Türkçe English Curriculum Key Learning Outcomes
International Relations
General Description
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Brief History
The department of international relations, established as a part of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Science of Uludağ University and begun to receive bachelor students in 1982, has thousands of graduates today. The aims of the department has a master program in collaboration with the institute of social sciences is to comprehend the issues in international politics by giving special emphasis to Turkish Foreign Policy, to grasp Turkey´s national interests, and to enlighten scientists and public opinion in this direction.
Parallel to the enlargement in the meaning of international relations together with the globalization process, the program of the department is being continuously updated. In this sense, the students are provided with the necessary abilities for their carrier plans both by compulsory and selective courses in PhD level.
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Qualification Awarded
As the program is completed successfully and program’s qualifications are met, PhD degree is achieved in the field ofinternational relations.
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Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
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Specific Admission Requirements
Students are admitted to our Institute according to their LES scores, transcripts and interview (oral examination) scores. Information on interviews (the quota of programs, dates and places of interview) is announced in advance, and it is ensured that all related is informed. For admittance to post-graduate programs, Grade Point Average and the result of interview may be taken into consideration in addition to the LES score. All matters related to this decision and the effect of other documents sought at the calculation of success score (letters of recommendation, a written composition on why the applicant seeks post-graduate education, international standard examinations, etc.) is decided by the Administrative Board upon suggestions from the heads of relevant sub-departments has been taken into consideration, and announced in respect to the methods stated in Article 3. Evaluation of examination results is as follows: LES Score 50% Interview 30% Official Transcript 20% In case the number of admitted students for a given program is less than 5, that program may not be opened. Registered students must follow the announcements from our notice boards, in order not to be unjustly treated.
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Specific arrangements for the recognition of prior learning
The provisions in “Regulation on Transfer among Associate and Undergraduate Degree Programs, Double Major, and Subspecialty and the Principals of Credit Transfer among Institutions in Higher Education Institutions” are applied.
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Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Students should fulfill 60 ECTS which has been predetermined at department programme including must and elective courses, students should be successful in thesis presentation. In addition, for PhD degree students should also pass the comprehensive examination.
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Profile of The Programme
The members of the department have devoted their selves to educate patriotic individuals who have global concerns, equipped with modern knowledge and culture; have abilities in communicating, researching, analyzing, coping with the problems, have leadership features, making research and have a duty to transfer the findings to the people in global standards. In this sense, the students are provided with the necessary abilities for their carrier plans both by compulsory and selective courses.
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Key Learning Outcomes & Classified & Comparative
1. 1. Being able to improve and broaden the advanced level of contemporary knowledge in the field of international relations to an expert level through a unique vision and research practice and to come up with peculiar definitions that will break new grounds in science.
2. 2. Being able to use and evaluate the expert level knowledge on international relations, diplomatic history, international law and international political economy that are required in experts and researchers who are much needed by the public and private sectors.
3. 3. Being able to research, critically analyze and evaluate an original topic in the field of international relations.
4. 4. Being able to publish at least one scientific article related to the field of international relations in a peer-reviewed journal.
5. 5. Being able to develop new ideas and to generate solutions with a leadership attitude in the field of international relations.
6. 6. Being able to identify the shortcomings of the field of international relations and to develop new and creative ideas and methods.
7. 7. Being able to use a foreign language, both written and verbal, and to make use of the foreign literature in the field of international relations.
8. 8. Being able to advocate own original ideas, to discuss and communicate effectively with expert people in the field of international relations.
9. 9. Being able to investigate and solve the problems in the field of international relations through making use of the strategic decision making processes.
10. 10. Being able to contribute to the development of solutions to the social, scientific and ethical problems encountered in the field of international relations.
SKILLS Cognitive - Practical
  • 3. Being able to research, critically analyze and evaluate an original topic in the field of international relations.
  • 2. Being able to use and evaluate the expert level knowledge on international relations, diplomatic history, international law and international political economy that are required in experts and researchers who are much needed by the public and private sectors.
KNOWLEDGE Theoretical - Conceptual
  • 1. Being able to improve and broaden the advanced level of contemporary knowledge in the field of international relations to an expert level through a unique vision and research practice and to come up with peculiar definitions that will break new grounds in science.
COMPETENCES Field Specific Competence
  • 10. Being able to contribute to the development of solutions to the social, scientific and ethical problems encountered in the field of international relations.
  • 9. Being able to investigate and solve the problems in the field of international relations through making use of the strategic decision making processes.
COMPETENCES Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility
  • 4. Being able to publish at least one scientific article related to the field of international relations in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • 5. Being able to develop new ideas and to generate solutions with a leadership attitude in the field of international relations.
COMPETENCES Communication and Social Competence
  • 7. Being able to use a foreign language, both written and verbal, and to make use of the foreign literature in the field of international relations.
  • 9. Being able to investigate and solve the problems in the field of international relations through making use of the strategic decision making processes.
  • 8. Being able to advocate own original ideas, to discuss and communicate effectively with expert people in the field of international relations.
COMPETENCES Learning Competence
  • 3. Being able to research, critically analyze and evaluate an original topic in the field of international relations.
  • 6. Being able to identify the shortcomings of the field of international relations and to develop new and creative ideas and methods.
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Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Besides the academic life, the graduates are employed as specialists primarily for Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other related Ministries and institutions in public sector, and as managers in the departments of international trade and international relations of the private firms that operate in various kinds of sectors like automotive, food, logistics, banking and etc.
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Access to Further Studies
Graduates, who have successfully completed PhD degree, providing at least minimum acceptable ALES (Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam) score and have a sufficient command on a foreign language, may apply to post-PhD programmes in Turkey and abroad.
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Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Each student has to register for the classes at the beginning of the term, and she/he has to attend at least 70% of the classes to be able to enter the final exam. Students are made to take at least one final examination for each of the courses during a semester. The final grade for success is calculated by taking in account 100%. All exams are assessed over a total of 100. Minimum successful grade is 75 (CB) for PhD program.
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Graduation Requirements
The aim of PhD program is to enable students acquire the ability to conduct academic research leading to the acquisition, evaluation and interpretation of information gained. PhD program consists of total of 60 ECTS including minimum 10 courses, 1 seminaires and a thesis. In addition, students have to pass the comprehensive exam. The appointment of a thesis supervisor requires the formal approval of the relevant administrative board. In case the nature of the thesis topic requiring more than one supervisor, a joint-supervisor may be appointed. A student enrolled in PhD program is obliged to submit his/her thesis in the format specified by the relevant committee and defend his/her thesis orally against an examining jury. Following the thesis defence, the examining jury decides by absolute majority whether to accept, reject or require revision of the thesis. Within three days following the thesis defence, the relevant institute is notified on the decision by the relevant department, with a written report.
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Mode of Study
Full-Time
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Address and Contact Details
Uludağ Üniversitesi
İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümü
16 059 Görükle Kampüsü, Nilüfer-BURSA
Bölüm Başkanı: Prof. Dr. Tayyar ARI
Tel: 0 224 294 10 52
Faks: 0 224 294 11 72
E-posta: atayyar@uludag.edu.tr
Bologna Koordinatörü: Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Samet Yılmaz
E-posta: sametyilmaz@uludag.edu.tr
Erasmus Koordinatörü: Doç.Dr. Kader Özlem
E-posta:kaderozlem@uludag.edu.tr
Farabi Koordinatörü: Doç.Dr. Mehmet Mustafa Halil Bektaş
E-posta: mhmbektas@uludag.edu.tr
Mevlana Koordinatörü: Doç.Dr. Mehmet Mustafa Halil Bektaş
E-posta: mhmbektas@uludag.edu.tr
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Facilities
Education language is Turkish in the Department. A library, reading room, and a computer lab is avaible for students´ use. Students have the opportunity of studying at contracting universities during at most two semesters within the Erasmus and Farabi programmes.
In the Department, at present there are seven professors, four associate professors, one assistant professors, three research assistants, and three project assistants on duty.
1. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
ULI6101 MIDDLE EAST IN WORLD POLITICS Compulsory 3 0 0 9
ULI6103 TURKEY’S FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS CENTRAL ASIA AND CAUCASUS Compulsory 3 0 0 8
ULI6191 DISSERTATION SUPERVISION I Compulsory 0 1 0 1
Click to choose optional courses. 12
Total 30
2. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
ULI6102 US FOREIGN POLICY IN POST-SOVIET ERA Compulsory 3 0 0 7
ULI6104 INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND JURISDICTION Compulsory 3 0 0 5
ULI6172 SEMINAR Compulsory 0 2 0 5
ULI6192 DISSERTATION SUPERVISION II Compulsory 0 1 0 1
Click to choose optional courses. 12
Total 30
3. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
ULI6183 ADVANCED TOPICS IN PHD THESIS I Compulsory 4 0 0 4
ULI6193 THESIS CONSULTANTS III Compulsory 0 1 0 10
YET6177 PHD COMPREHENSIVE EXAM Compulsory 0 0 0 16
Total 30
4. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
ULI6184 ADVANCED TOPICS IN PHD THESIS II Compulsory 4 0 0 4
ULI6194 THESIS CONSULTANTS Compulsory 0 1 0 26
Total 30
5. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
ULI6185 ADVANCED TOPICS IN PHD THESIS Compulsory 4 0 0 4
ULI6195 THESIS CONSULTANTS Compulsory 0 1 0 26
Total 30
6. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
ULI6186 ADVANCED TOPICS IN PHD THESIS Compulsory 4 0 0 4
ULI6196 THESIS CONSULTANTS Compulsory 0 1 0 26
Total 30
7. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
ULI6187 ADVANCED TOPICS IN PHD THESIS Compulsory 4 0 0 4
ULI6197 THESIS CONSULTANTS Compulsory 0 1 0 26
Total 30
8. Semester
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
ULI6188 ADVANCED TOPICS IN PHD THESIS Compulsory 4 0 0 4
ULI6198 THESIS CONSULTANTS Compulsory 0 1 0 26
Total 30
1. Semester Optional Courses
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
ULI6105 MIDDLE EAST IN WORLD POLITICS EU’S FOREIGN POLICY Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6107 TURKEY’S BALKAN POLICY Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6109 PEACEFUL SETTLEMENTS OF INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6111 INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6113 INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM IN 2000’S Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6115 EURASIA IN CONTEMPOARY INTERNATIONAL POLITICS Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6117 WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AND DISARMAMENT Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6119 RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGY IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6121 JUSTICE, INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND CIVIL PROTECTION IN EUROPEAN UNION LAW Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6123 THE JURISDICTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6125 ISLAM IN THE MODERN WORLD Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6127 BALKANS IN THE WORLD POLITICS Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6129 RELIGIOUS AND SECTERIAN IN THE MIDDLE EAST Optional 2 0 0 4
2. Semester Optional Courses
Course Code Course Title Type of Course T1 U2 L3 ECTS
ULI6106 TURKEY-RUSSIA RELATIONS Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6108 GERMANY IN POST-SOVIET ERA Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6110 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY ISSUES AND POLICIES Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6112 EU’S EASTERN ENLARGEMENT ISSUES Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6114 CHINA IN WORLD POLITICS Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6116 HISTORICAL METHODOLOGY Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6118 ARMAMENT AND SECURITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6120 ASYMMETRIC WAR AND INTERNAL CONFLICTS Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6122 IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM IN EUROPEAN UNION LAW Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6124 USE OF FORCE IN INTERNATIONAL LAW Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6126 EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA IN TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6128 THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN AMERICAN POLITICS Optional 2 0 0 4
ULI6130 RELIGIOUS /SECTARIAN IDENTITES AND POLITICS IN MIDDLE EAST Optional 2 0 0 4
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