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Master Degree on European Union (MA)

General Description

History
Dokuz Eylül University Graduate School of Social Sciences Graduate Department of EU Studies was founded in 1999 along with the launching of the MA in European Union Studies Programme. In the 2002-2003 academic year, a doctoral programme in EU 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 two semesters of courses for MA programme and 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.
Qualification Awarded
Masters Degree in European Union (MA)
Level of Qualification
Second Cycle (Master’s Degree)
Specific Admission Requirements
First Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree) diploma; a minimum score of 55 from the Academic Graduate Education Entrance Examination (ALES) in the related field or GRE/GMAT equivalent; a minimum score of 50 from the Foreign Language Exams (ÜDS/KPDS/YDS/e-YDS/YÖKDİL) or from equivalent foreign language proficiency exam approved by OSYM or a minimum score of 55 from DEU School of Foreign Languages English Proficiency Test. Transcript; a minimum score of 65 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 management

The 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
2 years, 2 semesters per year, 16 weeks per semester, 120 ECTS in total.
Profile of the Programme
In the MA Programme of Graduate Department of EU Studies of 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.
Key Learning Outcomes
1 Be able to enhance and develop expert-level knowledge concerning the European Studies.
2 Be able to make unique conclusions concerning the economics, legal and political structure, functioning, implementations and international relations of the EU by using their theoretical and practical expert-level knowledge.
3 Be able to develop an interdisciplinary perspective for analyzing and synthesizing European integration theories.
4 Be able to analyze the EU policies and produce new knowledge by integrating the knowledge coming from different disciplines.
5 Be able to systematically evaluate the democracy and human rights perception of the EU within the scope of the global theories and approaches; analyze the norms regarding these issues in a critical point of view.
6 To prepare and present seminars in the field of European Studies in compliance with ethics in science and standards in the related field.
7 Be able to deepen the EU knowledge regarding economic, legal, political and cultural aspects within the perspective of interaction between different disciplines and to independently perform expert-level studies in related field.
8 Be able to produce and present dissertation, report, and the other academically qualified studies and to publish the study as an article.
9 To be able to effectively work as a team member of a scientific research project.
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
May apply to third cycle programmes.
Course Structure Diagram with Credits
European Union MA Programme with thesis obligates 9 must (including seminar and field study) and 3 elective courses. There are 9 elective courses for two semesters. All elective courses are offered by the Department of EU Studies. There is no pool of must 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 Integration.
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 Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 SBE 5000 TECHNIQUES OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION ETHICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 5
G 2 AVB 5031 THEORIES OF EUROPEAN POLITICAL INTEGRATION COMPULSORY 3 0 0 6
G 3 AVB 5003 EU LAW AND INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE COMPULSORY 3 0 0 6
G 4 AVB 5001 ECONOMIC INTEGRATION AND THE EU COMPULSORY 3 0 0 8
G 0 ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE 5
TOTAL: 30
1 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 AVB 5021 FISCAL INSTITUTIONS AND MONETARY POLICY OF THE EU ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
G 2 AVB 5035 POLITICAL ECONOMY OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
G 3 AVB 5033 EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
G 4 AVB 5023 LOCAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNANCE IN THE EU ELECTIVE 2 0 0 5
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 AVB 5008 EU SOCIAL POLICY COMPULSORY 3 0 0 6
B 2 AVB 5006 EU’S TRADE POLICY AND EXTERNAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 6
B 3 AVB 5096 SEMINAR COMPULSORY 2 2 0 2
B 4 AVB 5098 FIELD STUDY COMPULSORY 2 2 0 2
B 5 AVB 5010 TURKEY-EU RELATIONS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 6
B 0 ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE 8
TOTAL: 30
2 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 AVB 5022 EU COMPETITON LAW AND POLICY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 4
B 2 AVB 5024 DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE EU ELECTIVE 3 0 0 4
B 3 AVB 5030 MIDDLE EAST POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 4
B 4 AVB 5026 EU AGRICULTURAL POLICY ELECTIVE 2 0 0 4
B 5 AVB 5028 EU POLICIES TOWARDS THE BALKANS AND THE MIDDLE EAST ELECTIVE 3 0 0 4
3.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 AVB 5099 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL: 30
4.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 AVB 5099 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
Second Cycle (Masters Degree) Program with thesis is comprised of courses (at least 56 ECTS), a seminar (2 ECTS) and field study (2 ECTS) and thesis (60 ECTS), in total 120 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