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About the Program

About the Program

The MA Program in Political Science and International Relations at YTU aims to produce competent candidates for academic careers equipped with sophisticated, multi-dimensional knowledge in the four major areas of research (Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Turkish Politics). Students are also provided with the opportunity to develop specialization in the politics of the Middle East, Balkans and the European Union. With its close relations with other disciplines, such as economics, philosophy, and sociology, the program offers a strong formation in social sciences.

The students, when admitted to the program, work towards an MA degree, while they deepen their undergraduate education and develop research and academic communication skills. The degree constitutes an important step for various career opportunities in private and public sectors, as well as providing a foundation for further academic research and the PhD degree. The graduates of the program have the opportunity to apply for PhD programs both in Turkey and abroad.