Master of Arts (M. A.) Degree in International Relations (Thesis Program)

1. Semester

Course Code Course Name
Theory
Application/Laboratory
Credit
ECTS
IR505 Political History of Europe
3
0
3
5
MAN555 Research Methods
3
0
3
5
Graduate Free Elective
3
0
3
5
Graduate Free Elective
3
0
3
5
Total
12
0
12
20

2. Semester

Course Code Course Name
Theory
Application/Laboratory
Credit
ECTS
IR500 Seminar
3
0
0
5
IR501 International Relations Theory
3
0
3
5
Graduate Free Elective
3
0
3
5
Graduate Free Elective
3
0
3
5
Total
12
0
9
20

3. Semester

Course Code Course Name
Theory
Application/Laboratory
Credit
ECTS
IR599 Thesis
0
0
-
80
Total
0
0
0
80

4. Semester

Course Code Course Name
Theory
Application/Laboratory
Credit
ECTS
IR599 Thesis
0
0
-
80
Total
0
0
0
80


Curriculum Total
21
200

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Name
Theory
Application/Laboratory
Credit
ECTS
IR502 International Political Economy
3
0
3
5
IR503 Turkish Foregn Policy: Past and Present
3
0
3
5
IR504 International Law
3
0
3
5
IR506 History and Poltics of Russia and the Former Soviet Union
3
0
3
5
IR507 History and the Politics of the Balkans
3
0
3
5
IR508 History and the Politics of the Middle East
3
0
3
5
IR509 The European Union
3
0
3
5
IR510 American Foreign Policy
3
0
3
5
IR511 Rising China
3
0
3
5
IR513 Energy Geopolitics
3
3
5
5

Atlım University's International Relations Department has been established in 1997. Its graduate M.A. program is restructured in 2013 and since then active in our İncek campus. The language of instruction of this program is English and it does offer exclusively a thesis option only. Overwhelming majority of the students of this program are foreign students coming from several countries all over the world. It is distinguished from many other M.A. programs in Turkey and in the world with its wide range of elective courses pool, as well as a comprehensive thesis supervision by our professors. The students of this program are also active contributors to our Diplomacy O'Clock program which hosts foreign dignitaries, statesmen and leaders four times each semester.