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Institute of Social Sciences Political Science and International Relations (Masters with thesis)

Qualification Awarded

Master’s Degree is given at Political Science and International Relations.

Specific Admission Requirements

To study at this programme candidates are required to; a)Have bachelor's degree. b) Have required grade at ALES exam c) Be successfull at the exam held by department.

Qualification Requirements

To obtain Master's degree in Political Science end International Relations; students are required to; a. Pass all the courses in a curriculum with at least the letter grade of CC, b. Achieve a weighted GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0. c. Prepare and defence thesis before a jury and have a successful note.

Recognition of Prior Learning

History

Institute of Social Sciences in Mugla University was established in 30.07.1992 and began educational activities in 1993. Currently sixteen Master's Degree Programme and ten Doctorate's Programme are held in the Institute. Within the Institute , Master's Degree at Political Science and International Relations is on operation since 2014-2015 education year.

Profile of the Programme

Program Outcomes

1- To obtain basic knowledge or expert about international relations and world order , to develop vision regarding profession.
2- To be able to use academic knowledge and abilities obtained at bachelor's level efficiently in intellectuel and social self-development.
3- To have base for ıntellectual consideration of wide-scale and in-depth analysis in human sciences.
4- To be able to take proper steps for problem-solving in profession with an objective and discreet aproach to national and international politic, economic, cultural , legal and martial subjects.
5- To be able to share opinions and solution proposals to experts and non-experts, and support them with quantitative and qualitative data.
6- To have theoritical and applicable knowledge relating studies on basic subjects of political science like political institutions,mechanisms of poliitcal systems and comperative politics.
7- To be able to develop society oriented projects and activities with a political culture perspective obtained during political science education that emphasize responsible citizenship and participation ,
8- To follow up lifelong learning and folow developments in relevant areas , to implement competently the knowledge and skills gained during political science education in to profession.
9- To be aware of cultural differences, to develop a crirtical aproach within the frame of social justice,equality,ecology, conflict resolutions, and human rights and solve problems.
10- To define local and global issues, to evaluate them with a critical approach, to decide learning needs, and to interpret and share these with support of necessary data.

Exam Regulations & Assesment & Grading

Each student has to register classes and continue at least 70% of courses to enter the final examination. Students are subjected to at least one midterm and final exam for each course. Success grade is sum of 40% contribution of midterm exam (as the midterm grade could be considered marks which obtained from measuring tools as homework, laboratory exam, quizzes, etc.) and 60% contribution of final exam. All exams are evaluated over 100 points. Obtaining at least 45 points in final exam is required. Students who have received a letter grade of (AA), (BA), (BB), (CB) and (CC) are considered successful from that course.

Graduation Requirements

To complete the program, students have to take all required lessons and some elective lessons to have a sum of total 120 ECTS, obtain the weighted average grade at least 2.00 out of 4.00 and successfully defence a master's degree thesis.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Students who will graduate from Master's Degree of Political Science and International Relations, in return of their education, will be able to find a job whether in governmental or private institutions. They can take in charge not only in Foreing Ministery but also other international units in other ministries. On the other hand since political science is a bacis discipline which provides possibility to tend other disciplines like economy, finance, business, communication and media, law and public administration, it is an ideal base for students who generally interested in political and social issues but have not made a decision for their profession. Students who get this education, can make decision which profession they will tend by taking the lessons within the frame of the programme. Having the possibility of taking elective lessons offers to students needed education for specializing for these areas and makes easier to be informed about sectors which they will apply for a job.

Access to Further Studies

Candidates who completed master’s degree can study doctorate program if they have required grade at ALES exam and required level of English knowledge.

Mode of Study

Master's Degree

Programme Director

Associate Prof.Dr. Füsun ÖZERDEM

ECTS Coordinator

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

1. Year - 1. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SİBUL 5001 Political Theory Required 3 0 6
SİBUL 5099 Scientific Research Methods and Ethics Required 3 0 6
SİBUL 5501 International Relations Theories Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5503 European Union and Turkey Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5505 European Integration Theories and Policy Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5507 Current Issues of Turkish Foreign Policy Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5509 International Security Issues Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5511 Geopolitical Theories and Analysis Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5513 Current Issues in Human Rights Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5515 Turkish-Greek Relations and Cyprus Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5517 Russia-Caucasia in Internatioanal Relations Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5519 Contemporary Issues in Middle Eastern Politics Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5521 African Studies Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5523 International Organisations Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5525 Democracy Theories Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5527 State, Power and Sovereignty in Political Philosophy Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5529 International Migration and Refugees Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5531 Political Ecology Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5533 Relations of Politics and Media Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5535 Political and Social Modernisation in Turkey Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5537 Social Gender Equality and Politics Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5539 Politics and Religion Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5541 Freedom Debate Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5701 Specialised Field Studies Required 4 0 6
       
1. Year - 2. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SİBUL 5002 Current Issuer in International Politics Required 3 0 6
SİBUL 5090 Seminar Required 0 2 6
SİBUL 5502 Comparative Politics Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5504 International Social Movements Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5506 Balkans in International Politics Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5508 American Foreign Policy in Recent Era Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5510 Asia-Pacific in International Relations Required 3 0 6
SİBUL 5512 Current Issues in International Law Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5514 Latin America Studies Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5516 Politics and Security in Blacksea Region Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5518 European Union Regional Policy Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5520 International Conflict and Peace Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5522 European Security Structure and Turkey Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5524 Techniques of European Union Development Project Cycle Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5526 Non-Governmental Organizations at International Politics Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5528 Current Political and Social Issues of Turkey Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5530 Turkey's Political Life in a Comparative Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5532 Philosophical Foundations of Turkish Politics Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5536 Politics and Ideology Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5538 Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5540 Politics, Media and Women Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5542 International Migration in a Global World Elective 3 0 6
SİBUL 5702 Specialization Field Course Required 4 0 6
       
2. Year - 1. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SİBUL 5000 Thesis Required 0 0 24
SİBUL 5703 Specialization Field Course Required 4 0 6
       
2. Year - 2. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SİBUL 5704 Specialization Field Course Required 4 0 6
SİBUL5000 Thesis Required 0 0 24
       
 

Evaluation Questionnaires

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix

1. Year - 1. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10
Political Theory5555455555
Scientific Research Methods and Ethics5554554544
International Relations Theories5555544455
European Union and Turkey5545533345
European Integration Theories and Policy5545533345
Current Issues of Turkish Foreign Policy5555533345
International Security Issues5555533355
Geopolitical Theories and Analysis5545543434
Current Issues in Human Rights5555534355
Turkish-Greek Relations and Cyprus5545544434
Russia-Caucasia in Internatioanal Relations5545544434
Contemporary Issues in Middle Eastern Politics5555543355
African Studies5545544434
International Organisations5555543355
Democracy Theories5545454543
State, Power and Sovereignty in Political Philosophy  554554544
International Migration and Refugees4533434355
Political Ecology5555534355
Relations of Politics and Media5555534355
Political and Social Modernisation in Turkey5555533345
Social Gender Equality and Politics5534343443
Politics and Religion5544553343
Freedom Debate5554554543
Specialised Field Studies5555555555
           
1. Year - 2. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10
Current Issuer in International Politics5555544455
Seminar5555555555
Comparative Politics 5554455555
International Social Movements5555543355
Balkans in International Politics5545544434
American Foreign Policy in Recent Era5545544434
Asia-Pacific in International Relations5545544434
Current Issues in International Law5554543355
Latin America Studies5545543434
Politics and Security in Blacksea Region5545544434
European Union Regional Policy5545533345
International Conflict and Peace5555533355
European Security Structure and Turkey5545533345
Techniques of European Union Development Project Cycle3553533455
Non-Governmental Organizations at International Politics5555543355
Current Political and Social Issues of Turkey5555533345
Turkey's Political Life in a Comparative 5555533345
Philosophical Foundations of Turkish Politics5554554544
Politics and Ideology5 35343344
Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy5554554544
Politics, Media and Women5453443533
International Migration in a Global World5555533355
Specialization Field Course          
           
2. Year - 1. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10
Thesis          
Specialization Field Course          
           
2. Year - 2. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10
Specialization Field Course          
Thesis          
           
 

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