PhD in Political Science and International Relations

Izmir University of Economics

Program Description

PhD in Political Science and International Relations

Izmir University of Economics

Political Science and International Relations PhD Program, which will have its first students for the Academic Year 2015-16, aims at providing the PhD candidates with a comprehensive scientific capability enabling them to theoretically, analytically and critically assess the political and social transformations that take place in the global system, Turkey’s domestic and foreign politics as well as the political issues and developments in the region surrounding Turkey. The program offers the PhD candidates the main courses of Current Issues in International Relations, Comparative Politics, Turkish Political Life, Political Theory and Research Methods as well as a wide variety of 30 elective courses under five different “fields of specialization”: “International Relations”, “Comparative Politics”, “Turkish Politics”, “European Politics” and “Political Theory”.

The Ph.D. program is designed to provide the students with the necessary theoretical and conceptual knowledge and capability in the first four academic semesters and later to enable the successful Ph.D. candidates to write and to defend their dissertations in diverse fields of the program and under the supervision of expert faculty staff.

Courses

  • PSIR 605 Comparative Politics
  • PSIR 601 Research Methods
  • PSIR 603 Political Theory
  • PSIR 602 Current Issues in International Relations
  • PSIR 604 Turkish Politics
  • PSIR 697 Individual Study
  • PSIR 699 Ph.D. Thesis

Elective Courses

  • PSIR 631 International Relations Theories
  • PSIR 632 International Security
  • PSIR 633 Ethics and International Relations
  • PSIR 634 International Political Economy
  • PSIR 635 Foreign Policy Analysis
  • PSIR 636 Foreign Policy Literature in Turkey
  • PSIR 637 New Approaches and Concepts in International Relations
  • PSIR 638 Energy Geopolitics and Policies
  • PSIR 641 Social Movements
  • PSIR 642 Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior
  • PSIR 643 Nationalism and Citizenship
  • PSIR 644 State
  • PSIR 645 Regional Studies
  • PSIR 646 New Approaches and Concepts in Comparative Politics
  • PSIR 651 Current Issues in Turkish Politics
  • PSIR 652 Turkish Political Thought
  • PSIR 653 Political Economy of Turkey
  • PSIR 661 Governance in the EU
  • PSIR 662 Political Economy of European Integration
  • PSIR 663 Foreign Relations of the EU
  • PSIR 664 Theories of European Integration
  • PSIR 665 From National to the Supranational Governance in the EU
  • PSIR 666 The Legitimacy of EU Governance
  • PSIR 667 New Perspectives and Concepts in European Studies
  • PSIR 668 European Diplomatic and Military History
  • PSIR 671 Controversies in Political Philosophy: Freedom, Citizenship, and Democracy
  • PSIR 672 Modernity and Its Critics
  • PSIR 673 Critical Theory from Kant to Habermas
  • PSIR 674 Liberalism and Its Critics
  • PSIR 675 Political Thought and Literature

Application Requirements for International Students

Who can apply?

  • Foreign nationals
  • Blue Card holders (Turkish citizens by birth, but released from citizenship by the Ministry of the Internal Affairs, and who can certify that their minor children who are registered in that permit are eligible for the rights stated in Law No. 5203)
  • Foreign nationals who became Turkish citizen afterward/dual citizens in the same status
  • Turkish nationals who completed the last three years of their secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) before 01 February 2013.
  • Turkish nationals who completed their entire secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) after 01 February 2013.
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals who reside there and completed their secondary education there having a GCE AL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate.

Who cannot apply?

  • Turkish nationals, who completed their entire secondary education in Turkey or in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate)
  • Dual citizens who have a Turkish citizenship by birth. (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus/ those who completed their entire secondary education at Turkish schools in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus)
  • Dual citizens who have a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus citizenship (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate)
  • Turkish nationals or dual citizens, who have a Turkish citizenship by birth, that attend schools affiliated to the embassies in Turkey, and foreign high schools located in Turkey.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 13, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
4 years
Full time
Price
Price
8,500 USD
Payment method: 3 installments /paid per semester
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Deadline
Locations
Turkey - Izmir, ─░zmir
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Sept. 2019
Turkey - Izmir, ─░zmir
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