Master Thesis (ES 599)

2022 Spring
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
European Studies(ES)
Meltem Müftüler-Baç,
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Doctoral, Master
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Provides a non-credit framework for the continuous monitoring and collegial discussion of MA students' thesis research and writing, which they are expected to accomplish under the supervision of a Faculty member from the relevant field over the second year of their course-work.


  • At the end of this course, the student will be able to: 1) Demonstrate an understanding of the different approaches, concepts, and theoretical legacies and formulate a primary research question as well as possibly a number of secondary research questions in the particular field. 2) Identify interconnections of knowledge within and across different disciplines and gather relevant qualitative and quantitative evidence or data. 3) Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple methodologies used in analysis. 4) Cultivate a critical approach, be able to conduct original research and develop sound analysis of the particular study. 5) Develop and present advanced oral and written evaluations of one's research and arguments.


1. Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning 5

2. Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life. 5

3. Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs 5

4. Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments. 5

5. Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5

6. Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating. 5

1. Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 5

2. Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 5

3. Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 5

1. Analyze historical and contemporary developments in Europe, specifically of the European integration process, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. 5

2. Grasp the main dynamics of the European order, politically, historically and economically. 5

3. Explain the European integration process and the EU's decision-making procedures and it's institutions. 5