About the Department

The main objective of the Political Science and International Relations Department is to provide students with the knowledge to enable them to resolve both national and international conflicts and to analyze the changes theoretically. The changing dynamics of international relations are interpreted multi-dimensionally by up-to-date discussions on the phases of international relations and co-operation in the globalized world. Our curriculum, updated to incorporate international relations and disagreements, uses techniques that involve discussions of problems using both national and global approaches.

Educational Opportunities

Our program is supported by courses on International Organizations, Comparative Politics, International Security and the Theory of International Relations. In the fourth year, students study the solution of problems and unsolved conflicts in current international systems by attending courses on International Conflicts, Turkish Foreign Policy and Seminars. Aiming to improve its students’ ability to provide analytical knowledge, the International Relations Department studies the changing systems of international relations through research topics and collective work groups. Our Department employs many researchers and foreign policy experts to help students follow recent and national matters. It holds global and national conferences and workshops entitled ‘Diplomacy Days’. A Social and Strategic Politics Research Centre has been founded in order to centralize the academic studies carried out in the department.

Career Areas

The Department of Political Science and International Relations at CIU aims to train students not only to become experts in their chosen field, but also to be able to work with an international vision. In short, using their ability and background they are able to put their theoretical and professional knowledge into practice in such organizations as:
-International and National Organizations (United Nations, European Union, IMF, etc.)
-Public Institutions
-Multinational Companies
-Visual and Printed Press
-Non- Profit Organisations
-Ministry of Foreign Affairs
International Relations branches of national, international and global institutions have also employed our graduates.


4 Years






Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Çevik Uraz Center, CU236

Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2201

Faculty E-mail: secretary-fea@ciu.edu.tr

Head of Department: Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Direkli

Head of Department E-mail: mdirekli@ciu.edu.tr