Doctorate Program in Political Science and International Relations
The Doctorate Program is considered to make a significant contribution to scientific and academic research and the training of experts in this field. Teaching and scientific research are regarded as inseparable elements of university education, complementing each other. Therefore, it is deemed necessary to establish the Doctorte Program in Political Science and International Relations to enhance the quality of the teaching process and expand and deepen the academic research process. Moreover, the presence of faculty members capable of conducting the Doctorate Program within our Faculty and the diversity of our academic staff in the field of political science constitute one of the main motivations for opening the program.
The main objectives of the proposed Doctoral Program are as follows:
• Providing our students with the necessary skills to conduct independent research, critically analyze scientific problems based on empirical data, and develop new arguments.
• Contributing to scientific research in the fields of political science and international relations in both the public and private sectors of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and, through our graduates, to the pool of qualified human resources on both local and global scales.
• Facilitating the development of education and practices in the fields of political science and international relations at our university and contributing to the scientific and multidimensional research conducted in this direction.
The program will be named “Doctorate Program in Political Science and International Relations” and will be conducted within the Graduate Education Institute of the World Peace University. The language of instruction for the program will be English. The Doctorate Program in Political Science and International Relations is designed to meet the needs of the evolving globalized world. The rapid changes and transformations occurring in our world require the examination of politics (actors and institutions) at local, regional, and global levels. The program aims to comprehensively examine the theoretical and empirical contexts of local, international, and global political phenomena. Within this framework, our doctoral program is planned for candidates aspiring to pursue an academic career as well as those aiming to serve as researchers or experts in institutions or organizations.