International Relations and Political Science, M.A. | Koc University | Istanbul, Turkey
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International Relations and Political Science

24 months
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Committed to a liberal arts tradition of intellectual curiosity and diversity, the Master Degree in International Relations and Political Science at Koc University offers students a rigorous program of study that prepares them for successful careers in a rapidly globalizing world.


Koç University offers BA, MA and PhD degrees in International Relations. During the Master Degree in International Relations and Political Science at Koc University the students examine the basic questions of International Relations, including how nations struggle over power and wealth, how political communities reconcile claims of authority, liberty, and justice, and how governments and societies produce the policies that influence our lives. 

Students choose courses from the major subfields of international politics, comparative government, Turkish politics, and political theory. They develop critical analytical skills allowing them to explain, compare, and generalize about political phenomena in a broad range of countries, employing the key methodologies of the discipline.

Key Features

  • Master of Art and Ph.D. in International Relations program reflects the Department’s emerging strength in the areas of European Integration, International Political Economy, and Security Studies.
  • Graduates of the program are continuing their studies in top-ranking programs throughout the world in addition to working in multinational corporations, non-governmental agencies, and for the state.
  • Koç University is the first university from Turkey to partner with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. This was established, at the initiative of the Governments of Spain and Turkey, under the auspices of the UN to promote understanding among societies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods 
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Seminar Course
  • Workshops
  • Ethics Course

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


21 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (quantitative)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a 3.00 GPA for application for MA Applications. 
  • We strongly encourage applicants to submit a scanned image of the transcript at the time of application, which can speed processing; however, a final, official transcript will be required of all admitted students during registration. 
  • Letters of Recommendation 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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    Based on the tuition of 0 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD per year during 24 months.

Thesis: scholarship, full tuition waiver


  • national: 67500 TL ($7625)
  • international: $9800

Living costs for Istanbul

2000 - 3240 TRY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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