General Information

Aim of the Program

The Department of Political Science and International Relations has been established within the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences of Istanbul Gelişim University for the purpose of internationalization in education, with the aim of raising awareness-raising professionals with a quality, innovative and competitive education approach. Language of instruction in the Department of Political Science and International Relations is Turkish and it focuses on the global and regional levels in the state and non-state international actors, the general characteristics of the institutions and structures, political actors and structures, relations with the changes and with each other in economic and social sense, major international organizations such as the EU and the United Nations, different regions, particularly Eurasia and the Middle East, and the internal dynamics and foreign policies of the dominant powers of the international system, especially the US and Russia. The program, which provides students with the opportunity to develop scientific research, develop critical approaches and create a theoretical framework, and to develop themselves for long term studies for their personal studies, is equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge supported by current and technological resources in the fields of politics, economy and diplomacy. gain national and international gains, knowledge and skills.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Political Science and International Relations have wide career opportunities in various departments of public and private sectors in Turkey and abroad. Graduates can be employed as diplomats, consultants, middle and senior managers, auditors and experts. They can be employed at ministries, undersecretaries and embassies, as well as international organizations, thought and research centers, foreign trade companies, banks and tourism enterprises, and foreign news services of the media. Students who prefer academic life can pursue postgraduate and doctorate programs in line with their interests. 

Programmes allowing Horizontal Transfer

The department accepts students with lateral transfer within quotas in accordance with "Regulations Regarding the Transition between Programs at the Higher Education Institutions and Programs under the Bachelor's Degree Program, Double Major, Minor and Inter-Institutional Transfer among the Associate / Undergraduate Programs".

Programmes allowing Vertical Transfer

All students who want to be enrolled in the Department by Vertical Transfer are placed by OSYM in case they get adequate score from the Vertical Transfer Examination. Students who fulfill all the requirements are entitled four years of undergraduate education at our university.