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The Master of Arts Program in Global Politics and International Relations is a terminal degree. The curriculum is designed to provide students with substantive knowledge and scholarly research in political science with special concentration on global affairs. The design of the program helps students developing critical thinking, analytical, research, and writing skills. Alumni of the program are expected to develop their careers in government and the public sector, non-profits, and the private sector, while others may prefer to pursue a PhD in political science or other related fields.

Qualification Awarded

Second Cycle (Master's Degree)

Registration and Admission Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Diploma, Academic Personnel and Graduate Education Exam (ALES) Result

Graduation Requirements

Students who have succesfully complete all of the courses,a seminar and a thesis who have taken the 90 to 120 ECTS have a right to receive a diploma.

Recognition of Prior Learning

To apply for the Master's program applicants must have a university degree from Turkey's universities. For diploma equivalence the CoHE, Council of Higher Eduation, (YÖK - in Turkish) is the responsible institution for all necessary procedures.

Lesson Plan - ECTS Credits

* The courses indicated in this course table shows current course plan information in Student Affairs.

** Compulsory courses are certainly opened whereas opening of elective and optional courses may differ according to preferences and quota condition in related term.

*** Theoretical and practical course hours of vocational (professional) clinical courses are not considered weekly. These course hours refer to total course hours.

Please click on the course title in the table below in order to see detailed information about course objectives and learning outcomes etc.

Fall Semester Courses Plan
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KSUY1162210POLITICS of OIL and ENERGYTurkish337
Spring Semester Courses Plan
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Program Qualification

Program Output TYYÇ Basic Area Matrix
Basic Area QualificationProgram Qualification
Theoretical, Factual

1- Develops and deepens up-to-date and advanced knowledge in the field of humanities based on master's qualifications at the level of original thought and research and expertise, conducts studies on this and creates original definitions and concepts that will bring innovation to the field.


2- Understanding the interdisciplinary interaction that the field of humanities is related to, analyzing new and complex ideas, discussions and developments and reaching original results by using information that requires expertise in evaluation.


3- Recognizing domestic and foreign sources of information in the relevant field in order to develop and deepen advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of humanities.


4- Evaluating, examining and using the developments and information in the field of humanities with a systematic approach.


Cognitive, Practical

1- Developing a thought, method or application that brings innovation to the field of human sciences; applies a known thought, method and application to a different field in the field of human sciences.


2- Investigating, understanding, designing, adapting and implementing an original subject.


3- Analyzing, synthesizing and critically evaluating new and complex ideas in the field of human sciences.


4- Using the research methods and techniques used in studies related to humanities at the highest level.


Ability to work independently and take responsibility

1- Contributing to scientific studies in the relevant field by carrying out an original study, program and project independently.


2- Expanding the boundaries of knowledge by making original studies on the field of humanities or by bringing new interpretations to existing studies.


3- Making international and national publications related to its field.


4- Leading in environments that require the resolution of original and interdisciplinary problems in the field of human sciences.


Learning Competence

1- Participating in national or international projects and/or develops new projects.


2- Developing new thoughts, models, methods and practices related to the field by using high-level decision-making processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving, comparison, and planning in the field of human sciences.


Communication and Social Competence

1- Explaining advanced information in the field of humanities to the people under their responsibility through theoretical and practical studies.


2- Examining and developing the norms and rules that guide the relations in the field of human sciences from a critical perspective and manages the actions to change them when necessary.


3- While discussing the subjects in his/her field with experts in the field of humanities, he/she puts forward original opinions and establishes an effective communication showing his/her competence and interdisciplinary perspective in his/her field.


4- Establishing and discussing advanced written, verbal and visual communication by using a foreign language at least at European Language Portfolio C1 Level.


5- Using computer software required by the field of humanities uses information and communication technologies at an advanced level.


Field-based Competence

1- By introducing scientific, cultural and artistic developments in the field of human sciences, it contributes to the process of becoming and maintaining the information society of the society in which it lives.


2- Making decisions at the highest level in solving the problems encountered in the field of humanities and establishing constructive and useful interaction with the relevant persons and institutions..


3- Contributing to the solution of scientific, cultural, artistic and ethical problems encountered in the field of humanities and supports the development of these values.


Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program can work in public or private sector of Turkey's labor market along with international organizations, research institutes or universities. They may apply for doctorate programs in Political Science or other social sciences. Graduates can get the opportunity to be promoted to higher positions in the institutions where they currently work.


May apply to third cycle PhD programmes.

Type of Training

Full Time

Assessment and Evaluation

The first year of the 2-year Master's program consists of graduate courses. The second year of the program is devoted to the research of the master's thesis. Students who successfully complete all the required courses and are successful in thesis writing and oral thesis defense are eligible to graduate. Success in a course is determined by the course success grade. The course grade is obtained by evaluating the success of the student during the semester in mid-term exam / applied studies, group studies, presentations and other studies together with the final exam. In order to be successful in the course, a success level of at least 60 points out of 100 (2.27 / 4.00) is required at the end of the term. Details of the measurement and evaluation systems used in the courses can be found in the course syllabuses prepared by the instructor of the course.

Head of Department/Program

Learning Experiences

Learning situations aim to develop students' creative, critical, reflective thinking skills and higher level thinking skills such as logical and mathematical thinking skills. In addition, it aims to develop students' meta-cognitive skills. Learning situations include learning strategies, methods and techniques as well as the tools used and assessment and evaluation methods. The learning situations used in the programs are given in the list below:

Learning Experiences *

Learning Activities

Tools Used

Discussion Method

Listening, speaking, asking questions, producing answers, developing and questioning opinions, examining and researching opinions, producing critical thinking, producing creative thinking, (workshop, panel, opposite panel, open forum, debate techniques are applied) collegium, forum, aquarium technique application, talking circle technique, application.

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia tools (text, images, graphics, graphics, drawings, audio, video and animations), computer, projection, online environments, conference room, workshop, panel, panel opposite, open forum collegial, forum environments.

Case Study Method

Presentation of case studies, exploring case studies, sampling typical cases, sampling outlier cases, alternative cases, comparing case studies, case study analysis, case study interpretation, case study evaluation.

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia tools (text, images, graphics, drawings, audio, video and animation, cartoons), computer, projection, online environments.

Self Study Method

Student interest, curiosity and motivation, learning objective, detailed research and investigation according to the topic; in- depth research and investigation, extensive reading, listening and watching, repeating a performance.

Library, e-library, laboratory, workshop

Question - Answer Technique

Asking Socratic questions, criticizing answers, generating questions, generating answers, criticizing, analyzing and evaluating creative answers, asking structured questions and generating answers, asking closed-ended questions and generating answers

Textbooks, recommended books, worksheets, question bank, multimedia tools (text, images, graphics, drawings, audio, video, cartoons and animations)

Brainstorming Technique

Developing opinions, developing questions, expressing observation situations, developing critical thinking, problem solving, group/team work, listening and speaking.

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia tools (text, images, graphics, graphics, drawings, audio, video and animations), computers, projectors, online environments.

Computer-Internet Supported Instruction

Online Course Platforms : Collaboration and communication, digital literacy activities, sharing information, improving technology use, creative thinking activities, problem solving, generating critical thinking. These are environments where instructors share course materials, collect assignments and interact with students. E-Books and Digital Content : Reading, writing, comprehension, interpretation, creative thinking activities, language use, examination, research, using technology, critical thinking activities. Learning environment and materials are made more attractive by presenting interactive content to students. Webinars and synchronize meeting : Communication, collaboration, teamwork, presentation, technology skills, problem solving, live interaction with studentsremotely. Simulations : Problem solving, using technology, analytical thinking, communication, decision making, teamwork and collaboration. They are environments where students have the opportunity to experience the concepts. Audio and Visual aids : Communication skills, language skills, emotional intelligence and empathy, social skills, attention and focus, use of technology. Animations, graphics and interactive visuals are used to help students master the topics. Digital Game- Based Learning : Problem solving skills, ability to use technology, creative thinking, quick decision making, strategy development, cooperation and teamwork. Games prepared or played in digital environments to make learning fun and increase retention in learning. Adaptive Learning Systems : Logical mathematical thinking activities, reading, writing, comprehension, interpretation, critical thinking activities. These are environments where students identify their weaknesses and are offered to carry out studies and activities specific to that area. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) : Simulation and practical applications, creative thinking activities, using technology, planning, programming, social interaction and communication. 3D virtual environments are used to make learning fun and interactive. Social Media and Interactive Platforms : Communication, collaboration, teamwork, project management, interactive content creation, critical thinking activities. Personal platforms for students to share their thoughts on any topic, interact and produce content. Data Analysis and Monitoring Tools : Analytical thinking activities, logical mathematical thinking activities, problem solving, decision making, communication. These are tools used to assess and monitor student performance, identify student difficulties and create lesson plans accordingly. Artificial Intelligence Technologies : Data analysis and forecasting, game and strategy development, security and threat analysis, technology utilization skills, robotics and automation skills, creative thinking skills, computational thinking skills.

Moodle, Google Classroom, Edmodo, Edupage etc. Google Play Books, Apple Books, Amazon Kindle Store, BookBoon, OpenStax, etc. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Adobe Connect, GoToMeeting, etc. NASA Eyes on the Solar System, FlightGear, Virtual Biology Lab, CarSim, SimCity, etc. Infographics, maps and graphs, charts and diagrams, tables, Podcast, audio books, interviews and chats, etc. Strategy and puzzle games, Simulation and construction games, mission games, real-time multiplayer games, etc. Udemy, Khan Academy, Duolingo, Cognii, Smart Sparrow, etc. Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear VR, Google CardBoard, Pokemon Go, Arlit, Facebook, instagram, twitter, linledIn, snapchat, pinterest, youtube, twitch, reddit, discord etc. Google Analytics, Microsoft Power BI, Splunk, Adobe Analytics, etc. ChatGPT, Google AI, Deeply, DıaloGPT. Amazon Alexa, Tesla Autopilot, etc.

Cooperative Learning

Cooperation, communication, leadership, sharing tasks, sharing responsibility, learning together, social interaction. Heterogeneous groups are formed among the students. The task is given to the groups. Groups of students do tasks such as project, performance, problem solving, role playing, classical homework together.

In-class and out-of-class, in-school and out-of- school environments.

Experiential Learning

Faculty-external stakeholder (industrial organizations, schools and others) cooperation is established. Students directly observe professional skills in the real environment. Observation results are analyzed in the classroom environment.

Internship places according to the program, professional practice places, Student product file sample, observation forms and other alterative measurement tools

Lecture Method

Listening, speaking, (lecture, conference, seminar, speech, statement and briefing techniques are applied)

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia tools (text, images, graphics, graphics, drawings, audio, video and animations), computer, projection, online environments, conference room

Traditional Written Exam

Classical written exams to assess creative, critical and reflective thinking. Multiple- choice, short-answer (fill-in-the-blank, matching, true-false and other) exams to assess cognitive skills such as knowledge, comprehension, application and analysis.

Written exam papers, multiple choice tests, short answer tests, mixed tests, answer keys

Short Answer Exam

Oral Exam

It aims to assess student-specific, creative, critical, reflective thinking skills and cognitive skills such as knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis and synthesis. It is not a general measurement and evaluation method. It is not applied in every program; it is program specific.

Oral question bank/ oral question pool, answer keys, checklists, rubrics, rating scales


It is used to improve students' knowledge and skills, to encourage them to research and study, to complete their learning deficiencies, and to deepen their understanding of a subject.

Library, e-library, books, articles

Project Task

Identifies, field of application, collecting, and analyzing data, literature review, preparing and presenting report

Internet databases, library databases, e-mail, textbooks, or supplementary books


It is done to identify learning gaps. In this case, student grades are not reflected. The level of realization of learning objectives can be evaluated depending on the process. In this case, it can be reflected in student grades.

Worksheets, question bank, question pool, answer key

Performance Task

It is used when it is aimed to evaluate students holistically (cognitive, affective and psychomotor). It is used to measure and evaluate the learning process and learning products. Performance assignments involve a workload of at least two weeks.

Problem scenario texts, checklists, rubrics, grading scales

Course - Program Competencies Relations

İlişkili Ders Sayısı / 0/15

Surveys for Students

Öğretim elemanı değerlendirme anketiKesinlikle katılmıyorumKatılmıyorumKısmen katılıyorumKatılıyorumKesinlikle katılıyorumFikrim yok
Dönem başında dersin amacını, kapsamını ve öğrencidenbeklenenleri anlaşılır bir şekilde açıklar.
Dersin kaynaklarını dersin amaçlarına uygun olarak seçer veduyurur.
Ders için önerdiği kaynaklara ulaşmada öğrencilere yolgösterir/yardımcı olur.
Anlatımı (Dersi sunumu) akıcı, açık ve anlaşılırdır.
Öğretim teknolojilerini (etkili bir şekilde) kullanabilir.
Sınıfta çok yönlü iletişim ve etkileşim sağlayacakuygulamalara yer verir.
Geleneksel öğretim strateji yöntem ve teknikleri konusundagelişmiş bir bilgi birikimine sahiptir.
Derste işlediği öğretim yöntemlerini kendi uygulamalarındakullanır.
Ders saatleri dışında ders ile ilgili öğrenciye yeterince zamanayırır.
Derse düzenli olarak gelir ve zamanı etkin kullanır.
Ders sırasında sınıfa hakimiyeti kurmada oldukça başarılıdır.
Güncel konular hakkında öğrencileri bilgilendirir.
Öğrenci görüşlerine açık tutum ve davranışları ile örnek teşkileder.
Başarı ölçme yöntemleri ve araçları (klasik/test/sözlü sınav/proje/ödev vb.) dersin hedef ve içeriği ile uyumludur.
Sınav kağıdımla ilgili soru sormak istediğimde bana yardımcı olur.
Laboratuvar/saha/uygulama çalışmaları dersin amacı ileuyuşmaktadır.
Dersin öğrenme ve öğretme sürecinin yaratıcı düşünme süreç vebecerilerini geliştirir.
Ders güncel konu ve konuklarla desteklenir.
Yukarıdaki sorular dışında iletmek istedikleriniz

Numerical Data

Number of Students by years

Student Success

Graduate Success

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