MIR (Master of Arts Program in International Relations: Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East) is a postgraduate taught Masters program of Bogaziçi University. The objective of the program is to equip students from diverse backgrounds with a solid academic and empirical foundation in the fields of Global and Regional Affairs, International Economics, Turkish Studies and Turkish Foreign Policy. The program provides a particular focus on Turkey's place in the current global political and economic environment in general and the Europe Union in particular.
MIR also aims to develop a comprehensive perspective to analyze the dynamic transformations in and around Turkey's vast neighborhood and combine this with a discussion of the meaning and relevance of political and economic developments at the global level to Turkey and its surrounding regions. Ultimately, the program aims to help students develop their analytical skills, enrich their knowledge and understanding of the challenges resulting from Turkey's pivotal situation at the intersection of Europe and regions of the World undergoing major economic and political transformations in the post-Cold War era.
MIR Core seminars are designed to enhance students' theoretical understanding and empirical knowledge about the:
In addition, MIR elective courses provide the opportunity to focus on particularly salient issues such as:
The program prepares students for a broad range of career options. Graduates of our former program (Master of Arts Program in European Studies, or MAPES) taught over the last decade hold top positions in academia, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, international organizations, banking and insurance, research institutions, the media, and civil society. We have no doubt that prospective graduates of MIR will be able to achieve similar successes. Our new program aims to assist Turkish as well as international mid-career professionals in the private and public sectors aspiring to expand their career opportunities and knowledge.
MIR is an interdisciplinary Master of Arts program. Non-thesis MIR program has a one-year duration, whereas thesis MIR program has a two-year duration. While the program is organized by the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Bogaziçi University, the Department of Economics and other related departments support our program academically as well.
Students who have successfully completed the requirements of the Program are awarded an M.A. (Master of Arts) degree of Bogaziçi University.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
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Non thesis program lasts for one year comprising three semesters of Fall, Spring and Summer. Thesis program lasts for two years (two semesters in each year).
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.
This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.
Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:
Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:
Recommended Analytical Writing score:
The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.
The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
MIR is a tuition-based program.
Please contact our Coordination Office for the current rates of tuition.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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