Academic Programs
    Undergraduate Program

    Our department has been established in 1994 following the approval of the Higher Education Council in 1992. The Graduate Program (M.A. in International Relations) was started in 1997-1998 academic year. Following this, in 1999-2000, we began accepting our first undergraduate students. The curriculum is established on three basic fields of academic studies: International Relations (Theory and Politics), International Law, and Political History Curriculums of both the graduate and undergraduate programs have been established basically on these three pillars. The undergraduate program is organized to provide the students with the capacity to understand, analyze and interpret the main international problems and contemporary international developments. Students are provided with the necessary knowledge of international law, political history and IR Theories that could be employed in the analysis of these problems and developments. The undergraduate program follows up scientific literature and other contemporary sources produced in the field of International Relations, and aims to employ these scientific data and theoretical approaches that are obtained through these literature and sources, in order to make research on the global and regional issues. In such scientific inquiries individuals or the department as a team takes responsibilities, and students are highly encouraged not only to participate in these researches but also to conduct similar practices by their own. While researching the students use advanced English, second foreign language at the intermediate level and employ computer technologies. While evaluating acquired knowledge the students attach importance to critical approach. All these procedures are being conducted compatibly with social, scientific and moral norms.

  • Lisans Programı (Türkçe)
  • Undergraduate Program (English)
  • Ders içerikleri için buraya tıklayınız. (Derece veren programlar>Lisans>Uluslararası İlişkiler>D.8.Öğretim Programı)
  • For course contents, click here. (Degree Programmes>First Cycle Programmes>International Relations Programme>D.8.Course Structure Diagram with Credits)


  • Graduate Program

    Approved by the Higher Education Council in 1992, our department was established in 1994. It was established with the University Senate decision, and the graduate program (with thesis) was initiated in the 1997-1998 academic year. In the 2012-2013 academic year the Peace and Conflict Studies graduate program (with thesis) was also launched. The graduate program, in principle, is pursued with an interdisciplinary approach. That is why, it seeks to determine the cause-effect relationships by considering the historical, societal, political, legal, economic and psychological aspects of the issues of focus, and as a result, it is careful about not making substantial claims. The main goal of the graduate program is to confer the students the criteria and academic format they will use after acquiring their graduate degree while they prepare reports and analyses in the future. Thereby, students who aim to pursue a further academic degree will acquire the basic knowledge on methodology they would use during the doctoral program. Our graduate program took on the mission to follow the scientific literature and current resources on international relations, to produce independent analyses by using the advanced knowledge acquired in international law, diplomatic history, International Relations theories in defining and analyzing international problems and developing strategy and policy proposals based on these analyses. The students of the graduate program are provided with the skills to critically evaluate their knowledge of the international relations, to make scientific studies by analyzing the global and regional issues through the perspectives of international relations theories and to participate into the individual and group based studies of the department aimed to solve these disputes and issues. In the scientific studies conducted by the graduate program, advanced diplomatic and academic English is used, computer technologies are applied, and during the process of the transfer of the acquired knowledge, academic Turkish is effectively taken advantage of.

    Admission Requirements
    1. Candidates, who meet the admission requirements listed in the relevant articles of the Hacettepe University Graduate Study, Education and Examination Regulations, can apply to the program upon satisfying the following requirements.
    2. The candidates should be graduates of the Departments of Political Science, International Relations, or should have diplomas from other four-year higher education institutions whose equivalence are approved by the Academic Board of the Department of International Relations.
    3. Candidates admitted to the program may need to take preparatory courses from the Undergraduate Curriculum, which are the core courses of the Department. For each applicant the content of the preparatory program is determined by the Academic Board of the Department. In order to be admitted to the program, students must be successful in each of the preparatory courses.
    4. For admission a minimum score of 75 on exams like ÜDS, KPDS, or on internationally recognized tests such as TOEFL or IELTS, minimum scores of which are determined by the University Senate.
    Graduate Program applications are not collected by our department. For further information and queries please visit Institute of Social Sciences...

    Degree Requirements 1. A total of 24 credit courses, plus non-credit courses of `Seminar` and `Special Issues` must be completed for the degree. Students may take up to 6 credits from other Departments, upon the approval of the Academic Board of the Department of International Relations.
    2. Master`s degree candidate, who has successfully completed the course requirements, must also write a thesis (in English) under the supervision of an advisor, appointed by the Academic Board, and must successfully defend it.

  • Yüksek Lisans Programı (Türkçe)
  • Graduate Program (English)
  • Ders içerikleri için buraya tıklayınız. (Derece veren programlar>Yüksek Lisans>Uluslararası İlişkiler Programı>D.8.Öğretim Programı)
  • For course contents, click here. (Degree Programmes>Second Cycle Programmes>International Relations>D.8.Course Structure Diagram with Credits)


  • Minor Program

    Our department has launched its Minor Program in the 2005-2006 academic year. The primary goal of the program is to offer students from other departments the opportunity to enhance their knowledge about IR discipline.

  • Application and Certificate Requirements


  • Erasmus Program
  • Information Package (.doc)
Hacettepe University Department of International Relations
06800 Beytepe Ankara