The Department trains specialists in the field of international relations. The name of the Department, which was “The Section of Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs (Political Section)” during the years 1955-1982 was renamed as “The Department of International Relations” in 1982 under the framework of the new Law of Higher Education.

Department of International Relations is made up of three different sections:

• Diplomatic History
• International Law
• International Relations

The graduates from the four-year program of International Relations are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts from the Department of International Relations of the Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University. The first two years of the program offer common courses with the other departments, and third and fourth years are composed mostly of the departmental courses. The departmental courses provide students competence in the history, structure, and mechanism of international relations, transformation, and legal framework of international system and Turkey’s position within this system and its foreign affairs. In order to see the Curriculum, click here.

The Department, that is also an integral part of the Graduate School of Social Science, offers the following graduate programs:

• International Relations Masters Program
• International Relations Non-thesis Masters Program
• International Relations African Studies Masters Program
• International Relations Doctorate Program

For further information about the graduate programs and Curriculum, click here.

There is a Center of International Economic and Political Research within the Department. Since 1960, the Center publishes The Turkish Yearbook of International Relations, which is the first academic journal in the world that combines IR and Turkish Studies in English. For further information about the Yearbook, click here.

Additionally, the Department members serve in academic and executive positions in the following research centers of Ankara University:

• European Research Center (ATAUM)
• Center for Southeast European Studies (GAMER)

Employment opportunities for IR graduates are quite extensive. Graduates work as international relations specialists in the public sector, especially in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of European Union, the Ministry of Economics, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Defence, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. In addition, IR graduates are also employed in the private sector, media, the finance sector and international organizations.

Department Chair:
Prof. Dr. Funda KESKİN ATA

Department Vice Chair:
Asst. Prof. Dr. Atay AKDEVELİOĞLU

Erasmus Departmental Coordinator
Dr. Özgür Ateş

Department Secretary:
Nurgül Güldü
tel: + 90 312 595 1263
fax: + 90 312 595 1319
e-mail: nguldu@politics.ankara.edu.tr

Correspondence Address:
Ankara Üniversitesi Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi
Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümü
Cebeci 06590 Ankara TURKEY

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