and written foreign languages effectively.

Competence (Learning)  6

Leads his/her education in a way to contribute to a further education level or a profession.

11- To respond to the needs of public and private sectors.

16- To consider the social, scientific and professional ethical rules in conducting studies in social sciences.

17- To specialize in fields such as international law, regional policies, international economics, international politics, Turkish foreign policy and history of political thought.

Competence (Learning)  7

Has the consciousness of lifelong learning and questioning.

6- To think in a non reductive, critical and analitic manner.

16- To consider the social, scientific and professional ethical rules in conducting studies in social sciences.

Competence (Communication and Social)    1

Conveys the knowledge and skills obtained through the field both verbally and literally.

8- To be able to express themsleves freely and creatively.

11- To respond to the needs of public and private sectors.

15- To communicate in oral and written foreign languages effectively.

Competence (Communication and Social)    2

Shares the problem solving suggestions in regards to the field with other authorities.

8- To be able to express themsleves freely and creatively.

12- To effectively use the research techniques and analyze the outcomes.

Competence (Communication and Social)  3

Has the capacity to share the knowledge in an academic working environment and to work together, evaluate and include critical approaches to the work.

6- To think in a non reductive, critical and analitic manner.

7- To obtain the ability to take the initiative for thinking and behaving independently.

13- To obtain the skills of time management, team work and leaderships.

Competence (Communication and Social)  4

Transforms the socially responsible approaches in the field to projects and activities.

13- To obtain the skills of time management, team work and leaderships.

16- To consider the social, scientific and professional ethical rules in conducting studies in social sciences.

Competence (Communication and Social)  5

Reflects the theoretical background and conceptual richness to the indiviual career when involved in the work life.

7- To obtain the ability to take the initiative for thinking and behaving independently.

8- To be able to express themsleves freely and creatively.

11- To respond to the needs of public and private sectors.

Competence (Communication and Social)  6

Examines, develops and if necessary alters the social relations and the norms that lead them in a critical perspective.

6- To think in a non reductive, critical and analitic manner.

7- To obtain the ability to take the initiative for thinking and behaving independently.

9- To develop problem solving skills.

10- To utilize the conceptual and theoretical structures of Political Science and International Relations discipline effectively in developing original arguments.

Competence (Communication and Social)  7

Follows the information in his/her field and communicates with colleagues (“at the level of European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1).

11- To respond to the needs of public and private sectors.

15- To communicate in oral and written foreign languages effectively.

Competence (Communication and Social)  8

Is able to use computer soft ware programs and information technologies at the level that his/her field requires .

12- To effectively use the research techniques and analyze the outcomes.

14- To utilize the relevant computer proggrammes relevant to the job definitions.

Competence (Field Specific)    1

Complies with social, scientific, cultural and ethical values related to the field during the phase of data collection, interpretation, and publicizing the results of the implementation.

16- To consider the social, scientific and professional ethical rules in conducting studies in social sciences.

Competence (Field Specific) 2

Makes future forecasts.

7- To obtain the ability to take the initiative for thinking and behaving independently.

8- To be able to express themsleves freely and creatively.

10- To utilize the conceptual and theoretical structures of Political Science and International Relations discipline effectively in developing original arguments.

Competence (Field Specific) 3

Has sufficient awareness on the universality of social rights, social justice, quality culture, the protection of cultural values and environmental protection and as well on occupational

health and safety issues.

16- To consider the social, scientific and professional ethical rules in conducting studies in social sciences.

Competence (Field Specific) 4

Has sufficient awareness on the universality of social rights, social justice, quality culture, the protection of cultural values and environmental protection and as well on occupational

health and safety issues.

16- To consider the social, scientific and professional ethical rules in conducting studies in social sciences.

Competence (Field Specific) 5

Is open to change and innovation.

6- To think in a non reductive, critical and analitic manner.

7- To obtain the ability to take the initiative for thinking and behaving independently.

8- To be able to express themsleves freely and creatively.

Competence (Field Specific) 6

Is competent to comment on events and improve his/her point of view about social and behavioral phenomena using the knowledge provided by his/her field.

2- To apply the advanced conceptual and theoretical frameworks of Political Science and International Relations discipline to contemporary and historical events.

4- To evaluate national and international legal framework.

12- To effectively use the research techniques and analyze the outcomes.

Competence (Field Specific) 7

Uses the knowledge, problem solving skills adopted in national/international and interdisciplinary work.

4- To evaluate national and international legal framework.

9- To develop problem solving skills.

17- To specialize in fields such as international law, regional policies, international economics, international politics, Turkish foreign policy and history of political thought.

NQF-HETR/Program Competencies Matrix

Basic Field

Social Sceinces and Humanities

Program Qualifications

National Qualifications Framework

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

Knowledge

1

                                  

1

Knowledge

2

                                  

2

3

                                   

4

                                   

5

                                   

6

                                   

7

                                   
 

Skill

1

                                  

1

Skill

2

                                  

2

3

                                  

3

4

                                   

5

                                   

6

                                   

7

                                   
 

Competence (Working Independently and Taking Responsibility)

1

                                  

1

Competence (Working Independently and Taking Responsibility)

2

                                  

2

3

                                  

3

4

                                   

5

                                   

6

                                   

Competence (Learning)

1

                                  

1

Competence (Learning)

2

                                   

3

                                   

4

                                   

5

                                   

6

                                   

7

                                   

Competence (Communication and Social)

1

                                  

1

Competence (Communication and Social)

2

                                  

2

3

                                  

3

4

                                  

4

5

                                   

6

                                   

7

                                   

8

                                   

Competence (Field Specific)

1

                                  

1

Competence (Field Specific)

2

                                  

2

3

                                  

3

4

                                   

5

                                   

6

                                   

7