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Political Science and International Relations (non-Thesis), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
Istanbul, Turkey
Students in this Political Science and International Relations (non-Thesis) programme from Istanbul Sehir University are expected to take both thematically oriented (e.g. civil society, international security, ethnic conflict, ancient and modern political philosophy) and empirically oriented (European, Eurasian, Middle Eastern politics) graduate level courses.


During the Political Science and International Relations (non-Thesis) programme from Istanbul Sehir University ou will also be encouraged to choose two elective courses from other disciplines, for example philosophy, sociology, psychology, history, and law in order to build bridges across the disciplines and gain a comprehensive command of social scientific inquiry.

The sub-disciplines of political science range from international relations to comparative politics, and political theory to the methodology of political science. The field requires accomplished scholars who have the skillset to teach and carry out research at major research universities in Turkey and abroad. 

Despite being a young faculty, ŞEHİR Political Science and International Relations is already increasing its international reputation with our graduates going on to be admitted to distinguished doctoral programs both at home and abroad. 

Benefits at ŞEHİR’s 

The teaching staff have received their doctoral degrees from some of the most prestigious universities in the world and Turkey and have the academic publication record and teaching experience to prepare you in the best way for conducting your own research. 

You will also extensively benefit from ŞEHİR’s rich academic culture with a dynamic series of academic conferences, guest lectures, and symposiums giving you the chance to meet students and academics from around the world and opening your doors to a wider network of resources, as well as possible future collaborations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methodology of Political Science and International Relations
  • Advanced Seminar in International Relations
  • Advanced Seminar in Comparative Politics
  • Advances Seminar in Pol.Theory
  • Contemporary Issues of International Law
  • Inter.Poli.of the Middle East
  • Middle East Politics
  • Pol.Econ.of the Middle East
  • History,Culture and Religion in the Middle East

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    128 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
  • At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
  • A motivation letter must be added to your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    5328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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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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