Master Thesis (POLS 699)

2023 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Political Science(POLS)
Berk Esen, Meltem Müftüler-Baç, Mert Moral, Oya Yeğen, Senem Aydın Düzgit, Faik Kurtulmuş,
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Doctoral, Master
Field work/field study/on-the-job
Interactive,Learner centered,Discussion based learning
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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 of their course-work.


  • By the end of this course, the students should -have the ability to formulate one's own research question -be equipped with the skills to conduct research on a chosen topic -know how to create data or employ data created by others -complete an MA thesis


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. 4

5. Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 4

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. 3

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. Begin to grasp historical evolution and contemporary character of world politics. 2


  Percentage (%)
Other 100


Optional Readings

The reading material will be determined entirely in accordance with the MA thesis topic of the student by both the student and his/her advisor