Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


In the graduate programs of the Department of International Relations, on the one hand, the historical, legal and theoretical facts and infrastructure of the field of international relations are examined, and on the other hand, the reflections of this knowledge on practice and the analysis of current events are carried out. In this way, the graduate programs of the Department of International Relations cover a wide range of fields. For this reason, our Master's Program is in high demand. However, it is not possible to meet the intensive applications from many different fields in the Master's Program with Thesis. In addition, due to the intensity of the applications from different fields, the Scientific Preparation application is challenging both the students and the program. In this case, in order to meet the needs of those coming from different fields, it is almost a necessity to open a Second Cycle Non-Thesis Master's Program.

Nowadays, all sectors, especially those working in the public sector, attach great importance to the upgrading of their personnel's specialization degrees; however, they are not very favorable to doing this during working hours. For this reason, interested students turn to programs outside working hours.

In principle, students who aim to pursue an academic career prefer a thesis program. On the other hand, those who aim to rise in the profession and those who want to increase their knowledge on the subject prefer the non-thesis program.

The language of the International Relations Second Cycle Non-Thesis Master's Program will be Turkish.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Non-thesis Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


1. Anyone with a bachelor's degree in any field can apply to the program.

2. There is no minimum academic achievement average requirement for application.

3. ALES and Foreign Language are not required for application. However, if the candidates who have ALES and Foreign Language scores certify these scores, the following weights are used in the evaluation of the Entrance Examination and the evaluation score of those who do not certify their ALES and Foreign Language scores is accepted as zero.

Document Evaluation Weighting:

ALES Score: % 20

Foreign Language Score: % 10

Academic Average: 30%

Written scientific evaluation/ Interview: 40

4. International student applications are accepted in accordance with Hacettepe University Graduate Education, Training and Examination Regulations published in the Official Gazette dated November 26, 2016 and numbered 29900.

5. Provisions not included above will be applied in accordance with the relevant provisions of Hacettepe University Graduate Education, Training and Examination Regulations.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


In order for the student who has won the MA entrance exam and registered to the Institute to receive a MA degree, he / she must take at least 60 ECTS courses from compulsory and elective courses and successfully complete a term project of 30 ECTS.

The language of the International Relations Second Cycle Non-Thesis Master's Program will be Turkish.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Students who are eligible to enroll in the Second Cycle Non-Thesis Master's program are students who have completed their undergraduate education or have received an equivalent education abroad.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


a) Supporting people who want to advance in the fields of foreign policy and international relations,

b) Providing trained personnel to think tanks active in the field of foreign policy and international relations,

c) To provide the necessary infrastructure equipment to those who aim to work in domestic and international organizations,

d) To train well-equipped individuals for the foreign relations staff of relevant units, especially public institutions,

e) To provide theoretical and technical information to those who want to have a broader knowledge of foreign policy and international relations.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Since our Master's program in International Relations is a popular program, candidates from many different fields apply to our program (including our own students). Since our department attaches importance to interdisciplinary studies, we strive to meet these demands as much as possible. However, it does not apply any kind of positive or negative discrimination. When a significant number of our students come to our department with a career, it is quite difficult to make a professional profile. However, it is possible to give a profile of the incoming student. Accordingly, students come from public institutions and organizations such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry for EU Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Prime Ministry, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Development, the Ministry of Customs and Trade and TIKA, international organizations such as the United Nations, UNICEF, UNHCR and their sub-units, as well as national and international non-governmental organizations; members of the Turkish Armed Forces, lawyers, engineers, police officers, linguists and writers.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


The aim of the non-thesis master's program is to provide the student with the ability to conduct scientific research, access, evaluate and interpret information in the field of International Relations in addition to acquiring a certain level of knowledge and skills.

The program courses are semester courses and mostly consist of theoretical courses, and there are no prerequisite courses.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Measurement and evaluation methods for each course are defined in the "Course Teaching Plan" prepared by the relevant faculty member(s) and included in the Information Package. Regarding exams and course grades, the relevant articles of the H.U. Institute of Social Sciences Graduate Education, Training and Examination Regulations are applied.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from this program, the student must have completed at least 60 ECTS and have written a term project of 30 ECTS starting from the 3rd semester.

Students who fulfill the graduation requirements specified in Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Training Regulations are eligible to graduate from this program.

For detailed information, please see.

D.17. Education Type


2. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof. Dr. Yonca Anzerlio─člu


Office Phone Number: 297 81 11

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