Course Structure Diagram with Credits

To see the course details (such as objectives, learning outcomes, content, assessment and ECTS workload), click the relevant Course Code given in the table below.

1. Year Fall Semester
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
PSIR 601 Research Methods 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 602 Current Issues in International Relations 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 603 Political Theory 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 605 Comparative Politics 3 0 3 7.5
Total : 30
1. Year Spring Semester
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
ELEC 001 Elective Course I 3 0 3 7.5
ELEC 002 Elective Course II 3 0 3 7.5
ELEC 003 Elective Course III 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 695 Seminar 0 0 0 7.5
Total : 30
2. Year Fall Semester
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
PSIR 697 Comprehensive Exam 0 0 0 30
Total : 30
2. Year Spring Semester
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
PSIR 698 Thesis Proposal 0 0 0 30
Total : 30
3. Year Fall Semester
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
PSIR 699 Ph.D Thesis 0 0 0 30
Total : 30
3. Year Spring Semester
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
PSIR 699 Ph.D Thesis 0 0 0 30
Total : 30
4. Year Fall Semester
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
PSIR 699 Ph.D Thesis 0 0 0 30
Total : 30
4. Year Spring Semester
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
PSIR 699 Ph.D Thesis 0 0 0 30
Total : 30
Elective Courses
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
PSIR 604 Turkish Politics 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 631 International Relations Theories 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 632 International Security 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 633 Ethics and International Relations 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 634 International Political Economy 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 635 Foreign Policy Analysis 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 636 Foreign Policy Literature in Turkey 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 637 New Approaches and Concepts in International Relations 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 638 Energy Geopolitics and Policies 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 641 Social Movements 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 642 Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 643 Nationalism and Citizenship 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 644 State 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 645 Regional Studies 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 646 New Approaches and Concepts in Comparative Politics 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 651 Current Issues in Turkish Politics 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 652 Turkish Political Thought 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 653 Political Economy of Turkey 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 661 Governance in the EU 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 662 Political Economy of European Integration 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 663 Foreign Relations of the EU 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 664 Theories of European Integration 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 665 From National to the Supranational Governance in the EU 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 666 The Legitimacy of EU Governance 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 667 New Perspectives and Concepts in European Studies 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 668 European Diplomatic and Military History 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 671 Controversies in Political Philosophy: Freedom, Citizenship and Democracy 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 672 Modernity and Its Critics 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 673 Critical Theory from Kant to Habermas 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 674 Liberalism and Its Critics 3 0 3 7.5
PSIR 675 Political Thought and Literature 3 0 3 7.5
Additional Notes

PhD Qualifying Examination

PhD courses are offered in four core fields: Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Turkish Politics. Courses taken must include at least one in each of these core fields.

Each student must demonstrate competence in two core fields by passing the qualifying examination in the core fields. Qualifying examination is offered twice a year, in May and in December, and it is based on reading lists that can be found on the department’s website. Each list is compiled by our expert faculty in the core fields and should be seen as an introductory framework, rather than an exhaustive guide, for preparation for the qualifying examination. Each student is required to pass a general oral examination in addition to the written examination in the fields. Written and oral examinations are usually offered in the same week.

Seminar & PhD Colloquium

All students are required to enrol in PSIR 695 Seminar offered by our expert faculty in the core fields. Seminars are graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. All students are required to present their research papers at the PhD Colloquium organized by the Graduate Coordinator at the end of the term

If you need support for these courses due to your disability, please refer to Disability Support Unit. Contact; engelsiz@ieu.edu.tr

Curriculum (Before 2013)