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Sabanc University European Studies MA Program provides a comprehensive study of historical and contemporary developments in Europe, specifically of the European integration process, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The students will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the European political and administrative systems as well as historical and philosophical foundations of modern Europe. They will also gain the necessary skills to compete for increasing opportunities in careers within the newly emerging institutions of Europe as Euro-bureaucrats and policy-makers, as representatives of and/or analysts/consultants to governments, NGOs and the private sector in all matters relating to the European Union.

Given Turkey's candidacy, there is a pressing need for advancing EU studies in Turkey and generating an awareness in the Turkish public opinion as well as the policy-making circles about the European Union, its decision-making procedures, its institutions. This is reflected in the increasing demand coming from the private sector to employ specialists who know how decisions are made within EU and how they might be effectively pursued and shaped. Private sector organizations in Turkey will require all the human resources they can find to compete in the increasingly complex European and related global markets. Similarly in the government sector, the prospects of the start of accession negotiations imply an immediately growing need for a new breed of able and knowledgeable public servants specializing in the European related issues.


Course Category Min. ECTS Credits Min. SU Credits Min. Courses
Term Project 20 - 1
Required Courses 54 12 6
Core Electives 40 12 4
Free Electives 20 6 2
Total 134 30 13


Term Project

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     ES 597 Term Project 20 0 FASS

Required Courses

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     CONF 512 Research Methods 10 3 FASS
     ES 502 Turkey-European Union Relations 10 3 FASS
     ES 507 The Political Economy of European Integration 10 3 FASS
     GR 501S Academic Practices and Development 7 0 FASS
     GR 555S Academic Writing for Graduate Students 7 0 FASS
     POLS 592 European Union: Politics, Policies and Governance 10 3 FASS

Core Electives

Minimum 12 SU (40 ECTS) credits from the pool below.

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Free Electives

Maximum 6 SU (20 ECTS) credits from FENS, FASS and FMAN graduate courses by advisor's approval.

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**Courses in more than one areas are listed in the area according to order of appearence in Summary of Degree Requirements list. That is, if a course is both area elective and core elective,then it is listed in core elective courses list.

***Undergraduate courses are not listed in graduate area requirements even if they are among them.

****Since graduation requirements may change dependent to the enrollment year to the University, we advise our students who enrolled at SU in previous years and still continue their education, to track their graduation requirements completion via Information System - Degree Evaluation.