Political Science and International Relations, Ph. D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7500
    Tuition (Module)
    7500
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Political Science and International Relations PhD Program, which will have its first students for the Academic Year 2015-16, aims to provide the PhD candidates of Izmir University of Economics 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.

About

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 PhD 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 Phd candidates to write and to defend their dissertations in diverse fields of the program and under the supervision of expert faculty staff.

Political Science and International Relations PhD Program, which will have its first students for the Academic Year 2015-16, aims to provide the PhD candidates of Izmir University of Economics 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Comparative Politics
The course introduces students to the study of political institutions, political culture, political behavior and political processes from a comparative perspective. Students will become familiar with the main theories, methods, and terms used in comparative politics.
  • Research Methods

The course introduces students to quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods in political science. Students will become familiar with terms such as hypothesis, variable, case study, comparative method, experiment and discourse analysis. Informed participation in class discussions. All students are expected to come to class having done the required readings of the week and engage in class discussions. Preparedness and participation in class account for 20 percent of your final grade. Review Articles.

The aim of this exercise is to get you acquainted with the process of peer-review and help you apply what we learn in class by evaluating others’ work. You will be writing 4 article/book reviews during the semester. Each review is due on the day of the class.

Academic Integrity Academic integrity is the pursuit of scholarly activity free from fraud and deception and is of utmost importance to our department and our university. Any kind of academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to, cheating on an exam or assignment, plagiarizing, representing someone else’s work as your own, submitting work previously used without the informing and taking the consent of the instructor, fabricating of information or citations, etc. will not be tolerated.

Academic dishonesty will be pursued with disciplinary action and will result in an “F” grade for the class.
  • Political Theory
Key concepts of political life will be explored from a variety of angles in light of some of the seminal texts of modern political thought.
  • Current Issues in International Relations
This course will provide a survey of the contemporary IR literature and major research programs in the field.
  • Turkish Politics
This course examines the transformation of political institutions like bureaucracy, military, political parties, governments, and parliaments. In addition, the transformation of Turkish political life will be analyzed through discussing state-society relations, political culture, and the impact of military interventions on social and political transformation.
  • Individual Study
The aim of this course is to provide the student the opportunity to study political science literature in depth.
  • Ph.D Thesis
The Ph.D. candidates write a thesis under guidance of a thesis advisor on a topic in the relevant subfield of political science. The candidate is responsible for finding a suitable topic and after approval of the topic by his/her advisor, will prepare a research outline. The student will develop an analysis that is rooted in theory and makes use of relevant qualitative and/or quantitative methods. The thesis needs to satisfy the formatting requirements in the Guidelines for Thesis Preparation.
Elective courses
  • International Relations Theories
  • International Security
  • Ethics and International Relations
  • International Political Economy
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Foreign Policy Literature in Turkey
  • New Approaches and Concepts in International Relations
  • Energy Geopolitics and Policies
  • Social Movements
  • Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior
  • Nationalism and Citizenship
  • State
  • Regional Studies
  • New Approaches and Concepts in Comparative Politics
  • Current Issues in Turkish Politics
  • Turkish Political Thought
  • Political Economy of Turkey
  • Governance in the EU
  • Political Economy of European Integration
  • Foreign Relations of the EU
  • Theories of European Integration
  • From National to the Supranational Governance in the EU
  • The Legitimacy of EU Governance
  • New Perspectives and Concepts in European Studies
  • European Diplomatic and Military History
  • Controversies in Political Philosophy: Freedom, Citizenship and Democracy
  • Modernity and Its Critics
  • Critical Theory from Kant to Habermas
  • Liberalism and Its Critics
  • Political Thought and Literature

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • USD 7500 International
  • USD 7500 National

Total cost of the programme

Funding

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