M.S. PROGRAMS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
The M.S program is a two year degree course which seeks to provide students with a critical understanding of the issues in International Relations and to develop their research and academic writing skills. It aims to encourage and develop their ability to argue critically and to produce in-depth analyses of the issues within their chosen areas of study. The wide range of elective courses offered by the department enables students to choose from a variety of courses on International Relations theories, area studies and history, according to their own specific fields of interest. The program is aimed both at those who intend to continue their studies in the academic field and at current and future professionals in the private and public sectors.
Applications to the program are taken once a year for the Fall semester only. Admissions are made through a two-tier process i.e. initial review on paper and interviews. Those students short-listed for the interviews are determined after the review of the applications on the basis of the variables such as cumulative grade point average, points taken from LES (Examination for Graduate Study)/GRE etc.
Fields of Study:
The Department offers seminars and supervision on both theoretical and legal aspects of International Relations and on areas studies such as the Middle East and Europe.
Altunışık, Meliha: B.S., Ankara University; M.S., METU; Ph.D., Boston University.
Politics of the Middle East, Turkey and the Middle East, the International Political Economy of Oil, Politics of Caspian Oil
Bağcı, Hüseyin: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Bonn .
The New Order and the Security of Europe, Contemporary Issues in International Security, Diplomatic History, International Organizations
Bölükbaşı, Süha: B.A., Ankara University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.
Various Aspects of Turkey's Foreign Policy, Relations with Greece, Cyprus, the Middle East, and the Caucasus, Central Asian Politics
Dağı, İhsan Duran: B.A., Gazi University; M.A.,Ph.D.,University of Lancaster.
Human Rights in International Relations, Refugees and Security, the Question of Human Rights in Turkish Foreign Policy, Human Rights and Turkey-EU Relations, Democratization in Turkey, Islam and Politics in the Middle East, Islam and Politics in Turkey, Revolution and Change in Iranian politics, Welfare-Virtue Party in Turkey
Eralp, Atila:B.A., METU; M.A., Ph.D.,University of Southern California.
Theories of International Relations, European Integration and Enlargement, Theories of Integration, Euro-Mediterranean Relations
Türkeş, Mustafa: B.A., Hacettepe University;M.Phil, University of Manchester; Ph.D., University of Manchester.
Political Developments in East-Central Europe between the Two World Wars, the Destruction of Yugoslavia, Turkish Foreign Policy, Security Issues in East-Central Europe, NATO Enlargement, PFP, WEU, Central European Initiative, Visegrad States, Europe Agreements, Political and Ideological Tendencies in Turkey, The Kadro Movement, Kemalizm
Yurdusev, Nuri:B .S., M.S., METU;Ph.D., University of Leicester.
Theory and History of IR, British School, Philosophy of History, European identity and Turkish Identity, Civilizations
Polat, Necati: B.A., Istanbul University; Ph.D., Nottingham University.
International Law, IR Theory, Philosophy of Social Sciences, Current Social and Political Theory
Tayfur, Fatih:B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science.
Greek Politics; Economics and Foreign Policy in the 1990s, Decision-Making Mechanisms and Processes in Turkish Foreign Policy, Democratic Development and Foreign Policy of Spain in the 1990s, Political-Economy of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Europeanization and Democratization in Turkey; Greece and Spain
Kip Barnard, Fulya: B.S., METU; Post-Diploma, Institute of Social Studies, Den Haag, the Netherlands; M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.
Politics of International Migration, EU Politics, EU Justice and Home Affairs, Turkey and the EU, Theories of IR and Cold War Politics
Kibaroğlu, Ayşegül: B.A., Ankara University; M.A., University of Reading; Ph.D., Bilkent University; Post-Doc, University of Dundee.
Politics of Water Resources; Environmental Change and International Security; Transboundary River Basins Management; International Water Law; Regional Development; International Organizations, International Regimes Theory
Tanrisever, Oktay F.: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of London.
Theories of International Relations, Russian Politics and Foreign Policy, Neighborhood Policy of the EU, Russia and the European State System, Europeanization and Regional Cooperation in the Black Sea Region, Politics of Nationalism and Federalism in Eurasia
Bedirhanoğlu Toker, Pınar: B.A, Ankara University; M.A., University of Reading; Ph.D., University of Sussex.
Global Political Economy; Globalization, State, Social Transformation in the Russian Federation; Critique of the 'Transition' Discourse; Neo-Gramscian Perspective in IR, Transformation of Economic Bureaucracy in Turkey
Kahraman (Elgün), Sevilay: M.S., Ph.D., METU.
International Organizations, Organizations and Processes of Integration, Political and Organizational Dynamics of European Integration, European Security and Defense Identity, Turkey-EU Relations
Güneş, Şule: B.A., Ankara University; Post-Graduate Diploma, The Hague, Institute of Social Studies; M.A., Ph. D., Ankara University.
Environmental Politics and Law, International Law of the Sea, Regional Seas Programs
Tür, Özlem: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Durham.
Middle East Politics, Political Economy
Boyar, Ebru: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Cambridge.
Late Ottoman and Early Republican History
Aytürk Çıtak, Zana Ayşe: B.S., METU; M.S., London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D., Boston University.
French Politics, Nationalism and Religion
IR 503 Theories of International Relations
IR 599 Master's Thesis
IR 550 Seminar in International Relations
IR 800-899 Special Studies
IR 505 Problems in International Security
IR 508 Issues in Turkish Foreign Policy
IR 536 Radical Politics in the Middle East
IR 542 British School of International Relations
IR 544 Politics in East-Central Europe
IR 552 International Political Economy
IR 555 Turkey and the European Court of Human Rights
IR 561 Enlargement and Integration in the European Union
IR 570 Global Environmental Issues
IR 576 State in Global Capitalism
IR 577 Politics of International Migration in Europe
IR 578 Globalization and the Middle East
IR 520 New World Order and the Security of Europe
IR 534 Political Economy of International
IR 538 Central Asia & Transcaucasia in World Affairs
IR 556 Politics, Economics and Foreign Policy in Greece
IR 558 The Making of European Security
IR 564 Russia and the European State-Syste
IR 570 Global Environmental Issues
IR 572 The Politics of Global Space .
IR 580 Governance in Transboundary Water System
IR 582 Ottoman Empire in World Politics
IR 584 The Politics of Arab-Israeli Relations
IR 586 Religion and Nationalism in World Politics
IR 590 International Relations of the European Union
IR 592 Human Rights Politics in the European Union
IR 538 Transcaucasia and Central Asia in World Affairs