International Relations (with Thesis) Master's Program

Degree: M.A.
Duration (Years): 1 - 2
Language: English

The Master of Arts in International Relations is offered either as a terminal program or in preparation for PhD level studies. Candidates should have obtained a B.A. degree in related fields. It is also a productive degree to be undertaken by mid-career officials from public and private organizations. Furthermore, the M.A. program provides the foundations for a Ph.D. Program. The program is designed to be interdisciplinary, a design which reflects the complexity of the field of international relations, the growing interdependence of social sciences, and the diversity of occupations that graduates are expected to confront in the public and private sectors. Instruction is heavily oriented towards interdependent study and research, entailing critical thinking, debate, and peer feedback.

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: M.A.
    Duration (Years): 1 - 2
    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.

    International Relations (with Thesis) Master's Program