ISTANBUL AREL UNIVERSITY

ECTS Information Package

Department of International Relations Bachelor's Degree, TYYÇ: Level 6, QF-EHEA: First Cycle, EQF-LLL: Level 6

General Information

(Details of the programme are shown below.)
The discipline of International Relations does not merely study the relations between states; it also studies the relations between substate actors (non-governmental organizations, individuals), suprastate actors (international and regional organizations, multinational companies, non-state organizations), and societies. As such, in a globally-connected world, the need for well-trained experts who are educated in an interdisciplinary program in International Relations is increasingly relevant. Hence, graduates of International Relations have to know and be able to shape not only the foreign policies of the states, but also the requirements and behavioural patterns of non-state actors. With this view in mind, the Department of International Relations aims to educate students through interdisciplinary courses of study in both international relations and other academic fields such as political science, sociology, history, economics, psychology, and law. In order to provide students a broad range of courses on subjects in which they are passionately interested, a rich variety of elective courses has been incorporated into the academic program. These courses focus on particular regions (such as Russia, Central Asia, America, the European Union, Middle East and the Balkans, Latin America) as well as specific contemporary international problems (pertaining to issues of environment, energy, security, human rights, etc.)