Istanbul Commerce University Political Science and International Relations Doctorate Program aims to train researchers and faculty members in the field of International Relations. The students graduated from the program, which includes such disciplines as Political Theory, Comparative Politics, Political History, International Relations and Politics of Turkey, will be able to conduct broad theoretical and empirical studies in these areas.
With the doctoral dissertations to be produced in these fields, doctoral candidates will be trained to analyses on local and global political issues as well as will be able to understand the transformation dynamics of both global and local politics. In a rapidly changing world new types of political organization are emerging in the international system and researches have to be conducted to facilitate our understanding of this fundamental transformation. The Program aims to produce theoretical innovations on the essential issues of politics by producing not only the spirit of the time but also the time-prolonged political knowledge.
With their comprehensive theoretical background students who have successfully completed their PhD in Political Science and International Relations will find opportunities to work as a lecturer in the International Relations sphere at national and international universities.. Successful graduates can take roles in research centres, bureaucracy, the communication and media sector and the private sector in various fields of expertise.