International Relations is the study of the functioning, theory, and history of an international system composed of territorial states. Our degree examines the nature of the ever-changing relations between states and non-state actors in the international system. We often ask questions such as why states go to war, or why and under what conditions do they cooperate and obey international law? We also explore the consequences of the uneven distribution of power, wealth, and knowledge in the international system for the relations between and among states and non-state actors. At the end of this program, you will gain an in-depth understanding of international and global politics, policy, and institutions and will be able to respond better to pressing contemporary political challenges such as climate change.
Contrary to the general wisdom, not every graduate of our department becomes a diplomat. Most international relations graduates find jobs in both the private and public sectors, working in local, domestic, regional, and international political institutions. Our graduates can become activists and academic researchers. Other popular jobs include youth and community work, international aid/development worker, and political risk analysist.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Emine Eminel Sülün
Head of Department