European Studies - With Thesis (Master's)

Program Description
Program Objectives
Qualification Awarded
Level of Qualification
Specific Admission Requirements
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Recognition of Prior Learning
Program outcomes
Course and Program Outcomes Matrix
TYCC and Program Outcomes Matrix
Occupational Profiles of Graduates
Access to Further Studies
Exam Regulations and Assessment & Grading
Graduation Requirements
Mode of study
Program director

Program Description
MA program was launched in 2004-2005 academic year. With three Jean-Monnet Chairs and an expert body of academicians, the European Studies graduate program is a center of attraction for students who wish to specialize in the politics of the Union, its relations with Turkey and enlargement issues. Language of instruction is English.

Program objectives
Sabancı 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.

Qualification Awarded
The Master 's Degree in European Studies ( second cycle in European Studies) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum.

Level of Qualification: Second Cycle

Specific Admission Requirements
The general requirements explained in “Quotas and Admissions” of Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate Programs for admission of students.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Students must obtain a grade point average of at least 3.00 out of 4.00 and successfully pass all courses on the programme.

Recognition of Prior Learning
Exemptness from the courses which are included in transfer and student exchange programs are regulated by the related articles in Information on the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate.
At Sabancı University, apart from formal education institutions, there is no recognition process for informal-based or experience-based (in-formal and non-formal) learning.

Program outcomes

  • 1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others.
  • 2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice.
  • 3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects.
  • 4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means.
  • 5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • 6. Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems.
  • 7. Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
  • 8. Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively.
  • 9. Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose.
  • 10. Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas.
  • 11. Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
  • 12. Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • 13. Comprehend key concepts in biology and physiology, with emphasis on molecular genetics, biochemistry and molecular and cell biology as well as advanced mathematics and statistics.
  • 14. Develop conceptual background for interfacing of biology with engineering for a professional awareness of contemporary biological research questions and the experimental and theoretical methods used to address them.

National qualifications matrix

Course and program outcomes matrix

TYCC and Program Outcomes Matrix

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

  • Euro-bureaucrats and policy-makers in European institutions,
  • Representatives of and/or analysts/consultants to governments and NGOs
  • experts in the private sector in all matters relating to the European Union

Access to Further Studies
The general requirements explained in “Quotas and Admissions” of Information on the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate Programs for acceptance of the students to be taken to the graduate programs.

Exam Regulations and Assessment & Grading
The evaluation and grading of each course is included in “Examinations & Academic Assessment and Grades” of Information on the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate for admission of students.

Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate for admission of students.

Mode of Study Full-Time

Program Director
Meltem Müftüler Baç-muftuler@sabanciuniv.edu

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