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Doctorate Degree on European Studies (Ph.D.)

General Description

History
Dokuz Eylül University Graduate School of Social Sciences Graduate Department of EU Studies was founded in 1999. In the 2002-2003 academic year, doctoral programme in European Studies was established. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the European Studies, the teaching staff of the Department is composed of specialized academics from various departments of the University. Thus, European Integration that has a dynamic nature and process can be evaluated from a comprehensive approach and it is aimed that students will gain a broad perspective. Hence, after three semesters of courses for PhD programme, students are expected to specialise by means of a dissertation or thesis. The Department which has the status of Jean Monnet European Modules, Jean Monnet Chair and Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is involved in extracurricular activities such as national and international projects, academic workshops, conferences and seminars in addition to the postgraduate education activities. The language of instruction is Turkish(70%) and English (30%).
Qualification Awarded
Doctorate Degree in European Studies (Ph.D.)
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle (Doctorate Degree)
Specific Admission Requirements
Second Cycle (Master’s Degree) diploma; a minimum Cum. GPA of 80/100 or 3/4; a minimum score of 60 from the nation-wide Academic Graduate Education Entrance Examination (ALES) in the related field or GRE/GMAT equivalent; a minimum score of 60 from the Foreign Language Exams (ÜDS/KPDS/YDS/e-YDS/YÖKDİL) or from equivalent foreign language proficiency exam approved by OSYM. Transcript; a minimum score of 75 from the graduate school academic proficiency exam.
Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
Transfer Students:
The transfer student candidates from Turkish or foreign universities are subject to the YOK Legislation “The transfer, double degree, minor degree and inter-institutional credit transfer” and to the evaluation conditions determined by Dokuz Eylul University Senate.
The transfer quotas are determined and announced by Turkish Higher Education Council (YOK). The evaluation of the candidates are done by the school evaluation commmisin and approved by the managementThe Graduate Transfers:
The short cycle graduates are given the right to be admitted to the first cycle programs if they comply with the conditions set by the “The transfer of Short Cycle Program Graduates to First Cycle Programs” Legilation of Turkish Higher Education Council (YOK)
The universities inform YOK regarding the quotas and YOK announces the quotas and conditions in “Graduate Transfer Guide” and the placements are managed by YOK due to the results of nationwide graduate transfer exam.According to the Regulations of Dokuz Eylül University for Graduate Schools, students are not connected to the right for internal transfer, previously taken courses at another graduate programme by another university with a successful grade may be
recognized by the related programmes after the letter of the students includes course contents and the transcript, and by the recommendation of the head of the departments and by the decision of the Board of Directors. The courses taken by the outgoing
Exchange students have the recognition at the school either as compulsory or elective.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
4 years, 2 semesters per year,16 weeks per semester, 240 ECTS in total.
Profile of the Programme
In the Ph.D. Programme of Graduate Department of EU Studies at Dokuz Eylül University, there are 27 teaching staff and 3 research assistants and 1 expert. There are 40 computers available for the use of students and classes between 8.30 and 17.00 every week day. Besides, computer labs, wireless internet connection and European Documentation Centre gives support to students for their thesis, projects and academic studies. The language of instruction is Turkish and English.
Key Learning Outcomes
1 To enhance and deepen the current and advanced level of information in the issues such as European security, enlargement strategies, economic and political dynamics of integration.
2 To develop new ideas, to scrutinize and evaluate the effects of the policies of European Union on integration process.
3 To have an advanced level of information about the issues as research, science and technology, project management.
4 To make a scientific and unique contribution to EU Studies referring to the advanced level of information has been obtained and deepened.
5 To make analysis and unique conclusions by making use of the new information obtained from different disciplines and departments.
6 To analyse, synthesize and evaluate the information obtained by following the agenda related with European Union issues with a global perspective.
7 To be able to plan and conduct a scientific project and to prepare a scientific article/ report referring to the relevant project.
8 To efficiently use the techniques and methods required for collecting data in the relevant field and to deduce from the research.
9 To publish a scientific article relevant to European Union issues in a national and/or international refereed journal.
10 To have a knowledge of at least one foreign language in advanced level to be able make academic research and study.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
Graduates can be employed in Ministry for EU Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Governorships and District Governorships in particular and as experts in departments of European Union and Foreign Affairs of public institutions. They can also be employed as experts, career employee, consultants and project coordinators in public economic enterprises that give consultancy and research on EU related issues, development agencies, trade associations, private sector, nongovernmental organisations, foundations and companies. Besides, they can work in related positions of international organisations such as the European Union.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates may apply to post doctorate studies.
Course Structure Diagram with Credits
European Studies Ph.D. Programme with thesis obligates 10 obligatory (filed study and seminar included) and 3 elective courses. There are 8 elective courses for three semesters. All elective courses are offered by the Department of EU Studies. There is no pool of obligatory or selective courses offered by the University. There are no prerequisite courses. All the courses are based on semester credit system. The principal aim of the courses is to get the students equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and competences in regard to the historical, economic, legal, institutional, political, financial, regional, commercial and social aspects of European Studies.
T: Theoretical P: Practice L: Laboratory
B: Spring Semester G: Fall Semester H: Full Year
1 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 1 SBE 6000 PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND ETHICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 5
G 2 AVB 6049 DYNAMICS OF EUROPEAN POLITICAL INTEGRATION COMPULSORY 3 0 0 6
G 3 AVB 6047 MONETARY AND FISCAL POLICY IN THE EU COMPULSORY 3 0 0 6
G 4 AVB 6021 EUROPEAN UNION LAW COMPULSORY 3 0 0 8
G 0 ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE 5
TOTAL: 30
1 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 5 AVB 6053 MIDDLE EAST POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
G 6 AVB 6051 MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
B 1 AVB 6022 EU’S ENLARGEMENT STRATEGY COMPULSORY 3 0 0 10
B 2 AVB 6008 EU EMPLOYMENT POLICY AND FREE MOVEMENT OF LABOUR COMPULSORY 3 0 0 10
B 0 ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE 10
TOTAL: 30
2 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
B 3 AVB 6024 INTERNATIONAL TRADE, INVESTMENT LAW AND EU ELECTIVE 3 0 0 10
B 4 AVB 6030 THE POLITICS OF EUROPEAN CULTURE AND IDENTITY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 10
B 5 AVB 6028 EU AGRICULTURAL POLICIES AND IMPACT ANALYSIS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 10
3 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 1 AVB 6398 FIELD STUDY COMPULSORY 3 0 0 3
G 2 AVB 6039 INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE EU COMPULSORY 3 0 0 8
G 3 AVB 6037 GLOBALIZATION AND THE EU AS AN ECONOMIC ACTOR COMPULSORY 3 0 0 8
G 4 AVB 6096 SEMINAR COMPULSORY 0 3 0 3
G 0 ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE 8
TOTAL: 30
3 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 5 AVB 6041 POLITICAL PARTIES AND POLITICS IN THE EU ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 6 AVB 6045 RELIGION AND STATE RELATIONS IN THE EU ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 7 AVB 6043 FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN THE EU ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
4 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
B 1 AVB 6099 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL: 30
5 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 1 AVB 6099 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL: 30
6 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
B 1 AVB 6099 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL: 30
7 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 1 AVB 6099 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL: 30
8 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
B 1 AVB 6099 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL: 30
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Evaluation and assessment methods for each course is defined in the the Course Description Form which is prepared by related faculty member / s and included in the information package. Exams and course success notes is subject to the relevant articles of the DEU Regulation on Graduate Education.
Dokuz Eylul University, Graduate Education Regulation web address: http://www.sbe.deu.edu.tr/sbe/mevzuat
Graduation Requirements
Third Cycle (Doctorate Degree) Program with thesis is comprised of courses (84 ECTS), a field study (3 ECTS), a seminar (3 ECTS) and thesis (150 ECTS), in total 240 ECTS credits. Students must have minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.50/4.00 and completed all the courses with at least CB/S/TP grades.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-time
Programme Director or Equivalent
Head of the Department:
Prof.Dr. Zeki ERDUT
Phone: +90 232 3018766 +90 232 3010352
Fax: +90 232 453 02 66
E-mail: zeki.erdut@deu.edu.tr