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Master in International Relations

The International Relations programme at Near East University focuses on the political and economic aspects of globalization, human rights, peace and conflict, international organizations and the Middle East/European Union as areas of study.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1.5 years
Starting in: September 2020
Tuition Fee: €1,030 / semester
Location: Near East University (Mersin, Turkey)

International Relations students at Near East University integrate and apply knowledge across disciplines in order to analyse global issues and problems.

You can choose a programme with or without theses.

The programme follows a structure of advanced coursework followed by a research-based master’s thesis.

Coursework usually consists of compulsory core courses as well as elective courses. This allows the student to develop advanced knowledge in their area of interest and specialize according to their specific interests.

To be eligible for entry to the program, the student must have completed a bachelor’s degree. Other general, language and program entry requirements will also apply.

Aim of the Program

To educate individuals to possess the highest level of understanding of the functioning of international relations and to enable them to apply theory to practice thus enabling them to gain experience in their field which will eventually lead to decision making positions.

Job Opportunities

Students acquire the skills needed for a variety of professions and fields, including international affairs, foreign service, intelligence, nongovernmental organizations.

The graduates are also prepared to pursue further studies in a Ph.D. program.

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Courses Included:

  • Scientific Research Methods and Ethics
  • IR Theory
  • Middle East
  • International Law
  • International Politics and Security
  • EU and the Wider World
  • Turkish Foreign Policy
  • Politics and Society in the MENA region
  • Democracy and Democratization
  • International Political Economy

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