International Relations Doctoral Program (Ph.D.)

Degree: Ph.D.
Duration (Years): 2 - 5
Language: English

The Ph.D. Program develops candidates’ skills in international political analysis and prepares them for an academic career through a focus on research skills and professional socialization into the International Relations (IR) discipline. It contributes to their specialized knowledge of the various sub-disciplines of IR including International Relations Theory, International Law, Conflict Resolution, International Political Economy, Foreign Policy Analysis, as well as Comparative Politics and area studies, as a related field of study. Area studies comprise Europe including Cyprus and Turkey, the United States, the Middle East and Central Asia. The Program is particularly suitable for candidates who wish to either pursue an academic career or to enter their countries' diplomatic services or international civil service. The Program consists of eight courses, written and oral qualifying examinations, defence of the dissertation proposal and the PhD dissertation.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are expected to satisfy general admission requirements of the Institute. In general, students who wish to pursue a given graduate program in the Faculty of Business and Economics, but have completed a BA/BS in another field may be admitted to the program, subject to successfully completing selected prerequisite courses from the related department.

Research Interests

Conflict resolution; includes a focus on regional issues that includes a focus on Cyprus studies. Foreign policy analysis and strategic decision making with a focus on Turkish affairs(i.e. Turkish foreign policy, Turkey-EU relations, and the Cyprus conflict), as well as broader foreign policy relations, including United States foreign policy, and international diplomacy. Contemporary Middle East issues, including transitions from monarchies to republics and popular demands for change in the Middle East. Global Political Economy; focuses on the impact of globalism/regionalism on society, EU enlargement, and Europeanization. International Law; specializing in international human rights and democratization, international law, settlement of disputes

Contact Information

Tel: +90 392 630 1401
Fax: +90 392 365 1017
E-mail: ir@emu.edu.tr
Web: http://ir.emu.edu.tr

Degree: Ph.D.
Duration (Years): 2 - 5
Language: English
Course Code Course Title Semester Credit Lecture Hour (hrs/week) Lab (hrs/week) Tutorial (hrs/week) ECTS

Semester 1

PSIR101 Introduction to Global Politics 1 3 3 - 1 6
The course is built on a number of controversial issues in the field of contemporary global politics. Students are expected to read and think about these controversial issues and they are encouraged to put forward their own points of view in an atmosphere of discussion and debate in the class.
ECON101 Introduction to Economics - I 1 3 3 1 - 7
Elementary microeconomics. The economic problem. Supply and demand. Elasticity. Marginal analysis of consumers' and firms' behavior. The theory of profit maximization. Analysis of markets. Pricing in competitive and non-competitive markets
MGMT171 Introduction to Information Technology - I 1 3 3 1 1 5
Introduction to information technology and its significance for business, economics, and society. Understanding how computers work, introducing fundamental concepts relating to hardware, software, central processing unit, input and output, storage, networks and internet. Basic PC, Windows, and MS Office skills, and intermediate-level Word and PowerPoint skills.
MATH105 Mathematics for Arts and Social Sciences 1 3 3 1 1 6
Cartesian coordinate system; Linear equations and lines, system of linear equations, quadratic equations, functionsSelected application to economics and accounting. Matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations and their solutions using Cramer's Rule. . Set theory, counting theory, discrete probability. Descriptive statistics
ENGL181 Academic English - I 1 3 5 1 1 4
ENGL 181 is a first-semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B1+ level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as IQ Online. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students’ knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
ENGL191 Communication in English - I 1 3 3 1 - 4
ENGL191 is a first-semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B1+ level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as IQ Online. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students’ knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
HIST280 Atatürk İlkeleri ve İnkilap Tarihi 1 2 2 - - 2
TUSL181 Turkish as a Second Language 1 2 2 - - 2

Semester 2

PSIR104 Introduction to Political Science 2 3 3 - 1 6
This course aims to introduce the students to the discipline of political science. It focuses on the major issues of political science including the scope and definition of politics and political activity, approaches to politics, political regimes, political ideologies, democracy, the state, party systems, political executive, legislature and constitution.
PSIR120 Introduction to Law 2 3 3 - - 7
This is an introductory course aimed at the student who is studying law for the first time. The course is designed to introduce the student to fundamental legal concepts, terms, processes and principles, and the manner in which law is created and administered. It focuses on the Western tradition (the common law and the civil law), but also includes discussions of other legal systems. The course will give a brief overview of the different branches of law. The final section will focus on the legal system of TRNC.
ECON102 Introduction to Economics - II 2 3 3 1 1 7
Elementary macroeconomics. Determination of national income. The role of government. The banking system. Problems of inflation, unemployment and growth.
PSIR172 Applied Skills for Political Sicence&International Relations 2 3 3 - - 6
This course aims to ensure that students are prepared to pursue and complete a degree in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations by serving to develop their ability to conduct university level research and essay writing, develop skills such as public speaking, working in a team environment and thinking critically. It will introduce students to the appropriate available resources to achieve these aims and help them to understand how coursework is evaluated. Students will learn to recognize and apply transferable skills that will have value in a post academic environment, preparing the department’s graduates to make the most of their time at university and preparing them for life after their studies.
ENGL182 Academic English - II 2 3 5 1 - 4
ENGL182 is a second-semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as IQ Online. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students’ knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
ENGL192 Communication in English - II 2 3 3 - 1 4
ENGL192 is a second-semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as IQ Online. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students’ knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.

Semester 3

PSIR201 Theory and Practice of International Relations 3 3 3 1 1 6
This course introduces students to the foundations of modern international relations and acquaints them with the major traditions of thinking about the international system and world politics. Students will also engage with some of the fundamental concepts and categories of the discipline, including sovereignty, the balance of power, hegemony, etc.
PSIR203 Politics and Society 3 3 3 - - 6
This course focuses on the interaction between politics and society and addresses the social basis of power through exploring the ways by which society and societal factors affect politics and political structures. The course largely concentrates on such basic concepts of political sociology as nation and state, institutions, political culture, representation and voting, interest groups, mass media and economic organization within the society.
PSIR205 Political History of Europe - I 3 3 3 - - 6
STAT201 Statistics - I 3 3 3 1 - 6
The course familiarizes students with the basic concepts and techniques in statistics. The course will focus on descriptive statistics and a brief introduction to inferential statistics. Scope of statistics, descriptive and inductive statistics, measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion. Probability, sampling, estimation
MGMT211 Business Communication 3 3 3 - - 6
Communicating within the organization,with stakeholders and on a cross cultural level.Techniques for effective business communication: use of communication technology, types of business letters,memos and reports,resume writing, how to act during presentations and interviews.Listening skills, non verbal cues and international business etiquette.

Semester 4

PSIR206 Political History of Europe - II 4 3 3 - - 6
PSIR210 International Organizations 4 3 3 - - 7
This course surveys theoretical, legal and political issues confronting international organizations. The historical aspects of the development of international organizations, their diversified roles and the effectiveness with which they perform their assigned functions will be examined. In addition, we will be exploring various theories that attempt to explain and evaluate international organizations as a process and as a series of institutional mechanisms that relate to issues such as international security, environmental problems and humanitarian intervention.
PSIR212 Comparative Politics 4 3 3 - - 7
The course aims at providing a conceptual and theoretical framework to study politics comparatively. The course is designed in such a way to explain how governments and political establishments gain, exercise and maintain political power. It also considers three contemporary developments: democratization, liberalization and globalization. Political systems such as liberal democracies, authoritarian systems and military regimes are studied. It is expected that the study of modern states as theoretical and practical systems will help students to improve their understanding and capacity to make academic comparisons between the political processes and institutions of different political systems
PSIR220 Research Design 4 3 3 - - 6
This course is designed to equip students with skills and information necessary to understand and conduct research in social sciences. The basic concepts and issues in research, and widely employed data collection strategies will be covered in some detail. Students are strongly recommended to attend lecture hours since performance in the course is strongly related to attendance. The topics that will be covered in the course are; science and its goals, aims of social research, theory and hypothesis, measurement and variables, the concepts of validity and reliability, sampling, data collection, analysis and interpretation, and report writing.
UE01 University Elective - I 4 3 3 - - 4

International Relations Doctoral Program (Ph.D.)