Program and Objectives Objective
The Department of International Relations at Koç University invites applications for its Ph.D. program in International Relations beginning in Fall 2009. The objective of the Ph.D. program in International Relations is to prepare students for academic careers in prominent universities, or for government and policy related careers, in Turkey and the rest of the world. The members of the International Relations Department at Koç University are recognized as contributors to the frontiers of knowledge in Turkey and abroad. Students will be exposed to the latest theoretical debates and methodological techniques. Our students will have the opportunity to participate in the research programs of faculty members. They will also develop their teaching skills. The Ph.D. program will be launched in Fall 2009.
Below you will find information on research areas, faculty members, curriculum, application process, and scholarships.
Civil Society and Democracy
International Political Economy
International Relations Theory
Middle East Politics
Religion and Secularism
The Ph.D. program requires admitted students to take a minimum of 7 courses.
All Ph.D. students have to take
- Intl 601 Quantitative Research Methods
- Intl 602 Comparative Politics
- Intl 603 International Relations
- Intl 604 Political Theory
Ph.D. students can take any of the following courses listed under the MA in International Relations program as well as some of the courses from other relevant graduate programs. They will have the opportunity to take graduate-level electives on such topics as European Union, Turkish politics, political economy, and conflict studies among others, which reflect the areas of particular strength in our department. Students will also have the opportunity to attend programs in other countries, including distinguished universities in Europe and the United States.
Students who have teaching assistantship assignments must take TEACH 500
: Teaching Experience during the semesters of their assignments.
Students must also take ENGL 500
: Graduate Writing course.
Prof. Ahmet İÇDUYGU
Prof. Fuat KEYMAN
Prof. Ziya ÖNİŞ
Assoc. Prof. Michael MOUSSEAU
Assoc. Prof. Murat SOMER
Assoc. Prof. Şuhnaz YILMAZ
Asst. Prof. Şener AKTÜRK
Asst. Prof. Özlem ALTAN OLCAY
Asst. Prof. Caner BAKIR
Asst. Prof. Reşat BAYER
Asst. Prof. Bahar RUMELİLİ
Asst. Prof. Belgin SAN AKÇA
Asst. Prof. Demet YALÇIN MOUSSEAU