Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - European Union Institute - EU Politics and International Relations (English)
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
History
The European Union Institute was founded to conduct post-graduate education and research in EC affairs on April 14, 1987, two months after Turkey's membership application to the European Community. The Institute is the first academic institution established in Turkey with a focus on European Studies. MA and PhD programs in European Union Institute were established by 1996.
Qualification Awarded
M.A. (Master of Arts degree)
Specific Admission Requirements
Graduation from an undergraduate program, a minimum score of 60 for the ALES examination in equal weight (Mathematics plus social sciences), proficiency in English via KPDS, ÜDS, TOEFL examinations or another exam that is accepted by interuniversity council (applicants who did not take these exams should take Marmara University School of Foreign Languages central language exam with a minimum score of 60). Being successful in oral interview. Weighted average: For Turkish students: ALES (50%) + GPA (20%) + Exam (15%) + Oral interview (15%) For Foreign students: ALES (15%) + GPA (40%) + Exam (30%) + Oral interview (15%)
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
Formal – For those students who do not hold a document showing their ability in English and apply to Institute’s graduate programs can enter foreign language exam done centrally by Marmara University School of Foreign Languages.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
No qualification exam in MA programs.
Profile of The Programme
The Institute aims at supporting Turkey's integration process into the European Union through comprehensive research and teaching. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of European Studies, the Institute offers MA and PhD programmes in three sub-disciplines: "European Union Politics and International Relations", "European Union Economics" and "European Union Law". The Institute has engaged in close cooperation with various universities and think tanks from all over the world. It has conducted various projects in collaboration with the European Commission and within the framework of the research fund of Marmara University. The Institute has been awarded the title, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. It holds a Jean Monnet Chair, and, it has a significant number of Jean Monnet Permanent Courses. The Institute works in close cooperation with the European Research and Documentation Centre. The Centre holds the status of a 'European Documentation Centre' and hosts the official publications of the European Union. The Institute also coordinates the activities of the Turkish University Association for European Community Studies (TUNAECS) which is a member of the European Community Studies Association (ECSA). Asst. Prof. Dr. Rana İzci, Asst. Prof. Dr. Armağan Emre Çakır, Asst. Prof. Dr. Münevver Cebeci, Asst. Prof. Dr. Yonca Özer, Asst. Prof. Dr. Nedime Aslı Şirin
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Economic Development Foundation (IKV) Secretary General Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Nas, Universities: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Nas, Asst. Prof. Dr. Rana İzci, Asst. Prof. Dr. Yonca Özer, Asst. Prof. Dr. E. Münevver Cebeci, Asst. Prof. Dr. Armağan E. Çakır, Research Assistant Öner Akgül, Banks: Zeynep Gönül Hazaltaş, Foreign Ministry: Serkan Bozkurt, Secretariat General For European Union: Tuğba Erbilgin Muhabir, Sertaç Aktan
Access to Further Studies
Students enrolled in Institute’s graduate programs have the right to access to further studies, that is PhD programs, after finalizing their courses and being successful in their thesis. Students graduated from Institute’s MA programs will face the same procedure as the students from other department and/or university.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
For students enrolled in Institute’s graduate programs, examination evaluation criteria are given below: Midterm 40% (forty percent), Final Exam 60% (sixty percent). There is no Make-up examination.
Graduation Requirements
For students, who are enrolled in Institute’s graduate programs, to graduate from their programs, the conditions given below should be fulfilled: -Passing all courses, -Finalizing and successfully presenting thesis.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Head of the Department: Asst. Prof. Dr. Rana İzci Address: Marmara Universitesi Avrupa Birligi Enstitusu Goztepe Kampusu 34722 Kuyubasi - Kadikoy / Istanbul - Turkey
Facilities
Library of the Institute which is established by European Union funds is attached to the Univeristy’s central library in 2011. Therefore, students are forwarded to central library in their studies regarding European Union. The courses are given together with the help of laptops and projectors.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 Can gain ability to comprehend and analyze the functioning and political structure of the European Union.
2 Can gain ability to evaluate the EU policies and activities in the related fields
3 Can improve written and oral presentation skills
4 Can improve ability to prepare reports and academic papers on related issues
5 Can gain ability to take responsibility individually or as a member of a group in specific instiutions, i.e. universities, research institutions, NGO or governmental bodies
6 Get a new perspective on current political and IR issues
7 Can get current information on the related fields of interest and communicate in English fluently
8 Can gain ability to analyze the developments in related fields of interest
9 Can direct his/her educational development process by providing contribution to a specific profession or by passing to an upper level
10 Can analyze connections among various aspects of economic, legal and political sides of related field on interest and improve skills on inter-disciplinary studies
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 EUP-CC1,2 Core - 1,2 Elective 6 0 12
2 EUP-E1,2,3 Elective - 1,2,3 Elective 9 0 18
Total 15 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 EU700 Seminar Compulsory 0 2 4
2 EUP-C3 Core - 3 Elective 3 0 6
3 EUP-E4..7 Elective - 4..7 Elective 12 0 20
Total 15 2 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 Thesis Compulsory 60
Elective
1 . Semester > EUP-CC1,2 Core - 1,2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 EUL710 Law and Institutions of the EU Compulsory 3 0 6
2 EUP701 Turkey-EU Relations I Compulsory 3 0 6
1 . Semester > EUP-E1,2,3 Elective - 1,2,3
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 EU750 Methodology of The Social Sciences Compulsory 3 0 6
2 EUP703 Current European Issues and Turkey Compulsory 3 0 6
3 EUP705 Current Issues in European Politics Compulsory 3 0 6
4 EUP709 European Integration Process in Historical Perspective Compulsory 3 0 6
5 EUP711 International Politics of the EU I Compulsory 3 0 6
6 EUP713 Europeanisation and Policy Making Compulsory 3 0 6
7 EUP715 Member States of the EU Compulsory 3 0 6
8 EUP717 Politics and Society in Europe Compulsory 3 0 6
2 . Semester > EUP-C3 Core - 3
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 EUP702 Turkey-EU Relations II Compulsory 3 0 6
2 . Semester > EUP-E4..7 Elective - 4..7
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 EUL706 External Relations Law of EU Compulsory 3 0 5
2 EUL718 National Legal Systems and EU Law Compulsory 3 0 5
3 EUP704 Audiovisual and Media Policies in the EU Compulsory 3 0 5
4 EUP706 Europeanisation of Environmental Policy Compulsory 3 0 5
5 EUP708 Theories of European Political Integration Compulsory 3 0 5
6 EUP712 International Politics of the EU II Compulsory 3 0 5
7 EUP719 Public Opinion in the EU Compulsory 3 0 5
8 EUP723 European Integration: Issues of Migration, Citizenship on Identity Compulsory 3 0 5

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